MEMORY + CYCLE LIFE
The memory and cycle life are where Lithium Ion and Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries differ the most. Lithium Ion batteries are unique because they are not prone to memory effect. That means that a battery will retain its energy efficiency without being drained completely before recharging. Other batteries only keep optimal storage when the battery is drained entirely, and then recharged. Lithium Ion retains its optimal storage longer than other batteries.
Cycle life is the number of a times batteries can be fully charged and discharged before falling below 80% storage capacity. Lithium Iron Phosphate is the leader in cycle life. These batteries are clocked in at around 10,000 uses. On the other hand, Lithium Ion batteries come in anywhere around 4,000 – 8,000 uses. Both functions are important, and depending on your level of use, could determine which battery is best for your home.