FIREFLY’S MICROCELL TM CARBON FOAM – THE 3D Technology
Firefly’s technology is an innovative material science that removes almost all limitations of current Lead Acid Battery Products. Carbon Foam is an Aero-Space Age material. It is a Composite made of high purity carbon carrying material. It’s used in nozzles of missiles and other energy absorbing applications. It’s bulk density is very low, below 0.04 g/cc and porosity is above 90%.
Carbon is not attacked by Acids or Alkalies and it’s highly conductive. Grid is made of Carbon Foam and Active Material is pasted on this grid. Carbon Foam has very high surface area for electro chemical reactions. Due to the inherent and amazing properties of Carbon and 3D Honeycomb structure of the Carbon Foam, it has thousands of micro pores which ultimately provides the following benefits to the Firefly Batteries:
FIREFLY’S MICROCELL TM CARBON FOAM – THE 3D Technology Firefly’s technology is an innovative material science that removes almost all limitations of current Lead Acid Battery Products. Carbon
Firefly Carbon Foam Batteries
What makes Firefly “game-changing” technology?
Unparalleled Resistance to Sulfation
Sulfation is what usually kills AGM batteries. The Oasis carbon foam AGM can operate or be stored at a partial state of charge for long periods of time without a loss in capacity.
Depths of Discharge to 80%-100% of rated capacity
This can be done without any permanent sulfation or loss of capacity
Superior Life Cycle
Firefly batteries are capable of 2-3X the number of deep discharge cycles than that of other lead acid batteries
What is carbon foam?
Firefly’s proprietary technology comprises a carbon foam based porous foam with thousands of open cells/pores.
Carbon foam structure redistributes the small separator reservoir of a conventional battery to the pores of the active foam battery plates themselves. This increases the efficiency of the lead-acid chemistry because each microcell has its full complement of sponge lead or lead dioxide and sulfuric acid electrolyte.
In carbon foam, the discrete microcells collectively make up a new type of electrolyte structure (3-D electrode, pictured on the left). This results in higher power, energy and cycle life, as well as greater energy delivery and faster recharge capabilities relative to a conventional lead-acid battery.
When compared to lead-acid chemistry, Firefly’s advanced battery technology increases the cycle life by a factor of two to three times, but it can be built for three-fifths the cost of other advanced material batteries.
How do Firefly batteries perform in the real world?
Watch this video by a live aboard family in the Pacific Northwest who upgraded to Firefly batteries in 2015. They reduced their generator run time from 2-3 hours/day down to running every other day. After a year and a half they reported that the batteries were still performing flawlessly.
The only Carbon-foam AGM battery is the Firefly Oasis Battery. Now available for marine applications, it is capable of deeper discharges and longer life