Firefly Carbon Foam BatteriesThe ONLY carbon foam battery on the market
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.
Firefly “Oasis” Battery
- Available in size G31 -12V, 116Ah, 13.6″ x 6.7″ x 9.4″
- Available in size L16 – 4V, 450Ah, 10.5″ x 6.9″ x 17.2″
- Unparalleled resistance to sulfation
- 2-3 X the cycle life of other deep-discharge batteries
- please see manual for charging requirements
Firefly’s Performance in Independent Testing
Independent PSOC Testing by Compass Marine
Nigel Calder's analysis after a season with Firefly batteries
Charge Characteristics by Coastal Climate Control
The experts at Coastal Climate Control put together this graph showing the difference in performance between Firefly and a slightly smaller sized, new, high-quality, marine AGM battery. The graph shows that the Firefly battery can accept a higher charge for longer and the current tapers more slowly than the competition.