Anchor recently upgraded some batteries to Lithium Iron Phosphate. Are these batteries safe to use?

Yes, the Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries used in Anchor Audio products are safe. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are different and much safer than the Lithium batteries that have been in the news recently relating to hover boards and phones. Lithium Iron Phosphate energy density is much lower than conventional Lithium batteries which makes them inherently safe. In fact, there are just as safe as the Sealed Lead Acid batteries that we have used for many years.

In addition, we have been able to successfully navigate all regulatory hurdles so that there are no shipping restrictions or additional charges. We have assured that our batteries have passed all safety requirements, including UN 38.3, CE, IEC 62133, and UL 1642.

As an extra measure of safety and quality, each Lithium battery pack has its own battery management system (BMS). This prevents the battery from undercharging, overcharging, over-discharging, and overheating. The BMS also keeps all the cells balanced which prevents the cells from drifting and harming its long-term performance.