August 2014

Batteries for Solar Panels

By |2018-01-17T18:20:57+05:30August 13th, 2014|

We need Deep Cycle Batteries for Solar Panels. Deep cycle batteries can withstand a deep discharge. Your car starter battery may survive a 100 deep discharges, but a high spec Deep Cycle Battery can withstand about 1200 deep discharges. Solar Panels generate low currents and charge batteries slowly. 'Solar' batteries are optimised for high battery efficiency. [...]

Rechargeable Batteries: C-Rating

By |2017-09-22T14:53:27+05:30August 12th, 2014|

If you follow this link: , you can see how a battery's weight increases with it's Ah rating. You need bigger batteries to store more electric charge. The capacity of a battery is related to the quantity of active materials and electrolytes in it as well as the surface area of the plates. Electric current is the flow [...]

Rechargeable Batteries: Overcharging, Deep Discharging

By |2018-01-17T18:20:58+05:30August 7th, 2014|

If you go to their online store, you can see the Ah or Storage Capacity of a range of Exide Lead Acid Inverter batteries. With a terminal voltage of 12V,  you get Ah ratings of 180.00, 165.00, 150.00,  130.00, 100.00,  88.00, 80.00 and  65.00. To know which battery to pick, you must know your load current [...]

Nice to know: Rechargeable batteries

By |2018-01-17T18:20:58+05:30August 6th, 2014|

Any standalone off-grid solar system needs a Rechargeable Battery. Nearly everyone I can think of, is used to the idea of emergency lights and cell phones. In fact, battery life and charging time are two points of great interest in cell phones. Whether the source of power is the electricity grid or sunlight, we use [...]