Setting Up A Solar Battery Bank |Simple Process|12v & 24v| Tips & Tricks

Setting Up A Solar Battery Bank |Simple Process|12v & 24v| Tips & Tricks

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Here I upgrade a solar battery bank form very thin old wire to thick 2 awg wire that is much better for the system. This is a simple video and isnt a tutorial but there are some good tips and tricks to be learned.

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17 Comments on “Setting Up A Solar Battery Bank |Simple Process|12v & 24v| Tips & Tricks”

  1. Go to nickle-iron (Ni-Fe) Edison cell's to make your off grid battery
    bank's. So far Edison cell's have lived up to 100 years, or have been
    restored to like new. And the new one are probably better also if you
    louse a cell it's not the end of your battery you just remove the bad
    cell and you can keep using your battery at least short term until you
    can put a new cell in or just repair the bad cell.

  2. Lol safety checks? Look at your own video and you will see what I’m talking about. Are you trying to say I’m not seeing the danger, or are you just blind to it? the fact you can’t admit to it is a more scary situation, as this is the first step changing the wrongs

  3. DYNAMIC Risk Assessment..
    OMG it looks like you have the batteries up against the walls, is that wall metal?. If it is, that is a big health and safety concern to have the batteries and heavy gauge wiring near it in what looks like a big metal container along with liquids in close proximity. You have a cabinet on you right hand side with what also looks like liquid along with other loose junk up there. All it will take is one bump from you wile you working with the batteries for it all to come tumbling down with can start a domino effect of horror. Spark,fire and so on the what looks like wood under you batteries will only help the fire burn and spread faster then you can blink. If the explosion thus not kill you the smoke and the heat from the fire will.. any of this sinking in yet?.
    For others, if not for your own Safty, I hope my comments have shocked you enough for you to put Safty first when working on this type of project. By the looks of your setup, it’s a matter of life or death.
    I’m sry to say that this is a good video to show students what not to do wile working on these systems.

  4. I think this battery connection has a problem. In my think outage will be 48V. Because this connection both (serial & parallel). am I right

  5. Question: I am running a 12v system with 8 batteries in parallel.
    Right now, I have the Power coming in the 1st  + battery and the – last battery and I have
    the out power reversed. This is corrected or is there a better way to do it. Thank for any help

  6. I can't believe you didn't electrocute yourself to death. Your original cables should have fried out completely. You battery cables should not be touching metal walls at the back either. You really need to study safety measures.

  7. Nice video. Yes thicker the copper wire the better if you don't use bus bars. The Smartgauge website shows some interesting calculations on parallel battery charging/loading losses. Merely having the load /connecting the charger on the diagonal, (never taking positive & negative from the same battery (or series connected pair ) at the end of a string,  makes a huge difference. Of course taking all equal length cables from positives or negatives of each 12v ( or 24v when series pair)  back to one point  is even better, if you don't mind the extra connectors/ cable & work. The diagonal method using very thick (60mm square) cable works good enough for me , with very small voltage drops when feeding my inverter. Obviously the larger the inverter current drawn, the more critical wiring losses become & could make the extra effort of the 2nd method worthwhile. Have a nice day.

  8. I need help I want to only run a small air conditioner but all day and night because its so hot where I live so what size panel and how many batteries would I need to do that? I saw a video the man said those take 2000 watts per hour so how the hell can you even run that all day? Is solar even worth it?

  9. 3 advice: bus bar, bus bar, bus bar.
    the way you connected the batteries (you chose well with the bigger sections of the cables) your batteries will never charge equally. the last one in the chain will always see a lower voltage because of the voltage drop over the length of the cables between the batteries. take a copper or aluminum bar, bring the main cable from the charger on that bar. from the bar you make one separate cable to each battery, all of the same length.
    In general, parallel batteries are never as good as bigger batteries. when you have to replace your bank (hopefully not soon) have a look at big capacity 6V batteries or even 2V cells.

  10. One thing I found early is that companies like VmaxTanks make batteries specifically designed for use with solar panels and charge controllers. They have the screw terminals and such that make it easy and safe to connect the large cables needed for the high currents found in 12 and 24 volt systems. Corrosion is practically a non issue with these batteries and their terminals. I also use a contact grease to insure that the terminals don't have issues in the future. The other plus with these batteries is that they are sealed and do not need to be topped off with water like cheaper batteries that are not designed for solar charging and use.

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