What Type Of Batteries To Use For Solar

What Type Of Batteries To Use For Solar

I explain what type of batteries you should be using for your solar panel system. I will go over 4 different types of batteries: sealed lead acid (car batteries), flooded lead acid, lithium ion, and deep cycle. Each of these can be used in a battery bank but some are not practical as of yet for the average homeowner.

**Please note there are now some lithium charge controllers available on the market but as of this video there were not other than custom programmed, use-at-your-own-risk models**

20 Comments on “What Type Of Batteries To Use For Solar”

  1. I wonder if it is possible to make a battery box with booster capacitors for this type of solar build. It may be a cheaper alternative than buying big bulky expensive batteries.

  2. Great presentation ! I use the Trojan L16 REB batteries but might buy a second bank of the Energizers GC2 like you have for back up…. they cost a lot less than the 300 dollars per battery I bought the Trojans for.

  3. $80.00 each for 6v batteries = $160.00 for a single 12v battery. How is that better than say a $120.00 12v deep cycle battery?

  4. Best value for a large system is to use an electric fork lift battery pack, the weight of the fork lift batts are considerably heavier than the Trojans, the price is about the same to less.   For smaller systems a deep cycle 6v batt from Costco is reasonably priced.

  5. Do you have a video, that tells each object/item that is needed for setting a solar system?
    I am setting up a small enclosed trailer as a camper and want to set up solar

  6. This is a charge controller that is specifically designed to charge 3.7V lithium polymer and lithium ion batteries from solar panels. I have tested it myself and I can run a 3W USB LED bulb from it with an 18650 battery.

  7. My second comment about LiFeO4 battery are very pricey but in the long run, it will pay off, 'why?' One thing; around 3000 to 5000 cycles and or it's very long lasting battery. As of lead acid battery under sudden heavy load and during very heavy load, your voltage will dropped. As of LiFeO4 battery voltage will hardly dropped during very heavy load is very plus for inverter. You have to keep your lead acid battery charged way more often than LiFeO4. Buy USA made LiFeO4 such as Battle Born and Edison Iron. LiFeO4 is safer than Lithium-ion and the temperature up to 140 degree is hotter than Death Valley, California.

  8. The smaller 12 Volt battery you show is 7.2 Ah. Will a 12V 35AH battery for an electric wheel chair or scooter work? If so, what size solar panel would be appropriate for two of them in line together?

  9. As of today in 2017, you can use LiFeO4 as of Lithium-iron Phosphate for solar with more stable charging controller. LiFeO4 battery has safe charging circuit that will cut off at no higher than 14.6 volt.

  10. I am interested in buying a battery that can be recharged by a solar panel. I will be using it primarily for camping trips to run a 90 wt cpap machine at night for a trip of at least 4 or 5 nights at a time. What would you recommend?

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