Batteries for Solar RV and Marine Applications
Batteries are our favorite topic! We have been in the battery business for 47 years. We actually got into the renewable energy business because we were in the battery business!
We Sell: HuP Solar One Batteries,OutBack RE Batteries, Rolls / Surrette Battery, Lifeline Batteries, Trojan Battery, SunXtender Batteries and UPG (Universal Power) Batteries.
It seems like everybody you talk to who has a bank of batteries is constantly having some sort of crisis with their batteries. Is it the batteries? We think not. Although almost 87% of all batteries die prematurely, it is not the battery’s fault; they die from abuse. Even a battery owner with the the most well intentions, who cares for his batteries religiously, can have problems. What are the two principal causes for abuse? Either a poorly designed battery bank or inappropriate charging or both.
The Solar Biz is your best resource to completely avoid the above scenarios. Having designed over 11,000 off grid systems we have the technical ability and design experience you absolutely need for your battery purchase.
Batteries may be divided into four general categories for Renewable Energy. The first two relate to size:
1. Industrial, which are large and heavy, and have long life expectancy.
2. All the rest, which have shorter life expectancy and can be moved easily by human power alone.
The next two categories refer to materials and construction:
Both Wet Cell and AGM batteries are Lead Acid Batteries so the technology is the same.
A. Wet Cell Batteries need more maintenance and attention; i.e. the never ending periodic adding of distilled water and keeping the cables clean. They are a good choice economically and they're less expensive than AGM batteries.
B. Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries these are valve-regulated sealed batteries. AGMs do not need the periodic addition of water. Without off gassing the fine mist of sulfuric acid, connector cables stay cleaner. Because they are sealed, AGM batteries are not hazardous shipments and they will not freeze even when deeply discharged. AGM batteries cost about a third more than their wet cell counterparts.
Do remember that you have to be able to charge your batteries fully at least once every ten days, so just buying a big battery causes you to have a big charging system, or it will fail.
If you're buying Trojan or Rolls/Surrette batteries ask us about Our Local Pick-up Options. Available almost everywhere in the 48 States. Small Pick up Fee may apply.
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