Thanks for this valuable information…
My Panels are 24v, 300w that go to 24v charge controller. I am thinking of using the in series, 4 – 6V batteries which will in turn be wire to my 3000w, 24v inverter. First, is this feasible and second where in the series do the charge controller and inverter connect to the 4 – 6v batteries?
Four 6V batteries connected in series would give you a 24 volt system, then your 24V panels and controller would connect across all batteries.
I am new at this. I am installing 100W solar system with 12V battery. Plan on powering lights at night. I will be installing in line fusing between solar panel and controller (8amp)and between battery and controller (30 amp). How do you feel about inline switches on these circuits as well?
Solar switches and isolators add safety to a solar system by allowing parts of the system to be disconnected from possible high voltages. It is advisable to install switches which are specifically designed for DC or solar use and IP66 rated.
While flooded lead acid batteries have been the go to for years, there are a number of deep cycle technologies available. AGM and LiFePo are two that come to mind. There are pros and cons for any battery system but limiting the article to only flooded lead acid does not reflect the current state of what’s available.
Energy storage systems are constantly developing and changing as new technologies become available, so any article about a particular technology, would in time, become out of date, but still relevant. This tutorial is about deep cycle flooded lead acid batteries and its content reflects that.
I’m doing a project myself to power up some devices with a total of 155 Watts by using 150 Watts solar panel. If I want to use the devices during night time hours, I will have to connect them with a battery. With my current setup (150W solar panel), do you think it is able to charge the battery? Or I need higher wattage solar panel to make everything works (recharging and power my devices at the same time)
Well that depends on the Amp-hour rating of your battery/batteries and the amount of electrical power drained from it/them during the night.
I have 2 Panels. Rated 62.5 Watts – located on the South ( morning sun) and South ( evening) directions. I measure on average 65 Victor from my array….and my 100 ah Battery is never fully, charged ( max 12.2).
Mppt 1010 (10amp)
I still have more of same panels and Battery.
What do you advise.
If your existing configuration is not capable of fully charging your battery during the day, then yes you may need more panels.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on deep cycle batteries. Regards
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