A Guide to Charging a 12v Battery at Home

One of the most common battery types on the road today is the 12-volt battery. These batteries have been present since World War II and are used in trucks, cars, motorcycles, tractors, etc. They can either be placed standalone or ...
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How to Charge Lithium Iron Phosphate Deep Cycle Batteries

In the past decade, Lithium-ion batteries have become a prominent part of our daily lives, not only in personal devices such as laptops and cell phones but also in the industries energy storage sector. These batteries continue to make an ...
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How to Size a Lithium Battery Bank

Batteries are a great addition to backup power when you don't have access to power from the grid. And if you ever lose power due to a storm or any other emergency situation, it is crucial that you have enough ...
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Why You are Not Ready to Replace AGM with Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are better than Lead Acid batteries in more ways than one. They are more efficient when charging, high a higher energy density, are lightweight, and last longer. Moving from Lithium to Lead-acid is an upgrade that has happened ...
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Can You Charge a Motorcycle Battery Using a Solar Panel

Except for maybe, a few most people won’t use their bikes for all the seasons and definitely not in the winter season. But leaving your motorcycle unused for a long period of time and you will get a flat battery ...
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How to Protect and Maintain your Solar Batteries

Taking care of solar batteries ensures you prolong their life, reduces your costs and ensure you avoid issues with your system.  These problems include your battery draining, overheating, gassing and even a dead battery. We have listed some of the ...
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How to Set Up a Solar Charge Controller for a Battery Bank

Solar Panel Sizing and Wiring The Solar panels may come with MC4 connectors. Don’t cut these connectors as it may void the warranty. Rather buy two extension cables with bear sides and one with male and female connector. Use the ...
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Do You Need a Special Charge Controller for LiFePO4 Batteries

A solar charge controller is an integral part of a solar system and is described as the ‘heart’ of the solar setup.  They ensure the battery is protected and charged and power is harvested from the solar array. Lithium batteries ...
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Is a MPPT Controller better than a PWM Charge Controller

MPPT is an automatic algorithm that utilizes Maximum Power Point Tracking technology to get the maximum power from solar modules. This is the main difference between the PWM and the MPPT controller. The PWM or Pulse Width Modulation controller acts ...
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Best Value MPPT Solar Charge Controller

Adding a MPPT Charge Controller to your system not only protects your battery but it also gives a boost to the power produced in the system. Any MPPT Controller you get can will work provided it meets some basic technical ...
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What Wire Size and Gauges for Small Solar System

Although wiring is one of the least expensive components of a small solar electric system it is not the least important. Even for a small system, mistakes in wiring can have serious consequences. These are easy errors to make. There ...
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How to Build a Battery Bank for home

A battery bank will help you get the power you need when the grid goes down or during tough weather conditions. Battery banks are also great for storing solar energy so that they can be used at night, on cloudy ...
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How Micro-inverters work

Solar installations need a lot of planning, time, and decision-making. One of the key factors which need to be put into consideration when putting together any solar system is the inverter. Micro-inverters are a recent advancement t the solar power ...
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How to choose an Inverter for Solar Power

Solar Panels produce power as a 12V DC current while most household appliances including TVs, Radios, Coffee makers etc run on AC power (220 - 230v). Hence this DC power will need to be converted in order to power these ...
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