What’s the best lead-acid battery for my Off-Grid solar panel kit?


I often tell people there’s not a
one-size-fits-all when it comes to batteries. Every application is going to
be different and honestly, a lot of it comes down to how the customer is with
equipment, how hands-on they really want to be. If you’re looking for the most cost-effective solution and a tried-and-true battery technology, that’s been around for a long time, and that’s gonna do a great job, go with the flooded lead-acid battery. The flip side is the maintenance involved. You’re gonna have to check the levels of water inside the batteries. You’re going to have to
equalize those batteries at least every 90 days. And there’s some things that you have to do to stay on top of it to ensure the longevity of the battery. if you’re the type of person that might run your car completely out of oil and you don’t check things like that, maybe stay away from flooded lead-acid batteries. Let’s go with a sealed AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat). This is gonna be more of a maintenance-free approach. There’s no off gassing, there’s no equalizing. You don’t have to check water levels. You install those batteries and you kinda forget about them. That level of maintenance-free technology comes at a higher price. So with that said, you kind of have to weigh how much work you’re willing to put into your batteries versus the cost of those different solutions.

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