Solar Batteries, Solar Battery Storage, Solar Panel Battery
Information about Solar Batteries - Gel, Lithium, AGM or Acid
Do I need a solar battery 100Ah or do I need less or more power?Solar batteries 100Ah are the most popular solar battery size for campervans, caravans, motorhomes, summerhouses and boats. It is a safe source of power to operate or charge radios, cell phones, flashlights or many other electrical devices. Not everywhere is a shore connection or another type of power supply.
The solar battery will provide your vehicle with enough electricity to operate small devices, this makes you independent from the campsite and the power outlet. The advantage: Due to the electrical connections in your motorhome, caravan, campervan or boat, you can charge the solar battery or take power from the usual socket, even abroad.
The solar battery 100Ah serves as a buffer for your energy. We recommend to calculate the size of your solar battery a bit more generously. A solar battery 12 V 100 Ah should be sufficient for the minimum supply. The stored current can be used at any time and, depending on the size of the solar battery, for a long time.
Constant use is guaranteed even if the solar panels generate little or no power, for example at night.
Practical and inexpensive: Just take two 12 V 100 Ah solar batteries and switch them in parallel, you get double power at 12 V. If you connect the batteries in series, you get 24 V, for example for a truck. More information can be found in our conversion guide!
Charging Solar Batteries of your motorhome, campervan, caravan, sailboat and garden shedSince the solar cell does not always fully charge the solar battery, depending on the amount of sunlight, you should charge the solar battery 12V as often as possible with a conventional mains charger. This maintains the performance of your solar battery, and you get a good number of charge- and discharge cycles from your supply battery.
The life of your solar and supply battery will be significantly extended if you always charge it properly! After all, broken 12V solar batteries are almost always caused by the fact that the conventional solar batteries are no longer properly charged after the partial discharge. This often causes a deep discharge of the solar battery, which greatly shortens the life of a 12V solar battery.
Caution: Gel solar batteries must be charged additionally for at least 6-8 hours, even if they are already fully charged.
More information about Solar Batteries Gel, Lithium, AGM or Acid can be found in our Conversion Tips&Tricks or at Wikipedia Solar Battery!
Of course, a solar battery in a motorhome, caravan, campervan or boats can be recharged by the sun. However, if the days are dark and charging power is too low, you do not have to stay in the dark.
The solar battery can also be charged via:
- the alternator with isolation relay(81200)
- an automatic charger e.g. the charger 10 A (80293)
- the mains connection
- or with a power generator
Solar Batteries Lithium, LiFePO4 Solar BatteriesSolar battery lithium, the LiFePO4 solar battery - the latest technology! The lithium solar battery can actually do everything you could want from a solar battery. Compared to the conventional solar battery:
- they are 3 times lighter - super light(
- deep discharge for a short time up to 90% possible
- 3-10 times faster charging
- 2000-5000 charging cycles
- 5-10 times the durability
- to install regardless of location
- self-discharge not possible
- complete maintenance-free
AGM-Battery, the robust solar battery for solar power in your motorhomeIf you are looking for a service or solar battery which is durable and not very sensitive for deep discharges, our AGM-battery is the right one. These solar batteries have proven themselves during the past 5 years to be ideal for motorhomes, camper and caravans as a solar battery because they can be discharged up to 50% and they are not too sensitive for partly loading.
To control the charging process and to protect the solar battery from overcharging, you also need a Solar Charge Controller The acid of the AGM solar battery is bound like in a sponge. So even if the AGM solar battery is damaged, no acid leaks to the outside. The sponge (or rather the flow) also has a supporting effect and protects the lead plates in the AGM solar battery from shocks. Solar AGM batteries have a discharge depth of up to 80%
Gel Solar BatteryGel solar batteries work independently of position, maintenance-free and closed. Only a small valve regulates the internal pressure of the Gel Solar Batteries if the charging voltage is too high. If this happens, the electrolyte volatilizes and the battery becomes unusable. Therefore, you should also use a high-quality charger for the solar battery. Gel solar batteries can be stored for a long time and they are cycle-proof. The gel solar batteries have thicker lead plates installed. E.g. gel solar batteries can supply more power than, e.g. the solar acid battery. The gel solar batteries also withstand short-term deep discharges. In case of this, the gel solar battery needs to be charged for at least 48 hours. An unloading depth of 70% is possible.
Acid Solar Batteries, good performance for a low priceYou do not have high demands on your solar battery? You only need a little bit of electricity every now and then? A Acid Solar Battery is exactly what you need! The acid solar battery must be installed standing. In the interior of the vehicle, it may only be connected in a closed and ventilated room! If you keep an eye on the acid level of your (e.g.) Moll solar battery, you have a cheap 12V solar battery that will last for a long time. A Moll solar battery is made for slow abstraction such as light in the garden shed, a water pump or the like. For slow removal, such as light in the garden shed, a water pump or the like, a Moll Solar battery is made. Acid solar batteries such as the Moll solar battery b> may only be partially discharged, which should not be a problem in continuous operation, for example in garden sheds. Acid solar batteries have a discharge depth of 50 - 60%
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