Car Batteries vs Deep Cycle batteries
Back when a renewable energy industry was picking up steam, people that want to go completely off a grid would often have to improvise & make do with the car batteries. However, The car batteries were never built for that purpose and should not be continuously drained and recharged (which was what they need to do in solar panel or wind turbine system).
The Car batteries are supposed to be used only for just starting and ignition. If you took a look inside one, you see that they have the large number of thin plates.
These plates have the big total surface area that can facilitate the large number of chemical reactions. When you start your own car, these reactions produce a sudden burst of power that was needed for ignition.
The Deep cycle batteries on a other hand, have thick lead plates this don’t give much room for the chemical reactions. Though they produce very less current, they are designed to do so for the much longer period of time.
In essence, the car battery was “shallow cycle” batteries that will quickly burn out when used as storage for renewable power.
The Different homes will have different power requirement and will need the battery banks that are sized accordingly.
If you build the battery bank using any of the three batteries mentioned above, you should be available to make a battery bank that is just right for your own needs.
There are some exciting the new developments in the battery world for an alternative energy. These new products should be entering the market over next couple years, like a lithium ion Tesla Powerwall. But at that time, our three favorites batteries for residential off-grid, the alternative energy systems are golf cart batteries, the L16 batteries, and the industrial batteries.
And if you are interested in saving money on your battery bank, you could use the EZ Battery Reconditioning program to learn how to:
- Get old or “dead” the golf cart batteries, the L16 batteries, or an industrial batteries for free or dirt cheap
- Recondition them back to 100% of their working condition
- Use those “like-new” batteries instead of buying new overpriced batteries to save a lot of money!
Good luck with your battery bank! And Happy Battery Reconditioning!