Store Energy with a Deep Cycle Solar Battery

Deep cycle solar batteries are designed to work with solar power systems, and they can be used to store generated solar energy until you need it. You can find a wide range of deep cycle solar batteries on eBay.

How long will a deep cycle battery last?

Deep cycle batteries can be charged and discharged only a limited number of times. The number of cycles that a specific battery can tolerate is often determined by the way it was used. Frequently draining the battery below a 30% charge level will deteriorate its ability to hold a charge faster. In general, most deep cycle batteries can be charged and discharged around 300 times before they begin to deteriorate.

What can be done to extend the lifespan of a battery?

Taking good care of a deep cycle solar battery can extend its lifespan significantly. If your battery is discharging quicker than usual, it may be time to replace it. The following general tips can extend your battery life, but you should also ensure to refer to the instructions supplied with your battery prior to using it:

  • Make sure the battery is fully charged before using it for the first time.
  • Always charge batteries promptly after use.
  • Avoid frequently discharging batteries below 30%.
  • Store batteries in a dry environment, and below 25 degrees Celcius .
  • Ensure all connections to the battery terminals are secure.
How do you choose the right deep cycle solar battery size?

The battery size is dependant on the purpose that it is being used for. You can easily calculate the battery size that you require. In general, to avoid discharging the battery too deep, it is better to install a battery with a higher rating. Before making any connections, you should always refer to the instructions included with the device that you are trying to connect. Using the wrong battery size or type can potentially damage equipment or cause injuries.

What are the differences between deep cycle batteries and other batteries?

Deep cycle batteries are designed for frequent, deep discharging and recharging cycles. Deep cycle solar batteries are suited for use with solar panel systems because they can tolerate frequent cycles better than other battery types. Each deep cycle battery has its own characteristics, so you should refer to information for your specific battery to determine how it can be used.