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electrical:12v:intro [2022/08/06 19:16]
frater_secessus [storing power]
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 Power //production// tends to be heaviest during the day while power //use// tends to be heaviest overnight. This means power needs to be stored when power is abundant so it can be used later. The most common storage for power is in a [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery|deep cycle battery bank]], aka "house bank", "house battery", or "auxilliary battery".(("leisure battery" for our UK friends))   Power //production// tends to be heaviest during the day while power //use// tends to be heaviest overnight. This means power needs to be stored when power is abundant so it can be used later. The most common storage for power is in a [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery|deep cycle battery bank]], aka "house bank", "house battery", or "auxilliary battery".(("leisure battery" for our UK friends))  
  
-^                                                                                  ^ Pro                                                                                                                                                        | **Con**                                                                                                                       +^                                                                                  ^ Pro                                                                                                                                                        | **Con**                                                                                                                                                                        
-| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#flooded_lead_acid|Flooded lead-acid]] (FLA)  | cheapest per Ah \\ most tolerant of abuse                                                                                                                  | lowest current throughput \\ maintenance ("watering") required \\ can only use 50% of rated capacity((or longevity suffers))  +| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#flooded_lead_acid|Flooded lead-acid]] (FLA)  | cheapest per Ah \\ most tolerant of abuse                                                                                                                  | lowest current throughput \\ maintenance ("watering") required \\ can only use 50% of rated capacity((or longevity suffers))                                                   
-| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#agm|Sealed lead-acid]] (SLA, AGM)            | able to charge/discharge more current than FLA\\ no maintenance required                                                                                   | more expensive per Ah((~2x the price of FLA)) \\ cannot check or replace electrolyte                                          +| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#agm|Sealed lead-acid]] (SLA, AGM)            | able to charge/discharge more current than FLA\\ no maintenance required                                                                                   | more expensive per Ah((~2x the price of FLA)) \\ cannot check or replace electrolyte                                                                                           
-| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#lifepo4|LiFePO4 (LFP) lithium]]              | very close to normal 12v ranges \\ available as "drop-in" replacements for lead-acid\\ current throughput \\ can be more deeply discharged than lead-acid  | most expensive upfront per Ah\\ cannot be charged in freezing temperatures                                                    +| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#lifepo4|LiFePO4 (LFP) lithium]]              | very close to normal 12v ranges \\ available as "drop-in" replacements for lead-acid\\ current throughput \\ can be more deeply discharged than lead-acid  | most expensive upfront per Ah\\ cannot be charged in freezing temperatures                                                                                                     
-| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#non-lifepo4_lithium-ion|Non-LFP lithium]]    | cheaper than LFP per Ah \\ current throughput                                                                                                              | thermal runaway \\ voltage not well-suited for 12v systems                                                                    |+| [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#non-lifepo4_lithium-ion|Non-LFP lithium]]    | cheaper than LFP per Ah \\ current throughput                                                                                                              | thermal runaway \\ voltage not well-suited for 12v systems                                                                                                                     | 
 +| [[lifestyle:faq_solar_generator|"solar generators"]]                             | convenient                                                                                                                                                 | relatively expensive\\ non-repairable\\ designed for generic needs, not your specific needs\\ typically slow to charge\\ typically limited solar input limits and performance  |
  
 The battery bank is sized to meet your [[electrical:solar:gentle_intro#daily_power_needs|daily power needs]] and as well as any extra margin you might like. The battery bank is sized to meet your [[electrical:solar:gentle_intro#daily_power_needs|daily power needs]] and as well as any extra margin you might like.
electrical/12v/intro.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/13 10:45 by frater_secessus