Zeke Yewdall wrote:
> 10kW at 48 volts is only 260AH at 80% DOD, or ~400AH at 50% DOD. Not
> sure what DOD you were looking for. At your discharge rate, C/10,
> puekert won't be a big issue like it usually is with EV banks. A
> standard L-16 is between 350 and 420AH, so it might be a good fit.
> T-105's are only 220AH or so -- a little low -- I like reducing the
> number of cells if possible, instead of running parallel strings
> (twice as many cells to water....). Deka and Trojan both make L-16's,
> though the Deka are a bit cheaper (and lower AH). Surrette's smallest
> battery is also similar to an L-16, about 500AH IIRC, and they have a
> bit thicker plates than the standard L-16's, so will handle deep
> cycling better -- bit heavier per AH too though. Not sure if the
> 500AH ones have the 10 year warranty like the big surrettes do though.
> The big ones are warantied for 3200 cycles at 50% DOD, which is way
> better than a golf cart (T105) or floor sweeper (L-16) battery. But,
> you don't really need 1700AH....
> On 11/4/07, Rick Willoughby <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I am after a 10kWh battery for use in a boat. Battery configured for
>> Weight is not absolutely critical. Discharge rate will be around 1kW.
>> battery would be for deep cycle use for a few months each year. It would
>> charged by solar panels and wind turbine.
>> I have looked at AGM deep cycle lead/acid batteries and there is a range
>> options in size and possible configurations. Is there any type of
>> that would suit the application better than another. For example would
>> golf cart batteries be better than forklift batteries? Are there any
>> better than another?
>> Also are there other types of batteries worthwhile considering based on
>> price, efficiency and life?
>> Rick W.
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