Today we review what might be the best solar power battery for your needs. As always I will provide you with info that I think you might find helpful, doing my best with my experience as a solar energy installer and PV technician.
Best Solar Power Battery? – The Review
Have you ever thought of a solar energy system without any kind of battery bank? What would it be like? Batteries are used to store energy converted into electricity by the solar panels. A system that would not use batteries would only work during the day. Of which I wonder if it would even work. So you find that a solar energy system strongly relies on the battery banks to store energy to store energy and keep the system working even during the night. Together with the days of autonomy.
Product: 12v 200ah Solar Power Battery – Deep Cycle – Mighty Max Battery brand product
Cheapest Place to buy: amazon.com
Capacity: 200 AH
Item model number: B010TXS3CE
Our rating: 9/10
The Product Description
Solar energy systems homes-Mighty Max is a 12V 200AH Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) rechargeable maintenance-free battery. It is way ahead of the tradition batteries where we had to add distilled water to keep the battery working. For our Mighty Max battery is maintenance free, all you have to do is dust it once in a while and store it in a well-aerated place.
Listing is for the Battery and Screws only. Screws are all you need to connect and install the battery. No wire harness or mounting accessories included.
The rechargeable spill-proof battery has a characteristic of high discharge rate, wide operating temperatures, long service life and deep discharge recover. Mounted in any position, resists shocks, and vibration. High performance at high and low temperatures.
Mighty Max SLA batteries are utilized in a wide variety of applications including;
- Solar Energy,
- Consumer Electronics,
- Electric Vehicles,
- Engine Starters,
- Golf Carts,
- Lawn and Garden Tools,
- Medical Mobility,
- Power sports,
- Portable Tools,
- Toys and Hobby,
- Access Control Devices,
- Emergency Lighting,
- Security and more.
What is an AGM Battery?
The term AGM is short for Absorbed Glass Mat, which is a specific manufacturing process utilized in the production of sealed lead acid batteries (SLAs). In the AGM manufacturing process, extremely thin glass fibers are woven together to form a glass mat separator that is placed between each lead plate. The glass mat plates allow for the even distribution of electrolyte over the entire surface area of its adjacent lead plate(s) due to its ability to hold acid. This maximization of electrolyte to plate coverage enables these batteries to far exceed the performance of conventional flooded lead-acid batteries.
Every battery that is produced using AGM technology will fall into the VRLA category or valve regulated lead acid. Through the use of AGM and GEL manufacturing processes, manufacturers are able to make a sealed maintenance free battery. These batteries have several advantages when compared to the typical flooded lead-acid battery. The first of which is the maintenance-free nature of the battery – you will not have the need (or the ability) to add any electrolyte to the battery. Due to the VRLA design, the battery is recombinant and will ventless gas than flooded batteries. These batteries can also be mounted in any position and function without leaking any electrolyte.
- Voltage: 12 Volt
- Amperage: 200 AH
- Chemistry: SLA, AGM
- Battery Dimensions: 20.75 in x 8.11 in x 8.43 in
- Weight: 114.60 Lbs
- Warranty: 1 Year.
Whether you are using this battery for solar energy or any other purpose, you will need to have it in the correct use. Many are times people misuse battery banks just because they don’t know about the connections. Mostly the battery bank voltage is dependent on the solar charge controller and the inverter. This two components will influence largely the voltage of the battery. Most of the batteries have 12 volts, this means you will have to be keen on the connections (Series and parallel connection of batteries). Click here to know about the connections.
I hope you found this short review on solar energy systems homes, among the many other reviews on batteries that we have published on this site. Please feel free to share your experience in the comment section below, if you have used the particular battery in this review (The 12V 200Ah Mighty Max). Also, if you got any other questions I will be more than happy to answer them below! Is this the best Solar Power Battery out there? What do you think?
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Solar PV technician and Co-founder of Solar On A Budget