FAQ about Solar

How does solar energy work? Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells.   What are the benefits of solar energy? Benefits include reduced energy bills, environmental impact, and energy independence.   Is my location suitable for solar panels? Solar panels work best in sunny and less shaded areas.   How much can I save on energy bills with solar? Savings depend on factors like energy usage, system size, and local rates.   What’s the cost of installing a solar system? Costs vary based on system size, location, and…

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Charging Loadshedding

Why are my batteries not lasting during loadshedding anymore?

The lifespan of batteries can be influenced by several factors that affect their performance and overall longevity. Let’s explore these factors in detail to understand why your batteries might not be lasting as long as they used to or should be: Depth of Discharge (DOD): One of the primary factors affecting battery lifespan is the depth to which they are discharged during each cycle. Deeper discharges, where a higher percentage of the battery’s capacity is used, can accelerate chemical reactions and wear on the battery plates, leading to a reduction…

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C-Rating Charging

Battery C-Rating: What You Need to Know

When it comes to batteries, you’ve probably heard the term “C-rating” thrown around. But what does C-rating mean, and why is it important? What is C-Rating? The C-rating of a battery is a critical specification that tells you how much current the battery can safely deliver. It’s typically expressed as a number followed by a “C,” such as 20C or 50C. This number represents a multiple of the battery’s capacity (in ampere-hours, or Ah) that can be safely drawn from it. For example, if you have a C20 rated 12v…

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AGM Gel Lithium Technical Bulletin

Exploring Various Battery Technologies: AGM, Gel, Lead Acid, and Lithium

Batteries are an integral part of our modern lives, powering everything from our backup or solar systems to electric vehicles, smart devices etc. . As technology continues to evolve, different battery technologies have emerged to cater to varying needs, whether it’s for backup power, mobility, or high energy density applications. In this article, we’ll delve into four prominent battery technologies: AGM, Gel, Lead Acid, and Lithium.   1. AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) Batteries: AGM batteries are a type of lead-acid battery that employs absorbent glass mats to hold the battery’s…

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BlueNova Lithium Batteries – HC Product Range

Our new HC range of batteries are the most affordable, high-performance energy storage solutions available today. The HC range is available in 13V, 26V and 52V with sizes ranging from 3.2kWh to 62.5kWh. Key Features: High performance ultra-reliable Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry. Fully rechargeable in as little as 1 hour. Serial Communication (CANBUS) compatible with leading peripherals including Victron®, Studer®, Ingeteam®, SMA®, Goodwe® & Sunsynk®. On-board monitoring & diagnostics via an integrated user interface / display. Marine-grade stainless steel enclosure. 10 year product warranty   User Manual Warranty Information

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Technical Tuesday

Depth Of Discharge (DOD)

In cycling applications many battery suppliers and system installers talk about DOD and how this can influence the life of the battery bank. I would like to unpack this term so that all concerned can understand the importance of DOD%. There are various batteries available in the market place that can be used in a cycling application, all at different pricing structures and life expectancy. If one looks at the data sheets provided you will see that the no of cycles that a battery can deliver in its lifetime is…

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Benefits of a Microcare Inverter

All Microcare Inverters are Pure Sine Wave Bi-Directional Inverters designed to obtain the op mum Inverted power from the installed Solar System. Microcare Inverters come with the latest software to improve the automatic change over from the grid to the Inverter. Cutting edge so ware innovations allow for uninterrupted supply to a range of applications from a sensitive server room to industrial machines. The Inverter is able to anticipated load failure and pre-charges the circuits for rapid transfer of power and change-over up to 4  times faster. When  the  grid …

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Jump-Starters Noco Genius XMAS Gift Ideas

XMAS GIFT IDEA #1 – GB50 – 1500A / 12V Noco Genius Lithium Jump Starter

The GB50 is an ultra-portable, lightweight and compact lithium-ion jump starter for 12-volt batteries. With it, you can safely jump start a dead battery in seconds – up to 30 times on a single charge.  It’s rated at 1,500 Amps, and suitable for use on petrol engines up to 7 liters and up to 4.5 liter diesel engines, such as a car, van, boat, SUV, truck and more. 1,500 Amp UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter The GB50 is an ultra-portable, lightweight and compact lithium-ion jump starter for 12-volt batteries. With it,…

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US Battery

Golf Cart Batteries

U.S. BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES Battery powered golf cars and electric vehicles have unique power requirements that U.S. Battery understands. Maintaining peak capacity for longer periods between charges, means greater vehicle reliability and lower annual operating costs. This is why U.S. Battery Electric Vehicle Deep Cycle Batteries are engineered with the company’s exclusive XC2™ formulation and Diamond Plate Technology®. This creates the industry’s most efficient battery plates, delivering greater watt-hours per liter and watt-hours per kilogram than any other flooded lead-acid battery in the market. FEATURES: Manufactured in the…

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