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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