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DIY Tesla Power Wall for Cheap - $600.
This is a discussion on DIY Tesla Power Wall for Cheap - $600. within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; Originally Posted by Montana Rancher
I am currently helping a close friend put in a total solar setup (off grid) and we are getting 8L16 ...
Originally Posted by Montana Rancher
I like lead acid too. Easy use and maintain. The old school , way works great. My generator is a 1967, and will out last the two other generators, that it replaced!
what batteries are these?
Originally Posted by quinnbrian
What type? How many AH etc...
Most batteries I have seen are a 5x or 10x less than that.
Will, Renewable Energy batteries are built much heavier with thicker plates than less expensive Auto Zone deep cycle batteries. They often have different minerals mixed in the lead, non conductive matts between to plates to resist shorting if the plates ever warp from heat, and deeper bottom sump areas to keep flaked off lead deposits from shorting the bottom of the plates. This makes them much more durable in long term deep cycling applications but makes them cost much more.
Originally Posted by Will2
An Auto Zone type deep cycle battery will last 2-3 years under heavy cycling (40 - 50% depth of discharge most days with often incomplete recharging) vs 6-11 years for a good quality renewable energy type lead acid battery. And Walmart cheap batteries will rarely last more than 2 years under such abuse.
There is a big difference between someone who has a few solar panels and batteries and occasionally runs a toaster oven off them and someone who works those batteries every night running lights, tvs, hair dryers, and water pumps even after 2 days of rain so they don't get fully recharged.
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