BLAZE BATTERIES sell and install all your requirements including 12V standalone systems for house (off the grid), caravans, motorhomes and boats.
We keep all of your needs in stock. Solar Panels are available in all sizes plus regulators, battery chargers, inverters as well as inexpensive batteries. Cheap batteries for Solar can be worthwhile when you have the right advice but brought wrongly can “Cost you dearly”!
Solar Battery Storage Options:
Many experienced campers’ first choice for storage and use of solar energy is a flooded battery for their mid-range price and long lifespan. The more long term adventurer may look to an Absorbed Glass Matt or AGM battery as amongst other things they can be stored indoors where less temperature variance means increased performance although you will pay slightly more.
BLAZE BATTERIES offers a great range of deep cycle batteries for both commercial and recreational purposes. Deep cycle batteries are designed to provide a constant flow of power over a long period of time although they have the ability to provide a surge if required. These batteries are designed to be fully discharged regularly and can be done several hundred times (something that would destroy a regular car battery).
Generally, a deep cycle battery will carry three times the reserve capacity of car batteries. Most often used four-wheel driving, caravanning, camping and in RVs as well as pallet jacks, scissor lifts and floor sweepers.
Sealed gel batteries will not release gas when charging like flooded batteries do, allowing them to be used indoors. This is advantageous, as a battery at a constant temperature will perform better.
This type of deep cycle battery is the most popular and suitable for campers, golf buggies, golf carts and boats, and is really suitable only for small systems. They don’t really have the capacity for continuous service or to handle years of charge and discharge.
These are a lead acid battery with caps to allow water to be added and are often designed specifically for solar charging. They cater well to the cycle of charge and discharge for many years although they do release a gas upon charging, so should only be used outdoors.
Absorbed Glass Matt is recognized as the best available for solar power use. A Woven Glass Mat is contained between the plates to hold the electrolyte. They don’t produce gas on charging, are leak and spill proof, and have superior performance.