Solar Panels New Zealand
HV Lead Carbon SuperCapacitor (LCS Pb-C) Battery - 12v 120Ah
Technical Specifications :
Size: 342mm long x 175mm width / deep x 215mm height.
Max charge current: 12v 40A
Constant charge current: 12v 2-30A
Terminal: M8 copper
Technology: AGM VRLA Pure Pb-C Lead Carbon
Comparing HV Lead Carbon Batteries and LiFePo4 batteries :
HV Lead Carbon Batteries are Superior in most cases to running a 12v or 24v LiFePo4 / Lithium battery setup. A typical 12v 100Ah LiFePo4 battery is usually rated to only charge at 10-20Amp Constant current, yet this battery can charge at up to 30Amp current rating (twice as fast as many standard 12v 100Ah LiFePo4's). The same goes for discharge ratings also, this lead carbon battery can easily handle a solid 100Amp discharge (constant) without issues and peaks of even 150Amp without issues for short times, yet a standard 12v LifePo4 battery is usually rated at 50Amp constant discharge rate.
Many people wrongly think that Lithium based batteries are the holy grail of solar storage batteries (if you need to reduce weight, then they can be a good option).
Depth of Discharge (DOD) cycle count for this Pure Lead Carbon SuperCapacitor (LCS) battery:
1600+ cycles at 60% Discharge capacity
2000+ cycles at 50% Discharge capacity
What makes this battery so advanced & much better than typical deep cycle batteries available?
Most "Deep Cycle" batteries are rated to be used between 20-50% DOD (Depth of Discharge) and if you run the battery does to 100% DOD (eg fully flat) then the battery will soon fail. With a normal deep cycle battery they will usually give 150 cycles at 80% DOD & 500 cycles at 50% DOD.
This latest battery technology is different in that it will give 1600 cycles at 60% DOD and 2000+ cycles at 50% DOD.
Perfect for RV, motor home, caravan, boat & solar power storage installations.