Keeping your battery healthy

Keeping your battery healthy

Not so long ago the precursors who have purchased and installed lithium batteries for off-grid applications could only rely on the manufacturers’ specifications to guide them.  These batteries were designed for the Electric Vehicle market where speed of charge and ability to deliver high currents are most important.  Over time, after extensive testing and many dead battery banks they have…

Why lithium?

Why lithium?

Lithium batteries are the standard for Electric Vehicles and portable equipment where charge and discharge currents are important compared to the battery capacity. But for an off-grid application is the extra cost justified?  What are their benefits and disadvantages when currents are much lower and performance over a long period of time is more important?