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Different Types of Solar Batteries in Toronto

If you are looking for lead acid batteries in Toronto area that are designed for renewable energy applications, we can help you narrow down the best options. Most of our clients use flooded batteries not only because they are affordable but also properly suited to meet the demands of solar systems. We will help you find those that are easy to maintain, long-lasting and durable. Whether you want maintenance free batteries that cost you less, in the long run, our experts can help you find just the right product for your application.

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Quality is Always Guaranteed

We’ve partnered with the best manufacturers to always assure our customers exceptional quality. Whatever type you need for your residential solar PV, we will narrow down your options to only those products that have been constructed using the best materials. We know that having the right products will translate into affordable and reliable power systems. That’s why we are always committed to offering you the best.

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Work with Experienced Professionals

It’s very important to approach a company that has extensive experience in renewable energy batteries. We bring this and so much more. Our service
technicians can quickly evaluate the condition of your batteries and offer immediate repairs when necessary. We also offer routine maintenance to ensure they will last as long as they should. Sometimes batteries die because they haven’t been properly maintained over the years. if you don’t replace them as soon as possible, you risk damaging other components of the system. Call our experts if you suspect that yours are failing or need to schedule for routine maintenance.

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General Care and Maintenance: Get the Most Out of Your Solar Batteries

General Care and Maintenance: Get the Most Out of Your Solar Batteries

A reliable solar energy system can help reduce your carbon footprint as well as cut down on your electricity bills. However, without proper care, you may not get the most optimal results. This is more so if your batteries are not well cared for.

The primary goal of proper battery care and maintenance is to improve the battery’s life and performance. The battery life is a variable property that depends on a range of factors such as the storage temperature and the depth of discharge (referred to as DOD). Whether you have installed a solar energy system for environmental or financial reasons, the following recommendations on general battery care and maintenance will come in handy.

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Approximately 80% of battery failures result from sulfation

How to Check Fluid

Approximately 80% of battery failures result from sulfation. This is the process in which sulfur crystals form on the lead plates of the battery and prevent chemical reactions from taking place. With that in mind, if you have an unsealed battery, also known as flooded lead acid (FLA) batteries, you need to regularly open the battery cap and look inside. To prevent sulfation, you need to add distilled water into the cells until the metal lead surfaces are covered.

With most batteries, there is a ‘fill line’ which indicates where the electrolyte level should be. If there is no ‘fill line’ visible, the maximum fluid level is about ½ inches below the cap. Never overfill the battery. Overfilling will lead to spills that can be messy because of corrosion.

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Check the Charge Level

Sulfation usually occurs when the electrolyte level and/or charge level is low. Charge level is, thus, the second factor you should control to guarantee the optimal performance of your battery and durability. To determine the charge or DOD you will need a digital voltmeter. This will help check the specific gravity and voltage of your battery. There is a gravity table you can use to determine the charge of a battery.

State of Charge Specific Gravity Voltage (12V)
100% 1.26 12.7
75% 1.22 12.4
50% 1.19 12.2
25% 1.15 12.0
0% 1.12 11.9

If your battery is a 6V and not a 12V, all you need to do is divide the values in the table by 2. For a 24V battery, double the values in the table.

Monitoring the electrolyte level and the charge level is crucial to preventing sulfation. Never assume that your battery is in the best condition without examining it.

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How to Charge

As an off-grid solar homeowner, you have to understand your battery charging cycle: float, bulk, and absorption. The good news is you just need to understand the basics of these three phases:

  • Float charging/trickle charging: This involves the charging of a battery at the same rate it is discharging. The goal is to keep the battery fully charged.
  • Bulk charging: This is when you are charging a discharged battery. The voltage increases to the maximum allowed level.
  • Absorption charging: This follows the same steps as bulk charging. In this case, the voltage is usually held constant at maximum level, and the current decreases until the battery is fully charged.

If what is installed in your home is an adjustable charge controller, you will need to set it to float, bulk, and absorption charging voltages. Make sure the voltages match the manufacturer’s recommendations. With a solar electricity system, the duration of charging from the solar panels can be very short to go through full bulk and the absorption phases. If this is what you are dealing with, it is okay to set the bulk and absorption at the same voltage. If you need specific voltages, you can contact your battery manufacturer or refer to the battery datasheet.

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When the battery terminals are dirty or corroded

How to Clean

When the battery terminals are dirty or corroded, the transfer of charge will be impeded. That is why you need to clean them regularly using a mixture of distilled water and baking soda. You also need to scrub the terminals using a battery terminal cleaner brush. After a thorough cleanup, you have to rinse the terminals using water. You also need to make sure the connections are tight and then coat the metal components using a high-temperature grease or commercial sealant.

For your own safety, you must remove the clamps before you start cleaning. Remove the negative first then the positive.

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mixing new and old batteries is something you must never do

How to Replace

An important point you have to remember is that your batteries can be harmed through ‘mixing’. This happens when you use new and old batteries together. Due to mixing, the quality of the new battery will degrade quickly to match that of the old one. With that in mind, mixing new and old batteries is something you must never do. It will be a waste of money to buy a new battery and then use it together with an old one. You can avoid this issue by ensuring the proper maintenance of your batteries so that they have a long life span.

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Proper safety precaution has to be taken when you are near a battery bank

Batteries are Dangerous

Proper safety precaution has to be taken when you are near a battery bank. You must wear protective eyewear, gloves and remove metal items on you to prevent shock. Batteries pose the risk of being electrocuted or burnt by the acid. Always ensure you have baking soda and water nearby just in case there is a battery leak.

Lead-acid batteries must be placed in a well-ventilated area. This is because these batteries produce hydrogen which is flammable when combined with oxygen. Always ensure your battery bank is well vented.

While the price of solar batteries has dropped significantly and continues to drop, general care and maintenance of your solar battery can make it last for up to 8 years or longer while delivering optimal performance. However, if you are not sure what needs to be done during care and maintenance, you can always contact a professional for help.

At Industrial Batteries Accessories Ltd we partner with the best manufacturers to guarantee our customers always get exceptional quality services in both the supply and maintenance of solar systems. Work with our experienced professionals to guarantee you always have reliable power supply.

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Different Types of Solar Batteries in Toronto

If you are looking for lead acid batteries in Toronto area that are designed for renewable energy applications, we can help you narrow down the best options. Most of our clients use flooded batteries not only because they are affordable but also properly suited to meet the demands of solar systems. We will help you find those that are easy to maintain, long-lasting and durable. Whether you want maintenance free batteries that cost you less, in the long run, our experts can help you find just the right product for your application. Learn more about Solar Batteries Technical Specifications

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Quality is Always Guaranteed

We’ve partnered with the best manufacturers to always assure our customers exceptional quality. Whatever type you need for your residential solar PV, we will narrow down your options to only those products that have been constructed using the best materials. We know that having the right products will translate into affordable and reliable power systems. That’s why we are always committed to offering you the best.

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Contact Us

Work with Experienced Professionals

It’s very important to approach a company that has extensive experience in renewable energy batteries. We bring this and so much more. Our service technicians can quickly evaluate the condition of your batteries and offer immediate repairs when necessary. We also offer routine maintenance to ensure they will last as long as they should. Sometimes batteries die because they haven’t been properly maintained over the years. if you don’t replace them as soon as possible, you risk damaging other components of the system. Call our experts if you suspect that yours are failing or need to schedule for routine maintenance.

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Solar Stand by Batteries

General Care and Maintenance: Get the Most Out of Your Solar Batteries

General Care and Maintenance: Get the Most Out of Your Solar Batteries

A reliable solar energy system can help reduce your carbon footprint as well as cut down on your electricity bills. However, without proper care, you may not get the most optimal results. This is more so if your batteries are not well cared for.

The primary goal of proper battery care and maintenance is to improve the battery’s life and performance. The battery life is a variable property that depends on a range of factors such as the storage temperature and the depth of discharge (referred to as DOD). Whether you have installed a solar energy system for environmental or financial reasons, the following recommendations on general battery care and maintenance will come in handy.

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How to Check Fluid

Approximately 80% of battery failures result from sulfation. This is the process in which sulfur crystals form on the lead plates of the battery and prevent chemical reactions from taking place. With that in mind, if you have an unsealed battery, also known as flooded lead acid (FLA) batteries, you need to regularly open the battery cap and look inside. To prevent sulfation, you need to add distilled water into the cells until the metal lead surfaces are covered.

With most batteries, there is a ‘fill line’ which indicates where the electrolyte level should be. If there is no ‘fill line’ visible, the maximum fluid level is about ½ inches below the cap. Never overfill the battery. Overfilling will lead to spills that can be messy because of corrosion.

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Approximately 80% of battery failures result from sulfation

Charge level solar battery

Check the Charge Level

Sulfation usually occurs when the electrolyte level and/or charge level is low. Charge level is, thus, the second factor you should control to guarantee the optimal performance of your battery and durability. To determine the charge or DOD you will need a digital voltmeter. This will help check the specific gravity and voltage of your battery. There is a gravity table you can use to determine the charge of a battery.

State of Charge Specific Gravity Voltage (12V)
100% 1.26 12.7
75% 1.22 12.4
50% 1.19 12.2
25% 1.15 12.0
0% 1.12 11.9

If your battery is a 6V and not a 12V, all you need to do is divide the values in the table by 2. For a 24V battery, double the values in the table.

Monitoring the electrolyte level and the charge level is crucial to preventing sulfation. Never assume that your battery is in the best condition without examining it.

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Contact Us

How to Charge

As an off-grid solar homeowner, you have to understand your battery charging cycle: float, bulk, and absorption. The good news is you just need to understand the basics of these three phases:

  • Float charging/trickle charging: This involves the charging of a battery at the same rate it is discharging. The goal is to keep the battery fully charged.
  • Bulk charging: This is when you are charging a discharged battery. The voltage increases to the maximum allowed level.
  • Absorption charging: This follows the same steps as bulk charging. In this case, the voltage is usually held constant at maximum level, and the current decreases until the battery is fully charged.

If what is installed in your home is an adjustable charge controller, you will need to set it to float, bulk, and absorption charging voltages. Make sure the voltages match the manufacturer’s recommendations. With a solar electricity system, the duration of charging from the solar panels can be very short to go through full bulk and the absorption phases. If this is what you are dealing with, it is okay to set the bulk and absorption at the same voltage. If you need specific voltages, you can contact your battery manufacturer or refer to the battery datasheet.

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How to charge solar battery with electricity

When the battery terminals are dirty or corroded

How to Clean

When the battery terminals are dirty or corroded, the transfer of charge will be impeded. That is why you need to clean them regularly using a mixture of distilled water and baking soda. You also need to scrub the terminals using a battery terminal cleaner brush. After a thorough cleanup, you have to rinse the terminals using water. You also need to make sure the connections are tight and then coat the metal components using a high-temperature grease or commercial sealant.

For your own safety, you must remove the clamps before you start cleaning. Remove the negative first then the positive.

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How to Replace

An important point you have to remember is that your batteries can be harmed through ‘mixing’. This happens when you use new and old batteries together. Due to mixing, the quality of the new battery will degrade quickly to match that of the old one. With that in mind, mixing new and old batteries is something you must never do. It will be a waste of money to buy a new battery and then use it together with an old one. You can avoid this issue by ensuring the proper maintenance of your batteries so that they have a long life span.

HOW TO REPLACE BATTERY

Contact Us

mixing new and old batteries is something you must never do

Proper safety precaution has to be taken when you are near a battery bank

Batteries are Dangerous

Proper safety precaution has to be taken when you are near a battery bank. You must wear protective eyewear, gloves and remove metal items on you to prevent shock. Batteries pose the risk of being electrocuted or burnt by the acid. Always ensure you have baking soda and water nearby just in case there is a battery leak.

Lead-acid batteries must be placed in a well-ventilated area. This is because these batteries produce hydrogen which is flammable when combined with oxygen. Always ensure your battery bank is well vented.

While the price of solar batteries has dropped significantly and continues to drop, general care and maintenance of your solar battery can make it last for up to 8 years or longer while delivering optimal performance. However, if you are not sure what needs to be done during care and maintenance, you can always contact a professional for help.

At Industrial Batteries Accessories Ltd we partner with the best manufacturers to guarantee our customers always get exceptional quality services in both the supply and maintenance of solar systems. Work with our experienced professionals to guarantee you always have reliable power supply.

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When you get your batteries from us, be rest assured that you’ll have invested in quality products that will outlive their lifespan. We compare manufacturing techniques and materials to choose just the right batteries and chargers for our clients. Having been in the industry for so many years, it’s safe to say that we know how solar batteries operate and which ones perform the best over the years. Trust our friendly team to recommend just the right products to suit every need and budget.

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