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Old 04-02-2016, 12:29 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by FaithBowls View Post
Actually I meant 50% :-) but I think 80% is more accurate. Many people told me don't drain more than 50%
Yes. It looks like 50% is the number for AGM as well as flooded lead-acid batteries. I was thinking that 80% depth of discharge was allowable for AGM but I was confused. 80% is OK for some Lithium batteries.

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Old 04-07-2016, 11:15 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Don & Pat View Post
When our 5'ver is in storage it is always the battery thing. Even though we have a shut off you have to keep an eye on the batteries when the weather is very cold.

Pick up a new trailer on Monday, 3/28, and fixed the battery problem. (2) solar panels on the roof.

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Always had battery problems with our units. Installed a 200 watt solar system and the 4 year old batteries are still testing like New ones. Pre solar the batteries lasted less then 2 years.
Solar is paid for by battery wear cost.

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Solar is not paid for by battery wear cost. If your batteries didn't last pre-solat then you weren't charging them well. Solar makes it foolproof as the batteries will always get a trickle charge during the day. However if you maintain your batteries and use them as batteries rather than a total power solution they'll last fine. I think people misunderstand what batteries can do. Unless you have a huge bank of batteries they shouldn't be used as a total power source. My batteries don't power any 110 appliances. They're used strictly for turning on small power needs like led lights, thermostats, water pump. Or for occasional tasks when they'll get recharged, like moving slides and levelers when packing up to travel. I have 225 amp hours and I wouldn't do much more than that. If you expect batteries to run everything, you need a large battery bank and a strong way to charge them.

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