Solar panels are samples of home investment and just like any other investment, you would want to ensure that it would deliver its maximum potentials and it would last for the longest time. To lengthen the lives of your Solar Batteries in Gold Coast, consider the following tips:
Rotate the batteries
The tendency of big battery banks is that the batteries are not evenly charged. Batteries on the outside gets better charging while those in the middle are not charged fully like those at the outer part. To resolve the issue of uneven charging, rotate the batteries every now and then. Exchange those at the middle part with the outside batteries and vice versa. This will help balance the charging of your batteries.
Keep ideal number of batteries
As much as possible, limit your batteries to 16 on your bank or even less. The more batteries on your bank require more connections and every connection of Solar Batteries in Gold Coast increases resistance. Take note that resistance causes uneven charging. With uneven charging, your solar panels will not function to its optimum level.
Check the charging status of batteries
Never leave your batteries uncharged for extended period. Keep your charging source on to charge the batteries properly. Uncharged batteries will damage their performance. However, you should also check the charging status every now and then to ensure that the batteries are not overcharged. On the other hand, there is an actual benefit of getting your batteries overcharged every now and then. It allows unevenly charged batteries to get charged.
Use distilled water
Do not use battery additives or electrolytes because they can harm your battery. Only use distilled water because they do not have features that can damage the batteries.
As an additional tip, read your charge controller manual for your Solar Batteries in Gold Coast or consult your inverter to find out how you can properly take care of your batteries including how you can equalize them. Only talk to a qualified inverter to ensure reliable information and quality service.