This article is a comparison of 12V deep cycle batteries and the powerful energy problem is described at first for easy reading.
BUT! Before we jump into the technical details let’s first clear all of the doubts related to cycle and battery power measurement.
So, let’s start with the basics Whenever you will see the word cycle, it means a full discharge and recharge of a battery, but wait, what is full discharge??
It is the capacity to which a battery can be fully utilized if you mean that is zero volts then NAH! Different batteries have their minimum discharge point and if fully charged battery voltages drop down to that minimum level we call it one battery cycle. For simplicity reasons, people usually describe the battery time with the of years it will work. However, it is not the case that the battery life, in technical terms, can only be measured by the number of full discharge/charge cycles it is capable of performing.
Another hot word in the world of batteries and charge storing devices is DOD (depth of discharge) depth of discharge tells about the capacity that is being utilized during one cycle. If you observe the above mention graph you can easily see that if the DOD is around 50 percent then the battery can perform 1000 cycles.
Now you know the basics so let’s jump into the real business – DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES
If you’ve spent any time shopping for batteries for your electric wheelchair or other equipment, you’ve probably noticed that some batteries are labeled as “deep cycle” batteries, while others are not. The difference between these batteries is extremely important to understand if you want a reliable battery experience. Here’s what you need to know:
Deep cycle batteries have the characteristic of handling very low discharge cycles (90 to 95 percent) without any compromise in their expected average cycles.
Deep cycle batteries look a lot like any other battery, as their outer case is very much like simple lithium-ion batteries it is quite difficult even for the specialist to differentiate them by just looking. However, internally they are a lot different from their lower class competitor like lithium or lead ion batteries.
Types of deep cycle battery
There are many types of batteries available out on the market and it is quite a tedious task to differentiate between them and select one that can perfectly perform well for your appliance.
For example, the sealed lead acid batteries in which the electricity is generated in the parallel plates submerged in the acid. On the other hand, in the case of high-rate batteries, there are small compartments carrying very small electromagnetic plates for quick generation of energy. If we talk about deep cycle batteries, the electrolytic plates are very thicker in size as compared to any other type of battery available.
For example, a high-rate battery, because the energy-inducing chemical reaction goes into the plate and therefore needs to be thick to be able to handle the reaction. If the internal plates are thin, on continuous deep cycling of full charge and discharge the plate gets heat up due to the movement of electron and this heat damages the plates and eventually, battery dies but just by making the plates thicker, they get the ability to hold up to multiple deep discharges over time.
Deep cycle lifepo4 batteries
Deep-cycle lifepo4 batteries are sealed plus they require minimum to zero maintenance lifepo4 deep-cycle batteries have the ability to deliver superior power in demanding renewable energy applications. Deep moreover they can provide rugged durability and are mostly preferred in outdoor projects for example wind turbines or hybrid wind and solar projects because of their outstanding performance and long battery life, not only this they come up in different designs and are easily available in all parts of the world.
Lead alloy grids provide longer shelf life and superior corrosion resistance as well as deliver more concentrated energy to the terminals. Its premium grade, double-insulated separators allow maximum charge flow between the plates for optimum performance.
In addition, I will talk about some basic knowledge of gel batteries below. Deep cycle gel batteries use a special kind of substance that, when an electron passes through it and make the substance temperature goes high a bit, into a thick gel, therefore making it The gel is better at heat distribution and off-gassing, and therefore has better performance throughout its life.
However, the deep cycle battery is an advanced lifepo4 battery that provides superior power to support the higher electrical demands of today’s RV, camper and trolling motor, and so on applications.
Next, Looking the most popular voltages available in comparison to 12v deep cycle batteries are 12V deep cycle batteries
Comparison of 12V deep cycle batteries
1. Deep cycle 12.8 V/50 Ah lifepo4 Battery
Pashbull has been supplying up-to-date technology deep cycle innovative battery packs that exceed customer demands. 12.8 output voltage and 50 amperes hours is the best option for the house, especially for those who are planning to start RV life as this single battery can be easily connected to a solar, wind, or standalone power system. These lithium iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are specifically engineered to deliver a high cycle life and excellent performance over a wide operating temperature.
LiFePO4 batteries are the safest lithium battery type currently available on the market today. The nominal voltage of a LiFePO4 cell is 12.8. A 12.8V battery, therefore, has 4 cells connected in series.
LiFePO4 batteries offer a solution to demanding applications that require a lighter weight, longer life, and higher capacity battery.
Protection system: this battery is equipped with the latest technology BMS (battery management system) with this, now users don’t have to worry about over
charging this BMS controls the flow of current, not only this the BMS IC Is designed in such a way that if one of the cells is more drained as compared to the other three, it will provide more current to that particular cell in order to decrease the charging time thus all cell get completely charged in an equal amount of time.
With 12.8 voltage available between the hot and cold terminals of the battery. The battery can run for 50 amperes an hour, this means the battery can provide 50 amperes constant current for one full hour before needing to plug in again for charging.
The battery is designed by keeping the demands of VRers, hikers, campers, and people who are intended to start an off-grid life with the help of solar or wind turbines. Thus the overall size is only 223x150x178 mm.
2. Deep cycle 12.8 V/100 Ah lifepo4 battery
Another amazing battery pack available by Pashbull is a 12.8 volts and a 100 AH LifePO4 battery. The beast can provide an output power of 1280 WH. The battery has the ABS shell material which makes it rigid enough to handle any kind of strike, but it is recommended to handle batteries with care.
How Long Will A 100Ah Battery Last?
100Ah batteries are quite big. They can be used for RV, as solar batteries, or even car batteries. A 100Ah battery can last anywhere from 120 hours (running a 10W appliance) to 36 minutes (running a 2,000W appliance). 100Ah 12V battery has a capacity of 1.2 kWh; that’s more than 2% of the capacity of the Tesla Model 3 car battery. how long will a 100 amp hour battery last depends primarily on how powerful the appliance you’re running. To fully answer how long will a 100Ah battery last, we will first look at how much capacity (or juice; in terms of Wh or Watt-hours) a 100Ah 12V battery has.
The 330x172x215 mm battery is the best solution for offices, boats, or for other medical machines. Lead-acid and lithium 100 Amp-Hour batteries are commonly used in automotive, marine, industrial, and off-the-grid applications as starting, dual-purpose and very often, as deep-cycle batteries.
Lithium 100 Ah batteries are able to withstand 2000-7000 charging/discharging cycles when being discharged at 0.1-0.3C rates down to 100-50% DoD.
Whether you’re running a simple solar setup or plan on charging your second battery via a battery isolator, we’ve found that 100-amp hours gives the average van dweller an ideal combination of energy and price.
It has the same BMS protection as in a 50AH battery, however, the IC and transistors used are used by keeping in mind the current that would flow during charging and battery usage at the same time.
With an outer case made of top-notch quality and following the standard of IP66 this battery pack can be used in any kind of temperature and is best for traveling and doesn’t emanate any fumes so it requires almost zero maintenance.
3. Deep cycle 12.8V/200Ah lifepo4 battery
With 200 AH and 12.8 voltage available across the two terminals, this Life04 battery is best for any kind of air conditioner, the battery has enough juice to keep powering for 3000 cycles, remember this is a deep cycle battery which means the user can drain this battery to as minimum as 90 percent and it output performance will be same
Meet the 300 Ah 12.8 V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle battery, the high point of deep cycle lithium-ion battery technology! Our 300 amp hour, the 12.8-volt battery weighs only 85 pounds and has the ability to provide power and special BMS with an extra protection system that provides relief from battery anxiety.
These high-energy beast batteries run in various systems, including marine, RV, van, and hospitals to run critical surgical machines! It’s time to upgrade your heavy lead-acid batteries to LiFePO4 batteries and upgrade your lifestyle and ability to adventure!
The output terminal is M8 just like any other battery pack so the user doesn’t have to buy a new terminal for different batteries.
This 200 Ah 12 V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle battery has a life expectancy of 3000-5000 cycles* with a 100 Amp Continuous current, 200 Amp Surge Current (30 seconds), and ½ second surge for higher loads.
* Approximately 75-80% of the battery capacity will remain after 3000 cycles in applications recharging at 0.5C or lower. We have seen life spans of well over 5000 cycles in our lab testing. *
Our BB10012 uses stable LiFePO4 chemical composition in cylindrical cells and the same built-in battery management system (BMS) technology as our other products.
. Wait! Is the 12.8v 200 AH deep cycle battery waterproof!?
The answer is YES!
Use this battery to power rotors of boats, or light up almost anything on your RV, you can even light an electric oven to cook food while camping far away from the city lights.
Using only the highest quality materials all deep cycle Batteries are designed and assembled in Pashbull.