BATTERIES FOR RV SOLAR SYSTEMS
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BATTERIES FOR YOUR SYSTEM
Choosing the right batteries for your RV Solar System will make the difference between you liking your system or Loving Your RV Solar System! Your Solar Panels collect the energy when the sun shines on them and then your RV Batteries store that power for use when you need it. The size and type of battery bank you choose to build is extremely important.
Lithium Ion Batteries are the newest battery type available for use on an RV Solar System. The key benefits are: a longer life span; much improved usable capacity; and faster charging.
6 VOLT BATTERIES
Commonly known as Golf Cart Batteries, 6 Volt batteries are preferred over 12 Volt batteries for these reasons: larger amp hour capacity; greater discharge & recharge; longer lifespan.
Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries are a great step above standard flooded lead acid batteries. The main benefits over standard flooded are: lower maintenance; more life cycles; and easier installation.
12 VOLT BATTERIES
The two primary benefits of 12 Volt batteries are: the low cost compared to the other options and they are common so easy to find.