Lithium Deep Cycle Battery Analysis

Jun 12, 2019   Pageview:25

What Is Deep Cycle Battery?


A deep cycle battery basically is the lead-acid battery, with two main forms, first is deep cycle/marine battery and another is automotive starter batteries. These automatic batteries are used in massive, high current combustions of giant engines. These basically embedded with 100amp within few seconds to few minutes.


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In fact, marine batteries are widely popular with reliable usability, in trolling motors, golf carts, as offers quality amps per day. These are dominant dual-purpose batteries, need to be used once recharged. Or we can say that deep batteries are the batteries which are explicitly designed and can withstand the frequent deep discharge cycles.


They don't replace standard batteries because standard batteries are invariably cheaper and less heavy. Standard batteries don't have really like being the deeply discharged and will lose their ability to hold a full charge if they are frequently depleted to a state of complete discharge.


The analysis of lithium deep cycle battery involved the widely used because of increasing urbanization and industrialization and the rising usage of these batteries in vehicles. According to the latest research and depth analysis, it is reported as the global leads acid battery market, which is anticipated to grow at an impressive rate during the forecast period. They are widely used because of some features which mainly includes like;


Each cell can be checked by using a hydrometer or by other testers to check whether it is charged or not.


By adding the distilled water, electrolytes can be maintained. They are comparatively less expensive. If the proper care of battery will be done, then it will long last up to many years.


Lithium batteries are excellent choices for solar power systems. You can safe depth of discharge up to 100% while they have nearly 99%efficiency. Many of the lithium deep cycles batteries they offer a cycle life north of 10,000 cycles that means about 80% depth of discharge. The cycle lifetimes of lithium-ion batteries depend on some factors like temperature, charge and discharge current, charge, and discharge cut-off voltage. Under the standard conditions, and when discharge cycles are done from the fully charged condition than it is about to 80%DOD.


Lithium battery has cycle life about 1200-1500 cycles, as against of 400-600 maximum for a lead-acid battery. By lowering the depth of discharge, the life cycles of the battery can be extended, and further increases by maintain the optimum temperature.


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How To Charge A Deep Cycle Battery Properly?


To charge a deep cycle battery, the best way is to follow the manufacturer's guide because they have knowledge about that which does not mislead about the battery. Besides this, you can also follow some basics things like-


1 -Know the system voltage and the compartment size of your battery.

2 -Make sure that the charger voltage settings are correct.

3 -Make sure that the vents caps are tightened up and at regular interval of time check the water level.

4 -They need to be adequately equalized periodically.

5 -Allow your battery to cool off when it is fully charged.

6 -It is bad for your battery to be charged while frozen

7 -Know the needed requirement for your battery brand for effective and efficient charging.


Before charging the deep cycle battery, you should remember 3 things;


· Which charger works best for the battery?

· Based on battery type

· How often should you charge a battery?


After remembering the above three things, the best things to allow charge though charging processes is slow, but the 3 steps which are given below is best for charging;


· The first step includes that provide the bulk charge to the battery

· Second step consisting of absorbing the charge

· Geared towards battery charge, which ensures is it charging gradually lose the charge. If your battery keeps the charge in these three stages, then your battery will be charged faster. Might it take several hours but after fully charged can be used comfortably. The connection of charging will occur in a correct manner; otherwise, it may harm your battery, connect positive to positive and negative to negative terminals.


Some of the precautions also required during charging of the battery which involves mainly;


· You will need to cordon the area off to animals as well as the children.

· The car with its running engine, the battery is vulnerable to easy no sweat steal!

· The connections will occur in properly manner; otherwise, it may shock you.


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How To Tell If A Deep Cycle Battery Is Bad?


There are some simple steps by the help of which you can know whether the battery is in good conditions and adverse conditions.


Inspect the battery- if your battery is looking in bad conditions, then you have to inspect mainly the broken terminal, bulge present or not, crack or rupture of the plastic and excessive leaking. If the battery is drought for a long time, it can cause a problem. If battery plates are exposed in the oxygen, it will rapidly cause the sulfation to build up.


Take a voltage reading- It is checked to determine the state of charge. If your battery shows the reading 0 volts, then it may be chances that the battery has experienced a short circuit. If cannot reach more than 10.5 than battery has dead cell and the battery is sulfated when the voltage is 12.4 or less then it.


Load tests the battery- The battery can be checked easily at home. For any load test to be accurate, the battery will be fully charged. If the battery begins to hold the voltage and then steadily drops in voltage, there is a problem.  So by these steps, you can inspect the battery.