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    Micromall wasn't really interested in answering my enquiry or questions so I didn't buy that solar genset that I initially wanted to.

    Yeah, micromall do offers a low cost system but adjust your expectations for their customer service and warranty accordingly.

    I ended up with different system & happy with it.
    My old fridge (148 watts) run 24/7, I hooked it up with warehouse 3g sim & I can monitor the solar system thru my phone including turn my old fridge off/on thru my phone & other stuff.
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    Thanks XR500 and Snap.
    That’s useful- i would only need batteries so hopefully not too much in they way of customer service required
    As to why Lithium- mainly the 80% depth of discharge that caught my eye cf 50% for agm.
    XR500 is that a brand of battery or a type that you mentioned?

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    Sonnenschein is a German brand name. The quality of its batteries are just a lot more certain than most of the Chinese brands out there. But you pay for that.
    I am sure they also make Lithium batteries, but you may have to sell your first born for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMac View Post
    Thanks XR500 and Snap.
    Thatís useful- i would only need batteries so hopefully not too much in they way of customer service required
    As to why Lithium- mainly the 80% depth of discharge that caught my eye cf 50% for agm.
    XR500 is that a brand of battery or a type that you mentioned?
    Not 50% for AGM long life, more like 10-20% DOD. I chose lead carbon as it's basically heavy duty AGM. Typically only using 20% DOD each night but the lead carbons and repeated handle >50%, even 80% for the consequetive cloudy days or snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_exile View Post
    Not 50% for AGM long life, more like 10-20% DOD. I chose lead carbon as it's basically heavy duty AGM. Typically only using 20% DOD each night but the lead carbons and repeated handle >50%, even 80% for the consequetive cloudy days or snow
    That’s interesting everything i have read about agm says they ok with 50% dod - if you right mine will be knackered in short order ��

    Never heard of lead carbon batteries until i saw your mention of them more research required me thinks

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    Google DOD charts, then select image. The greater the DOD the less cycles they can handle before end of life

 

 

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