Originally Posted by tbp
Thanks for response. I have a solar controller. I need to get a simple battery monitor to give me feedback...any recommendations for a 12v deep cycle battery. Wireless would be great to keep inside
I just distributed a newsletter 'Hard Battery Questions' when selecting a Lithium Battery. Full featured 125Ah safe
LFP batteries (Bluetooth, SOC, Cycle count, Electronic protections with displays, cell-by-cell balancing for extended lifespans) start at $1100.
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Battery life is based on battery capacity dropping to 20% SOC on each discharge-charge cycle. With this use battery life projection is 4000 cycles. That's 50 cycles per year for 80 years, 100 cycles per year for 40 years, 200 cycles per year for 20 years, etc.
Depending on usage, each battery cycle powers RV for 2-5 days.
Warning: Repeated battery discharging near 0% SOC reduces lifespan by about 40%
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