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Toyota hybrid cars- are getting more popular in diesel-loving Europe(not after VW)

Toyota hybrid cars

Toyota hybrid cars

Post updated  14/2/2014

Toyota hybrid cars out sell diesels

Filed under: Hybrid, Lexus, Toyota, Europe/EU

Together, Toyota and its Lexus luxury arm broke the 100,000-unit barrier for hybrid vehicle sales in Europe last year, Automotive News Europe reports.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

This day had to come for Hybrid cars

I think that this day just had to come. The thing is that this is only the figures for Toyota hybrid cars, it does not relate to the total number of  hybrid cars compared to diesel models. The number of people buying Toyota hybrid cars are in my opinion in the upper class better off people, who can afford to buy these highly priced cars in the first place whether they are hybrids or diesels. Toyota hybrid cars have a good reputation for reliability here in the UK but I wonder what will happen when it comes to the second hand car market, will people with a limited budget buy these hybrid cars knowing about the expensive battery problems and lack of traveling  distance before a re-charge.

Regenerative Braking fitted to EV cars

It is easy to see why these hybrid cars are beginning to become more popular, there are no sockets,cables and you will not have any waiting around. You can just jump into the car and set off, from the power of the battery. When the on board battery begins to get low on charge, then the Petrol engine kicks in and runs the car as well as charging the battery back up again. The battery is also charged up when the brake is pressed this is called”regenerative braking”. The energy created by the braking action turns into electricity and also helps to charge the battery. It was always known that every time a driver pressed the cars brakes, that energy was created and then lost. The energy that is created is known as “kinetic energy” and is caused by the car that has been propelled forward having to go somewhere when the brakes cars  brakes are applied. This energy is always there and is dissipated in the form of heat and is wasted.

Because this has always been known engineers in the Car industry, have been working on a way that this kinetic energy can be used and have developed a way to harness this energy in the cars braking system, now much of the car’s kinetic energy is converted  it into electricity, so that it can be used to help recharge the car’s batteries. This system is

Toyota hybrid cars

A Toyota hybrid cars, Prius  car that i recently spotted in Belgium

called regenerative braking and is now used on many EV cars andStart-Stop battery systems. The system was first used on electric cycles and also F1 cars are using this regenerating brake capability.

This system of the brakes charging the battery is also used on Start-Stop car battery systems, by many of the leading car manufacturers, together with very efficient diesel engines, many of the VW’s have really low emission engines now so i still think that the car park of the future will hold a mix of many different technologies, only time will tell.

 

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Car Battery Replacement  business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

075 Cheap car batteries-Finding Car Batteries Online at a Cheap Price

The Best Place To Find 075 Cheap car batteries.

075 Cheap car batteries

075 Cheap car batteries

The car industry is filled with plenty of players who offer a variety of equipment and accessories. However, you need to be quite careful as you select the company to deal with so as to ensure that you get the best equipment. Focus on working with experienced and reputable companies as they’re best suited to satisfy all your 075 Cheap car batteries related fitments and warranty problems. Many car owners will be pleased to realize that almost every part of the car can easily be repaired should it happen to break down or wear out. The professionals in the industry have mastered the art of getting these parts to work again with the same proficiency.

It’s no secret that the engine is one of the most important sections of the car. This is because it is ideally the powerhouse that brings the entire car to life. This being the case, it means that each and every component of the engine needs to be in the top condition. An example of the important components of the car engine is the battery. The 075 Cheap car batteries stores the power used to not only start the engine but to also power other gadgets installed in the car. There are quite a number of inexpensive ones which you can buy online and easily fit them yourself into in your car.

In addition to being affordable, the cheaper options also happen to offer an exceptional performance which sustains the functionality of the car. Majority of the available ones are usually rechargeable which means that it will often take a long time before you’re back at the store to buy another normally up to five years. They have an exceptional longevity which is a good thing for car users. However, should the 075 Cheap car batteries happen to fail in use, there are plenty of reputable battery companies who are capable to either fix it back to normal or replace it with a new one at cheap prices.

The manufacturers  have guaranteed that in as much as their products are top quality and cheaply priced, this does not mean that they have compromised on the quality and performance . The whole idea here is to provide a reliable supply of quality batteries that will eventually give auto users a peace of mind. You can easily be able to buy a fully functional battery at a cheap price and you can spend the saved cash on other pressing issues. There are plenty of the 075 Cheap car batteries in stock hence you can be sure that you will easily find one that suits your car engine.

Excellent Varta car batteries at cheap prices online

Cheap car batteries with a next day delivery

The professionals involved in the sale of these  happen to be quite conversant with the entire repair system of car parts. This means that you can also get

075 Cheap car batteries

075 Cheap car batteries

additional assistance with your car performance as you buy one. Those are the benefits that are derived from working with a reputable company as they tend to offer an all round professional service. You can therefore look forward to making a great saving when you acquire a cheap and high quality battery online with a next working day delivery to mainland Britain.

Update

This is just a warning for customers who buy their batteries online to make sure that their car has not got the Start-Stop system. This system requires a Battery AGM. The AGM is a much more powerful one and you can not replace one with a normal battery. It is important that if you have a newer model then you should check this out, or you will be storing problems for yourself in the future.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Free gift mobility Batteries- for Disabled mobility scooter driver Eileen in Lancashire UK

Free gift mobility Batteries

Eileen gets her Christmas gift 2x new 42 amp Free gift mobility Batteries

Free gift mobility Batteries

Happy on her mobility scooter with the Free gift mobility Batteries

Toronto Star
Star readers give gift of mobility
Toronto Star
The strangers were Star readers, who spotted my column on Christmas Eve and were moved by Daigle’s Dickensian predicament.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

We  also gave a gift of two Free gift mobility Batteries ?

Just before Christmas. I was delivering a car battery to a customer in Dingle Lancashire the UK. Subsequently, I happened to take the the wrong turning into the neighbors drive. Soon, I realised that I was at the wrong delivery address. Because all that was there was a small wooden stable and a horse.

Consequently, I got out of the van. Soon, I was approached by a lady in her late fifties. To my surprise, she had lost her legs below her knees.As a result, she was walking on her knee stumps. The lady was stood up but only came up to my chest in height. My delivery van is covered with large pictures of mobility batteries for advertising. I noticed that the lady spotted this.

She asked me the price of batteries for her mobility scooter. Unfortunately, she said that she could not afford to buy any new batteries. As her present 12 Volt Battery was old and running down. For this reason, I felt very sad for lady.Hence, and continued to next door to deliver the car battery. Eileen is severely disabled after having both legs amputated.In a motorcycle accident. For this reason, her only means of getting about was on her mobility scooter. Which is battery powered. She does not have any prosthetic limbs for whatever reason. Eileen, relies totally on her mobility scooter. It was very strange to see her mount the scooter.Because she has developed a special knack for lifting herself up. Using, her now very strong arms.

Free gift mobility Batteries

The guy next door told me that Eileen could not afford to buy any new scooter batteries. Especially as how she was practically house bound. This pulled at my heartstrings. Therefore, being a good Christian i decided to give her two Free gift mobility Batteries. I returned to my stores in Halifax, Yorkshire UK and collected the two Free gift mobility Batteries to give to Eileen. I would have been choked to give her the  Free gift mobility Batteries direct and so i called into Eileen’s

 Free gift mobility Batteries

Free gift mobility Batteries for Eileen

neighbour who had bought the original battery.

The guy in and when i told him what i was doing he had a tear in his eye. I gave him the Free gift mobility Batteries, to give to Eileen, when i had gone back to Yorkshire. He telephoned me the next day to say that she could not believe what i had done for her, and she sent me a lovely Christmas card.

As an update to this Eileen is still going strong and looks after some horses for a good friend, she is still getting about on her mobility scooter and the Mobility scooter batteries, that i gave her are also  still going strong.

 


Mobility batteries

 

Post compiled by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Winter car battery problems-Your car battery needs care from time to time?

Winter car battery problems

Winter car battery problems

KTVO It don’t take that long and most shops will do it for free just as a courtesy to you and your car  and if your battery

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is kinda bad or not very good or a little weak, then go ahead and replace it because it’s better now to replace…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Winter is when your battery is likely to fail

In general most car batteries fail in service during cold weather in winter time, There are many problems that could affect your car battery. With new modern cars with all their electrics you will find that the battery will fail you suddenly, this is because of the large amount of electrics that the modern car battery has to handle, including engine management computers.

In the past if were having freezing nights. Therefore, it would take a car battery a couple of weeks to actually fail. Thus, giving the car owner plenty of time to find a replacement battery. Hence, the problem is now the car battery will fail suddenly.Usually, just where you don’t want it to. Especially, when you are out and about. Many of our customers.Who have a flat battery, will call us out. Because they are stuck in some town centre or shopping mall.

Now we say that the battery should be tested. Consequently, before the winter comes. Or at your regular service period. Predominantly, before the onset of Winter. Thus, we always test the battery and report back. Especially, if there is any signs that the battery may fail. Perhaps, in the near future. Most of our clients will respond to this and replace the battery before they get caught out."<yoastmark

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Eric Roberts

020 Range Rover battery-Which VARTA CAR BATTERY for your Range Rover.

020 Range Rover battery

Your Range Rover needs a 020 Range Rover battery duty car battery

Drivers of the Range Rover come into two groups of motorists. Basically the owners of the older models will go for cheapest battery. But will also purchase the biggest battery. Hence, that they can to fit their

020 Range Rover battery

Varta batteries are outstanding quality, and this is reflected in the price. You can of course buy a Varta from an online company and save yourself some money, but if you prefer you can call into one the many dealers throughout the UK.

particular car. Consequently, which is a 020 Range Rover battery. Other people who own the newer models.Will have a tendency to want a better make of battery and also the correct battery for the car.

Some of the more up to date Range Rovers also take a battery that is larger than the 019 battery. This battery in  Varta batteries is coded as the Varta Silver L1 (120) 020 Range Rover battery and is the largest car battery fitted to these cars.

The 120 battery is only slightly larger than the 019. But it has much more capacity and the 120 battery .Hence, must be fitted because of the higher capacity. Due to the large amount of electrics that most cars are now using. Thus, to control emissions. The users of the older Range Rovers will often buy Varta Car Batteries Online. Making cost savings say compared with buying from the local garage. These earlier models have batteries that are easier to fit, usually just the same as a regular family car, but the later more modern cars should have their battery fitted by an expert at an Autocentre or garage.

020 Range Rover battery

The large 120 batteries are for a start very heavy, the 020 Range Rover battery weighs just under 25 kg the battery is also more powerful 020 Range Rover batterythan the 019 at 110 amps 920 cold cranking amps it is larger and much more powerful.

 

The Range Rover cars are premium cars and should only use premium batteries. In all my 35 years experience I would only recommend that such cars should use Varta batteries and the correct one for the car. The Varta Battery Prices are made in several European countries by Johnson Controls.

Varta also make the batteries for stop/start models of cars that use the Varta stop/start AGM batteries. These batteries are sold by Varta stockists and should only be replaced by the exact same battery that is fitted to the vehicle.

This article was written by Eric Roberts of www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk stockists of Varta Batteries in Halifax West Yorkshire.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

069 Lucas Car Batteries-Do Lucas Make Their Own car batteries

Premium 069 Lucas Car batteries069 Lucas Car Batteries

Today’s car battery market is flooded with all kinds of different makes of products. Some makes are household names such as 069 Lucas Car Batteries and others are not so well known. All kinds of makes are springing up ,with claims and counter claims about how good their batteries are.

One of the driving forces in this has been the inter net and especially E-bay. This is where you are likely to find the cheapest prices . The problem is that do you trust what you are buying, I have noticed recently that the cheapest price for 069 Lucas Car Batteries is not even a new one but looks like a re-used product what ever that means ?. Many auto owners however will buy a quality product and go for the products that are made by a reputable company, such as Johnson controls who make the 069 Lucas Car Batteries.

The truth is that unless you are selling your car you should stick to a named product that you can trust. The better makes will not be the cheapest , but you will be able to rely on the after service. You are better off ordering your new one from an actual web-site , than any other form of internet selling platform. The website will be accountable if you should get a problem with say a delivery that has gone wrong or a faulty battery.

You can even ring up a web-site to confirm that the one that you are buying is the correct one for your car. A few examples of names you can trust would be Lucas batteries. As i have said earlier they do not manufacture their own any more. The rights to sell 069 Lucas Car Batteries were bought by wholesalers Manbat. The company sell two standards. The Classic and the  Premium.

Lucas premium car batteries are a first class product

I have been selling car products now for well over 30 years, longer than I care to remember, and consequently I have seen these companies come and go , but the 069 Lucas Car Batteries has always kept a high standard of quality, and maintained a good high standard in the dealers. The  premium battery is a maintenance free battery (that means you dont have to top them up every two minutes) with calcium/ calcium technology, to cope with the modern car electric systems and slightly higher voltage requirements. This battery is  made by Johnson controls and is in a black casing, which is a recycled product. The  classic is more of a budget battery suitable for the older models of cars and lower engine capacities, this battery could be made by different European  manufacturers, but is selected by Manbat to offer excellent service in use.

069 Lucas Car Batteries

A new battery just fitted in our Halifax depot UK

You know that if you select  069 Lucas Car Batteries that you can rely on the dealer to look after you if you should occur any problems after the purchase, whether in the their store or on their website, beware of other selling platforms on the internet, they may have vanished when a problem raise its ugly head.

This article was written by Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship. We are also official stockists of Lucas Batteries.

 

Varta car Battery “Your Smarter To Fit a Varta” Quality German Battery

Varta car Battery; started in Germany in 1904

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery range

Varta batteries stands originally for (Vertrieb Aufladung Reparatur Transportabler Akkumulatoren) and had its headquarters in the German cities of Berlin and Hagen in the district of Westphalia. The business was bought by a certain Gunther Quandt just after the first world war.

The Varta car Battery company then made batteries that were used in the second world war German battle machine, they were used to help power submarines and also for the German Luftwaffe. The batteries were made by slave labour under very poor working conditions, but perhaps the side of Varta batteries that we should forget.

The modern day Varta car Battery product is one of excellence raising standards of the battery world for its quality products. After many changes in directors and company ownership Varta batteries was purchased by Johnson Controls in 2002. This was thought to be a great step forward in the Varta car Battery industry and raised the standards of quality even higher.

It is thought that Johnson Controls paid in the region of $240 million for the Varta battery side of the business and the deal went through by the end of 2003, and is now one of the largest battery companies on the Planet.

More reading…

“Varta car Battery Division, headquartered in Hannover, Germany, reported fiscal 2001 sales of Euro 590 million and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of Euro 29 million. It operates six battery assembly plants in Europe located in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Spain. Varta manufactures automotive batteries for BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, PSA, Volkswagen and other automakers in Europe. The company is also a major supplier to the European independent aftermarket, including customers such as Robert Bosch GmbH, hypermarkets such as Carrefour, and wholesalers”… http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/Johnson-controls-to-acquire-varta-automotive-battery-business-153918045.html

 

Bosch batteries are made by Varta batteries

 Bosch batteries are also manufactured by Johnson controls they in fact Varta batteries that are re-labelled as Bosch batteries, Bosch do not make their own batteries, worth knowing if you want to compare the prices for a similar product.

The underlying problem when buying any any product is “do you want quality or price” and the same goes for car batteries…

More reading… http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=21908#m220750

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery have one of the most in depth distributor centres in the World and are also available online through its dealer network.

 

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Quality Car batteries- And other top tips for driving your CAR in the wet winter conditions

Quality Car batteries; driving the car in winter conditions

One of the most obvious but important parts of winter driving is to prepare  for the bad weather that will be certain to affect us.

Every winter we are bombarded by bad weather, and most of us will get caught out and unprepared for the journey back home from shopping or from work. This happens time and time again to many motorists who get caught out in heavy rain and flooding similar to the weather this week, or a really fast and heavy snow storm. I f you check your car out you will eliminate most of the worry of bad road conditions, and feel safer and glad that you were prepared.Qaulity Car batteries

  • It always pays to have your car checked at a Unipart Car Care Centre for a pre winter check. This takes the form of checking your levels for antifreeze to make sure that it is the correct strength to withstand freezing temperatures, also your screen wash and oil levels must be checked. The early dark nights also call for your lights checking, how many times do you see a car with only one head on, that looks like a motorbike from a distance ?.
  • The most important things to check are your tyres. I know that I harp on about it, but please buy a set of winter tyres, this alone will help you on wet and snow covered winter roads and give you much more confidence when traveling out to work or to the shops. Many more drivers are now switching to winter tyres and are spreading the news to their relations and friends, they really do make a massive difference when driving on roads in winter time.

Check the depth of the water before going through in your car

Other advice now relates to flooding. Flooding has now become a common scene here in the UK. When you approach a flood please take care not take your vehicle  in too deep. Try to avoid the flooded road if possible and if you must go across the water make sure you stop and check your brakes on the other side, a minor point is that water could damage your exhaust pipes and catalytic converter a few weeks later. Another part of the car that is neglected in winter is your car battery. You can easily be caught stranded away from home if your battery lets you down. If your vehicle is over 5 years old it may be better for you to change the battery for a new one before your old battery lets you down. Remember it always happens when you are away from home and will cost you less to replace it , than expensive breakdown charges. if you do have to buy a new battery do make sure that you chose Quality Car batteries. They often come with a better warranty and will last longer

For more reading…

“ Quality Car batteries rarely last longer than five years so you may want to consider replacing your battery for the winter season. If you see any corrosion around the battery’s Qaulity Car batteriescontact points, clean off with a wire brush to ensure a strong connection”… http://www.which.co.uk/cars/driving/driving-advice/driving-in-snow/prepare-your-car-for-driving-in-snow/

And also…

“Winter has well and truly set in now, with flooding in some parts of the UK and snow and ice forecast. So what can you do to make sure getting from A to B is as safely as possible?”… http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/11/top-10-tips-for-driving-in-winter-conditions-303791/

This post was compiled by Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Basic Automotive care-and Other Important Car Care Tips

Basic Automotive care

Basic Automotive care;Owning a car or truck carries with it the responsibility of ownership.

If you want your vehicle to give you years of hassle-free service, it will be necessary to provide Basic Automotive care and routine maintenance and upkeep to keep it running well. Otherwise, your car could leave you stranded at the most inopportune moments. That is why it is important to buy cars from verified and quality car dealers such as Carzoos if you want to

Basic Automotive care

Basic Automotive care;Topping up your oil should be a regular maintenance job

avoid frequent repairs.

For starters, ensure your car has the proper amount of oil in it at all times,which is a Basic Automotive care . On the engine is a stick with a ring or handle on it with an oil can displayed on it. Check your oil routinely by removing the dipstick. The dipstick can be found as a handle along the top of the engine with an “oil can” picture. Remove the dipstick, wipe clean, reinsert into the tube and remove again to check the oil level. If it’s low, add a quart of oil to the engine, usually another cap that says “OIL” on it, most of the time it can be found on top of the engine itself. Your oil should be changed every 3500 to 5000 miles to keep your engine running efficiently.

Another Basic Automotive care, is Checking your coolant system, while cool, will also keep your car running great. The temperature gauge on your dash board will usually tell you if you have a cooling system problem. Most engines are designed to run below 210 degrees F, anything over that is considered overheating. You can add coolant or water to your system using the overflow tank in the engine compartment, but only when it’s cool. Beyond adding coolant, if you are experiencing engine overheating, go to your local mechanic. There are four possible causes of engine overheating-a bad water pump, a bad radiator, a bad thermostat or a ruptured hose along the cooling system path. The replacement of the water pump and radiator are expensive but it’s usually a once every 150,000 miles replacement. Some cars happen sooner, some happen later, but they all will have it happen.

Basic Automotive care

Tires are good for 40,000 to 50,000 miles before they need replacement. But checking the air pressure periodically is vital. Each tire will have a recommended pressure on the tyre itself. Purchase a tire gauge at the local auto parts store or big box store and check your tyre pressure. Most convenience stores have an air pressure machine that will allow you to fill your tyres for a fee, once again an important piece of Basic Automotive care . You can also swing by a local tire shop or garage and most will check your air pressure for free. When your tires begin to lose their tread or become bald, it’s time to purchase new tires. Once you have purchased these tires, have a maintenance plan in place to rotate and re-balance every 10,000 miles or so. This will ensure the longest life from your tires. 

Basic Automotive care

Basic Automotive care

Brakes are also an important part of Basic Automotive care . While you cannot routinely maintain your brakes, you can prevent unneeded repairs by taking your car to an automotive shop when you first hear that brake squeal. That squeal is the brake wear indicators telling you that your brake pads need to be replaced. If you continue to wait and ignore the brake wear indicators, you will have the additional cost of replacing the rotors(discs)as well. If identified early enough, your rotors can be placed on a machine and resurfaced instead of having to be replaced.

Basic Automotive care

These are just a few Basic Automotive care parts of the routine maintenance items you can check for yourself to keep your car in good working order. Finding a mechanic you can trust is also an important factor as well. Seek out recommendations from friends and colleagues for a quality mechanic to help guide you through your car maintenance issues.

Lead Acid Storage Batteries-Are they the answer for storing Solar Storing

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries;You will need a Deep cycle lead acid batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Many people are using solar energy. Hence, to bring down the cost of their energy bills. Or to use when out and about in their motor homes and R/V vehicles. Here in the UK. Particular, customers buy many what is known as“Leisure batteries”. Which are a sort of hybrid between a starter and a storage battery.

In most cases. This type of battery. Thus, is sufficient for the purpose. Of perhaps going off on holiday for a few weeks in a year.Perhaps, on a touring holiday. Hence, charging the battery up whilst the vehicle is been driven. As a result, via a charger or the alternator. Incredibly, keeping more up to date charging by means of a portable solar panel.

As I have said.These types of batteries are more than adequate for this usage. However, some people want to use Lead Acid Storage Batteries.Consequently, to store the electricity produced by turbines or solar panels. In my opinion this is a different proposition. Requiring, different batteries to the leisure batteries.So that are common here in the UK. Especially, a type of battery that should be used is the deep cycle battery. These Lead Acid Storage Batteries. Therefore, have much larger plates than the typical car and leisure battery. Therefore, can be charged and discharged.Very similar to the batteries used on boats and marine applications. Not forgetting golfing carts and mobility applications.

 Lead Acid Storage Batteries- These are known as an AGM batteries (absorbed Glass Matting).

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries-Solar panels can use back up storage AGM batteries

These Lead Acid Storage Batteries take a much bigger cycle and are totally sealed, with no requirements for ventilation . The other option is a GEL but in my opinion the GEL  is now going out of favour towards the AGM battery, one of the reasons is the cost of the batteries, AGM are cheaper than GEL  and are also easier to re-charge, more suitable for solar energy storage. For further reading…

 “For solar charging applications, you instead want a deep cycle battery, similar to those used for marine vessels or golf carts – a typical car battery will not work. Deep cycle batteries are designed with larger plates and different chemistry to avoid the corrosive effect of frequently using the full capacity. They are designed to be regularly deeply discharged using most of its capacity .Flooded, vs. GEL vs AGM.

There are a few types of lead acid deep cycle batteries: flooded, sealed gelled, or sealed AGM. For most situations a sealed AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) is the safest and best option. AGM batteries require little maintenance. There is no need for ventilation and they will not spill. Flooded batteries have the advantage of being significantly less expensive, but they require adequate ventilation, maintenance, and also have the potential liability of tipping or spilling.

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

 AGM batteries are typically lighter and less expensive per amp-hour compared to gel. As an example, on Alt E Store a Trojan AGM 12V 100 amp-hour battery is 64 pounds and $241, or 0.64 lbs/AH and $2.41/AH. A Trojan Gel 12V 77 amp-hour battery is 52 pounds and $231, or 0.68 lbs/AH and $3.00/AH. In addition gel batteries need to be recharged in a specific way that is not optimal for solar. Basically, AGM batteries are more forgiving in the way that they are recharged”…

all so more solar reading…

Of these things, the one you should be spending the most money on is the batteries. Most systems have enough battery backup to power the whole house

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Trojan Lead Acid Storage Batteries

for 5 days, if the sun did not show itself. This might seem a bit excessive because if the Sun does not rise for 5 days then we all have bigger things to worry about than powering our electricity”… http://howtofixcars.blogspot.fr/2012/08/solar-power-material-list.html

Eric Roberts