Frequently asked questions
How can I charge my ElectriBank ESS Battery?
Your ElectriBank ESS Batteries can be charged using any 12-16VDC charging systems including Solar Panels, Fuel Generators inc Diesel, Wind Generators, Water Wheels or most Mains Powered AC to DC Converters. Note: Ensure that any charger used does not utilise a lead-acid battery conditioning cycle. If in doubt about your specific charger, always use the AGM/Gel setting if settings are offered and no lithium specific setting is available.
What can I run with my ElectriBank ESS Battery?
Depending on the model of ElectriBank Battery you are using, here is a guide on how to calculate your energy storage requirements:
Assume a 85-90% Depth of Discharge, so for e.g. 110Ah ElectriBank ESS Battery should deliver approx 95Ah at 25degC.
If you have a 12VDC fridge that draws 1.5A continuous, then is should be able to run for approx 60 hours on a full charge.
If you add 12VDC lighting which draws 2A continuous, the total draw for both the lighting and fridge will be 3.5A continuous. This means that with the 110Ah ElectriBank ESS Battery, you will be able to run both these appliances for approx 27 hours.
Keep in mind that if you are using an DC/AC inverter to run AC appliances, then there are losses incurred during the DC/AC conversion that you need to account for. The inverter specifications should provide you with the efficiency rating for the inverter.
What is the best way to connect my ElectriBank ESS Battery?
You can connect directly to your +ve and -ve terminals on your ElectriBank ESS Battery from your 12-16V charging system or AC/DC charger or converter. This may include solar panels up to 100A output being 1200W at 12VDC. You can connect up to 4 ElectriBank Batteries in Parallel for quadruple the capacity, however we recommend a maximum of 2 units in parallel for optimum performance. ElectriBank Batteries are not designed to be connected in series. If more batteries are required to be connected in parallel, it is recommended that a suitable battery charge management system is used for connection. If connecting to another battery in parallel, ensure that both batteries are at a similar voltage. It is not recommended to connect your ElectriBank battery to a lead-acid battery. Always use a battery isolator switch if setting up a dual ESS and starter battery system. Do not jump start the ElectriBank battery with terminals connected to the battery. Disconnect the +ve terminal first, jump start the engine directly to the vehicle or boat starter cable, then reconnectr to your ElectriBank battery once engine started. ElectriBank batteriers are not recommended for winching applications requiring over 100A.
How long should my ElectriBank ESS Battery last?
If the Electribank Instructions are followed you should enjoy many years of service from your ElectriBank Battery. On average, your ElectriBank battery should outlast the equivalent lead-acid or AGM deep-cycle battery 3-5 times. Calculate the storage requirements you have (See 'What can I run with my ElectriBank ESS Battery? - FAQ above for formula) and this should be a helpful guide in knowing how long a charge will last in your particular application.
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