I need a 12 volt battery somewhere between 100 - 250Ah for powering
some PC equipment during power outages. For my requirements I've been
told to get:
1. 600 watt modified sine wave inverter
2. 'Leisure' type open lead-acid battery (not a starter battery)
3. Good quality charger
I have sourced a few inverters and suitable batteries but am still in
a quandary about the charger. I would like a charger that can be left
on all the time. So what should get for charging open lead-acid
'leisure' or what they seem to call 'traction' or 'semi-traction'
Would this product be suitable?
Is there a formula for working out the correct charge rate for any
given ampere hour battery? For example would a 20Ah charger suit a 230
Ah battery and a 10Ah charger a 110 Ah battery?
Would I be better with 2x110Ah batteries as opposed to 1x230Ah type?
Could one person actually lift a 230Ah battery?
It's one thing listening to dealers and manufacturers but I would
welcome the unbiased expert opinion in this group.
I shall be very grateful for any advice received. TIA.
16 years ago