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Author Topic: Ventilating a Battery Enclosure  (Read 3855 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 10:56:08 AM »

Hi Paul, all is well here, glad that you're still around. I guess you've been busy boating? The enclosure is fairly well ventilated at the moment as it doesn't have the front or top on yet  Roll Eyes It's possible to change the absorption voltage settings on the Outback (which does most of the charging) but at the moment it's just set at the standard 2.4V/cell. As we're bubbling air through the cells I think we should be able to reduce this to avoid too much gassing  fingers crossed!

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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 01:26:31 PM »


Yes boating but also archery as a new hobby - because my youngest daughter has become a very competitive archer.

Slightly off topic but I'm really pleased to see lots of houses with solar panels as I drive around and its amazing how cheap PV panels have become.

I'd like an battery based LED lighting system for the house - there are some excellent LED dimmers on ebay and I've bought one to dim the cabin lights on my boat. Its just a shame batteries don't last forever....yet.


30 tube thermal,
2.3kW PV see:

LED lighting in every room
NO tumble dryer, +370 kWh per year
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