Troy Smiddy wrote:Hello,
I live off grid in middle tn. I recently upgraded my flooded lead acid batteries to lithium because I thought the old ones had died after 5 years of use. Turns out only 1 of them died and it was taking down the whole string. I would like to put 2 6 volt 395 ah batteries together to provide lights in a shop. I know I will need 1 or 2 solar panels, a charge controller and an inverter or 12 volt lights. My worry is the 395 ah rating of the batteries. will this be to much just to run some led lights? What size wire should I use coming off of the batteries. I used 2.0 wire when they were powering a house but this seems overkill for lights. But I dont want to burn out the lights with to much power. Any advise would be great.
Mike Kenzie wrote:
Steve Harvey wrote:Yes, you will need one of these though. You can't just hook up the wires to the charging clamps.
So as this was the most affordable option I want to try it first. I already went to the local auto parts store and purchased one of these. So now I'm just going to hook the adapter leads to the heating device, then plug the cigarette lighter adapter end into the 12v battery tender port? It's that easy, eh?
And the battery tender should "know" how many watts to send to the heater?