Yea the problem is that the newer techs like lithium iron phosphate and such are indeed very powerful but they have a pile of problems. In cars they don't last nearly as long as they should and end up with tons of trash batteries. Luckily alot of people use good sections out of electric car batteries in off grid systems so it's not a complete waste.JRHill wrote: ↑Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:41 pmFLA deep cycle batteries need to be worked. Worked on discharge and worked on the recharge. At least that's what I believed learned over time. That, to me, is the Rx for people who get a bunch of years of service and tout longevity. I could not duplicate that practice, at least on discharge and barely on recharge. That is a big reason I changed technologies on the next battery replacement.
Beating your head against the wall....
Second thing is if that style of battery fails and it's in your garage or basement you are losing your house. It is so violent and explosive that you basically sit back and do your best to keep the flames down until the bank has finished exploding. I've talked to fire fighters and they are terrified of thoes style banks
It actually sparked a regulation that in Canada somthing got passed but basically the entire country is trying to have reversed. Essentially batteries cannot be in a house or a structure attached to a house, of any kind and battery based systems require a special inspector to reach required code levels, a non standard code level of inspection.
Basically this came out a few weeks ago and seems to me like a blanket rule that needs to be refined but currently battery based systems cannot pass code if they are in a house or attached to a house in canada.
Lastly the technology for the newest batteries is very good but the manufacturing and mining process is so bad and unrefined that it's actually more pollution to buy and use an electric car than a gas one.
On the flip side the overall function of an electric car is fantastic, it's the batteries and the source of the power that leaves it being so dirty.
So until things get smoothed out a bit I will remain with lead acid and obviously not inspected either.
Note: I just remembered it was batteries had to be outside in a battery box, cannot be in any buildings at all. It's super ridiculous but hopefully gets reversed