Compare SE-830BLU and SE-860XLC for my friend

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Compare SE-830BLU and SE-860XLC for my friend

Post by ryanknight »

I have been wondering about the above products. Which is more productive? Can you give me some comments?

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Compare SE-830BLU and SE-860XLC for my friend

Post by raysun »

I'm not sure what is meant by "more productive" but the major difference between the two systems appears to be the battery.

Both are VRLA (sealed cell) batteries. The XLC are very large capacity 2V monoblocks comprised of thick lead plates, while the Blue+ are smaller capacity 12V monoblocks built with a thin plate technology.

The XLC are connected in a single series string while the Blue+ are three parallel strings. The XLC may provide more inherent cell balance, while the Blue+ will support much faster charging. In fact, Northstar claims there is no charge current limit on their thin plate batteries.
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