Battery Sizing

saileshsharma2saileshsharma2 Registered Users, Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 1
Hello Is there any easy formula to calculate no of battery if there is given watthour, known system voltage.
like as Required Battery capacity= 7200 WHr And system Voltage is 48v
It comes 150 Ah .
Do u have any idea plz

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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 7,307 ✭✭✭✭
    If your design comes up with 7200 wh being required  (Is that the daily load, or the final 20% discharge value)
    7200 / 48v = 150 ah indeed.   Easy way is to use 8, 6V 200ah golf cart batteries in series.  Gives you a little extra
    capacity, no parallel strings, and should be a solid 3-6 years lifetime.
    Your charging source should be able to provide 20A @ 58V or about 1200W from a wall outlet, or about 1500w of well aimed PV panels.
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  • mvasmvas Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭✭
    Hello Is there any easy formula to calculate no of battery if there is given watthour, known system voltage.
    like as Required Battery capacity= 7200 WHr And system Voltage is 48v
    It comes 150 Ah .
    Do u have any idea plz
    Yes, your formula is correct but ...
    I would double the size of the batteries.
    If you calculate 150 AH needed per day, then install 300 AH batteries  for 50% DOD max.
    8 batteries x 300 AH x 6 volts each in series.
    3 years at 50% Depth of Discharge = 1,000 deep cycles.

    There are not very many batteries that can handle 50% DOD every day for 3 years.
    Don't even think about using Marine (fake) "Deep-Cycle" batteries.

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