Recycled lead

RCinFLARCinFLA Solar Expert Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭✭
I read an article that expressed some concern about the lead purity from recycled lead. Of particular concern for lead-acid batteries is copper and nickel contaminates.

Battery leakage can increase from lead that is not of high purity.


  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Recycled lead

    I'd suspect it would be hard to create a compound which would be hard to smelt out, between the weight and low melting of lead.
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Magnum MS4024, Prosine 1800(now backup) and Exeltech 1100(former, 660 ah 24v Forklift battery(now 10 years old). Off grid for 20 years (if I include 8 months on a bicycle).
    - Assorted other systems, pieces and to many panels in the closet to not do more projects.
  • SlappySlappy Solar Expert Posts: 251 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Recycled lead try that link, :D at about 1:30 the copper and other impurities is mentioned.
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