DISADVANTAGES OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
These batteries are not sustainable, they do not reduce your carbon footprint, this all false advertising
People and have been killed or permanently and seriously injured from exploding Lithium-ion batteries
More and more Lithium-ion batteries are exploding and catching fire
Once they have caught fire, it is extremely difficult to put out
In most cases a building or car will be either totatally destroyed or seriously damaged
They need to be replaced at least every 10 years
They can not be recycled, there is currently no process that can recycle lithium-ion batteries without losing money
There will be significant environmental issues when disposing used lithium batteries in the coming years
They cost an excessive amount of power to mine and manufacture
Children as young a 7 years old are paid $2 per day in dangerous mining conditions to mine cobalt for Lithium-ion batteries
The extraction process of lithium is very resource demanding and specifically uses around 500,000 litre of water in the extracting 1 metric tonne of Lithium
There is signicant environmental damage to diverse ecosystems around some Lithium mines
Lithium-ion batteries contain cobalt and manganese, which are toxic and can contaminate water supplies and ecosystems if they leach out of landfills
Please do your reseaerch on these batteries, they are dangerous to us and the environment
Below are Charge and Discharge information of our Nickel Iron batteries.
Below is a screen shot of our inverter's Input (charging) and Load (usage).
Remember each Nickel Iron cell = 1.2 volts.
12 volt battery needs 10 cells (10 cells x 1.2 volts = 12volts when connected in series)
24 volt battery needs 20 cells (20 cells x 1.2 volts = 24volts when connected in series)
48 volt battery needs 40 cells (40 cells x 1.2 volts = 48volts when connected in series)
If you connect the cells in parallel you will increase the amp hrs.
Example: 10(ten) x 100ah x 1.2 cells connected in parallel = 1000ah at 1.2 volts
Our system is made up of 40 x 1000ah cells connected to a solar system and the electricity grid.
As each cell is 1.2 volts we are running a 48 volt system. The inverter is set to operate a 48volt system.
The inverter automatically disconnects from the grid (daily) at 5.00pm and reconnects at 5.00am.