Batteries for hybrid off-grid power

Five key questions you should ask

Read this article to learn:

  • The pros and cons of 12V and 2V lead acid batteries and lithium ion batteries in hybrid applications
  • Decision criteria in selecting a battery for a given site
  • How to ensure warranties aren’t invalidated and the key role played by monitoring systems
  • Sizing considerations when deciding on a battery bank
  • The importance of standards and the importance of traceable test records

In backup applications for telecom sites in developed markets with stable grids, battery operation is a well-understood topic with expected battery lifetime of more than ten years.  However, for telecom sites in emerging markets with very unstable or no power grids at all, things are not quite so straightforward. Thomas Rahkonen, Flexenclosure’s Chief Technology Officer…

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