Are car battery's as good as leisure battery's for my 12V solar system?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Admin

We are often asked by customers whether a car battery will work just as well as a leisure battery on as 12V solar panel system; Without going into too much detail, the answer is no! 

A leisure battery has been designed in such a way that it can cope with it being continuously charged and discharged over a long period of time, whereas this would ruin a car battery pretty quickly. A leisure battery can also provide a steady flow of current over a long period of time, allowing the odd surge when needed. A car battery has been designed that it can provide a lot of power very quickly but for a short period of time!