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When you are choosing battery operated lights for Christmas, it will be important that you follow a few simple steps to make sure that the lights and power source you choose will fit the needs of your home. By selecting the proper lighting, you will have beautiful lights that will not require replacement for several years. Baterias a Domicilio en Viña del Mar

It will be important to calculate the amount of lighting that you will need to decorate your home. This is especially important if you are decorating the exterior of your home. Batteries and packs are available in different sizes and in most cases, it will be necessary to have more than one energy pack for your outdoor lighting.

You will also want to take into consideration the power needs of the lighting that you select. If you are using lighting inside of your home, using LED lighting that do not require the amount of power of regular Christmas lighting will help you to save on power needs. When you are setting up your power pack, you may also want to look at accessories such as solar powered batteries which will eliminate the need for costly electricity.

When using batteries outside, it is important that you have a secure area that is protected from the elements. The batteries should not be exposed to high winds, rain, etc., so that they do not corrode or become damaged. When batteries are properly cared for, you will be able to use them for several years before they need to be replaced.

Storing battery operated Christmas lights requires that you have a storage area that will not be easily accessible to children or animals. The battery should not remain connected to the string of lighting, but rather stored in a separate, dry area in your garage or storage area. Talking to an individual who is knowledgeable in the different types of lighting available and the benefits of different lighting will be very helpful.

I am pretty sure most understand the principle that batteries are used to store the energy generated by your magnetic power system. There are differences in how some batteries do this for their charge and discharge cycle. Car batteries are designed for a very fast discharge of a few seconds (to start your car) followed by a slow recharge period. Golf cart batteries are designed for a long slow discharge every day followed by a short period of recharge of a few hours and are known as deep cycle batteries. These type of batteries are perfect for generating electricity at home using a magnetic power generator. Golf cart batteries are the cheapest and most effective deep cycle battery available and are recommended for getting your power system up and running.

Types of Batteries

The most common type of deep cycle battery is the lead acid type. They are readily available, cheap, but require some maintenance during their useful life. Sealed deep-cycle acid lead batteries are maintenance and trouble free, but they are more expensive. Sealed gel batteries are also maintenance free, but they must not be overcharged or they will be damaged. Since you will be using a charge controller in your system this will not be a problem. All of these batteries come in 6 or 12 volts and your system configuration will tell you how many you need.

Configuring the Batteries in Your System

Based on your system design, you will probably have a 12 volt or 24 volt system. Your components like the charge controller and power inverter will be the same size as this design voltage. This means the batteries have to be grouped in "strings" to reach the desired voltage. Connecting batteries in series increases their voltage (minus to plus), and connecting them in parallel increases the current (plus to a bus bar and minus to a bus bar). Most of the deep cycle lead acid batteries that are recommended for your system will be 6 volt. If your system is 12 volts then you will have strings of two batteries each in series. The number of strings needed is based on the total demand of your design load.