Selecting The Right Cable Size For Your Battery Bank

Are you putting together a battery bank for an alternative energy system?

If you are, then you might be thinking about the size of interconnecting cables between the batteries themselves and the charger / inverter.

How big should the cables be? What size? More accurately, what gauge (AWG)?

   

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The Battery Bank

A battery bank for an Off grid solar powered alternative energy system will consist of a number of batteries and their interconnecting terminal cables.

The batteries will be connected together in various series-parallel configurations to achieve a desired voltage and capacity to work best with the inverter (and charger).

The batteries will serve as a energy storage center to deliver power during periods when the solar panels themselves are either in the dark or under-delivering due to weather conditions.

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Originally posted on Modern Survival Blog