Lead Carbon Batteries - The Future Of Lead Acid ?
Lead Carbon batteries have recently been released by Victron Energy which offer the potential to revolutionise the off-grid battery storage industry.
Featuring far higher cycle life, almost no sulphation, reliable and predictable performance - Lead Carbon is certainly a technology we're looking into with interest. Based on traditional lead acid technologies, the addition of carbon eliminates many of the negatives of traditional lead acid technologies.
As ever, it will be a while before we have real data regarding their performance - however with the technology getting backing from major suppliers, it threatens to leapfrog many of the issues with Lithium batteries, such as low temperature charging, cost and reliability.