Since the advent and introduction of solar power generation and inverter solutions, the world has witnessed continuous improvement in the technology backing up the novel development. These improvements have reduced the headache experienced due to regular power outages. They have also reduced the stress associated with installing and maintaining inverter and solar energy solutions. They have enhanced and improved the lives of millions of people across the world.
Lead-acid batteries, the first alternative energy solution introduced have been around for more than 150 years. Flat plate batteries were the in-thing in battery technology as far back as the year 1881.
A reconstruction on the flat plate technology saw the advent of the Tubular battery which became a better technology with several advantages over the flat plate technology.
Of what use is it when a consumer spends and invests so much to acquire an inverter battery to provide an alternative source of power when the batteries do not last?
Every user expects value for money in the place of efficiency and durability of the battery.
However, that is not always the case. The cost of replacing inverter batteries is not on the low side. It is a major expense and such amounts might as well be invested in other endaevours. Another effect of a non-durable power source is that the user feels betrayed because he has not used the batteries for a long period. Hence, durability is key in the selection of alternative power sources.
In the wake of alternative power generation, it is important to seek solutions that not only generate power but are also cost-effective and durable. Power generation never got better.
Tall Tubular Battery Specification
The Tubular battery, the opposite of the common flat plate battery consists of negative plates with its positive parts infused under tube packets.
The Tubular battery uses technology that seals the active material in polyester tubes called gauntlets, instead of pasting it on the surface of the plate. As a result, there’s no shedding or corrosion, ensuring long battery life. Owing to their toughness and durability, tubular batteries can operate at extreme temperatures and are used in high cyclic applications involving frequent and prolonged power outages.
Opponents of tubular technology might argue that the old-school flat plate batteries are easier and less economical to construct and maintain.
However, tubular batteries have been shown to have both a longer life and supply more power faster in an equivalent size, while still being produced at a competitive cost.
Tubular batteries possess plates that supply energy quicker and more efficiently due to:
- Compact structure
- Increased mass and surface area of the active material
- The ease with which acid circulates around the tubular plate design
Advantages of ICellpower Solar 220Ah Tall Tubular Battery
– Robust Tubular with High Pressure die casted spine- resulting in a low rate of spine corrosion.
– Spill-Proof Vent plug – resulting in no spillage on top and low controlled acid fumes.
– Optimized Negative paste receipt for fast charge acceptance
– Consistent backup throughout life
– Excellent behavior in PSOC condition as compare
– Low Self Discharge.
– Excellent performance on the deep cyclic application as compared to Valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery.
– Assured durability which means your battery will last longer than any you have ever seen or used before.
– High water retention.
Tall Tubular Battery VS Tubular Battery
The Flat-plate battery is made up of positive and negative plates made up of pasted grids while the Tubular plate battery is made up of negative plates like in a flat plate battery except the positive part is made up of spines put under tube packets.
The flat plate battery life is lower compared to the tubular battery as the shedding of active material is low in tubular batteries.
Tubular batteries also have a greater ability to produce and accept current compared to a flat plate battery. This phenomenon occurs in both the discharge and charge direction which means that a tubular battery is better suited to the high charging rates associated with opportunity and fast charging as well as heavy-duty applications that require high sustained current.
In comparison to the Sealed Maintenance-free (SMF) batteries which are dry cells, tubular batteries are wet-cell batteries. That is also called a flooded battery. Tubular or wet-cell batteries contain liquid electrolytes, unlike dry cell batteries that contain paste electrolytes. They do require occasional maintenance, but that is hardly a difficult task. It only takes infrequent top-up with distilled water, say 3 or 4 times in a year. That gives you the assurance of rugged battery performance and extra durability. That’s because tubular batteries suffer minimal sulphation, which is the key battery killer.
In its quest to see an improvement in the generation of accessible and uninterrupted Power supply in Nigeria, the foremost renewable energy manufacturer and solution provider, ICELLPOWER has launched an even better technology than the tubular battery- The Tall Tubular Battery. It is a powerful solution that lasts long unlike any you have ever seen before in the Nigerian tubular battery market.