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BP7-12 12V 7AH Battery – A Battery For Many Needs

by Chris - June 13th, 2011.
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Having a battery for backup power storage is extremely useful as it can be used for other purposes and experiments when the power is not being generated. One of the batteries that will serve many purposes is the BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery. The BP7-12 also serves as an excellent replacement battery. Made from lead acid electrolytes, the battery can be charged and discharged at frequent intervals while also expecting a 12V 7Ah power output constantly. The BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery gives you a very long life as much as your original battery gave you when you first bought it. Though it not suited for power hungry applications, it is a great battery for those which do not exceed the load of 0.5 amps. Many solar experiments will find this battery to be an indispensible usage.

Pond pumps are a necessity for you to constantly allow fresh water into your pond and drain away the old water. In general, pumps used here are power hungry and you will be able to save a lot of money when they are solar powered. The major disadvantage it is that you will have to operate only when the sun is out and the solar panels are able to generate power. But when you are upgrading a solar pond pump with at BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery, it gives you a great flexibility of using the pump whenever you need to. The 12V 7Ah battery can be charged by your solar panels and can be used at any time of the day or night at your convenience. You can get a do it yourself upgrade solar pond pump kit which will have all the instructions on how to upgrade step by step. Even if you are just replacing an original battery which has now worn out with the BP7-12, all you have to do it to connect the terminals with the wires. It is that simple. The battery has a very simple design with two leads coming out of it to make contacts where you will plug in the terminals.

BP7-12 12v 7AH Battery

A BP7-12 12v 7AH Battery made by BB

Not in all the regions do plants get enough sunlight to grow naturally healthy. In places where there are not enough open space to grow the vegetation, they are grown underground or in basements. Mostly these plants are grown in closed places. In such conditions artificial grow lights are used. The grow lights need to be on for most of the day and require regular power supply. It is very wise to have solar powered LED grow lights as they will consume lesser power enabling you to use more of them. To use them all day long, a battery for energy storage has to be included with the solar power. The BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery makes a great substitute as it does not spill or leak. They can be charged quickly and will be able to deliver constant 12V 7Ah output for as long as the battery has charge left in it. The battery is very easy to install and can be used for other purposes if the led grow lights consume only very little power. The BP7-12 can be used to power different grow lights as each plant needs a different light frequency for its chlorophyll to perform optimally. All this can be done with the help of BP7-12 12V battery.

When living in a house where there is a risk of flooding during rains or when there is a chance of flooding of the floor during a leak, a sump pump system is inevitable necessity. When your drains get clogged or when the electricity fails during a storm, things could get worse. A solar powered sump pump backup system is the clever thing to do.

You don’t have to be tech savvy to install these devices. There are many do it yourself kits that is clear enough for anyone to follow. The right battery option for this sump pump system is the BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery. The battery stores up charge as the solar panels are generate power during the day when the sun is out. Later on this can be used to power the sump pump with a constant 12V 7Ah power from the BP7-12. The installation and connections to this battery are very simple. All it has are two terminals to which the positive and negative terminals are connected. This will be a good solar powered project because it will have lots of time to recharge and will not be used very frequently. Because of the BP7-12, the solar panel power need not match the pump’s power requirements. The charge is stored, accumulated, and then only used so the panel is not running the pump directly.

A Solar Lighting Project

A small, solar lighting project using a 12v battery. Photo by Fred von Graf.

Each project has a slightly different use for the BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery. Some might use it as a backup power for home appliances such as lights and fans or even for running the television. It can also be used as a foundational piece for any solar powered project. The installation of the BP7-12 is very simple and can also be used to easily replace original batteries. Regardless of what purpose one might intend to use the BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery, understanding battery ratings is essential. This will let you know how much time the 12V 7Ah battery will take to charge from the solar panels available in your house or business. Also, the rating determines power input and output of the battery with maximum load on the battery. You will also be able to estimate how long the battery will last with your power demands letting you know what to expect and how long you can go on battery power.

It is common that one will need more power from solar powered projects. When the demands increase and exceed 0.5amps current, you will not be able to use BP7-12 12V 7Ah battery. A bigger battery that can store and deliver more amount of charge will be needed for your requirements. If your project requires bigger batteries, then you have to move out of the 12V 7Ah segment and look at other batteries which will be able to deliver constant higher current for a longer time.

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