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#268235 6-Mar-2020 22:35
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Hi, I’m new here so I apologise in advance if this in the wrong place.
I have 10+ gel deep cycle batteries in good condition ranging from 50Ahr to 80.
Are these useful/decent to use as storage for a solar system or should I sell them and buy something better. 4 are brand new, replaced under warranty, so I’m not concerned about the condition of the batteries.
I live rurally so I am mainly looking at running a low pressure water pump and electric gates not a complete of grid system.
Any advice or criticism is welcome, mods feel free to tell me where I’ve gone wrong

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  #2434084 7-Mar-2020 10:33
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My favourite motorcycle store uses a battery tender on their stock of new batteries. I believe they just cycle the tender through their stock. I leave my motorcycle permanently on a tender.

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  #2434098 7-Mar-2020 11:27
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Since you've already got them I'd use them. You have nothing to lose.

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  #2441704 19-Mar-2020 20:40
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Cheers for the input but I’m going to sell them and get a more appropriate setup

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