After an email conversation with Grant at Bimble I bought 3x 100W panels and all the associated mounts connectors and cabling for a little over £300, everything arrived rapidly and in good order and is now on top of my Van making lots of free 'leccy 8^)
Brand New 110Ah Sealed Vented Lead Acid Battery (Terminal options at foot of this text)
The Technology – Sterling’s high integrity valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries operate as a starved electrolyte system. The electrolyte is limited to the amount that either is absorbed in the battery plates or wets the fibres in the separator. The resulting system allows gases produced during overcharge to diffuse from one plate to the other, and to be recombined back into the electrolyte.
This recombination creates a closed system, thus reducing the release of gases into the atmosphere under normal discharge conditions.
Since the electrolyte is recycled, there is no need to add water to the batteries. This reduced maintenance and leads to a longer life battery in a clean and compact container. They can be installed when flooded batteries are impractical.
110 Ah (20 hour rate)
Features & Benefits
Tank formed construction allows for individual plates to be inspected prior to battery assembly, eliminating manufacturing defects. Plates are fully formed guaranteeing 100% capacity on delivery.
Sterling’s unique construction and sealing techniques ensures no electrolyte leakage from case or terminals, allowing batteries to be positioned on their side.
Excellent recovery from deep discharge.
Low self discharge – approx 3% per month.
Not restricted for air transport – complies with IATA ICAO special provision A67.
Impact resistant ABS case and cover.
Industry standard footprints for easy field replacement.
Charging: (25°C / 77°F)
Standby use: Float charging voltage 13.50V to 13.80V.
Top up charge: Product in storage (ambient temperature) requires a top up charge every 6 months. Apply constant voltage at 2.40 volts per cell, initial charging current should be set at less than 0.1 CA for 15 to 20 hours
Standby use: 3 - 5 years.
Cycle use (approx):
100% depth of discharge 200 cycles
50% depth of discharge 450 cycles
30% depth of discharge 1000 cycles
Comes with bolts.
Alternatively you can have a terminal post using this pair of terminal adaptors