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Robin's 20 amp/hr question?

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What does "20 AMP Hour Rate" mean?

I have learned that trying to explain this one can be complicated; however let's give it a try.

If you have a battery that is listed "20 Amps" and you put a draw on it of "1 amp" per hour, the battery will last for 20 hours.  What if you put a draw on it of 20 amps per hour does it last for only one hour?  I have learned that it does not.  When you discharge a battery at a faster rate the overall amperage that is available is less.

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    October 16, 2016 a 3:33 pm
    • Most solar panels will last 20+ years, and a majority of ours have a 25-year limited warranty of 80% power output. I wouldn’t be concerned about covering the panel, as they have a long life to begin with. And in 25 years, who know they could be a whole lot more efficient!

      January 16, 2017 a 12:50 pm
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