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Old 02-22-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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Solar Panels - FLOODED??

My husband was washing our RV and when he was finished washing the roof, I noticed that the solar check panel inside the RV said "flooded". He did wash them and rinsed them off with the hose; but what does the "flooded" message mean on the panel inside? Will they still work?
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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Flooded means flooded batteries are selected.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:18 AM   #3
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Flooded means flooded batteries are selected.
It's a good thing for dear hubby that it means flooded batteries are selected, lol.
Seriously, I didn't know that. Thanks.
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The panel still shows FLOODED how do we unload the batteries?
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The panel still shows FLOODED how do we unload the batteries?
Flooded is the battery type chosen for your solar charging setup. Other choices could be AGM or GEL. What do you mean by "unload your batteries"?
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Flooded is the battery type chosen for your solar charging setup. Other choices could be AGM or GEL. What do you mean by "unload your batteries"?
As sgtlm17 and Netgain are pointing out, the word "flooded" you are seeing on the display is simply the battery type. It's also called a "wet cell" battery.

https://www.batterystuff.com/kb/arti...ry-basics.html

http://bdchargers.com/batterytypes.php

The links above may help you understand the battery types of:

Wet cell (flooded), gel cell, and absorbed glass mat (AGM) are various versions of the lead acid battery. The wet cell comes in two styles; serviceable and maintenance free.

The gel cell and the AGM batteries are specialty batteries that typically cost twice as much as a premium wet cell. However, they store very well and do not tend to sulfate or degrade as easily as wet cell. There is little chance of a hydrogen gas explosion or corrosion when using these batteries; they are the safest lead acid batteries you can use. Gel cell and some AGM batteries may require a special charging rate.

It's this charging rate, which is why you select which of the three (or more) types of battery you have in your panel, which will be either 1.Flooded (WET), 2. AGM, 3.GEL (aka sealed), and maybe 4. Calcium, 5. Lithium, 6. LiFePO4

As stated, the term "Flooded" is just a battery type......and nothing your husband did. It just depends on the brand/type solar controller you have, as to which battery type term they may use.

Here is an example of one using "Flooded"



You also may want to find out exactly what battery type your solar controller is connected to in your RV, and make sure it's correctly selected as the type on your solar controller.
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