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C/20 Discharge Rate Calculations of Standard SLA Batteries

Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E


Capacity C in Disharge Rate Load Resistance Load Resistance Watts
Amp Hours C/20: (Amps) @ 12.6V (ohms) @ 12.25V (ohms) Dissipated
1.2 0.06 210.0 204.2 0.8
1.9 0.10 132.6 128.9 1.2
2.3 0.12 109.6 106.5 1.4
3 0.15 84.0 81.7 1.9
3.6 0.18 70.0 68.1 2.3
4 0.20 63.0 61.3 2.5
4.5 0.23 56.0 54.4 2.8
5 0.25 50.4 49.0 3.2
7 0.35 36.0 35.0 4.4
7.5 0.38 33.6 32.7 4.7
8 0.40 31.5 30.6 5.0
12 0.60 21.0 20.4 7.6
15 0.75 16.8 16.3 9.5
17 0.85 14.8 14.4 10.7
24 1.20 10.5 10.2 15.1
26 1.30 9.7 9.4 16.4
28 1.40 9.0 8.8 17.6
33 1.65 7.6 7.4 20.8
40 2.00 6.3 6.1 25.2
Note 1: As battery drops to 11.9 volts the current will drop by about 5%.
Note 2: Average voltage of battery is 12.25V, load resistance shown in Column D.
Note 3: Your load resistor should be rated at twice this wattage to not overheat.
Note 4: Actual discharge rate is about C/20.7 since current drops with voltage.
Note 5: Table and Chart by Bill Allen (allenwh57)
Discharge Curve with Fixed Resistor as Load based on 10 Ah Rated Battery
Voltage Current
12.6 0.499 Discharge Current with Fixed Load
12.5 0.495 Based on 10 Ah Battery and 25.2 Ohm Load.
12.4 0.491 0.510
12.3 0.487
0.500
12.2 0.483
0.490

Current with fixed Load


12.1 0.479
12 0.475 0.480
11.9 0.471 0.470
11.8 0.467 0.460
11.7 0.463
0.450
11.6 0.459
11.5 0.455 0.440
11.4 0.451 0.430
11.3 0.448 0.420
11.2 0.444 0.410
11.1 0.440
0.400
11 0.436 12.6 12.5 12.4 12.3 12.2 12.1 12 11.9 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.1

Voltage as Battery Discharges


Fixed Load
25.2 Ohm Load.

11.7 11.6 11.5 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.1 11

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