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# Here is the formula of Charging Time of a Lead acid battery.

Charging Time of battery = Battery Ah / Charging Current T = Ah / A Example, Suppose for 120 Ah battery, First of all, we will calculate charging current for 120 Ah battery. As we know that charging current should be 10% of the Ah rating of battery. so charging current for120Ah Battery = 120 x (10/100) = 12 Amperes. but due to losses, we can take 12-14Amperes for charging purpose. suppose we took 13 Amp for charging purpose, then charging time for 120Ah battery = 120 / 13 = 9.23 Hrs. but this was an ideal case... practically, this is noted that 40% of losses ( in case of battery charging) then 120 x (40 / 100) = 48 .....(120Ah x 40% of losses) therefore, 120 + 48 = 168 Ah ( 120 Ah + Losses) Now Charging Time of battery = Ah/Charging Current 168 / 13 = 12.92 or 13 Hrs ( in real case) Therefore, an 120Ah battery would take 13 Hrs for completely charging ( with 13 A charging current). Most battery manufacturers recommend sizing the charger at about 25% of the batt ery capacity (ah = amp hour capacity). Thus, a 100 ah battery would take about a 25 amp charger (or less). Larger chargers may be used to decrease charge time, but may decrease battery life. Smaller chargers are fine for long term floating, e.g. a 1 or 2 amp "smart charger" can be used for battery maintenance between h igher amp cycle use. Some batteries specify 10% of capacity (.1 X C) as the char ge rate, and while this doesn't hurt anything, a good microprocessor charger of the appropriate charge profile should be fine up to the 25% rate. You talk to di fferent engineers, even at the same company, you get different answers. For example, if your portable guitar amplifier is drawing a steady 20 amps and y ou want it to last 1 hour you would start out with Step 1: C=20 amps * 1 hour = 20 AH Then proceed to Step 2 C = 20 AH / 0.8 = 25 AH

Then take the high rate into account C =25 /.5 = 50 AH Thus you would need a 50 amp hour sealed lead acid battery to run the amplifier for 1 hour at 20 amps average draw. -------------400AH battery drawing load of 45A Discharge Time: 400/45*0.5*0.8= 3.5 Hrs -------------function calcTable() { //get('value1').innerHTML = * get('field2').value var E3 = new Number(get('field1').value); var E4 = new Number(get('field2').value); if(get('field3').checked) var E9 = .05; else var E9 = 0;

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