So I have a 12 V solar system (panels produce 20 V but batteries are 12 V. I also have a set of 5 batteries. One of these batteries is a marine deep cycle battery and the other is a group of five lead calcium batteries.
I read a lot about how PbCa batteries are Lead-Acid, so is it okay to connect these two dissimilar batteries in parallel to maximize usage?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so?
- Solar charge rate: 7 A max
- Solar charge voltage: 20 V max OC