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Old 11-26-2017, 02:14 AM
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So anyway, running banks of LEDs on those batteries were appropriate loads. The 18500 type battery is 600mAh. I'm not sure if the ratings for those are based on a 20 hour discharge but if so, then the 20 hour load is around 2 watts.
Hello Aaron. Yes, I was speaking in general when I mentioned about using LEDs as loads. If you connect together a whole bank of LEDs or use a big commercial LED 'bulb' it may be a suitable load depending on the AH ratings for the batteries you are using. However, a typical single LED might only consume a few mW to glow very brightly was what I was referring to, so just a few LEDs is not much of a load. Some of the 12V LED 'bulbs' you can get these days can consume several Watts. If you are going to use big high capacity lead-acid car batteries or similar, then you are probably going to want a more significant load to test with.

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