Exide Batteries

Exide has very wide range of Solar Tubular Battery models in its products line-up. Now many of our blog readers are posting queries about Exide Solar Tubular Batteries. Many people have doubts about using Exide solar tubular batteries with normal home inverters instead of IT500 or other tubular batteries. In this article we are going to clarify your doubts about solar batteries. Here we come up with some useful information's about Exide Solar Tubular Batteries.

Advantages of Exide Solar Tubular Batteries

  • These Batteries are specially designed for Solar Photovoltaic application.
  • These batteries Performs consistently, even under severe weather and atmospheric conditions.
  • Battery discharge rate is specified as C 10 whereas other normal inverter batteries are rated C 20 (c10 is better than c20, you can enjoy extra backup)
  • Very Low water Loss – Spine tubes casted with low antimony content results in very low % of water loss – which means low maintenance
  • Very Low self-discharge – Battery will never go empty, even if left idle for long time ( only 3% charge loss as self-discharge per month- so no more worries when going for vacation)
  • Rechargeable with very low charging current
  • Full tubular Design results in quick charge acceptance even after very deep discharge.
  • Battery is built with TORR Tubular Technology.
  • Spine Tubes are very thick, made with HADI machine using high pressure casting (100 bar) method to ensure void free build quality.
  • Spine Tube or Positive Plate corrosion results in battery failure, the extra thick spine tubes in this battery ensures very long life and reliability to the battery.

Life expectation under prescribed condition

  • 8 to 10 years for battery models ending with 'L' and prefix TT
  • 5 – 6 years for other models
  • CYCLE LIFE decides the battery life, charging a battery to its full level and using it completely until the inverter beeps and shuts down is called one full cycle (80% depth of discharge dod).
  • If you charge a battery to its full capacity and use only half of the current and start recharging the battery again, it will be considered as one cycle with 50% depth of discharge. If you continue to use your battery like this without draining it completely, you could enjoy extended battery life like 2 or more years extra.

Exide Solar Tubular Cycle Life @ C10 discharge rate

  • 1500 cycles to 80% Depth of discharge
  • 3000 cycles to 50% Depth of discharge
  • 5000 cycles to 20% Depth of discharge
Now you could understand how a battery in an online UPS system in Banks and corporate environment lasts for more than 10 years. They discharge it to only 20 %, so they get more battery life.

Comparison of Exide Solar Tubular with Exide IT500 Tall Tubular

Exide Solar Tubular Battery Exide IT500 tall tubular
Cycle Life 1500 cycles of deep discharge 1000 cycles of deep discharge
Discharge Rating
C10 (better) C20
Life expectancy
5 to 10 years 4 to 5 years


  • Exide solar tubular batteries are not available for online purchase through Exide official website.
  • These batteries are rare in the small towns and small dealers in metros.
  • Battery dealers are not aware of the advantages of Solar Tubular Batteries.
  • Some dealers are fixing their own prices and making it unaffordable for normal people.
  • Prices should be transparent and need to be published in official website
  • Batteries should be available at all authorized Exide outlets to meet the demand and to avoid the price hike by creating an artificial demand.
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Models available

  • Exide solar tubular battery is available in 11 different models.
  • Nine models in 12 v range and two models in 6 volt range.
  • Ah range – 20 ah to 150 ah (12v)
  • I hope this long article is little bit boring for many, but I could not edit any portion as I feel all the above information is useful for readers who plan for installing solar home ups system in their home or office.
  • If you have any question regarding this article, feel free to drop a comment, I'm sure I will get back to you within few hours with all possible solutions.

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