Battery Enclosures or Battery Boxes
Rainbow Power Company builds custom designed battery boxes for solar battery banks.
Unless you can spare an entire room, batteries should be protected by means of a ventilated enclosure. Most batteries emit a flammable gas (hydrogen) once charged beyond ~70%; hence they must be separated from any potential spark source. The most cost effective way to achieve this is a passively ventilated battery enclosure.
Our battery enclosures are vermin proof, lockable, and comply with Australian Standards. They should be positioned in a dry, vibration free location and not be exposed to direct sunlight or temperature extremes. If installed inside a house or shed, ventilation pipes should penetrate the walls to vent the hydrogen gas. Keep in mind that deep cycle batteries are heavy and need to be placed on a structure that can take the weight.
Flat-Pack Battery Enclosures
We also offer pre-fabricated battery boxes for customers living outside our installation area. Pre-fabricated battery boxes include:
- Walls, lid, floor - cut to size
- Pre-drilled holes
- Hinges, screws
- Pre-fixed ventilation holes and vermin proof mesh
- Installation instructions
- Safety and warning signs
- Battery trays (optional)
Battery enclosures start from $300. If the battery bank consists of wet cell batteries a battery tray may also be required (from $22). Contact us for more information.