12V vs 24V: Battery System Differences

In our daily life,  12v lifrpo4 battery and 24v lifepo4 battery are the most common lithium iron phosphate battery.  The lithium iron phosphate battery is wiedly used in lead-acid replacement,  solar light, golf cart,  RV. Most of the time, we don’t need to think about the voltage of a battery. However, when working with DC power systems for RV’s boats or off-grid applications, a serious decision needs to be made between 12V vs 24V.

This article will discuss 12V and 24V systems and the differences in 12V vs 24V batteries. Let’s get into it!

12v Vs 24v

1.What’s 12v battery or 24v battery?

V is the unit of voltage, a 12V battery means that the battery voltage is 12V, and a 24V battery means that the battery voltage is 24V.

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2.How is 12v battery and 24v battery made?

There are many types of batteries, the common ones are lead-acid batteries, nickel metal hydride batteries, lithium batteries, etc.

2.1 lead-acid battery

The single voltage of lead-acid battery is 2V, 12V lead-acid battery is composed of 6 batteries in series, and 24V lead-acid battery can be connected with 2 12V batteries in series

2.2 Ni-MH battery

The single voltage of Ni-MH battery is 1.2V, 12V Ni-MH battery needs 10 batteries connected in series, and 24V Ni-MH battery needs 20 batteries connected in series

2.3 LifePo4 battery

Lithium iron phosphate battery, single battery voltage is 3.2V, 12V battery is composed of 4 batteries in series, 24V lithium battery is composed of 8.

3. What’s 24v battery?

One way to get 24v battery system is to buy 24v battery.24V batteries are less common than their 12V counterpart and are harder to come by. 24V batteries are also relatively expensive.

However, 24v battery can save more space. If you are worried about space, we suggest you buy a single 24v battery.

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4.How to select, 12v vs 24v?

There is no obvious difference between the two kinds of batteries, which are mainly selected according to the customer’s product and product motor. The customer product

motor has a working voltage range, a 12V motor needs a 12V battery, and a 24V motor needs a 24V battery.

5.The application of 12v and 24v

12V batteries and 24V batteries have different voltages, so the application fields of batteries are also different.

12V batteries are generally used in solar street lights, car starting power supplies, searchlights, electric toys, electronic equipment, electric tools, etc.

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24V batteries are generally used in applications such as robots, electric bicycles, AGVs, forklifts, RVs, and lawn mowers.

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