The new Surrette Rolls S-550 is an improved 6-Volt deep cycle battery with 554 Amp Hour capacity at 100 hour rate. It features thick, positive plates and large liquid reserve for high cycles. The container is built with a lightweight and strong container with integrated rope handles.
The Surrette S-550 comes with a 7-year warranty (24 months full replacement, 60 months after that is prorated)
Container and cover: High Density Polypropylene
Weight (wet): 56kg, 123lbs
Dimensions: 318x181x425mm (12 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 16 3/4 inches)
100 hr rate capacity: 554Ah
50 hr rate capacity: 500Ah
20 hr rate capacity: 428Ah
Surrette Rolls batteries of Series 4000 come with a complete replacement warranty within the first 24 months from the date placed in service. After the first 24 months of service the warranty will be adjusted for a period of up to 84 months from the date first in service.
About Surrette Rolls
The Surrette Battery Company was established in 1935 and is based out of Nova Scotia, Canada since 1959. For over 50 years they have been manufacturing Rolls-branded deep cycle lead acid batteries and they have become a trusted name in the deep cycle battery industry. They are the only independent battery manufacturer in Canada and one of the leaders in North America for lead-acid batteries. The company is known for their high-quality line of lead acid batteries and they have earned a reputation for one of the most reliable batteries on the market. With a high-cycle life, Rolls Surrette has one of the longest warranties in the industry. Some of the models have a warranty of up to 10 years. On average, the life expectancy of these batteries is between 15 and 20 years.
The Rolls Surrette batteries are constructed with a non-breakable dual-container construction which prevents acid leakage. They enclose each cell in its own inner container that is made with a polypropylene shell. Each cell is then enclosed with a second polyethylene outer container which allows the battery to still be operable in the event the outer container breaks. Each cell also features double insulated positive plates. These plates help protect from malfunctions and allows the sediment chamber to be eliminated which creates more space for liquid at the top of the battery. Less maintenance is required because of the increased liquid reserve.
The Surrette Battery Company produce a wide-range of premium deep cycle batteries that are used for renewable energy, railroad applications, marine and motive power applications. They provide several voltage and capacity options and are built to last. Their products are known to be dependable with long lasting energy. With the quality and durability of their products, it is definitely a top pick.
The first and most important step to configure your battery back is to know your system's voltage. Small systems used in RVs and boats are usually 12V. It is recommended to use 24V or 48V for medium sized energy systems and always 48V for large systems. Some systems can even go up to 60V, however, 12V, 24V and 48V are the standard in solar and renewable energy systems. Whatever your system voltage is, keep that number in mind since it will be consistent across your system design; changing your system voltage down the road could be a costly alternative.
Another factor is to know the space available for the batteries, this is especially true for mobile applications and systems with a designated battery enclosures. These type of enclosures are usually designed for a certain type and number of batteries, for example, four L-16 batteries.
Knowing the type of battery you want is also part of the selection process. You only want to use deep-cycle batteries in renewable energy systems. Lead acid batteries are the most common, they can be flooded or sealed. Flooded batteries require periodic maintenance such as refilling water levels while sealed or VRLA batteries are considered maintenance free. Flooded batteries are seen in most renewable energy systems mainly because of their lower cost. Applications in remote locations with difficult access call for sealed batteries that do not require constant human supervision. Both batteries, flooded and sealed, are comparable in terms of performance; the determining factors are the application and cost.
A factor that requires careful consideration is your energy needs which ultimately will determine the size of your battery bank. Technically speaking, the larger the battery bank, the better. A large battery bank will reduce the depth of discharge of each cycle, thus extending the life of the batteries. Realistically, not everybody has the budget for an oversized battery bank.
Once the above factors have been figured out, the rest is relatively easy. The number of batteries in the bank will be determined by the voltage, if you have a 48V system you will need eight 6V batteries or twelve 4V batteries.
Your energy requirements will determine the capacity, or the total amount of energy stored in the battery bank. It is usually measured in charge / discharge cycles. This part can get highly technical so we are going to simplify it for the purpose of this article. The capacity of your storage is measured in Ampere-Hour or Ah per cycle. To extend the life of the batteries it is recommended to discharge your batteries less than fifty percent per cycle (50% depth of discharge or DOD). So if you know that you need 350Ah to power all your loads on daily basis, you should consider a 700Ah battery bank for a healthy life cycle. In the same scenario, a 900-1000Ah battery bank won’t hurt, it will provide additional energy on the days when it is needed and will also help extend the life of the batteries by reducing the depth of discharge of each cycle. Needless to say it will also cost more money.
Note: As a rule of thumb, the larger the size of the battery bank, the lower the nominal voltage of each battery. For example, 12V batteries are only recommended in small systems with one or two batteries. 6V batteries are ideal for medium size banks and are widely used in renewable energy systems. 4V and 2V are high capacity batteries reserved for large energy systems.
Batteries vary by chemistry and configuration, which means that the required maintenance also changes. Some of these maintenance tasks may be automated or performed remotely via charge controllers or battery management systems, including charge regulation, voltage checks, and related measurements. Others require on-site manual operations or oversight. These tasks include, but are not limited to, adding water or equalization.
Sealed lead-acid batteries, gel cells, and absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are often called maintenance-free, because they don’t require manual maintenance like watering or an equalization charge. While this makes them suitable for remote or unattended power systems, sealed batteries need accurate regulation to keep them from overcharging or over-discharging.
Lead-acid batteries should be recharged as soon as possible, with no exceptions. This is because the positive plates change from lead oxide to lead sulfate as it discharges. Should the plates be allowed to stay in a lead sulfate state instead of immediately charged, the plates will remain partially sulfate even when fully charged.
Parts of the plates that are sulfate cannot hold energy any longer, which reduces the effectiveness of the batteries and their lifetime. For example, batteries that are only partially charged on a regular basis tend to fail in less than a year. While new lead-carbon batteries dramatically reduce sulfation, they still need to be recharged immediately to keep them in good working shape.
Remember, battery warranties never cover damage due to poor maintenance or loss of capacity due to sulfation, so proper maintenance is key.
Wet-cell or flooded batteries need their electrolyte levels checked at least once every three months. At the same time, the batteries will need to be topped-off with distilled water.
However, water should not be added to fully discharged batteries. As these batteries discharge, they absorb electrolytes. If water is added while the battery is discharged, then the battery is recharged, the electrolytes will overflow and create a safety hazard.
The tops of the batteries should be kept clean and cables should be tight. If the cables are loose, do not attempt to tighten or remove them while charging or immediately after charging. Any spark around the batteries has the potential to cause a hydrogen explosion inside the case, igniting a fire or causing a larger explosion.
Should the batteries show a variation of 0.05 or more in specific gravity from one another, they will need an equalization charge. This is essentially a steady overcharge that brings the batteries to a bubbling state.
With proper care as outlined above your batteries should remain in good working condition throughout their service life and serve well as part of any power system.
Essentially, battery state-of-charge (SOC) can be easily measured using an amp-hour meter, by voltage, or by specific gravity. Measuring SOC by voltage or specific gravity requires specialized knowledge and a great deal of care, so it is recommended that owners utilize amp-hour meters for all battery systems.
An amp-hour meter is somewhat like a fuel gauge for batteries, providing all the information necessary to keep the batteries charged. While using an amp-hour meter, users can see the system’s voltage, current, and battery condition.
The voltage of a particular state-of-charge will vary depending on which state the battery is in; charging or discharging. Also affecting the variation is the current in relation to the size of the battery. It is important to remember that voltage will vary with temperature.
While the battery is charging, a lower outdoor temperature will increase battery voltage. For example. the full-charge voltage on a 12 VDC battery is 0.9 VDC higher at the lower temperature of 32℉ than at 70℉. The opposite is true for discharging. While discharging, a higher outdoor temperature results in higher voltage.
While a battery is idle, the temperature has little effect, although very high temperatures may increase the self-discharge rate.
A hydrometer may also be used to measure battery state-of-charge in flooded lead-acid batteries by measuring the amount of electrolytes near the plates. However, the electrolytes can only be measured at the very top of the battery, which may or may not be near the plates.
To get an accurate reading from the hydrometer, take the readings after the battery has been idle for a long while, or after several hours of the battery slowly discharging. Near the end of the charging cycle, gas bubbles rise through the sulfuric acid. It takes a few hours to mix enough to get an accurate reading with the hydrometer.
Whether a hydrometer or an amp-hour meter is used to measure battery state-of-charge, using them will allow you to determine where your batteries are in the stages of charging or discharging.
The following table shows a complete list of all the deep cycle lead-acid batteries available through Webo Solar. The table indicates which batteries are flooded and which ones are sealed; it also indicates some basic specs such as voltage, capacity, dimensions and weight. Prices are approximate.
|Manufacturer||Type||Part No.||Volts||Ah @ 20 hr||Ah @ 100 hr||Length (in)||Width (in)||Height (in)||Weight (lbs)||Price|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-480||6 Volt||375||486||12-1/4||7-1/8||16-3/4||117||$317|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-550||6 Volt||428||554||12-1/4||7-1/8||16-3/4||127||$349|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-620||6 Volt||482||624||12-1/4||7-1/8||16-3/4||131||$407|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-1450||2 Volt||1050||1380||12-1/2||7-1/8||16-3/4||115||$362|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-1660||2 Volt||1200||1590||12-1/2||7-1/8||16-3/4||121||$413|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-1860||2 Volt||1300||1729||12-1/2||7-1/8||16-3/4||125||$471|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||S-1400EX||2 Volt||1000||1408||12/1/2||7-1/8||16-3/4||114||$443|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||2-KS-33PS||2 Volt||1766||2491||13-3/4||8-5/16||24-13/16||208||$874|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||2-YS-31PS||2 Volt||2430||3435||15-1/2||9-1/4||31-5/8||285||$1,218|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||4-CS-17PS||4 Volt||546||770||14-3/8||8-1/4||18-1/4||128||$627|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||4-KS-21PS||4 Volt||1104||1557||15-3/4||9-3/8||24-3/4||267||$1,094|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||4-KS-25PS||4 Volt||1350||1900||15-3/4||10-5/8||24-3/4||315||$1,370|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||6-CS-17PS||6 Volt||546||770||22-1/4||8-1/4||18-1/4||221||$892|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||6-CS-21PS||6 Volt||683||963||22-1/4||8-1/4||18-1/4||271||$1,066|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||6-CS-25PS||6 Volt||820||1156||22-1/4||8-1/4||18-1/4||318||$1,229|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||8-CS-17PS||8 Volt||546||770||28-1/4||8-1/4||18-1/4||294||$1,181|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||8-CS-25PS||8 Volt||820||1156||28-1/4||11-1/4||18-1/4||424||$1,632|
|Surrette Rolls||Flooded||12-CS-11PS||12 Volt||357||503||22-1/4||11-1/4||18-1/4||272||$1,089|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S-275AGM||6 Volt||250||275||10-1/4||7-1/8||10-3/4||77||$366|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S-460AGM||6 Volt||415||460||11-3/4||7-1/8||16-3/4||272||$600|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-590||2 Volt||550||590||9-1/2||6-3/4||14-1/2||71||$425|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-945||2 Volt||880||945||16-1/4||6-7/8||14-1/2||118||$695|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-1180||2 Volt||1100||1180||18-3/4||6-7/8||14-1/2||142||$851|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-1275 (L16)||2 Volt||1150||1275||38294||39630||16-3/4||123||$611|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-1895||2 Volt||1750||1895||15-3/4||13-5/8||14-3/4||229||$1,373|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-2375||2 Volt||2200||2375||19-1/4||13-3/4||15-1/8||287||$1,729|
|Surrette Rolls||Sealed||S2-3560||2 Volt||3300||3560||27-7/8||13-7/8||15-1/8||431||$2,524|
|US Battery||Flooded||US2000||6 Volt||216||n/a||10-1/4||7-1/8||11-1/4||59||$116|
|US Battery||Flooded||US2200||6 Volt||232||n/a||10-1/4||7-1/8||11-1/4||63||$128|
|US Battery||Flooded||US125||6 Volt||242||n/a||10-1/4||7-1/8||11-1/4||67||$150|
|US Battery||Flooded||US145||6 Volt||251||n/a||10-1/4||7-1/8||11-7/8||70||$173|
|US Battery||Flooded||USL16||6 Volt||380||n/a||11-7/8||7-1/8||16-3/4||111||$263|
|US Battery||Flooded||USL16HCL||6 Volt||415||n/a||11-7/8||7-1/8||16-3/4||117||$293|
|US Battery||Flooded||USL16HCL||6 Volt||415||n/a||11-7/8||7-1/8||16-3/4||117||$289|
|US Battery||Flooded||USRE-L16XC||6 Volt||428||n/a||11-7/8||7-1/8||16-3/4||124||$373|
|Full River||Sealed AGM||DC224-6||6 Volt||224||n/a||10-1/4||7-1/8||9-3/4||66||$261|
|Full River||Sealed AGM||DC250-6||6 Volt||250||n/a||10-3/8||7-1/8||10-3/8||77||$304|
|Full River||Sealed AGM||DC400-6||6 Volt||400||n/a||11-5/8||7-1/8||16-3/4||123||$486|
|Full River||Sealed AGM||DC85-12||12 Volt||85||n/a||10-1/4||6-3/4||8-1/2||55||$222|
|Full River||Sealed AGM||DC105-12||12 Volt||105||n/a||12-1/4||6-3/4||8-1/2||67||$259|
|Full River||Sealed AGM||DC115-12||12 Volt||115||n/a||12-7/8||6-3/4||8-1/2||72||$274|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8GU1-DEKA||12 Volt||31.6||36||7.71||5.18||7.22||23.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8GU1H-DEKA||12 Volt||31.6||36||8.31||5.18||7.22||23.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G22NF-DEKA||12 Volt||51||58||8.99||5.47||9.24||37.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G40-DEKA||12 Volt||40||48||7.76||6.62||6.87||31.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G34-DEKA||12 Volt||60||70||10.2||6.65||7.05||38.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G24UT-DEKA||12 Volt||73.6||84.5||10.2||6.56||9.24||51.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G24DT-DEKA||12 Volt||73.6||84.5||10.9||6.56||9.31||51.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G27-DEKA||12 Volt||88||99||12.83||6.56||9.3||62||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G27DT-DEKA||12 Volt||88||99||12.83||6.56||9.45||62||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G31-DEKA||12 Volt||97.6||108||12.93||6.75||9.34||68.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G30H-DEKA||12 Volt||97.6||108||12.93||6.75||9.76||68.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G31DT-DEKA||12 Volt||97.6||108||12.93||6.75||9.34||68.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G5SHP-DEKA||12 Volt||115||123||13.58||6.77||11.42||84.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G4D LTP IATA||12 Volt||183||210||20.75||8.44||10.82||136.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8G8D LTP IATA||12 Volt||225||265||21.03||11||10.82||166.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8GGC2-DEKA||6 Volt||180||198||10.25||7.09||10.88||69||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed Gel||8GTE35-DEKA||6 Volt||195||211||9.64||7.51||10.65||69||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8AU1H-DEKA||12 Volt||32||37||8.3125||5.125||7.22||23||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A22NF-DEKA||12 Volt||55||63||9.72||5.47||9.24||37||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A24UT-DEKA||12 Volt||79||91||10.9||6.8||9.31||52||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A24DT-DEKA||12 Volt||79||91||10.9||6.56||9.31||52||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A27-DEKA||12 Volt||100||106||12.83||6.56||9.3||61.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A27DT-DEKA||12 Volt||100||106||12.83||6.56||9.3||61.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A31DT-DEKA||12 Volt||105||110||12.93||6.75||9.33||67.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A4DLTP-DEKA||12 Volt||198||210||20.75||8.44||10.82||133.5||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8A8DLTP-DEKA||12 Volt||245||250||21.03||11||10.82||163||Call|
|DEKA MK||Sealed AGM||8AGC2-DEKA||6 Volt||190||220||10.25||7.09||10.875||68||Call|
Due to their classification and weight, lead-acid batteries can only be packed on pallets and transported via LTL freight. It is not possible to ship them in via regular carriers like UPS and Fedex. Shipping cost varies depending on weight and location; the shopping cart will estimate shipping cost at checkout. We encourage you to contact us if you consider that the shipping rate provided during checkout could be improved.
Batteries do not qualify for free shipping unless the order includes a minimum of 16 batteries. All orders of 16 batteries or more ship free within the 48 contiguous U.S. states. We will cover 50% of the shipping cost on orders of 8-15 batteries.