# Quick Answer: Can I use a 24 volt solar panel on a 12 volt battery?

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## What is difference between 12 volt and 24 volt solar panel?

A 24v solar system is more or less similar in appearance to a 12v system, however, to distinguish it from a 12v system, a 24v system has twice the number of solar cells summing up to a total of 72 cells. It produces 24v used in either 24 or 12v electrical appliances.

## Which is better 12V or 24V?

In an electric vehicle the power usually comes from the battery, and is converted by the motor into energy. Electrical power is volts multiplied by amps so that 40 amps from a 12v battery is 480 watts. … so a 24v system is always better than a 12v system – provided you can physically fit two batteries.

## Is 24V more efficient than 12V?

Because 12V batteries use two times the amperage at a given power draw, they are less efficient than a 24V battery due to resistive losses.

## Why is 24 volts better than 12 volts?

24 Volts: Advantages

Using a 24 volt supply instead of a 12 volt supply greatly reduces the wiring cost to almost half the original cost. This is so because increasing the voltage of a system causes a reduction in the current through it, and in turn reduces the size of the wires you need .

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