Here are some of the recent testimonials we've received from our customers. We understand that getting the best batteries and solar can be very confusing and also quite expensive if you get it wrong! That is why we choose to put our customers solar and battery reviews at the forefront of what we do. We believe these reviews show the quality of our products, service and ongoing commitment to dependable power solutions.
130AH 12V AGM Deep Cycle Battery
Ordering on line was easy and pain free. Prompt delivery. Used last weekend camping and supplied all my power needs - Fridge, lights and portable DVD player. I thought it might have include a battery terminal post kit. Had to buy one. In there defence the product description did not state one was included. Great Battery.Brett T on 1 August 2018
Thank for a a quick arrival of the battery purchased, I' been a bit slow in responding as the battery was fairly heavy for old fellow. But installing the battery in a Motorhome proved a little bit tasking for me. But thank you for response . Can you give me a price for a battery suitable for an Isuzu D max 2012 model. RegardsKen Pictonkenneth picton on 31 July 2018
150a solar watt meter
The watt meter comes in very handy checking my fridge amps/solar panel etc cheers.John s on 6 June 2018
Great gadget well priced.6 March 2018
Battery box and 130ah battery
Have fit battery and box in the back of my ute to run my frig .test battery with my frig run for 15 hours without being charge of solarpanel very happyPeter N on 28 February 2018
150 amp solar watt meter
Great product. It gave me the information I was looking for.Graeme C on 14 February 2018
Happy - but....
The meter is great, but plastic screen protector makes reading the meter very difficult in most light conditions. I needed to remove (cut out) the plastic over the LCD panel to read the numbers, but now very happy!MARIAN D on 15 January 2018
A meter like this is great with solar cells. I have often moved my cells into a sunnier place when I have noticed the output from them has dropped. The display is hard to read in bright light but you get used to shading it.Phillip W on 10 January 2018
Wanted a 2nd battery for my car to run the fridge. After looking around quite a bit this seemed good value so I bought it. Delivered very quickly to my door and I'm out of town so I appreciated the Toll driver coming those extra k's. It is now connected up and going just fine. Very happy with my 2nd battery setup. Was delivered very quickly.Val S on 30 May 2018
130 AH 12 v Battery box combo
Everything looks good & works well at the moment. Can't wait to take it out camping.Geoff B on 25 April 2018
135AH battery andbox
Excellent product and serviceRoderick C on 29 March 2018
Awesome products quick delivery. Have used it several times already and paired with my 160w solar panels runs fridge perfectly as well as camp lights and charges my phones when away.Jason L on 21 March 2018
130 amphr battery and box combo
I did a lot of research prior to selecting your product and since my purchase, your product has exceeded my expectations on the running of our caravan fridge while travelling. After changing from battery to 240volt the minimal recharge time has amazed me, as has the retaining of charge for the next step of each journey, I will recommend your battery and box combo to many on our journeys and have already done so. Lyal RogersLyal R on 18 March 2018
130AH 12V Deep Cycle AGM Powered Battery Box Combo
just what we needed and easy to DIY instalMurray J on 7 March 2018
The best thing I can say is that I don't know much about the battery. That means that it is doing it's job very effectively so that I don't have to worry about having power when I need it!!8 September 2017
Great service battery Iam very happy will but againTony G on 23 August 2017
Very Happy With the Product
Delivered quickly, works well, exactly as promised. Very happy with the productMichael M on 13 June 2018
I have purchased a two battery pack with the watt reader and so far its been pretty good. these batteries take quite a beating when i run my inverter and still hold up really well.aidan on 21 May 2018
Giant battery 130 amp and monitor
Both items are excellent and working well.Edward Sutherland on 18 January 2018
Keeping an eye on things
Great tool for keeping an eye on whats going on the your batteryDavid V on 21 December 2017
Solar & Battery Kit
Quick and easy purchase kit runs my fridge and lights comfortably for a weekend camping tripBenjamin F on 6 December 2017
Arrivesd on time but the casing around the item is already cracked23 November 2017
they were so good that i bought another two. thanks again guys!scott sheerin on 6 July 2018
I am very happy with the battery's and very good service thank youPhillip B on 4 July 2018
280AH 12V ECLIPSE BATTERY
I have been using this AGM DEEP CYCLE BATTERY for a few weeks now for my off grid solar system. It is far superior to the two car batteries I started with. It runs my 55 inch smart TV, desktop computer, led ights and misting fan each night no problems. Don't know what it will be like in winter but at the moment it's great. Although a little expensive if you brought it at full price at 75 kilograms you're getting your moneys worth, lucky I had it sent to my work because I needed a forklift to get it off the truck. Will consider getting another some time in the future.Tim H on 8 March 2018
74kg of battery power arrived at my door on a pallet. I pity the postman that had to carry it around in their sactualIsaac M on 21 February 2018
Very efficient on the delivery and aussie batteries are always willing to answer any questions you may have.Top class.Marie N on 1 August 2018
Being stuck 600ks west of Brisbane with flat batteries is no fun.Aussie batteries to the rescue,not only an unbeatable price but a service to beat all.I received my 2x130ah AGM batteries within 3 working days.They are everything they were reported to be.THANKS.Trevor H on 9 July 2018
Good batteryaiman a on 8 April 2018
A Giant among batteries
I bought and installed the Giant 230Ah AGM into my van conversion. It runs my 73ltr fridge/freezer, lights, laptop, iPad, iPhone, inverter eggbeater, shaver, water pump etc. it hasn’t dropped below 12v even through a few cloudy days when solar was not giving much. It is only sitting on the floor unsecured in a wooden box as I bounce along dirt roads in National parks. I’ve had this battery 1 year through the cold of winter and heatwaves with the van locked up all day. Must have been at least 50c inside van. The AGM didn’t miss a beat. I’m sooo impressed by this product.Chris on 13 March 2018
product is performing satisfactorygeoffrey w on 2 May 2018
110AH 12V AGMDeep Cycle Battery
Quick and fast response, Fast delivery, and has performed well so farBrad G on 23 April 2018
Great panel works extremely wellRodney P on 7 February 2018
155W Solar Panel
Installed panel on my caravan and tested by moving van from my shed after installation, input was observed to be around 7-7.5 ah on a part cloudy day, very happy with panel performance, all worked as expected, excellent product.Denis O on 24 September 2017
140 amp hr battery
Great company to deal withstanley c on 22 March 2018
great battery great service
we have purchased this battery to supplement the one we bought 3 years ago we now own a 95 litre weaco fridge and wanted a little more power. our last battery is still running strong.would recommend these batteries to anyone. aussie batteries are a great company to deal with. delivery is fast and service fantastic, well done guys.Janine A on 5 March 2018
solar panel corner brackets
the product suited my needsMalcolm N on 20 June 2018
Solar Mount brackets
Mount brackets are very good quality but are very bulky and large, you need to know mount brackets sizes before purchasing so that solar panel width and mounts will fit on caravan roof properly.christine f on 16 May 2018
45ah 12v Gel type Deep Cycle Battery
Very pleased again with the product and prompt delivery. Thank youAlan W on 14 February 2018
45 amp AGM Giant battery
The battery has been a great addition to the power needs in my 4WD. Running night time lights and a fridge it is my standby battery if the main Giant 80 amp AGM becomes overworked due to hot temperatures or a longer stay than anticipated. The 45 amp was used to provide another day of battery power a number of times as temps were 33 degrees on my last trip. Pricing was competitive and this was my second purchase of a Giant AGM battery as I have been happy with the performance of my 80 amp after 3 years of travel over dusty corrugated roads.Anthony C on 27 August 2017
Solar charge controller regulator
So far so good. Testing at home. Haven't gone camping yet but am sure will be a huge improvement to what I have now. Thank you for your prompt deliveryMinke K on 6 September 2017
I UPGRADED MY OLDER VERSION OF SOLAR CONTROLLER TO MPPT. THE DIFFERENCE WAS VERY NOTICABLE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. THANKYOU. DAVE RICHARDSDavid R on 31 May 2017
2v 200amp tubular gel battery
GreatBrett H on 21 February 2018
Ordered my agm battery knowing it was on back order. As the ETA approached Aussie called me and advised there had been further delays. With this they offered to swap my order for an upgraded gel battery for no cost. That is great service.Michael A on 23 May 2018
Awesome battery and serviceGORDON R on 18 May 2018
Awesome piece of kit
I've just built a stand-alone PV-battery-inverter system; totally separated from the house supply, and it is powering my laptop, radio and stand lamps right now. 1K PV (4 panels), 40A MPPT Tracer, 2 of 200AH gel batteries and 1kW Redarc sine inverter. Works like a dream. I think we need a blog site to share ideas on this topic.David B on 12 January 2018
looks the part
You have timed this badly as I am currently waiting for a recharge from a full discharge and it is now the third day. I will admit that it is only early on the third day and sunshine was scarce yesterday however the first day was full sunshine all day with 500W of solar panels how come I only gained 20%Mr Paul F on 17 March 2017
Battery heat shield
Good product came in mail quick will deal with Aussie battery and solar thanksGlenn D on 6 April 2018
It’s good but my battery still is a little warm but I expect that been under the bonnet as heat is every where under theredavid s on 12 October 2017
Double entry cable block
Good product received within a couple days of orderingpeter thompson on 11 January 2018
The service was excellent when purchasing the battery box, there was some confusion with delivery costs but this was quickly cleared up after talking to the customer service staff. Upon receipt of the battery box I fitted our 130 amp battery quite easily. The box features a number of different ways to access power from the battery which make it ideal for camping, with the many and varied components that need charging. The price and quality of the battery box is excellent. I am happy with my purchaseRobert L on 21 February 2018
Projecta Powered Battery Box
Protects, provides charge levels ar a push of a button, has plenty of auxiliary connections, competively priced, ordering and delivery was easy, delivery was timelyTodd Nelson on 17 May 2017
Giant 73L portable fridge/freezer
Delivered on time, and works wellANDREW J on 4 April 2018
I bought and installed the Giant 73L fridge with separate freezer into my van conversion. It is only sitting on the floor unsecured as I bounce along dirt roads in National parks. I’ve had it 1 year through the cold of winter and heatwaves with the van locked up all day. Must have been at least 50c inside van. It is great to return to the van after a hot bushwalk knowing there are cold drinks waiting for me and steaks in the freezer.Chris on 13 March 2018
Works great and is built strong.
Love this fridge - it worked great over our last trip and I can use it for shopping or around the house as well as camping trips. We have been really happy with its performance. Dual zones is a nice feature as well. Thanks to the guys on the phones for their help the quick delivery was good.Lisa on 1 November 2017
First timers Giant Power 73lt fridge/freezer
Well built great value and did what we required while on holidays. Used as a freezer then readjusted later to a fridge/freezer. Can highly recommend the product.Tracy C on 7 October 2017
Big good fridge
I love this fridge works well nice good size for a family too. Only problem is there is a bit of condensation that builds up on the inside. Other wise good bloody fridgeBradley J on 3 October 2017
Service and quality appreciated
I purchased an Evakool fridge/freezer from another online distributor and was serviced with abrupt uncaring staff which I persisted with. I wish I hadn't as the 80lt fridge I purchased had nothing but problems. I had to return the thing 4 times over a 3 year period and it had died once again. The returning of this was nothing more than a headache and now I have to source a repairer to again have fixed. Due to this I decided to look elsewhere and found Aussie Batteries. From the first call, I must admit was a little confusing but that was in relation to the payment method but in saying that it was my fault and they still were polite and courteous with assisting. Once I sorted out the payment details I purchased a 73lt Giant Power fridge/freezer. The unit was dispatched that day and had been delivered to me by the end of the week (3 days from call to receiving i believe) and once it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with the style and quality of this fridge. I have only had it for a few weeks now but have already noticed how much of an improvement it is to my previous fridge as in it separates the fridge and freezer temperatures and also I have not had to recharge my battery which I was doing at least every 2 days with the Evakool. The unit runs of a secondary car battery with a 180W solar setup and all is working well. Great work Aussie Batteries, I am very pleased with my purchase and welcomed the customer service. I'm looking forward to making my next purchase (aiming on a new battery the Evakool killed due to excessive draining & recharging). Once again, I'm a happy customer and will continue purchasing products from your company ongoing :) Unfortunately I can only give 4 stars as mentioned, I've only had the unit for a few weeks but will upgrade accordingly. I would however give 5 stars for the service within.Elliot G on 7 August 2017
Kyocera 130w portable solar panel
The Kyocera 130w portable solar panel worked well and maintained good voltage in 120 AHr AGM battery running 65L fridge/freezer and 4XLED lightbars (4 hrs/night). Conditions; late winter, cloudless days and moved panels to maximise exposure to the sun. Small mounting screw missing from PWM controller.James C on 27 September 2017
Good stuff, looking forward to buying more down the track. Thank you.Terry M on 13 June 2018
Giant 130 amp hr batteries x 3
Great product delivered as reported on web site. Straight from the box 13.1 volts. Excellent. Thank you.Glenn S on 16 May 2018
Great product works greatScott P on 31 January 2018
Selection of battery type/capacity/physical size
The battery was to be used in a rear fit out of my LC 200 Toyota for basic camping needs. Portable fridge and lighting. I already had fitted a set of slide out drawers. The only space left to fit the battery and electrics was between the drawers and the inner guard on the passenger side. The dimensions and capacity were perfect. Agm..tick.......price was excellent ....tick Free delivery.......tick... On time delivery....tick. Fitting worked out fine. Installed the fridge last night and everything is working fine. Thankyou for having exactly what I needed and delivering it without any hassles. Regards WarrenWarren C on 6 June 2018
85 ah battery
Very happy with the battery and will be purchasing another one due to my next buildmax c on 22 May 2018
Couldn't be happier
Fantastic system. Very easy to use. We can now camp wherever without having to worry about power. Only issue we now need to purchase a slide for fridge/freezer. Might be a good idea to have the kit have that as an optional extra.Andrea on 15 February 2018
Happy apart from shipping...
Awesome product, impressed with the quality.. Very disappointed with the shipping company you used (Toll), who didn't deliver the package on the day they were booked too... Said if I wanted it, I'd have to collect it myself.. This annoyed me, as I paid extra to have it express shipped..Daniel H on 7 February 2018
This kit is bigger than what I thought I needed for one person but I have found it excellent. I have been camping in National parks and driving on some rough, dusty fire trails. The solar cells charge the batteries well and the two compartment fridge means I can have a fridge and freezer. The battery cases have lots of useful connectors. My only small problem is not being able to have taller bottles like milk standing up with the basket in place and sometimes they leak a bit on their sides. A little hole or fold away section at the bottom of the basket would be excellent to allow the tops of bottles to poke through. In fact I am going to make that change when I get back to home base.Phillip W on 10 January 2018
73 L complete solar fridge kitt , owner
so far so good , great assistance from suppler , with great valueGeoff Carroll on 28 June 2017
190ah 12volt battery slim line
Perfect for what we needed. Went to Cape York and had no problems.Tania S on 16 July 2018
Order online found this was easy have bought these batteries before and was happy with them delivery was good ordered friday delivered monday will buy again value for the money paid.JOY L on 4 April 2018
Giant AGM deep cycle batteries
Very happy with the product, except for the missing cables. Delivery was very fast . Staff were helpful.Cheryl B on 3 January 2018
50L fridge freezer
gave the fridge a test run down to Coffs Harbour recently and it performed faultlessly. Technical specifications appeared to be close to advertised claimed information. So far so good.Robert Christison on 14 December 2017
Cold "Drinks" in the snow.
Great fridge, even when you're caught out unexpectedly by snow. Enjoy.Steve on 8 November 2017
50L Portable Fridge/Freezer - Travel Series
Although I have only used it once on the road this product could not be faulted. I managed to get 3 days of constant use off my AGM battery until I required a charge. Probably could have gotten another day but wasn't taking any chances. This just shows me that the fridge uses minimal power to keep food cold and fresh. Easy to read and monitor from the control panel. It now sits in my home as a beer fridge until my next trip away.Murray L on 4 November 2017
Great charger! Easy to use and makes charging any battery a breeze, I leave my AGM batteries connected while not in use, knowing that they won't be over charged and there kept in the best condition possible9 June 2017
Really happy with how this kit is performing ! Thanks for help on the phone and fast delivery.Peter on 31 October 2017
Solar Charger Review
Fitted up, only a week old, appears to work well, good readout of what is happening with the battery bank. Time will tellEDWARD F on 7 February 2018
works greatStephen S on 13 June 2018
Very pleased with the service and delivery time. Toll were very helpful keeping me informed of the ETA. I have only had these for a month so a bit early to tell yet. The battery boxes look to be a quality product and I like the status display. I would definitely recommend Aussie batteriesTerry D on 25 January 2018
Batterys and boxes
They are great very easy to install.David F on 18 January 2018
I like Giant Power 95L Portable Fridge/Freezer
It's really usefulSullivan on 23 January 2018
so far so good
the service is all that they say it will be. as to the life of the batteries it is to early to say after one year of low usageMr Paul F on 17 March 2017
We have been on the road for 6weeks out in the channel country fishing and camping running fridge lights and shower batteries always full of charge by 11am 95litre fridge freezer perfect size by the way freezer se at -11 fridge set at-1 thanks jay after sales service great you can give anyone my number if they want my opinion cheersGeoff lyson on 12 September 2017
Excellent company with great products!
What a great kit this is! So simple and easy to use, Aussie batteries has taken all the guess work out of choosing size of batteries and solar panals, high quality products, excellent price and great company to deal with, ask for Jay and he will look after everything giving you expert advice if you don't no anything about a product or what you need! Will recommend Aussie batteries to all my mates9 June 2017
Fantastic company to deal with. Really helpful, great quality battery and box. Easy to install, works perfectly and delivered to Western Sydney in less than 24 hours. I highly recommend and will definitely buy from again!!Mathew A on 22 April 2018
12.3kWh 12V 1025AH Tubular Gel Battery Bank
So far they are living up to expectations ... great service getting the batteries to my farm but then had problems getting a connector replaced .. 3 attempts to get the correct replacement (lenght and style) in the end I gave up and used the best of the replacement connectors ( still not the correct lenght ) you sent ... I dont understand how something so simple could be so hard to get the right piece sent first time ???? anywayMurray Q on 16 July 2017
I've been using the 315 watt solar panel for a year now and it is great. Charges my 230A/H AGM battery even under cloud although at a reduced rate of course. I didn't clean it for a few months but it still charged at a reasonable rate. When I finally got around to climbing up the ladder, I found the panel was quite dirty and had a few bird droppings and dead insects on it. Also the glue they supplied with the panel worked well but you must prepare the roof surface well and scour the surface of the brackets well to give a long lasting grip. Follow the instructions to the letter.Chris on 12 March 2018
50L Fridge Solar Kit
The products themselves I am very happy with. I did however have a faulty regulator and the fridge came with no handles. Once I made contact the handles were delivered along with a replacement regulator. Once I received the items I then went to use the solar panels to try the new regulator which were now not functioning. I did call to fault find and was then told I had to get the panels back to the store myself to have them checked or replaced which has been problematic as I reside in Toowoomba. I would of like a few options to get the panels back for replacement. The service however has been very good so far. The fridge and battery have performed very well on the last camping trip even without the panels functioning correctly.Timothy on 26 June 2017
I fitted my solar panels and wired the kit up on the weekend. It took me two afternoons to install the solar panels and wire it all up. All good so far. I feel as if I've entered the 21st century being able to flick a switch and have lights out on the farm. This has been one of the most rewarding steps in our build progress. I finished wiring etc at about 7 pm on Saturday. It was cloudy and the sun was about to set so I didn't expect to see any input from the solar panels, but they immediately began to charge the batteries with about 100 watts.Kevin Lester, NSW
I must say, thank you very much for the service you're offering. After all the rediculous qoutes I received, I thought the only option I had was to get a system together on my own through trial and error. Experimenting with different products and set ups would have cost me a lot in time and money. Your ready-to-go off-grid kits were a perfect fit for me. If I did it again I'd probably have gone directly to one of your bigger kits, instead of starting small and upgrading, but I was cautious at first, thinking your offer seemed too good to be true.
I'm just sending this email to say thanks for a great product and service you guys provide. I bought 3x130W panels, 2x150Ah batteries and the rest of the kit from you and integrated into my camper trailer I was building. So far I spent the last 15 days driving from Melbourne to Darwin and still haven't had to use mains power to charge the batteries, all solar the whole time. Thats running a 60L freezer, 40L fridge, all LED strip lights, stereo, inverter, waterpump and 12V outlets. I've made the trailer so that I could have the panels charging while driving which definitely helped.
Anyway, thanks again for a great product and prompted delivery, I've already referred some mates to your company who are looking to get some solar themselves.
All the best,Rob, Victoria
It is rare to receive such personal, caring , and efficient service these days, congratulations, you have restored my faith in dealing with online purchasing, I wish there were more people out there with such good business ethics and people skills. I have been ill for several months with depression, however after speaking with you my spirits were greatly uplifted. Thankyou Suzanne.
I have spoken to a number of people about the service that I am receiving from yourself and your Company and I will recommend to anyone to make purchases from you. My words are from the heart as I don't believe in patronizing people, however, I do believe in giving merit and praise when it is earned and deserved.. Kind Regards Lester.Lester, South Australia
Dear Mr. Gathercole,
We are writing to you regarding recent dealings we have had with your company.
We called to discuss having Solar fitted to our van and were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who called a staff member to assist us, Lachlan gave us a great insight into what we would need as we were lacking knowledge about solar, we were given quotations to go and study before making our decision.
After deciding what was needed, we returned and finished up having it fitted last Thursday, the standard of workmanship was excellent, and the care taken second to none.
We wish to congratulate you and would you please pass on our appreciation to your staff who dealt with us, it is so wonderful to receive good genuine honest service when dealing with something you have no idea about.
In our traveling we will have no hesitation in recommending you to those who ask “where we had it done”,
Once again thank youMel & Chris Jones, Queensland
I have no hesitation in recommending Aussie Batteries. Although I purchased only one solar panel, I was treated as their most important customer. It was a pleasure to do business with a friendly, efficient company and the delivery was exceptionally fast. Andrew, South Australia
I recently purchased a deep cycle battery and some solar panels from Aussie Batteries. I placed the order online and the goods were dispatched the following day.
However the courier only delivered the battery. I then phoned Aussie Batteries and explained to Suzanne that the solar panels weren’t delivered with the battery.
Suzanne could not have been more understanding or accommodating. She immediately phoned the courier company then returned my call within 15 min, explaining that the courier company expected the solar panels to arrive the following day as they were most probably packed onto separate trucks.
The next day failed to see the arrival of the solar panels so I phoned Suzanne once more. Again Suzanne acted promptly and professionally, she re-contacted the courier company and was advised by them that the parcel was lost. Suzanne then phoned me, explained what had happened and assured me that she would replace the solar panels, without any additional costs being incurred, and apologised for any inconvenience.
Aussie Batteries were in no way responsible for the loss of the solar panels, yet they happily replaced them, acted in good faith and were totally professional and courteous in their dealings with me. Even though I have never dealt with Aussie Batteries before I was made to feel a valued customer throughout the whole proceedings.
I look forward to doing business with Aussie Batteries again, not only do they behave in a business like and professional manner, but provide friendly, courteous and personal service.Peter Clifton, Cundletown NSW
When I was looking for a solar solution for my camper trailer and boat, I was looking for a portable solar product that would survive the tough Pilbara conditions but also give me value for money with the right advice.
When dealing with the team from Aussie Batteries & Solar, I received the right advice, great personalised service and a great solar set up that keeps the fridge running and the cans cold day after day!
Thank you Aussie Batteries & Solar for a great product and excellent personal service!
It’s nice to deal with an Aussie business that still values it’s customers.Chris Gillingham, Port Hedland WA
I would like to congratulate you on your excellent customer service.
I found your website easy to use, delivery of the 80W solar battery charger was made to my home address in NSW was within two working days.
Online payment option was easy, and your phone staff were excellent.
I have made two purchases recently and will recommend your service to others.Mr. K. Wade, Lake Cathie NSW
I have just purchased a 240W Tri-panel from you. clearly a quality product. I just wanted to say thank for the excellent service. Whilst the panel was slightly damaged in transit by the courier company (who I understand you have now sacked) you responded quickly to my email and had no hesitation in sending the replacement corner protectors on the panels. Peter called me when the office said he would and was very friendly answering my technical questions clearly and succinctly. Well done Peter! How refreshing to have an Aussie company that understands and cares for the customer and serves them well, which clearly came out in my conversation with Peter.
I will tell as many of my 4 x 4 mates as I can that they should call your company first and to stop wasting time hunting all over the internet for the best deal on batteries and solar, Quality and service is King! A wise old man told me once that people remember the quality long after they have forgotten the price. Your service is great and in this case the price was very fair as well. I will be back!Keith Blakely