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Start-Stop Batteries

Start-Stop Batteries It is expected by 2020 that most new vehicles will be manufactured with start-stop functionality. What is a start-stop systems? Start-stop technology is designed to automatically turn off the engine when the car stops, such as on a traffic light, then restart the engine when the driver presses on the gas paddle. The…

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OPzV Tubular Batteries

OPzV Tubular Gel Batteries OPzV batteries are sealed lead acid based. They have gelled electrolytes and tubular positive plates, which work together to deliver a superior cycle count. OPzV batteries are maintenance free and spill-proof, just like all other VRLA batteries. However, one of the most important differences between OPzV and other lead acid batteries…

High Rate Batteries

High Rate Batteries for UPS High rate batteries are designed for UPS applications, which require a higher rate of discharge for a short amount of time. For example, assume you have a UPS connected to your computer for backup power. Unlike smaller equipment, such as a fan or a lamp, computers consume a lot more…

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Extended Life Batteries

Extended Life Batteries – What are they? Extended life batteries, also known as “long life batteries”, are lead acid batteries designed for standby applications. Standby Application Definition Float standby applications require 100% charged long-life batteries to be maintained via a float charge voltage, ready to provide backup power immediately if the main power supply fails.…

Front Terminal Batteries

Front Terminal Batteries

Front Terminal Batteries – What are they? Front terminal batteries are sealed lead acid batteries with a design specifically ideal for 19 inch or 23 inch power cabinets. Standard AGM batteries have their terminals on top, but front terminal batteries have the terminals in the front (hence the name). The benefit of having the terminals…

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Deep Cycle Batteries

What is a Deep Cycle Battery? A deep cycle battery is a valve regulated sealed lead acid battery, which is designed to be deeply discharged to use the majority of its capacity. Sometimes, a deep cycle battery referred to as a “deep-cell battery” or a “deep discharge battery”. However, the proper term is “deep cycle…

Battery Maintenance

Lead Acid Battery Maintenance

Battery Maintenance Most people are familiar with the generic black box wet battery that contains liquid inside, which can be seen by opening the two end caps on the top. Unlike these generic wet batteries, AGM and gel batteries are sealed. However, they do have a safety vent in case gas needs to escape when…

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AGM Battery Guide

AGM Battery History AGM Battery technology relates to Absorbent Glass Mat, which is a technology that began to widespread in the early 1980s, primarily in the applications of military aircraft, vehicles and backup power. The reason why AGM batteries became increasingly common is because Absorbent Glass Mat technology has several benefits including low internal resistance,…