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OPzV Battery

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…

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Extended Life Battery

Extended Life Batteries

What is an Extended Life Battery? Extended life batteries, also known as “long life batteries”, are lead acid batteries designed for standby applications. Their outside appearance look the same as general purpose batteries, but their inside construction is different. Extended life batteries are engineered with grid alloy technology and thicker AGM plates. These features ensure…

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Front Terminal Batteries

Front Terminal Batteries

What is a Front Terminal Battery? Front terminal batteries are sealed lead acid batteries with a design specifically ideal for 19 inch or 23 inch power cabinets. The batteries have front terminals, which makes installing and supervising them easy. Although front terminal batteries are narrow, they are manufactured with strong ABS containers, which defend the…

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Canbat AGM Batteries

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,…

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agm vs gel

AGM vs Gel batteries

AGM vs Gel Batteries – What’s the difference? AGM Batteries AGM stands for Absorbed Glass Mat, which is a unique mat deliberately designed to trap the electrolyte between the plates inside the battery. This type of battery is also commonly referred to as a VRLA battery, which stands for Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid battery. Unlike wet batteries, AGM…

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