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…

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 batteries

AGM vs Gel Batteries – What’s the difference? AGM vs Gel batteries; its a rough battle! AGM batteries and Gel batteries are easily confused among a lot of people, but we can’t blame them. AGM batteries and Gel batteries have a lot in common. For example, they both use valve regulated lead acid technology and…