Many different manufacture’s offer gel battery options. Gel cell batteries can power a variety of applications, including automobiles, riding mowers, large and small vessels. In fact, almost all internal combustion engines utilize a gel type battery.
These batteries have advanced through the years, and are a great source of power for Motorhomes and other electrified vehicles. Alternatively, you will find a sealed gel battery used for emergency backup systems, which is very useful in areas that do not have stable grid power.
A standard lead acid battery contains electrolytes made up of water, sulfuric acid and lead plates. These types are either flooded or wet cell, which will require water to be added over a period of time. This process would become a regular part of maintaining a lead acid battery. Gel batteries contain sulfuric acid, but it is in the form of gel. In return, you will not have to add water to them, which makes them easier to maintain.
Typically, these types of batteries are sealed with a valve, which will work as a vent. This vent will allow excess pressure to escape. Plus, these batteries can be placed in a variety of positions, unlike standard lead acid batteries. There is no fear of leakage with a gel cell battery, as the acid is in gel form. Additionally, there will be no spillage if the battery is broken in two.
The gel in the battery is non-corrosive, and offers a maintenance free experience for consumers. These batteries have a high resistance to vibration and shock, which means movement will not hinder its performance. It contains deep cycle properties, which means it can be charged and discharged several times without affecting its life span. These are not properties that you would find in lead acid batteries.
Gel cell batteries will not let off hydrogen fumes, which means there are no special ventilation requirements for the battery when being recharged. They are able to recover to full capacity in a short period of time. Unlike other batteries, these will not create a memory that places a limit on their recharging capacity..
There are many different types of applications that utilize these types of batteries, including ventilators, power wheelchairs in health care facilities, backup power for computers and to store alternative energy for emergency power. Currently, these are the most common batteries used in electric vehicles, and they are approved to be transported by air and ground.
A gel battery offers better performance, a longer life span, are maintenance free and are more durable than standard lead acid batteries.
For wholesale/quantity discounts, RFQs or to speak with a sales or technical representative please fill out the contact form by clicking here.