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Tag Archives: SLA Batteries

Battery Terminology

Battery Terms: Electrolyte Starved

Electrolyte Starved is a term that describes the insufficient electrolyte acid available to fully react all the active material of the lead plates. When completely discharged, the acid is almost fully consumed from the electrolyte, and initial recharge current acceptance may be reduced. This condition is typical of SLI (Starting, Lighting, Ignition) and SLA (Sealed […]

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Mystery of Memory Effect in Batteries

Understanding the Mystery of “Memory Effect” in Batteries

Did you know that certain types of batteries suffer from a condition known as “memory effect”? Memory effect is observed in rechargeable batteries such as Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries. When these batteries are not fully discharged before recharging on a continuous basis, the batteries tend to remember the shortened cycle. This results in reduced capacity […]

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When to use SLA Batteries?

When to Use SLA Batteries?

Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries, which include the Absorbed Glass Mat and Gel types, are perfect for use in a variety of applications and are especially convenient when: Regular maintenance is difficult There is a need for the batteries to be installed in an unconventional position Shipping is required They need to operate in places […]

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Overcharging SLA Battery

Overcharging SLA Batteries

Overcharging SLA batteries can be very detrimental. When charging an SLA battery, oxygen from the positive plates migrates to the negative plates where it is reduced to water. This process is not 100% efficient so there is a need to expel the excess gas via special vents. When you overcharge the battery, these vents are […]

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Flooded vs VRLA technology

Flooded and VRLA Batteries

Differences between Flooded and VRLA batteries The main difference between VRLA or Sealed Lead Acid batteries and Flooded lead batteries is that the electrolyte in the VRLA batteries is immobilized. This can be achieved by using Absorbed Glass Mat separators or Gelled electrolyte which divides VRLA batteries into two subtypes – AGM and GEL. VRLA […]

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The Difference between GEL and AGM Batteries [Infographic]

GEL vs AGM – Which type of battery should you choose? GEL and AGM batteries are both considered SLA- sealed lead acid batteries , also known as VRLA-valve regulated lead acid. They are Non Spillable, non-hazardaous, and Maintenance-Free and can be safely used in any position. They can also be transported without special handling. These […]

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12 volt 9 ah battery

Why we list 7.5ah as a replacement for 9ah batteries?

This is a very common question that we receive. A lot of our customers wonder why we often offer two replacement versions of one and the same model of batteries. For example we offer a BP8-12 replacement battery in two versions – 7.5 AH and 9 AH. We do the same for Leoch Battery LP12-9, Ritar […]

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Dell UPS 500w

How to replace the batteries in Dell UPS 500w? | Video

Dell UPS 500w UPS Batteries The batteries in your Dell UPS 500w device are dead and you don’t want to spend too much money on the original replacement cartridge? You don’t have to! It is very easy to replace the batteries in your cartridge and save yourself a very decent sum. Check out the video […]

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cold cranking amps CCA are important for starter batteries

What are Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)?

Cold Cranking Amps are a unit of measurement commonly used to compare different types of SLA battery. This unit refers to the amount of current batteries will provide when at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The current must be held for half a minute and the charge delivered must be at least 1.2 volts for each cell. […]

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Battery life

How to prolong SLA battery life

Over time, your battery may begin holding less of a charge. SLA batteries can be restored and have their lives extended in multiple ways. It’s always a good idea to increase the life of an SLA battery, not only to save money but also for environmental reasons.   Try Charging Multiple Times You may not […]

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