March 06, 2011

Different Types Of Batteries

What are the different types of batteries? Batteries are grouped in two ways. It is by application and by the process of construction. The major types of application batteries are the automotive, marine, and deep cycled. While the construction type are flooded, gelled and AGM.

The deep cycled that type of batteries have a capacity for solar electric for back up energy. As for a technical description... Comparing to AGM battery, this type has a starve electrolyte or dry mechanism. Most of the application batteries are made of fiberglass mat with a high-density compound of sulfuric acid, which applies a ?no excess liquid? compounds.

Construction batteries have a standard and removable cap. It is sometimes called as maintenance-free battery. It also has a regulated sealed valve. The valve contributes the slight regulated that pressure.

For a complete chart of all types of batteries, see the link in the author's signature.

Duracell DC2400 Rechargeable Batteries, NiMH, AAA Size, 4-Count Packages (Pack of 2)What is a DC battery?

Direct current is a kind of electricity supplied. By using a DC battery, the electric charge moves in a single direction. It could cause an imbalance to the electric charges. The side of the DC battery is sealed with electrolyte and several forms of metal. The electrolytes have a different form of electrons, which is positively charging.

The terminal of the battery has positive and negative poles. These poles are connected which each other. The current flows with the connection of the poles.

UPG UB1250 Sealed Lead Acid BatteriesWhat are sealed batteries?

Sealed batteries are non-spoilable and maintenance-free battery. They have no liquid, therefore, there is no corrosion. A sealed battery has a characteristic of low self-discharging and cracking amperage.

A sealed battery is designed to supply both starting and reserve applications. It has a longer life and more competent outline. Most of the sealed batteries are used to have a more ?cost cutting? battery and to minimize the price to the user.

7.5HR Deep Cyc BatteryWhat is a deep cycle battery?

A deep cycle battery usually has thick, heavy lead plate. This plate help the battery withstand deep charging.

It cannot dispenses a charge rapidly compared to a starter battery. It could also be used to start combustion in engines. It is a kind of battery with a longer life span because of its thick plates.

What is a starting battery?
Black & Decker VEC010BD Start It 300 Amp Jump Starter
A starting battery is intended for engines for combustion to continue without interruption. It has multiple thin plates which enable it to release a large number of currents very quickly for just a small amount of time.

On the other hand, a starting battery cannot stand being discharged deeply. Most of the starter batteries can only withstand a complete discharge that a few minute before spoiled.

What is a gel cell battery?
Parmak 902 12-Volt Gel Cell Battery for Solar Powered Electric Fences
A gel battery is also called a gel cell. It has a quantity of silica gel that convert the acids into a solid mass. The great benefit of these batteries is that it is unfeasible to drip acid even if they are broken.

This kind of battery charges slowly. They cannot cope up with the conventional automotive charger. The current flows is also limited. Furthermore, they can be damaged easily.

What is an AGM battery?

Vmaxtanks AGM 125ah Solar Wind Power Backup AGM 12V BatteryAGM stands for Absorbed Glass Mats. It is the newest type of sealed battery that is used between plates. The plates are composed of a very fine fiber made of Boron and Silicon glass. 

This kind of battery has the same features as a gelled type, but it can take more of a discharge. It does not spill out evenly if it is broken. Glass mats help in holding together the acid and electrolytes. It is also immune from spilling damage because it has no liquid on its inner layer.

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