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 type of application batteries are
the automotive, marine, and deep cycled. While the construction type are flooded, gelled and AGM.
The deep cycled types of batteries have a capacity for solar
electric for back up energy.
As for a technical description…
Compared 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 pressures.
For a complete chart of all types of batteries, see the link in the
* 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 can
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 charge.
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.
* What are sealed batteries?
Sealed batteries are non-spoilable and a maintenance-free battery.
They have no liquid, therefore, there is no corrosion. A sealed
battery has a characteristic of low self-discharging and cracking
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 in order to have a more “cost
cutting” battery and to minimize the price to the user.
* What is a deep cycle battery?
A deep cycle battery usually has a thick, heavy lead plate. This
plate helps the battery withstand deep charging. It cannot dispense a charge rapidly compared to a starter battery. It can also be used to
initiate combustion in engines. It is a kind of battery with a longer
life span because of its thick plates.
* What is a starting battery?
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 amount of current very quickly for just
a small amount of time.
On the other hand, a starting battery cannot stand being discharged
deeply. The majority of the starter batteries can only withstand a
complete discharge a few minute before spoiled.
* What is a gel cell battery?
A gel battery is also called a gel cell. It has a quantity of silica
gel that converts the acids into a solid mass. The great benefit of
these batteries is that it is unfeasible to drip acid even if they
This kind of battery charges slowly. They cannot cope up with the
conventional automotive charger. The current flow is also limited.
Furthermore, they can be damaged easily.
* What is an AGM battery?
AGM 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 assist 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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