Power-Sonic Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries play an important role in powering your vehicles and equipment. Power-Sonic offers a variety of battery options and understanding what’s available can be helpful in the selection process. Here are answers to some questions that may come up in the process.What types of Power-Sonic batteries are there?
- Lithium iron phosphate: This type of battery is used in compact designs, such as medical equipment, robots, solar panels, and other applications. Power-Sonic offers lithium iron phosphate batteries in both 12 volt and 24 volt models. This type of battery is designed to be used for up to 10,000 recharge cycles and can be fully discharged without capacity loss.
- Sealed lead acid: SLA batteries can be used for back-up systems, golf carts, boats, and other equipment. An SLA-battery can come in voltages ranging from 2 volts up to 12 volts depending on the application. SLA batteries are maintenance free and do not require water to be added to maintain levels.
- Select a size: Choose a voltage based on the power needs of your device. This information can be found on the device that the battery will be used on.
- Choose a style: Power-Sonic has specific batteries designed for everyday use, backup power, and other uses.
- Choose a material: You can select from lithium iron phosphate along with various SLA-battery options.
- Choose a capacity: Larger batteries will have a higher capacity and increased weight. The battery capacity will be listed in amps per hour.
A UPS SLA battery is designed to be used as an emergency backup solution. They are also known as high-rate batteries and deliver higher voltages of electricity per cell. High-rate batteries will come in 12 volt designs with an increased capacity. Some UPS models will be designed to automatically turn on when primary power is disconnected.What is the difference between gel and AGM SLA-batteries?
- Gel SLA-batteries are used in applications that require slower discharge rates. This style of SLA uses silica gel and can handle higher temperatures. The gel allows the electrons to pass between the metal plates. The design of Gel SLA-batteries is setup to prevent leakage if the casing is damaged. Recharging a gel battery requires a different type of charge setting to charge properly.
- An AGM battery uses a fiberglass mat to absorb the acid used to hold the charge. An AGM battery is designed to provide consistent high currents of electricity when needed. They are vibration resistant, leak proof, and can be built in different sizes and capacities for specific purposes.