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Cycle life based on DOD

Battery Types

Wiki MarkupLead Acid Systems uses an electrolyte of sulphuric acid in conjunction with lead grids to produce around 2.34 \ [V\] per cell.   Usually one battery pack will emit 12 \[V\].  NiCad batteries will produce 1.2 \[V\] per cell making the amount needed    Usually one battery pack will emit 12 [V].  NiCad batteries will produce 1.2 [V] per cell making the amount needed increase.

Wet batteries – are the most common type of lead-acid type of battery in use today.  Generally these types of batteries are cheaper and last longer.  The main disadvantage of the wet battery is the accumulation of hydrogen that is emitted for the process.  This means that they need to be storage in well ventilated areas.  There are two types of Wet batteries one being “Flooded” and the other being Valve Regulated.  The flooded types need water added every 6-12 months.  The valve regulated does not need the addition of water because the oxygen evolved at the positive plates will recombine with hydrogen at the negative plates.  The fluids inside the flooded batteries can become volatile if the hydrogen builds and spills outside the container. 

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Gel batteries - Use a silica compound to immobilize the electrolyte.  If the container is cracked or broken the cell will continue to function.  These types of batteries can be easily damage if over charged.

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Type

Volts [V]

Amp-Hours [AH]

Discharge Time [hr]

Price [$]

Weight [lbs] ] ]></ac:plain-text-body></ac:structured-macro>

AGM

12

104-212

20

202-244

66-138

Flooded

12

220-357

20

75-1178

111-272

Gel Cell

12

97

20

255

74

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