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Batteries

We carry batteries from some of the largest specialty sealed, deep-cycle battery manufacturers and distributors in North America. Solartech Technologies supplies the highest quality batteries in the industry.  Our extended life cycle and high capacity sealed batteries increase durability and performance for our customers. 

Gel cell Batteries
We prefer to use Gel Cell batteries for the following reasons:

  • Completely maintenance free. 
  • Sealed construction eliminates periodic watering, corrosive acid fumes and spills.
  • Electrolyte will not stratify, no equalization charging required. 
  • Allows faster recharge.
  • Increases durability and deep cycle ability for heavy demand applications.
  • Less than 2% per month stand loss means little deterioration during transport and storage.
  • Tank formation ensures voltage matching between cells.
  • Transports easily and safely by air. 
  • No special containers needed.
  • Ensures reliable service, support and quality.

Lead-Acid Batteries
Unlike their counterparts, Lead-acid batteries do require some maintenance, proper storage and they do have a shorter life cycle than a Gel Cell battery.  We offer lead-acid batteries as a substitute since there are applications where gel cells are not available nor cost effective.

There is a great misconception about charging and discharging batteries: " Lead-acid and Gel cell batteries should be discharged all the way to prolong the battery's life cycle."  Nothing can be further from the truth.  If a Lead-acid or Gel cell battery is discharged below 11.5 V ( for 12Volt batteries) and 22.5V  (for 24Volt batteries), the battery's life cycle is dramatically shorten.

Definitions:

Reserve Capacity Rating

The time in minutes that the battery will deliver 25 amperes at 80 degrees. This rating represents the time the battery will continue to operate essential accessories during night and bad weather driving if the alternator or generator fails.

Watt

The unit for measuring electrical power, i.e., the rate of doing work, in moving electrons by or against an electrical potential. Formula: Watts = Amperes * Volts.

Ampere-Hour

A unit of measure for a battery's electrical storage capacity, obtained by multiplying the current in amperes by the time in hours of discharge. A battery which delivers 5 amperes for 20 hours delivers 5 amperes times 20 hours; 100 Amp-Hr of capacity.

 

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