Types of Lead Acid Batteries

Lead acid batteries are not all created equal.   They are several different methods of construction and those methods were developed to satisfy the different application requirements.

For example, a starting battery must be able to provide a great amount of energy very fast.  After supplying that energy,  an alternator takes over and supplies the vehicles electrical energy requirements.

On the other hand, a battery power a golf cart should be able to sustain deep discharges for many cycles.

This section details the more common battery types and will aid you in selecting your future battery.

Flooded Wet Cell Batteries – Used both as starting and deep cycle batteries,  these batteries are perhaps the most common.

VRLA Batteries – These encompass the batteries known as AGM and Gel Batteries.  Among the many benefits, they are low maintenance batteries that can be installed in different orientations.