Why AGM Batteries Make Better RV Batteries

Let's face it, there is a whole lot to remember when heading out on an RV trip. Between making sure everything is packed, all the toys are properly stored, the water has been topped up and that there's enough propane, the last thing you want to worry about is the battery. Anyone who's ever RV'ed knows someone who's managed to get somewhere only to find that their battery has died. Standard flooded batteries require regular care and attention. It's easy to let them dry out by accident or to forget to properly cycle them to keep them charged. And if they freeze, that's a whole new set of problems. Even with the best intentions and care, they just don't last as long as they should. This is where AGM (absorbent glass mat) batteries can save an RV'er a lot of [...]

December 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How To Care For Your AGM Battery This Winter

Harsh weather conditions and frigid temperatures can cause havoc on your racing car, including the battery. To ensure that your vehicle’s battery doesn’t develop any issues, learn how to take care of the battery, and enjoy the benefits of the AGM technology. Effect of cold temperatures on AGM batteries Cold temperatures make it more difficult for batteries, starters, and engines to function. Cells have a CAA Cold Cranking Amps rating, and in freezing temperatures, the battery requires as many CAAS as possible to operate. Most batteries struggle to start in the winter weather. How to prevent your batteries from freezing All batteries can freeze in cold temperatures. However, you can prevent your battery from freezing by ensuring that it is always fully charged during winter. If you use the battery sporadically and leave it to discharge during this season, its [...]

December 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Boat batteries: Why more people are switching to AGM batteries

Boat batteries have two major functions: starting the engine and powering electrical components. For decades, boaters relied heavily on gel and flooded batteries to accomplish these functions. But that’s changing. Today, many boaters are turning to AGM batteries. Continue reading to find out why. When you’re in the market for a new battery, two factors come to mind: battery application and battery chemistry. Battery application Since batteries have two major applications, boaters often have two options: starting batteries and deep cycle batteries. Starting batteries These batteries are designed to deliver 75-400 amperes for about 5-15 seconds. Starting batteries have numerous thin plates to generate the much-needed amperage. However, they are relatively fragile and cannot withstand deep discharges. As a result, their lifespan is relatively short. Deep cycle batteries Unlike starting batteries, deep cycle batteries rejuvenate fully after heavy discharge because [...]

December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Five reasons why AGM batteries are the best for your boat

AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries were initially designed for military use. Their durability in extreme conditions and high performance made them suitable for use in military bases and fields. Over the years, the use of AGM has extended to RV's, boats and racing cars. Here are five reasons why AGM batteries are the most suitable for marine use. 1. AGM batteries are vibration resistant. It is one of the key strengths of the cell. They are, therefore, able to withstand the waves, which are continuously experienced in marine operations and any subsequent damage that may occur as a result of this. 2. They have much better resilience to cycling than flooded batteries. Cycling is the process of fully discharging a battery. This is necessary on a boat while running lights, pumps, and electronics. While cycling typically shortens the lifecycle of [...]

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

AGM Battery Safety Handling

An AGM battery is a low maintenance battery that is sealed and valve-regulated. It doesn't require any watering service and can be placed on the side or in an upright position. AGM batteries are also constructed with heavy-duty plates, premium self-sealing valves, top lead connections, and absorbent glass mat separators. These features ensure moisture is retained within the AGM battery during operations. Moreover, it would be best if you did not open the valves in AGM batteries since it relies on a sealed design. Doing so voids the warranty and damages the product. However, while this battery is low-maintenance, it requires a periodic effective charging service and regular inspection to prevent wear and tear. Below are some guidelines that can help you understand the operation, care, and characteristics of AGM batteries to utilize its advantages fully. Inspection and handling 1. [...]

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Everything you need to know about RV batteries

If you’re an RV owner hoping to keep your vehicle in top condition, you will need to learn a few things about its batteries. Indeed, many RV owners are happy to install a battery and pay little attention to its upkeep until it fails a year or so later. What they fail to realize, however, is that deep cycle batteries are designed to last a number of years if they receive adequate care and attention. Read on to find out what you need to know about RV batteries. What exactly are RV batteries? RV batteries are lead-acid batteries. This means that rather than making electricity, they store electricity. An RV battery is typically comprised of lead plates and lead oxide stored in an electrolyte substance made up of sulfuric acid and water. The bigger the lead plates and volume of [...]

December 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Pros & Cons Of AGM Batteries

Absorbent glass mat batteries (AGM) have been a market favorite for the past few decades. At the time, they were designed to be a viable alternative to the Ni-Cad batteries, which were very costly. Though they were mainly used in military vehicles as a source of back up power and heavy vehicles such as long-distance trucks, nowadays, they have more diversified uses. In principle, the AGM batteries work like any other lead battery. However, the AGM batteries, compared to flooded batteries, have several significant improvements that make them more efficient. Additionally, just like other types of batteries in the market, they have their advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of AGM 1. They are spill-proof Unlike the traditional lead-acid batteries that freely flood their electrodes, AGM batteries have glass mats that prevent this. Additionally, it is the function of these glass mats [...]

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Myths about AGM batteries

An Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) is a lead-acid battery that is superior to traditional batteries and can support the high electrical demands of today's racing cars. AGM technology is specially designed to resist vibration and is maintenance-free and non-spillable. AGM batteries are better than regular batteries because of the many benefits they offer, including; • They are highly durable, thus, have a longer life span • They can handle high electric loads • They have a greater mounting flexibility • They recharge quickly • They are designed to withstand demanding conditions and harsh climates AGM batteries pack a lot of power in them for their size and weight, thus, shaving a few pounds off your car. Unfortunately, there are some misconceptions about AGM batteries that affect their use and maintenance. Here are some of the myths associated with AGM technology [...]

November 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

What are the advantages of an AGM battery for race cars?

Here in the US, racing is in abundance at all levels; whether it be professional or amateur, you're sure to have come across racing in one walk of life or another. If you're one of the enthusiasts that own a race car, then you need to be aware of the upkeep it requires. One of the most important elements of said upkeep is the battery as, without it, the car won't start. And there's no fun with that! Read on to discover the advantages of using an AGM battery for your race car, including what it is and what it can do for your car in the long run. What is an AGM battery? An absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery is a lead-acid battery that is often seen as superior to other batteries. It is particularly apt at providing a [...]

November 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

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