Deep Cycle Battery Types And What Makes Them Different From Each Other

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Trojan batteries are name-brand batteries that are most commonly associated with deep cycle batteries. For more than fifty percent of the population that does not own a boat, golf cart, solar-powered vehicle, or RV, you may have no idea what a deep cycle battery is. Even if you do own one of those items, you may not know how such a battery differs from a standard battery or that there are different kinds of deep cycle batteries. Here is an education on these kinds of batteries, what makes them different from standard batteries, and what makes deep cycle battery types different from each other.

Standard Batteries vs. Deep Cycle Batteries 

Imagine turning on your car engine. You use just a little of the battery's "juice" to get the car started. There is still plenty of charge in the battery to keep starting your car for months, even years, without really worrying about it. 

Then there are deep cycle batteries. The engines that use these batteries literally suck almost all of the charge out of a single battery in one use. That does not mean you use these batteries once and toss them. It means that the battery has to fully recharge after a use.

Sometimes that means that the vehicle's system does the charging. At other times you have to plug the vehicle into an outlet to charge the battery (e.g., golf carts and motorized shopping carts). While these differences separate standard from deep cycle batteries, manufacturers take things further with different deep cycle battery types.

Different Types of Deep Cycle Batteries

Regular deep cycle batteries are the basic version. Then manufacturers created flooded, solar, solar smart carbon, and gel/solar gel batteries.

  • Flooded batteries vent gases, steam, and acid, and require you to constantly refill them with water or an electrolyte solution to keep running.
  • Solar deep cycle batteries collect solar energy and store it for renewable energy use.
  • Solar smart carbon batteries are able to store multiple natural sources of energy, including wind and solar, giving you the option of operating large equipment or machines without harming the environment.
  • Finally, gel or solar gel batteries use silica (fine grain sand) to convert the sulphuric acid in the battery into a gel, which acts as the electrolyte substance in these batteries.

When the gel batteries are also solar batteries, you get an environmentally friendly, no muss-no fuss closed battery for ongoing power.


12 June 2018

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