CONVENTIONAL (STANDARD FLOODED) STARTER BATTERIES
This is by far the most common automotive battery today. The name flooded refers to the plates being immersed in an electrolyte made from 36% sulphuric acid and 64% distilled water. Thanks to the lead-calcium alloys of the grids, Exide car batteries show very little water consumption. The individual cells are no longer accessible through individual plugs, protecting against accidental acid spillage in normal motoring and so avoiding unnecessary servicing.
The Exide Premium Carbon Boost battery features a heat- sealed double lid with a patented labyrinth for unbeatable security, ensuring a safe flow-back of acid particles that is designed to withstand the roll-over test. Provided the starter battery is not subjected to long periods of low charge, it will have a long service life and excellent performance throughout.
AGM ABSORBENT GLASS MAT BATTERIES
Instead of the conventional polyethylene separator, the plates of AGM batteries are enveloped with a glass mat that absorbs the electrolyte and maintains direct contact with the plate s active material. This greatly enhances both discharge and recharge efficiency, resulting in high performance engine starting and high cycle capabilities. The physical bond between the battery components and the container makes AGM spill-proof and the most resilient battery to vibrations and tilting at high inclinations.
AGM can be used for Start-Stop cars with regenerative braking and coasting, and as a high-endurance starter battery for utility and emergency light vehicles. Other applications include off- road, motorbikes and marine/leisure, dual start/supply.
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