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Batteries are at the heart of many electrical systems and choosing the correct size or type of battery can be daunting. At WA Solar Supplies, we take the complexity out of selecting the right battery by ensuring it is matched perfectly to your application or design.
WA Solar specialises in many areas, including:
- Standalone remote power (RAPS)
- Industrial applications such as communications, monitoring and solar lighting
- Power inverters
- Recreational uses for 4WDs, boats and caravans
Correct selection and usage are critical for optimising the performance and cycle life of your battery, ensuring you get the best value for your money. Choosing the right battery charger is just as important as finding the right battery, so explore our massive range of rectifiers and chargers.
Types of Batteries Available
We have a huge range of technologies available for a variety of applications. Learn more about different kinds of batteries and get in contact for further information.
Gel batteries mix sulfuric acid with a silica-gelling agent to convert liquid electrolyte into a semi-still paste, making the gel maintenance free. These batteries generally last longer than AGM batteries, staying in a high-performance range for most of their service lives. Due to higher internal resistance, gel batteries aren’t used for high-current applications.
Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Battery
In an AGM marine battery, the sulfuric acid is absorbed by a fiberglass mat, making the battery spill-proof and able to be shipped without hazardous material restrictions. AGM has low internal resistance and is capable of delivering high currents on demand with a long service life. AGM is maintenance-free, reliable and lighter to hold than FLA batteries.
Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) Battery
The FLA battery consists of plates, lead and lead oxide with a 35% sulfuric acid and 65% water solution. This solution is called electrolyte and it causes a chemical reaction that produces electrons. A flooded (or wet cell) battery contains liquid electrolyte and is commonly used in aviation, utilities, energy storage and cellular towers.
Lithium is an interesting and extremely light metal with the greatest electrochemical potential, creating large amounts of energy for its weight. Lithium-ion batteries are low maintenance, using a cathode (positive electrode), an anode (negative electrode) and electrolyte as the conductor. These batteries are dependable for marine performance and solar storage.
Call WA Solar Supplies
If you require more information or technical support for choosing the right battery, speak to our solar experts by calling (08) 9244 2668 or contact us online.