Deep cycle battery AGM versus Standard battery
Deep cycle battery AGM versus Standard battery; Deep cycle batteries are available in standard, flooded-type lead acid batteries and AGM absorbed glass mat chemistry. The benefits of AGM deep cycle batteries are the slow self-discharge rate, lack of corrosive gas and vibration resistant nature.
This video demonstrates a great comparison, between the two different types of batteries. In the early days of golf carts and the development of the mobility scooters, the regular lead acid battery was used. Because there was not any alternative? As the needs of these types of machines intensified, then new and safer batteries had to be developed.
As with many things, the AGM battery was first prepared for the military. AGM technology was to become more widely used in the 1980’s. Consequently, the American aircraft industry was looking to make lighter and more dynamic planes. The old lead-acid battery was not good enough. The aircraft industry required a sealed battery that would last longer. The AGM deep cycle battery became a reality; it was the Lithium-Ion battery of the time.
Because the AGM battery was sealed, it was then redeemed as a safer option than the car-battery. AGM has very little internal resistance; the battery is capable of delivering high currents on demand. Furthermore, the AGM battery offers a relatively long service life, even when it has a deeper cycle.
The group of battery users that would benefit from the AGM technology are the leisure battery users. I have said thousands of times that the caravan guys should use AGM in place of the lead -acid batteries that they now buy as “Leisure Batteries” These so-called leisure batteries are nothing more than modified car batteries. This also applies to home solar battery storage. People should be using AGM batteries for better results.