Buying Bike Battery? Know the Difference in AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat), GEL type and WET CELL Battery
Bike batteries vary in terms of design and characteristics, and you can find variety of batteries from different brands. Each brand makes same type of battery yet every battery differs in terms of lifecycle, quality, and other factors. You may have learnt about bike batteries such as AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) Wet Cell Battery, and Gel type battery. All of the 3 batteries have relative pros and cons in terms of maintenance, and life span. The purpose of all 3 batteries is to deliver improved performance and lasting life cycle. You may have questions such as what more differences lie ahead in all 3 batteries and which battery should be installed in the bike? Here is what we have to share..
WET CELL vs AGM BATTERY
Both of the batteries are lead acid batteries and designed to provide lasting performance with improved rate of discharge. Comparing Wet Cell battery with AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery, the maintenance of AGM battery is lower than Wet Cell battery which makes AGM battery susceptible to many constraints.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN GEL TYPE BATTERY?
The most significant difference in GEL type battery is the addition of silica in the same substance that turns the same acid into gel and prevents spillage. Using a Gel type or AGM battery mitigates potential hazard of explosion and damage. Wet Cell batteries are vulnerable and develop gases if knocked and therefore are hazardous and dangerous for the bike and yourself. Having joyful and comfortable experience while riding the bike is important. It doesn’t matter how efficient charger or battery tender you have, a perfect bike battery should be safe and functioning. Being aware of the technical difficulties is the result of practical experience which one should be aware of and share the information with others to prevail safety and knowledge.