AGM and LEAD ACID BATTERY for Bike
Battery demand has seen a significant surge from small-scale to large-scale buyers and preferred as a source of backup. Batteries are an incredible source of power, some batteries provide backup power to UPS, computers, and other electrical devices. While other batteries power vehicles such as Bike. Selecting a battery for a bike is an important decision, as it’s going to serve the load of electrical installations. So, we decided to do some research on battery types and how do these batteries differ in terms of performance, life cycle, power density, and charge/discharge rate. Since most of the bike batteries are either Lithium Ion or Lead Acid batteries, performance difference must be known before buying decisions. For now, we’re going to share some technical facts about a lead-acid battery.
A lead-acid battery is a viable choice for your bike. The battery electrode is made of lead alloy, the plates are submerged in a sulfuric acid electrolyte. Lead-acid batteries are maintenance-free and you don’t need to keep your eyes on battery performance. However, the battery electrolyte level may be reduced due to internal fault, or frequent recharge caused by the inherent limitation of the battery. A typical lead-acid battery consists of six cells, each cell is capable of producing 2 volts, and a regular size 6 cell battery has 12 volts if it is connected in series.
Though lead-acid battery doesn’t have the need for a pressure relief valve. However, despite being sealed, these batteries are provided with vents to release pressure due to overcharge. Riding a bike can get bumpy anytime which results in spillage of acid/electrolyte. However, this is no longer a challenge due to AGM technology. AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) technology uses thin fiberglass between battery electrodes to prevent spillage. It also keeps oxygen retained inside the battery and when the battery is charged, this oxygen is combined with an active material to water which eventually affects the battery life.