|Q : Best SLA battery to use(8/14/2010 1:01:00 PM) |
8/14/2010 1:01:00 PM
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I have a Prestone 12 VDC Jump-it brand auto jump starter with a BP17-12 (12V,17AH/20HR) battery inside that will not hold a charge. What is the best replacement battery to use and what is the difference between a high discharge, deep cycle or general SLA battery? Also, can I go up in the AH rating on a battery say to a 23 AH battery like the Leoch 12V/23AH on your web site or does the AH rating make a difference when jumping a dead auto battery?
Last question, what is a good SLA battery charger to use for the suggested battery replacement I hope to receive from you.
|Answer (1) |
|Alexie Witz |
8/23/2010 10:11:00 AM
|Hi Ed, |
Thank you for contacting AtBatt.com regarding your SLA questions.
General SLA - are designed to be a general purpose battery that can be used in a wide variety of applications like in toys, consumer level UPS, alarm systems, etc… Can provide a large discharge current over a short time period and the life cycle of the battery is 1-3 years depending on use.
Deep Cycle (EV) – are designed to provide a steady amount of current over a long period of time and are able to drain completely and recover almost 100%. Designed for electric vehicles, golf cars, wheelchairs, etc… Typical life cycle is 2 years or less depending on depth and frequency of discharge.
High Rate Discharge - are designed for when large amount of Amps are required in a very short amount of time. These batteries are used primarily where high power is required for a short duration of time (less than 30 mins). Mainly for high powered UPS Applications. Capacity is usually calculated at 10HR or lower.
We recommend that for your application you use a High Rate Discharge battery. In reference to the capacity of the battery the longer the number the longer the battery will last per full charge.
We advise that you review the dimensions of the battery prior to purchase as the larger the capacity the battery size will increase.
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