From large backup battery systems to small emergency lighting systems, American Battery Corp has the sealed lead acid, SLA Battery for your application.
All of Our SLA Batteries:
- Use AGM technology because they provide exceptional performance
- Are valve regulated because they provide for safe operation
- Use spill-proof construction so they can be used in any position
- Use impact resistant ABS cases and covers because they are safer
Types of SLA Batteries
General Purpose Backup Battery
Uses of general purpose SLA batteries are:
- Emergency Lighting
- Smaller Backup Battery Systems
- Alarm Systems
These batteries provide power to the system when you lose A/C power. When the battery is not in use, it is typically on a float charge so they will be fully charged for the next use. The typical design life for general purpose backup batteries is 3-5 years.
Deep Cycle SLA Battery
Deep Cycle AGM batteries are used to power equipment or devices as their only source of power. Some of these applications include:
- Wheel chairs
- Solar power
- Floor scrubbers
Deep Cycle AGM batteries are made with a thicker plate because they are used to lower depths of discharge (DoD). The battery is designed to recover from this, because of the thicker plate design. We recommend discharging the battery to 50% DoD or shallower because the lower you discharge them, the less number of cycles you will get. Optimally, you only want to discharge it to 30% DoD. Deep Cycle AGM batteries have a design life of 5-8 years.
High Rate Backup Battery
High Rate SLA batteries power larger Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems. These batteries provide higher outputs of energy, usually measured in watts. Some of these applications include:
- Medical equipment back up
- Cable TV
- Data centers
High Rate batteries don’t typically power these systems on an on-going basis. They will power high output systems during power-out situations. The critical equipment is usually equipment that uses more power to operate because they use a high rate discharge. It is also for equipment that needs to stay running for a specific period of time. There is usually a generator available as another source of power. High Rate batteries usually have a design life of 5-10 years for 12 volt and 20 years for 2 volt.