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AGM Battery technology has been around for a few decades. It became popular in the 80’s as a logical sealed lead acid battery alternative for the military. Specifically in vehicles and UPS systems to reduce weight and improve reliability.
AGM batteries are still comprised of lead and acid, but the acid or sometimes a gel substance is absorbed by fine fiberglass mat, making the battery spill-proof and electrolytes in constant contact with the lead plates. The lead plates are traditionally designed and made flat to resemble a standard lead acid battery or (BCI Group size). They can be found in a rectangular or cylindrical shape. The tradition rectangular shaped batteries tend to perform better than the alternative wound cylindrical shaped battery. The best performing are the midsize batteries from 30 to 100Ah.
The leading advantages are they will charge up to four- to – five times faster than the traditional flooded version, and the ability to deep cycle. AGM offers a depth-of-discharge of 80 percent; whereas the traditional flooded version is specified at 50 percent DoD to attain the its cycle life.
AGM Batteries have a very low internal resistance, they are capable of delivering high currents on demand and offer a relatively long service life, even when deep-cycled. AGM batteries are maintenance free batteries that provide great power and reliability. It stands up well to low temperatures and has a low self-discharge. AGM batteries are commonly found in high-end vehicles to run power-hungry accessories such as heated seats, steering wheels, mirrors and windshields or new Start-Stop Technology. NASCAR and other numerous racing leagues choose AGM or Lithium products because they are vibration resistant and lighter in weight. AGM is the preferred battery for motorcyclists as well. Do to the fact they are sealed it reduces the eventual acid spillage. This enables shipment without hazardous material restrictions.Not to mention they can be installed at odd angles. The only negatives are slightly lower specific energy and higher manufacturing costs than the good ole’ fashion lead acid alternative.
AGM batteries are also very good performers in cold temperatures so modern day applications have expanded into Marine and RV applications to provide plenty of power to run everything you might need.