Also called the SLA.
Very similar to the flooded battery except the acid has had a gel added to it to make it more or less solid and the pressure release lids are no longer needed.
A wide variety of capacities.
Update there is a thory that a SLA battery can be reconditioned by charging and then discharging (fast) about 10 times.
I have tried this technique with a few 6 Volt batteries with variable success, some batteries recharge and then begin to hold charge others are simply to damaged internally.
This became relevant for me as i recently found a large capacity 12 volt SLA and I’m attempting to recondition it using a battery charger and a 50W halogen bulb for discharging and I’m currently at the second discharge cycle.
So with a 50W bulb how much current will I be using?
P= V x I
50W = 12 V x ?A
50/ 12 = ?A
4.16 = A
Wires rated for 10A so no problem.
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A more portable version of the car battery weighing in at 1.5 Kg for a 7.2 amp hour battery.
Cost $25 for 7.2 Amp hour battery