24. November 2015 · Comments Off on Choosing A Battery · Categories: News · Tags:

When buying a battery, buyers, unfortunately think that the more expensive it is, the better. The problem is that there are different types of batteries and different models of cars, and each of them designed for their condition operation. If it does not take into account, we will soon motorists who bought the most expensive batteries will be re-buying power for their favorite cars. To date, the batteries are two types: small-served batteries and vrla batteries. As the name implies, the first require infrequent but necessary checking electrolyte level, and the latter is not in need of care, sometimes they do not even have tubes.

It depends on the materials making up the electrodes of batteries. Usually they are made of lead with small amounts of antimony. He created a reliable, solid plate electrodes, but also led to the boiling water. Motorists with more experience will recall batteries manufactured in the Soviet Union, in black ebony cabinets, filled with mastic on top, they were manufactured using this technology and therefore requires constant refilling the distillate. Over time, the content of antimony was reduced by reducing this loss of water, then came the modern low-serviceable battery. Their advantage – a small price and reliability: they are not afraid Duration of discharge, undemanding in the process of charging and easily withstand voltage increase in the vehicle network, we just need time to add water, and monitor the level of the electrolyte level should not be below the upper edges plates.

Not serviced by the battery. Hybrid representation. This is a good choice for those who rarely use the car and does not like to monitor the battery charge. Now the release of such batteries do not Russian companies alone, but also producers of foreign companies. vrla batteries are divided into two types: hybrid and calcium. Calcium the most expensive, and their electrodes made from lead-calcium alloy addition of tin, aluminum, and sometimes silver. Hybrid battery easier, calcium is found only in the negative electrode and positive are made of lead with a small fraction of antimony. Application of calcium allowed reduce evaporation of the electrolyte, and extend the lifetime of battery, hybrid and 5 years, calcium and 7 years. Compared with low-served batteries and a half times slowed down self-discharge. But there are problems: long-lasting calcium battery not tolerate deep discharge. If it more than once is completely discharged, the positive electrode plates will begin the formation of calcium sulfate and the battery will rapidly lose capacity. Therefore, in hybrid batteries, calcium is only used in negative electrodes – they charge is not so terrible. Calcium Calcium batteries, battery different high inrush current, high capacity and long-term life, but they are afraid of the discharge. The unequivocal answer to the question 'what better battery' is not present, each battery has its pluses and minuses. If you have used car, maintenance-free batteries will be Ca excellent choice, the maximum life and had no problems with the level of electrolyte. If you drive a car rarely leave it on long-term parking, calcium batteries quickly lose their strength. In such a case is worth buy a hybrid battery, it is easy to transfer the deep discharge and long inactivity, without requiring special attention. Little-served batteries – a good choice when you need an inexpensive, hardy battery. This is a rare case when no money solves everything.

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