Lead Crystal Batteries can be charged faster, perform better than an AGM deep cycle battery and have similar disharge characteristics to Lithium deep cycle batteries at a third of the price.....in most cases. In recent times we have had a lot of inquiries regarding charging a lead crystal battery. Leading brands such as Redarc can confirm their leading 12v BCDC battery charger is compatible with Lead Crystal on the A setting, the current AGM battery profile.
Bang for buck the Lead Crystal Battery represents great value. If you look at the cycle life versus the cost, it is a clear winner over Deep Cycle AGM Batteries. This amazing battery delivers remarkable cycle life (6000 cycles @ 20% and 3800 cycles @ 50% depth of discharge and 1400 cycles @ 80% depth of discharge)
The unique Lead Crystal® battery consists of a number of special features including: a micro porous high absorbent mat (AGM), thick plates cast from high purity lead calcium selenium alloy (which ensures an extended life), and a SiO2 based electrolyte solution. During the charge / discharge cycles the electrolyte solidifies and forms a white crystalline powder. This eventually results in a safer, high performing and environmentally friendlier battery. The Lead Crystal® battery can be used as a substitute for most battery technologies in the lead category, such as lead acid, lead gel and AGM.
Lead Crystal® has a design life of 18 years.
The Lead Crystal® has an extremely low self-discharge and can be stored for more than two years without any top-up charging prior to use.
Due to the construction and chemical reaction inside a Lead Crystal®battery, sulfation hardly ever occurs. Lead Crystal® batteries contain less sulphuric acid. They do not contain toxins such as cadmium or antimony either.
Yes, Lead Crystal® batteries can be discharged in full frequently, even to 0 Volt. This makes Lead Crystal® batteries extremely resilient for deep discharging.