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    Lead Acid Battery Types And Their Applications

    When it comes to Lead Acid batteries there are many types with different applications. It is important that you have a basic idea of these as it will help you choose the correct battery for your specific needs.

  • DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES
  • A deep cycle battery has the capability of being deeply discharged, using most of its capacity over and over again. They don’t have the instant energy that is required to start an engine but excel in situations where a steady level of power is required over long periods such as powering fridges, 4WD accessories and lighting. This makes them the ideal choice for auxiliary batteries in 4WD vehicles. They should never be used as starting batteries.

    HOW THEY DIFFER FROM NORMAL AUTOMOTIVE STARTING BATTERIES
    Deep Cycle batteries have thicker active plates, with high density active paste material and thicker separators compared to normal automotive starting batteries which are designed to give a high current burst for a short period.

    SUPERCHARGE AMP-TECH ADVANTAGE
    AMP-TECH brand batteries have exceptional strength, durability and reserve capacity even in the toughest and most extreme conditions. AMP-TECH Deep Cycle are ideal as auxiliary batteries in 4WD vehicles.

    AMP-TECH

  • Accessible Design
  • Minimal Self Discharge rate
  • Exceptional Strength and durability through thicker plates
  • Available in a range of sizes





  • DUAL PURPOSE BATTERIES
  • Dual purpose batteries or ‘semi cycling batteries’ as they are often referred to are a combination of a Deep Cycle and a regular Starting battery. They are ideal to be used in vehicles that are running accessories, or where the vehicle does not have a dual battery system fitted. They will function the same as a regular starting battery but with the added benefit of being able to be more deeply discharged than a regular starting battery will handle. Conversely, they are not as good in pure deep cycling ability as the full deep cycle, but are a great compromise to handle both tasks.

    SUPERCHARGE ALLROUNDER ADVANTAGE
    SuperCharge ALLROUNDER starting and semi Deep Cycling batteries are specifically designed to meet the 4WD, RV and Leisure power requirements of the Australian market. Powered by SuperCharge’s Expanded Grid Technology, they are built with improved heat and vibration tolerance to ensure sufficient cranking and energy/ capacity needs. This means ALLROUNDER batteries will not just start an engine but can also sustain constant accessory loads.

    ALLROUNDER

  • Maintenance Free design to reduce risk of spillage and contamination from dust and dirt
  • Improved heat and vibration tolerance for longer life
  • Minimal self discharge rate
  • Cranking and semi deep cycle ability.





  • MARINE STARTING
  • The Sea Master range is the leader in marine batteries. With Expanded Grid Technology, exceptional marine cranking (MCA) and energy capacity (RC & AH), the Sea Master gives boating enthusiasts the power needed to meet the demands of their marine application and optimal vibration resistance to meet the challenges of rough seas.

    SEA MASTER GOLD

  • Maintenance Free
  • Vibration Resistant
  • Premium Extra Heavy Duty Marine Battery





  • AUTOMOTIVE STARTING BATTERIES
  • The main purpose of these batteries is to start the engine, traditionally this is called SLI, for Starting Lighting & Ignition. Starting batteries are designed to release a high burst of current for a short period of time, and then be quickly re-charged through the vehicle alternator.

    SUPERCHARGE GOLD PLUS

  • Top of the line.
  • Fully sealed maintenance-free.
  • Superior starting power and reserve capacity.





    SUPERCHARGE SILVER PLUS

  • Top of the line.
  • Fully sealed maintenance-free.
  • Exceptional starting power and reserve capacity.









    NOTE: This information is provided as a guide only and professionals should be consulted when doing any work to a vehicle. Autobarn is not liable for any loss or damage which is suffered or incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) for any personal injury or damage to property suffered or sustained as a result of using the information provided.