Gel batteries

Gel batteries

Product VOLTAGE Capacity Sort page by dimensionsDimensions (LxWxH)
pbq Gel 33-12 12V 33Ah 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
pbq Gel 40-12 12V 40Ah 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
pbq Gel 60-12 12V 60Ah 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
pbq Gel 95-12 12V 95Ah 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
Cellpower CPG 50 - 12 12V 50Ah 229x138x213mm (lxwxh)
Cellpower CPG 60 - 12 12V 60Ah 250x160x200mm (lxwxh)
Cellpower CPG 75 - 12 12V 75Ah 260x168x215mm (lxwxh)
Cellpower CPG 100 - 12 12V 100Ah 330x171x220mm (lxwxh)
Cellpower CPG 200 - 12 12V 200Ah 521x269x223mm (lxwxh)
  • pbq Gel 33-12

    pbq Gel 33-12

    • pbq
    • 12V 33Ah
    • 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
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  • pbq Gel 40-12

    pbq Gel 40-12

    • pbq
    • 12V 40Ah
    • 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • pbq Gel 60-12

    pbq Gel 60-12

    • pbq
    • 12V 60Ah
    • 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • pbq Gel 95-12

    pbq Gel 95-12

    • pbq
    • 12V 95Ah
    • 195x130x155/168mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • Cellpower CPG   50 - 12

    Cellpower CPG 50 - 12

    • Cellpower
    • 12V 50Ah
    • 229x138x213mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • Cellpower CPG   60 - 12

    Cellpower CPG 60 - 12

    • Cellpower
    • 12V 60Ah
    • 250x160x200mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • Cellpower CPG   75 - 12

    Cellpower CPG 75 - 12

    • Cellpower
    • 12V 75Ah
    • 260x168x215mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • Cellpower CPG   100 - 12

    Cellpower CPG 100 - 12

    • Cellpower
    • 12V 100Ah
    • 330x171x220mm (lxwxh)
    more info
  • Cellpower CPG   200 - 12

    Cellpower CPG 200 - 12

    • Cellpower
    • 12V 200Ah
    • 521x269x223mm (lxwxh)
    more info

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Gel battery products

A Gel battery (also known as a "gel cell") is a VRLA battery with a gelified electrolyte; the sulfuric acid is mixed with silica fume, which makes the resulting mass gel-like and immobile. Unlike a flooded wet-cell lead-acid battery, these batteries do not need to be kept upright. Gel batteries reduce the electrolyte evaporation, spillage (and subsequent corrosion issues) common to the wet-cell battery, and boast greater resistance to extreme temperatures, shock and vibration.

What is a Gel battery?

A Gel battery design is typically a modification of the standard lead-acid automotive or marine battery. A gelling agent is added to the electrolyte to reduce movement inside the battery case. Many gel batteries also use one-way valves in place of open vents, which help the normal internal gasses to recombine back into water in the battery, reducing gassing. Generally, gel batteries are less tolerant of high heat and are charged at lower power than traditional or AGM batteries.

Gel batteries versus traditional batteries

A gel battery acts much like a lead battery. However, there is a difference, in a gel battery is no water between the plates, but a more or less solid gel substance. Gel batteries are maintenance free and therefore closed, you cannot refill them. There is a safety valve thrue which gases can escape if the battery is loaded too deeply or too fast, but because the probability of gassing in a gel battery is negligible, these batteries can be installed anywhere. The lifespan is similar to that of AGM batteries. AGM batteries are popularly called gel batteries.

Gel battery construction

Gel battery construction is as shown in the diagram. The positive and negative grids are cast from a calcium/tin lead alloy to reduce grid growth and corrosion. The active material is manufactured from a high purity lead (99.9999%) to minimize the negative effects of impurities. Separator is manufactured by a world leader in the field, utilizing the latest German technology. The base material is a micro porous duroplastic exhibiting excellent high temperature stability and mechanical strength, resulting in very good resistance to vibration and mechanical shock. The integrity of the battery will be maintained under extreme conditions. Gel battery construction with case removed and cover cut away to show internal battery parts.
gel-battery-construction 

Gel battery separator

The purpose of the separator is to maintain a constant distance between the positive and negative plates, totally eliminating the possibility of short circuits whilst allowing the active materials to fully react with the gelled electrolyte. The separator also has an open construction, which allows little resistance to the flow of the electrolyte during filling. A thin layer (typically O.4mm) of non-woven glass mat is an integral part of the separator and is placed against the positive plate for
improved surface contact.

Powerful pbq Gel batteries

The pbq gamma has been extended with three types of GEL batteries, namely the following models: pbq Gel 33-12, pbq Gel 40-12 and pbq Gel 60-12; 12V batteries with capacities of respectively 33, 40 and 60Ah. The pbq gel batteries are VRLA batteries with a gelled electrolyte; the sulphuric acid is mixed with silica fume, which makes the resulting mass gel-like and immobile. This process decreases significantly the evaporation of hydrogen and the gelled electrolyte will also not stratify, which makes equalization charging redundant.

Gel battery applications

At Intercel Europe you'll find only the highest quality Gel batteries. We stock dependable Gel batteries in a range of amp hour ratings from 33 to 110. Gel batteries fill a wide range of uses including marine, RV, Solar and UPS/Telecom. Whether you need a Gel battery for a marine application, wheelchair, or an ATV you'll find the best battery solutions at Intercel.

Applications for Gel batteries

  • Sustainable use
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy
  • Recreation
  • Boat
  • Caravan
  • Electric wheelchair
  • Mobility scooter