Find the right gel battery for your application
Intercel offers a complete range of gel batteries for all kinds of applications. We supply premium Cellpower gel batteries that are suitable (among other things) for electric transport, robotics, infrastructure and maritime applications. View our wide product range or contact us without any obligation. We are happy to help you find the perfect gel battery for your application!
What is a gel battery?
Gel batteries are maintenance-free lead-acid batteries that have a silicone composition between the plates. As a result, the electrolyte forms a gel that is unable to leak. This means a gel battery can be placed in any desired position. The gel-like structure also ensures that the battery does not slosh and is vibration-resistant. This is a big difference with traditional lead-acid and AGM batteries, which contain a dangerous acid that can leak.
Gel batteries, just like AGM batteries, belong to the category of VLRA batteries. VLRA stands for Valve Regulated Lead Acid. The batteries can be discharged up to 20% of their capacity. This results in a longer service life than most other AGM batteries. It’s important however to use a matching battery charger. Overcharging gel batteries has a very negative impact on their lifespan!
Discover the advantages of gel batteries
Gel batteries are very robust and versatile. They have many advantages over other types of deep-cycle batteries, including:
Gel batteries are distinguished by a high level of safety. The battery acid has been transformed into a gel that cannot leak. This eliminates the risk of acid spilling if the battery is tipped over or broken. The battery also produces virtually no dangerous gasses, which allows the batteries to be safely used in small spaces.
Resistant against vibrations and shocks
Gel cells are also particularly resistant to vibrations and shocks, meaning they can be used on a boat engine or in an agricultural vehicle without any problem. Because the batteries are vibration-resistant, the risk of damage during transport of the batteries is also very small.
Gel batteries have a very long service life, which means they are ideal if you need the battery for a long time. They can last up to 4 times longer than conventional batteries: especially in hot climates or with regular use in places where the battery capacity is often heavily discharged (e.g. in solar installations or wind turbines), the endurance is striking.
Not affected by temperature
De temperatuur van gel accu’s is ongeveer 10 graden Celsius lager dan andere soorten batterijen, wat betekent dat ze kunnen worden gebruikt in extreme omstandigheden en warme klimaten.
Performance at different discharge levels
Gel batteries perform great at different discharge levels. This means, among other things, that they are ideal for solar energy systems or wind turbines. The battery can be deeply discharged on a regular basis and still remain in good condition. On the other hand, the battery can also be charged and stored for a long time without any problem. This is due to the gel added to the electrolyte.
Disadvantages of gel batteries
A gel battery is generally a bit more expensive than comparable battery types. Gel batteries may also take longer to charge than other batteries, and deliver less power by the same dimensions. It is also important to avoid overcharging. When you take good care of your gel battery however, most of the disadvantages are made undone by the long life and ease of use.
For which applications can I use a gel battery?
Gel batteries are extremely versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications. You can use them as:
- Batteries for Marine Applications
- Batteries for Infrastructure
- Batteries for the rehabilitation industry
- Batteries for robotica
- Batteries for motorhomes, caravans and commercial vehicles
- Batteries for electric transport
- Batteries for energy storage systems