Car batteries are the heart of your car, and it is important to make sure that you have a reliable one because if the battery fails, then the car will not start. A gel battery for cars is less likely to fail in comparison to an ordinary battery. This article highlights some of the benefits of having a gel battery for your car.
Gel batteries have been around for a long time and they are still used today. A gel battery is the same as its counterpart the flooded wet cell or a maintenance-free or sealed battery. However, the only difference between these two types is that gel batteries use silica-based gelling material in place of electrolyte liquid to immobilize the electrolyte in order to prevent spillage and evaporation of water from the cells.
Gel batteries are much safer than their wet-cell counterparts since there is no risk of spillage or leakage (which can be very dangerous). They are sealed and they eliminate the need for maintenance as well. There is also very little risk of explosion, which is always a good thing!
The gel inside doesn’t spill out easily and even if it does, it doesn’t matter since there is no possible danger of a fire hazard. Gel batteries do not require any water filling either.
This type of battery also uses fibreglass mat separators as well as polypropylene top and bottom covers instead of cardboard separators to provide resistance against most external factors such as water and dirt.
This type of battery is also known to hold up well under extreme weather conditions. Because of the properties of this type of battery, it has been proven to be more reliable than other types especially those that use periodic adding of distilled water. Other advantages include: