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Leisure Batteries FAQs

Q What does AGM stand for?

AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat.

Q Why can't I just use a starter battery?
A Starter batteries are designed in a way to favour high cranking capacity rather than recharge durability and small current draws. This means they become damaged by this type of usage and therefore do not last as long as dedicated leisure batteries. 
Q Why are LiFePO4 (lithium) batteries so expensive?
A Lithium batteries are expensive because they can provide almost double the useable energy storage capacity when compared with an equivalent-sized lead-acid battery, they are around 50% lighter and have a much longer life span. We often find that customers who buy a lithium battery will save money in the long term as they will not need to buy a new battery as often and can save space in their installation.





Featured News Articles

Thursday, 16 June 2022  |  Craig
Lithium battery flat but not charging? Here's why your BMS may be a factor

We take a look at the problem of flat lithium batteries not charging and why it's happening.

Thursday, 20 January 2022  |  Craig
How long will my battery last?

A topic that often comes up during our conversations with customers is 'What is the lifetime of my battery?'. This can be a tricky figure to put a solid number on, however we are able to make an estimation as long as we account for differences in battery specification, type and usage.

Friday, 22 October 2021  |  Craig
Review of Lithium Batteries

Today we will be reviewing our Lithium Batteries (LiFePO4) & how they compare to our more traditional AGM batteries. Our range of lithium batteries comes in 54, 84, 100, 110 & 216Ah capacities, providing a nice selection for your to choose from


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