Lead Acid Batteries

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Lead acid batteries are both the oldest and most common type of rechargeable battery.  Their low impedance and low cost combine with their low self-discharge to make them a natural choice for situations that require high standby currents.  Since lead is a main component, this technology is best suited for applications where weight is not an issue.  These include automotive starting, motive power in fork lifts and wheel chairs, and backup energy for uninterruptable power sources. 

Lead acid cells have a nominal voltage of 2.1V and peak at about 2.4V when fully charged.  When the cells are charged aggressively, they can produce hydrogen and oxygen gas.  Thus, for safety reasons they should be float-charged as they approach their full state.  Lead acid cells must not be left in a fully discharged state or they will undergo chemical deterioration


Our charging solutions for lead acid batteries include:

ICS

The ICS charger is a stand-alone battery charger with the versatility to accommodate a broad array of cell chemistries and configurations and is available as an individual or 2 bay unit.

Bullet

The Bullet series is a low-cost high-value stand-alone wall unit available for a variety of chemistries and charging configurations.

Embedded

Our embedded boards provide OEM’s with a high quality flexible charging system to be incorporated into your design, these can be custom configured on request.