Part#: UB-8D GEL
12 Volt 250 Amp Hour
|Dim (LxWxH):||20.47 x 10.55 x 9.65||Valve Regulated GEL|
|Actual Weight:||161||Spill Proof|
|Amp Hour:||250.0||Lower Self Discharge|
|Charge Voltage:||14.0 - 14.4||Vibration Resistant|
|Float Voltage:||13.0 - 13.4||No Corrosion|
|Operating Temp||-4 F to 104 F||Non Hazardous|
|Warranty:||1 Year||ABS Case|
|Approvals:||DOT, IATA, ICAO|
This 12 volt 250 amp hour GEL sealed lead acid battery is the valve-regulated type, which fixes the acid electrolyte in a gelled substance, and is a group 8D battery. True GEL batteries have specific peak voltage requirements in the charge cycle, so be sure you have the correct charger or charger setting for this battery. This 250 ah size is used in industrial equipment, marine applications, RV, scientific devices, solar storage, etc. They are sometimes only used as a backup battery, or APS system, constantly float charged, only providing power if the primary power (AC) goes out. In this role they routinely last 5 years or so. In cyclic applications, where they are discharged, the life will be a funtion of the depth of discharge, and the frequency. A routine 100% discharge will give about 250 cycles, whereas a routine 30% discharge will give about 1250 cycles. So keeping lead acid batteries charged whenever possible, extends their life. Using a microprocessor controlled charger is part of this proper battery maintenance, for maximum life. We recommend opportunity charging, for example, in an industrial application, where the batteries are charged each night, or even during the day when not in use, to keep the average depth of discharge above 50%, which helps with longer cycle life.
For more info, see our Charging and Battery tutorials.