12 Volt 5 Amp Hour
Case of Ten
|Dim (LxWxH):||3.54 x 2.76 x 4.21||Valve Regulated AGM|
|Actual Weight:||3.09||Spill Proof|
|Amp Hour:||5.0||Lower Self Discharge|
|Charge Voltage:||14.4 - 14.7||Vibration Resistant|
|Float Voltage:||13.6 - 13.8||No Corrosion|
|Operating Temp||-4 F to 104 F||Non Hazardous|
|Warranty:||1 Year||Flame Retardant Case|
|Approvals:||DOT, IATA, ICAO||High Rate Discharge|
This 12 volt 5 amp hour AGM sealed lead acid battery is the valve-regulated type (sometimes called "sealed" or maintenance-free), which fixes the acid electrolyte in an absorptive fiberglass mat. Most of the sealed batteries under about 30 amp hours are AGM, or absorbed glass mat. This 5 ah size is designed for UPS/Telecom applications, featuring a flame retardant case, and high rate discharge capability. They can also be applicable in industrial equipment, scientific devices, etc. As a backup battery, they are constantly float charged, only providing power if the primary power (AC) goes out. In this role they routinely last 5 years, maybe more. 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 a wheelchair or scooter 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.