Battery Maintenance

Flooded deep cycle batteries are lead batteries that have been designed to provide sustained power over an extended period of time. These batteries have the capability to run reliably until it’s discharged up to 80% or more. The fluid in a flooded deep cycle battery is called electrolyte and is a solution of sulphuric acid and deionized water. Deionized water is recommended for use because it is free from additional minerals that are usually found in tap water. Unwanted chemicals and minerals in water can significantly decrease the life of flooded deep cycle batteries.

As a battery charges, the electrolyte heats up, and a portion of the water will evaporate. Electrolysis causes the water to break down into hydrogen and oxygen gases that dissipate, causing the electrolyte level to lower over time. Once the electrolyte level is too low, the plates in the battery cells are exposed and could be damaged. Additionally, sulphuric acid becomes more concentrated, which can also lead to damage. These batteries provide sustained energy, which makes them ideal for many applications that require more than a quick start.

  • Marine Applications
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Materials Handling
  • Golf Carts
  • Off-grid Renewable Energy

There are currently two types of deep cycle batteries available on the market today, flooded deep cycle batteries, and sealed deep cycle batteries. Flooded deep cycle batteries require regular maintenance and must be refilled with deionized water when the electrolyte levels are low. Sealed deep cycle batteries are sealed shut and do not require deionized water to be added but will need regular maintenance. Regardless of the type of deep cycle battery you utilize, it’s incredibly important to keep up with maintenance needs and add deionized water as needed to avoid sulfation and keep the battery in optimal functioning condition.

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