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AGM VS GEL BATTERIES – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
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AGM BATTERIES VS GEL BATTERIES – LIFE EXPECTANCY
LIFE EXPECTANCY OF AGM BATTERIES
There is another important factor that affects the cycle life of your battery: temperature. If you look closely in the graph, you’ll notice that it says “Ambient Temperature 25°C (77°F)”. The cycle counts in the graph is based on that temperature. If you install your batteries in an environment with much higher or much colder temperatures, the cycle count will surely decrease.
LIFE Span OF GEL BATTERIES
Similar to AGM batteries, the number of cycles decrease as you further discharge a gel battery. For example, discharging a gel battery at 30% gives you about 2,600 cycles, compared with only 1,200 cycles with AGM batteries. In fact, if you discharge a gel battery to 90%, it will give 700 cycles, which is more cycles than an AGM battery discharged at only 50%.
Of course, a higher cycle life doesn’t come for free. Gel batteries are more expensive than standard AGM batteries, but they might be worth the investment when used properly. It is important to note that you cannot use the same charger for both gel batteries and the AGM batteries. Gel batteries are more sensitive and require special chargers.