Sealed gel cell batteries are among the most commonly used battery types today – they come in a broad range of sizes, voltages, and amp-hour capacities and provide impressive versatility. With gel-cell solar battery options at various price points, altE has a great selection to pick from.Read more +
|Product Name||Volts||Amp Hours ↓||Price|
|8G24 12V, 73.6 AH (20HR) Sealed Gel Cell UT Terminal MK/Deka 8G24UT MKB8G24 8G24 12V, 73.6 AH (20HR) Sealed Gel Cell UT Terminal 5.0 1||12 V||73.6 A-H||$295.36|
|Universal Ub24Gel, 12V,74Ah (20Hr) Sealed Gel Cell Universal Battery UB-24 GEL UNV24GEL Universal Ub24Gel, 12V,74Ah (20Hr) Sealed Gel Cell||12 V||74 A-H||$279.32|
|MK Battery8G27 Gel 86.4 AH, 12V, T876 Terminal, Deep Cycle Battery, Group 27 MK/Deka 8G27 MKB8G27 MK Battery8G27 Gel 86.4 AH, 12V, T876 Terminal, Deep Cycle Battery, Group 27||12 V||86.4 A-H||$321.07|
|Universal 27Dc, 12V, 90Ah (2Ohr) Sealed Gell Universal Battery UB-27 GEL UNV27DC Universal 27Dc, 12V, 90Ah (2Ohr) Sealed Gell||12 V||90 A-H||$342.95|
|MK 8G30H GEL 98 AH (20HR) T876 Terminal MK/Deka 8G30H MKB8G30H MK 8G30H GEL 98 AH (20HR) T876 Terminal||12 V||98 A-H||$359.62|
|MK 8G31 GEL 97.6 AH (20HR) Stud Terminal MK/Deka 8G31 MKB8G31 MK 8G31 GEL 97.6 AH (20HR) Stud Terminal||12 V||98 A-H||$359.62|
|UB30H 12V 98Ah Sealed Gel Cell Deep Cycle Battery Universal Battery UB30H UNV30HGEL UB30H 12V 98Ah Sealed Gel Cell Deep Cycle Battery||12 V||98 A-H||$400.41|
|MK 8GGC2 GEL 180 AH (20HR) 6V T881 Terminal MK/Deka 8GGC2 MKB8GGC2 MK 8GGC2 GEL 180 AH (20HR) 6V T881 Terminal||6 V||180 A-H||$388.66|
|MK 8G4DLTP GEL 183 AH (20HR) LTP Terminal MK/Deka 8G4DLTP MKB8G4D MK 8G4DLTP GEL 183 AH (20HR) LTP Terminal||12 V||183 A-H||$705.43|
|MK 8G8DLTP GEL 225 AH (20HR) LTP Terminal MK/Deka 8G8DLTP-DEKA MKB8G8D MK 8G8DLTP GEL 225 AH (20HR) LTP Terminal||12 V||225 A-H||$857.75|
A gel or gel cell battery is a valve-regulated lead-acid battery. Silica is added to the electrolyte, creating a gel-like substance (hence the name). This gel substance is relatively stationary and allows the battery to function much like a traditional lead-acid battery - minus the regular maintenance.
Gelled lead acid batteries predate AGM deep cycle batteries but are losing their market share. Like AGMs, gel batteries are sealed, providing them with many of the same advantages over flooded lead-acid batteries.
The main difference is that the gelled electrolyte in sealed gel cell batteries is highly viscous. The recombination of the gasses generated while charging occurs at a much slower rate, so they typically have to be charged more slowly than flooded batteries or AGMs. If charged at too high a rate, gas pockets form on the plates and force the gelled electrolyte away from the plates, decreasing the battery's capacity until the gas finds its way to the top of the battery and is recombined with the electrolyte.
Keep in mind: in an off-grid solar power electric system, you have a fixed amount of sun-hours every day and you need to store every Watt of solar power before the sun goes down. Because gel batteries should be charged relatively slowly, it can be risky to have a full-time off-grid home relying on them without oversizing both the PV array and the battery bank. This of course adds a lot to the cost of a system. Therefore, gel batteries are usually considered best suited for use in either:
Are you searching for the best sealed gel solar batteries to meet your needs? Browse the diverse selection available from altE to find top options at the best prices. For more information about when to use a sealed gel battery and the ideal choices for your project, contact the altE team today.