Standard Flooded Battery Applications: Standard flooded batteries are ideal for vehicle applications with normal electrical demands.
Standard Flooded Battery Construction: 12-volt lead-acid batteries are made up of six cells. Within each cell, positive and negative plates are stacked in an alternating fashion, separated by a thin sheet of microporous plastic called a separator. The stacked plates are immersed in an electrolyte solution, or battery acid, which surrounds the separators and the plates, providing a path for electricity to flow.
Standard Flooded Battery Benefits:
- Reliable starting power
- Basic charge acceptance
- Suitable for all climates
- Lowest-cost option
Standard Flooded Battery Disadvantages:
- Limited ability to power large accessory loads
- Limited cycling capability
- Shorter life compared to other technologies