Without batteries, cars or motorbikes, modern vehicles would not turn on even. At one time the startup power was supplied by the driver, which started the engine with a removable crank. But for several decades now, modern electronics, including batteries, have improved the process. Unfortunately, still today, defects in the batteries contribute to a number of car failures. Many modern vehicle components such as air conditioning, heating and information-show systems are added to power build requests. There are special battery solutions for vehicles with start and stop systems, although these are often more expensive than traditional power builders because of their superior capacity. Normal car batteries cost between 60 and 350 euros, depending on their accumulator capacity, measured in Ampere-hour (Ah), and type of battery (lead battery, AGM battery, EFB battery or GEL battery). There are differences between open systems, where you can pour distilled water, and “unmanaged” closed batteries. At the moment, the car battery market is clearly heading towards closed systems.
What are the differences between car batteries?
How does a car battery work?
What should I do to maintain my car battery?
What should I do when my car battery is weak?
Types of batteries for cars and motorcycles
When buying a new car or motorcycle battery, many drivers feel overwhelmed by the choices, as the selection is huge and can create confusion for those who are not expert. Closed, maintenance-free batteries are making way more and more to traditional open rechargeable systems. The “starter battery” usual business name is not really correct, since it is essentially a lead battery that is continually recharged by the alternator and partially discharged by the various car devices that use electricity. You can read about the differences between the batteries:
Lead-acid batteries: these “wet” batteries; The most common type of car battery; Too heavy to be used in motorcycles
AGM batteries: light and suitable for motorcycles. Instead of heavy lead plates, they have a light layer of glass fiber inside. AGM is in fact for Absorbent Glass Material.
EFB batteries: EFB stands for Enhanced Flooded Battery. Used predominantly in vehicles with start and stop systems. A polyester gauze serves as a means of accumulation.
GEL Batteries: Contain a gelatinous acid to meet the heavy demand of high performance power systems.
Lithium-ion batteries: Used frequently in electric and hybrid vehicles due to their high energy density.
Can you use a car battery to charge a motorcycle battery? Basically yes, if both batteries work at the same voltage.
In modern vehicles, most batteries need to meet heavy energy demands due to systems such as air conditioning, heating, navigation systems and many more. Not surprisingly, there are different types of batteries: 55 Ah, 60 Ah, 70Ah, 44 Ah, etc. The Amount-hour number refers to the battery charge capacity. Specifically, it indicates the amount of current that can be delivered at a constant temperature of 27 ° C in 20 hours, up to a voltage of 1.75 V per battery cell. Super-compact cars require about 36 Ah, which is naturally lower than that of compact cars (up to 50 Ah), medium size cars (up to 70 Ah) and large cars (up to 120 Ah ).
Battery charge rating
For a precise classification of car batteries, the current (amperage) or charge capacity will, for the most part, be the last measure. All accumulator devices operate at 12 volts, so the capacity must serve as a distinctive feature. This electronic measurement unit tells how much current the battery can produce. So if a battery is constantly charged for 20 to 5 amps and is fully charged after this time period, it will have a capacity of 20 hours for 5, or 100 amperes-hour (Ah). The battery can then produce exactly this load capacity until it is completely discharged. And now you know the differences between the names of car batteries.