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Start stop battery

Start stop battery What types of batteries are used in start stop vehicles? Start stop vehicles utilize either an enhanced flooded battery (EFB) or absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery. Both types provide more reserve power needed for start stop systems. Enhanced flooded battery (EFB) An enhanced flooded battery (EFB battery) is a variation of a traditional flooded lead-acid battery. It’s used in vehicles in start stop vehicles to improve starting and provide more standby power and to accommodate regenerative braking recharging. EFB battery advantages over a starting lighting ignition (SLI) … Read More

AGM batteries

AGM batteries — definition AGM stands for an absorbed glass mat or absorbent glass mat. An AGM battery has positive and negative plates and separators just like regular flooded lead-acid batteries, but they have an absorbent glass mat between the plates that absorb and hold the liquid electrolyte. Think of the glass mat like a sponge that holds the electrolyte. Because the electrolyte is held so close to the plates, an AGM battery offers distinct advantages over an SLI battery. Differences between an AGM battery and a standard lead-acid car … Read More

What is an AGM battery?

What is an AGM battery If you’ve been shopping for a battery for your motorcycle, car, or lawn and garden tractor, you may have seen batteries listed as AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) . If you’ve stopped to wonder what is an AGM battery, here’s the scoop. Traditional lead acid batteries are filled with sulfuric acid and so are AGM batteries. However, in a traditional “flooded” lead acid battery the acid sloshes around. You would think that’s the best design to keep the acid in contact with the lead plates. But … Read More


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