Gel Monobloc Batteries
Looking for high-quality Gel Monobloc Batteries and expert technical support?
To meet your requirements and guarantee reliability, Valen is proud to offer two types of Gel Monobloc batteries in 6-12V configurations.
- Valen Gel is the solution to all your heavy cyclic applications.
- Valen ENDUROGEL with the Catalyst Life Extender is the battery to provide you with a longer, fuller and greener life.
But we’re not just about “selling batteries”. We’re here to work alongside you, solve your problems and provide ongoing support from our expert technical team.
If you’re unsure if Gel Monobloc battery technology is right for your application needs, talk to the experts at Valen.
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How are Gel Monobloc batteries constructed?
Gel monobloc batteries are a type of Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery. VRLA batteries are sometimes also referred to as Sealed Lead Acid (SLA).
Like all VRLA batteries, Gel batteries come in a standard ABS battery casing and have positive and negative plates with a separator holding the electrolyte between the plates. True to its name “Valve Regulated”, the battery has valves in the headspace which allow gas to escape should the internal pressure get higher than designed for.
The internal construction of Gel batteries has the electrolyte immobilised in a special Thixotropic Gel held in the separator. The separator is a micro-porous polyethylene material and shaped like the inside of corrugated cardboard which supports the Gel between the plates.
It is the combination of the Gel and the separator, which allows the user to obtain the substantial benefits of Gel battery technology in a cyclic application.
What are the benefits of installing Gel Monobloc batteries?
Gel monobloc batteries have the unique ability to cycle continually and recover from deep discharges, heavy cycling and cyclic abuse which would otherwise damage other types of batteries.
Through the Thixotropic Gel, the battery can be left in a partial state of charge without damaging the battery from sulphation. A Gel battery can also cycle back from a low state of charge should the battery be subjected to a deep discharge.
Gel batteries have been designed to release power slowly over a long period, compared to an AGM battery, which is designed to release power fast for a short time.
Additionally, sulphating in a Gel battery from cycling is reduced through the use of the Thixotropic Gel and micro-porous separator.
What applications are Gel Monobloc batteries ideal to be installed in?
- Mobility scooters
- Electric wheelchairs
- Solar-powered road signs
- Electric vehicles
- Material handling equipment
- Cleaning machines