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It is important to know the differences between the various types of lead acid batteries. All lead acid batteries can be divided into categories based on their design for different applications.

They include:

Starter Batteries

– Designed to supply high currents for short periods of time. These are used for automotive passenger cars, transport trucks, tractors, and marine and RV starting applications. These batteries do NOT like to be deep discharged and they may fail quickly when used for deep-cycle applications. Our experts do not recommend installing starter batteries on any deep-cycle application.

Dual Purpose Batteries

– These batteries have slightly more lead in them when compared to starter batteries, and they have thicker plates which can be successfully cycled in light duty deep-cycle applications of up to 25-30% depth of discharge. Dual-purpose battery can work as a starter battery as well.

Deep Cycle Batteries

– These are designed for frequent, deep discharge recharge cycles. Optimal depth of discharge for deep-cycle batteries is up to 60%, but they may reach up to 80% in some heavy duty applications. The deeper and faster the discharge rate the harder the battery works. Deep-cycle batteries can work as a starter battery or as a dual-purpose battery.

Deep Cycle EV Traction Cell Batteries

– These batteries are designed especially for electric vehicle (EV) type applications. EV is a heavy duty type application, which involves fast and deep discharge rates. All equipment such as a golf trundle, a golf cart, an electric scooter or a mobility vehicle should have installed traction cell type batteries for the best possible results. Normal stand-by type batteries may not last for such work .