The valve regulated, spill-proof construction of the battery allows trouble-free, safe operation in any position. No need to add electrolytes as gases generated during charging are recombined over a single cycle "oxygen." Batteries use state of the art design, high quality materials and a carefully controlled plate-making process to provide excellent output per cell. The results of high energy density in a higher power / volume and power / weight ratios.
Low internal resistance allows discharge currents of up to ten times the rated capacity of the battery. Relatively small batteries may thus be specified in applications requiring high peak currents.
Special separators, the advanced plate composition, and carefully balanced electrolyte system have greatly improved the resilience of deep discharge excess.
The batteries can be used in series and / or parallel to obtain the choice of voltage and capacity.
Due to recent design breakthroughs, the same battery can be used in either cyclic or standby applications.
The value is made possible by the materials used in a sealed lead-acid battery: they are readily available and inexpensive.
Lafayette batteries can be discharged in a temperature range of -20 ° C to 50 ° C (-4 ° F to 122 ° F) and charged at temperatures from 0 ° C to 40 ° C (32 ° F to 104 ° F). The high impact resistant battery case is made either of non-conductive ABS plastic or styrene. The high-capacity batteries frequently have polypropylene cases. All these case materials impart great resistance to shock, vibration, chemicals and heat. A low self discharge rate allows storage of fully charged batteries for up to one year at room temperature before charging is required. Lower storage temperatures to improve life characteristics even more.
In normal operating conditions, four or five years of dependable service life can be expected in stand-by applications, or between 200-1000 charge / discharge, depending on the average depth of discharge.