[TenTec] Gel cells
ghoffman at spacetech.com
Tue Feb 10 19:25:03 EST 2009
I would advise care when charging this battery.
If you charge it too aggressively, you will cause too much gassing, which in
turn will force small amounts of gas out the safety vents if the
pressure/temperature get too high.
Once lost to the outside, this electrolyte cannot be replaced.
I would limit the charging voltage (and thus the current) to avoid this
Look up the details for the specific model battery you possess.
----- Original Message -----
From: "wbeach" <ve3fjc at sympatico.ca>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Gel cells
> Thanks Paul for the Info. I have the Sealed Lead Acid type battery.
> guess I can use any battery charger with these ? 73 Walter
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul" <designer at quickdata.com>
> To: <tentec at contesting.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 8:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Gel cells
> > Make sure this is really a "Gel" cell. I started calling everything
> > that didn't need maintenance a "Gel Cell" till I realized you have
> > SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) and they are all
> > "closed".
> > And the deal is, a true Gel Cell, according to some battery tender
> > manufacturers, like DelTran, say you need a different charger for
> > that Gel Cell while the SLA, and AGM (and Car Battery) can both use
> > the same (different from Gel Cell) Charger.
> > For example, I used to call my 7Ahr Power Sonic "brick" batteries Gel
> > Cells but they are SLA.
> > 73,
> > Paul
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