[TenTec] Gel cells

ab9go at earthlink.net ab9go at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 14 19:52:15 EST 2009


Check this link out.  Power-Sonic sealed lead-acid battery technical manual 2009.  Lots of excellent info on the care and feeding of gell cells.   

http://www.powersonic.com/index.php?id=98

73

Randy AB9GO

-----Original Message-----
>From: Gary Hoffman <ghoffman at spacetech.com>
>Sent: Feb 10, 2009 7:25 PM
>To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec at contesting.com>
>Subject: Re: [TenTec] Gel cells
>
>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
>issue.
>
>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.
>I
>> 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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Thank you,
Randy AB9GO


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