AGM Battery Versus Gel Battery: Which Is Better?

Both categorized under Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries, AGM (Absorbent Glass Matt) Battery and Gel Battery are often mistaken to be the same. Both batteries possess similar traits such as having deep-cycle capabilities, non-spillable design and both can be used in different orientations. The two battery types are also known for their low self-discharge, low-maintenance and vibration-resistant characteristics. However, AGM and Gel are two distinctly different types of batteries.

Differences

AGM batteries make use of a special glass mat made up of thin glass fibers. This is designed to absorb the electrolytes between the battery plates.

Gel batteries, on the other hand, utilize a special type of silica gel that holds electrolytes together. The thick consistency of the material allows electrons to flow freely from the plates.

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