Like AGM, Gel batteries are sealed lead acid batteries. The difference in construction is that Gel batteries do not have a fiberglass mat between the plates. Instead, silica powder, a thickening agent, is added to the liquid electrolyte, which then becomes gelified and immobile. Converting the electrolyte into a thick, non-spillable substance that cannot flow freely is what makes gel-cell batteries safe in case of any battery shell breakage.
Gel-cell batteries by Mighty Max Battery have other common traits with AGM batteries. Both are non-spillable, do not have any orientation requirements, can support deep-cycle discharging, and are maintenance-free. An important difference is that gel-cell batteries must be recharged in the correct manner or they will suffer from early failure.These batteries require a specific type of charger, which is either designed for or can be adjusted to gel-cell batteries.
Advantages of Gel-Cell Batteries
- Greater resistance to shock and vibration, an important feature for motorcycle enthusiasts
- Discharge slightly slower than AGM, offering longer usage between charges
- Can operate without negative impact in somewhat higher temperatures than AGM
- Little to no evaporation of the electrolyte, making it safer and longer lasting
- Gas recombination process makes it self-"watering" and maintenance-free
When to Replace a Motorcycle Battery
There are various signs that can help you know whether you may need to replace your existing motorcycle battery. This includes the sound of the engine starting replaced with nothing but a "click" when the starter-button is pushed; faint or non-functional headlights; or a horn that sounds weak or out of tune. The best way to check, of course, is to test your battery using an analyzer or by bringing the battery to a shop. A dead or dying battery can be the result of not starting the motorcycle for an extended period of time or due to the battery reaching its maximum charge-cycles. If you've tried jumper cables and it produced short term or no results, it might be time for a replacement battery.
Mighty Max Battery offers high performance Gel batteries that are compatible with all major motorcycle makers and models. This includes Harley Davidson, BMW, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and others. Furthermore, these batteries can replace those made by other battery manufacturers and resellers such as Yuasa, Shorai, EverStart, Power Sonic, and many others. Mighty Max Battery provides the additional benefits of easy 1-year warranties, free ground shipping, super fast order processing, and friendly customer support just an email or phone call away.