Tucking in your boat or golf cart for the winter can be sad as we say goodbye to warmer weather for now. But you should take the time to ensure everything is taken care of before you lock them up in storage, especially when it comes to their batteries.
Today, most companies operate their vehicles, workplace equipment or renewable energy systems using rechargeable batteries. The most commonly used is the lead acid battery. This mature technology that's known to be reliable, durable, and can cost effective. However, under the lead acid battery category there are many different types to be aware of. In this article we will talk about the differences between Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Flooded batteries.
Proper charging is the most important part of routine battery maintenance, period. Since today’s voltage-controlled chargers have automated the charging process and assuming the battery is well maintained, all that is necessary for routine charging is knowledge that the charger is functioning properly. This is accomplished by periodic inspection and adjustment by a qualified charger repair technician.
Every battery requires routine maintenance for maximum performance and life -- including “no-maintenance” AGM and lithium-ion models.
Without proper charging and maintenance, you could be in for a rude awakening when you return leased batteries or try to get warranty claims after early failure. Why? Because all batteries require care to operate at their best. And every battery lessor and warranty requires proper charging and maintenance.