SLA Batteries – Additional Storage Tips

One of the main advantages of SLA batteries is their ability to be sealed, which means that they are maintenance-free and do not require the addition of water to the cells. Leak-proof, convenient and cost-effective, Sealed Lead Acid batteries (SLA’s) are rechargeable batteries commonly used in a variety of medical and non-medical applications – backup power (UPS’s), solar panels and electric vehicles, in addition to equipment such as hospital beds.

Cadex SLA Battery

When it comes to storing SLA batteries, there are a few guidelines to ensure they remain in good condition and can perform at their best.

Tips for storing SLA batteries:

  1. Keep the batteries in a cool, dry place. High temperatures can shorten the life of SLA batteries and cause them to lose capacity. It is best to store them in a place that is cool and has low humidity.
  2. Charge the batteries before storing them. SLA batteries should be charged to between 50% and 75% of their capacity before being put into storage. This will help to prevent sulfation, which is a process that occurs when the lead plates inside the battery start to corrode.
  3. Check the charge regularly. It is a good idea to check the charge on your SLA batteries every month or so, especially if they are being stored for an extended period. If the charge falls below 50%, it’s time to give the batteries a boost.
  4. Avoid short circuiting. To prevent short circuiting, do not store SLA batteries next to metal objects or in a place where they could come into contact with metal.

Medset has been supplying SLA batteries for over 30 years. Over this time, we have sourced quality manufacturers that stand behind their product. We fully guarantee our batteries and also accept returns or exchanges if the batteries do not fit your application.

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