They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but sometimes it is just plain misleading.
Lead Crystal batteries have had some fantastic growth in the Australian 4WD, camping and caravan sector in the last 12 months and as one might expect a few opportunists have jumped on the bandwagon to spin a quick buck.
What are Lead Crystal Batteries? The genuine article is a new type of battery construction made by Betta Batteries. Although there are a number of factors that go into the making of a lead crystal battery the main root of the technology lies in a propriety electrolyte.
This new electrolyte starts as a liquid and then crystallises as the battery is cycled during manufacture. This highly protected process is the only way to create a true Lead Crystal battery.
How can you tell if you are buying a GENUINE Lead Crystal battery?
Look for the Betta Batteries mark. Genuine Lead Crystal batteries are stocked by a large number of professional resellers around Australia.
So why are these batteries so great the others are trying to copy them? The biggest advantage (just one a number) of Lead Crystal technology lies in the remarkable ability to cycle deeper and longer than other lead based batteries.
In a nut shell Lead Crystal testing shows the following cycle rates:
- 0 Volt discharge – Up to 400 Cycles
- 80% discharge – Up to 1,500 Cycles
- 40% discharge – Up to 3,392
Here is some quick maths, lets say you have a 6-CNFJ-100 (110Ah battery) you take camping. If you got away EVERY weekend of the year that would be 52 trips.
If you ran you battery down to 11.7 Volts every weekend at a rate of 1500 cycles that is theoretically 28 years of camping from just one battery.
Nice in theory but according to better batteries the battery design life is actually 18 years.
You can see why the genuine Lead Crystal battery from Betta Batteries carries a full 3 year warranty.
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