Why can you tip a GEL more safely than an AGM? Why does the AGM start faster than the wet or GEL battery? Why can you discharge the lithium 100%? We look behind the advertising promises. Because the structure of the battery really makes a difference.
A battery should be durable, have as much power as possible or a lot of capacity for many consumers. But ultimately, the battery must above all fit into the vehicle. Length, width, height, if you know what matters, has from the outset joy of an all-round fitting battery.
The demands on the batteries are constantly increasing, it must perform more and more. Nevertheless, the battery should always be ready. And, of course, ideally without being taken care of. Is bigger the solution?
If you want a high-performance battery at all times, "out of sight, out of mind" is not a solution. After all, according to ADAC breakdown statistics, a good 46% of all breakdowns are due to battery problems. With absolutely maintenance-free batteries, there is no need for fluid checks.
The fact that batteries start worse in winter becomes an issue again every fall. But what about heat? Do traction and supply batteries also work worse in the cold? And why should you do something in the summer so that your battery also works in the winter?
Starter batteries and motorcycle batteries should actually be fully recharged via the alternator while driving. If more is discharged than the alternator recharges, this leads to creeping discharge and premature aging. To compensate for this negative balance, only charging with the charger helps.
Even from the outside, you can tell a lot about the condition of a battery. Whether it is still worth recharging the battery or starting other rescue attempts. Or whether it is already dangerous and it is better to stay away with the charger.