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Finding the right button alkaline batteries can be frustrating. With so many cord-free devices relying on batteries for power, you will inevitably need to replace them at some point. Coin batteries can be particularly challenging to replace, and the experienced staff here at LANplus can help you figure out the right battery to buy, the first time. We’ve been in business for twenty years and can help answer your questions, so the product you order is the one that meets your needs. With an online store and an eBay store, we keep our stock updated and can ship alkaline batteries Australia-wide for free in most cases.
LANplus carries a full range of rechargeable batteries as well as battery chargers and alkaline batteries in our online and eBay stores. Whether you need a 6v rechargeable for a child’s ride-on toy, a lithium battery for an electric scooter, or a 12v 250 AH AGM battery for a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), we will find the perfect solution for you. We can even special order specific batteries if you have a particular request that you don’t see in our store. We back up our products with warranties so you can buy with confidence, knowing that you’ll get what you pay for, and more, with LANplus.
AGM vs. Gel Cell Batteries – Pros and Cons
One question we are asked at LANplus is about the difference between AGM and gel cell batteries, especially for solar systems. Some solar systems that are connected to a grid only need a battery for when there’s a power outage, but any off-grid system must have a power bank where the energy generated during peak sunlight hours can be stored for evening and night-time use. These batteries must be large and capable of what is called “deep cycling” – that is, they function well and have good endurance even though they discharge much of their storage capacity on a regular basis. AGM and gel cell batteries are the two preferred types as both are sealed and therefore safer to transport, install, etc. without fear of acid spilling. Each has its benefits, however. Gel cell batteries use silica to keep the electrolyte in a gel, which limits the chances of spillage. Compared to traditional flooded lead-acid batteries, they discharge less gas because up to ninety-eight percent of gas produced is recombined within the cell, and they can discharge at a higher rate. They require a lower changing voltage, however, to prevent battery destruction, and are therefore not compatible with other battery types. This is a downfall for solar applications as you’d need to limit the charging voltage to a very low range.
AGM batteries, in which an absorbent glass mat is compressed between two plates and then sealed in to prevent leaking, are incredibly sturdy and vibration-resistant. They offer a higher charging range, making them a better choice for the variable voltage you get with solar. They are also compatible with flooded lead-acid batteries regarding charging, although it’s not recommended to combine them.