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What is a Lead Acid Battery?

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What is a Lead Acid Battery?

A lead acid battery is a rechargeable battery that uses lead and sulphuric acid to function. The lead is submerged into the sulphuric acid to allow a controlled chemical reaction. This chemical reaction is what causes the battery to produce electricity. Then, this reaction is reversed to recharge the battery.   MATERIALS USED FOR LEAD ACID BATTERY The primary active materials required to construct a lead acid battery are: Lead peroxide (PbO2): Dark brown, hard and brittle substance to form the positive plate. Sponge lead (Pb): The pure lead in soft sponge conditions creates the negative plate. Dilute sulfuric acid...

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Our Top Five Sailing Gadgets

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Our Top Five Sailing Gadgets
If you are regularly on the water, you will know that it is essential to ensure you have the correct battery maintenance and monitoring for your boat battery. At Battery Accessories, we have everything you need to keep your battery happy when out at sea and when moored in the marina or dock.

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Preventing and fixing a sulfated battery

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Preventing and fixing a sulfated battery

 

If you have lead acid battery failure, you may have a sulfated battery. You can prevent battery sulfation by using regular battery maintenance and by following battery health best practices.

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