The Universal line of SLA or Sealed Lead Acid batteries are classified as VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries. The technology and design for this line is relatively new and rather amazing. Universal batteries are resistant to leaks even when turned or used in an upside down position. Universal SLA batteries are defined as Non-Hazardous and Non-Spillable by the Department of Transportation, International Airline Transport Association and International Civil Aviation Organization. Universal batteries are also referred to as “maintenance-free.”
The Universal AGM batteries are composed of lead dioxide, sponge-lead and sufuric acid electryolyte.
The electrolyte is suspended in fiberglass mat separators; these act as absorbent sponges. There is no free electrolyte to leak out because the electrolyte is restricted in the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) separator between plates that immobilize the electrolyte in the cell.
Additional Universal Battery Highlights
- Superior resistance to heat, vibration, chemicals and shock
- Withstand deep cycling and current output
- Lower self-discharge
- Used in close proximity to people and sensitive equipment
Universal SLA batteries are primarily used for all-terrain vehicles, electric vehicles, motorcycles, boats and water crafts, medical mobility and power wheelchairs, lawn and garden equipment, consumer electronics, trucking, toys and hobbies, photography, engine starters and standby power applications, including security devices, emergency lighting, UPS systems, telecommunications equipment and access control devices.