problems, questions and answers
Our unique Lead Crystal battery consists of a number of special features including: a micro porous super absorbent matt (SAM), thick plates cast from high purity lead calcium selenium alloy (which ensures an extended life), and a SiO2 based electrolyte solution. During the charge / discharge cycles the electrolyte solidifies and forms a white crystalline powder. This eventually results in a safer, high performing and environmentally friendlier battery. The Lead Crystal battery can be used as a substitute for most battery technologies in the lead category, such as lead acid, lead gel and SAM.
Lead Crystal batteries are being used in a wide range of applications including, but not limited to telecoms, ups, petrochem/marine, defence, renewable energy, health care, manufacturing, transportation and electric motion (wheelchairs, golf carts & trolleys), caravan & RV, Recreational 4WD, LED Lighting, robotics and more.
Lead Crystal batteries have a design life of 18 years. For Cycle life check our data sheets for specific information.
The Lead Crystal battery has an extremely low self-discharge and can be stored for more than two years without any top-up charging prior to use.
Lead Crystal batteries can operate in a wide temperature range from -40°C to +65°C. Lead Crystal batteries can even be charged below zero degrees C.
Lead Crystal batteries hold less acid, no cadmium, no antimony. Lead Crystal batteries are up to 99% recyclable and are classified as non-hazardous goods for transport. Lead Crystal batteries are also extremely low gassing and produce no dangerous gases. They can also be used indoors or in confined spaces.
Yes, Lead Crystal batteries have a lower internal resistance than lead acid batteries due to the difference in active material of the positive electrode.
Yes, Lead Crystal batteries can be charged up to 3C (In Boost for short periods) without any impact on their cycle life. This means they can be charged 2-3 faster than other batteries. Standard charging requires 0.3C for CNFJ range and 0.2C for EVFJ Range.
Due to the construction and chemical reaction inside a Lead Crystal battery, sulfation hardly ever occurs. Lead Crystal batteries contain less sulphuric acid. They do not contain toxins such as cadmium or antimony either.
Yes, Lead Crystal batteries can be discharged in full frequently, even to 0 Volt. This makes Lead Crystal batteries extremely resilient for deep discharging. Deep discharging will reduce the cycle life.
Yes, Lead Crystal batteries can be partially charged i.e. you don’t have to charge them fully to be able to use them. If you operate the battery from a partial state of charge constantly it does pay to do a maintenance charge (deep discharge followed by a full charge) occasionally to get the best out of the battery.
Determine how many battery amps your application needs and how long it is needed for. Multiply both values to calculate the necessary ampere-hours (Ah). Add a 20% safety margin and select a battery from our product range overview.
Parallel batteries deliver greater electric currents and series-connected batteries deliver higher voltage. In both cases, the storage capacity (Wh = watt hours) increased by the amount of force each additional battery has.
Betta Batteries has been producing and commercialising Lead Crystal batteries since 2007.