Lithium batteries vs lead acid

Lithium batteries last much longer than lead acid batteries and require much less maintenance. They are also much more efficient in their discharge and recharge cycling. Lead acid batteries are best when only discharged 50% Lithium batteries can be discharged up to 80% or more. Lead acid batteries take longer to charge Lithium batteries take less time to charge Lead acid batteries are considerably heavier Lithium batteries are considerably lighter Lead acid batteries require regular maintenance and charging Lithium batteries are nearly maintenance free In the long run lithium batteries are a significantly better value. They cost 2 to 3 times more than the lead acid, but their lifespan, perfo

My scooter batteries don't last very long

This is about sealed lead acid batteries. For lithium batteries see our blog on lithium batteries. When it comes to SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries there is more than one quality of battery. Some are actually designed for general purpose things like an alarm panel or an electric gate or a computer back up system. They have a very similar part number that designates something like 12 volts 20 Amp Hours. A true scooter battery will say the same thing, but is designed to last longer under much heavier load. For example if you put those general purpose 12 volt 20 Amp Hour batteries in a scooter, it would likely run out of juice after about 10 kilometres. Conversely if you put the actual scooter

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