Not sure which battery type you need? Don’t panic – our technical team have put together this short guide to help you work it out.
It’s worth understanding the makeup of the two battery types, primarily this relates to the type of medium the electrolyte is held in. The term AGM stands for Absorbed Glass Matt, in AGM batteries, the electrolyte is held within this matting, which can be likened to a sponge between the plates. In a GEL battery, the electrolyte is held within a thick gel like putty compound.
Both battery types are also referred to VRLA batteries, this stands for Valve Regulated Lead Acid. AGM and GEL batteries are normally offered in the same capacity and come in the same case dimensions.