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How to identify deep cycle VRLA battery from the information on the battery?

How to identify deep cycle VRLA battery from the information on the battery?

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Old 05-25-14, 06:38 AM
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How to identify deep cycle VRLA battery from the information on the battery?

Hi.

How can i determine if 12v4.5AH VRLA type battery(GEL/AGM)is deep cycle battery or not?
I checked alot of vrla battery while i see the information about the capacity,the voltage,the charging and the floating voltage,the max initial current but i don't see any identified sign if it is deep cycle or not.
What should i need to look for in order to know whenever it is deep cycle or not.
I need to change the battery for the small electric car that used for kids.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 05-25-14, 08:56 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

In a small type VRLA (valve regulated lead acid) I don't think there is much, if any, difference between regular and deep cycle.

The only way to know if it is a deep cycle type is if the manufacturer prints it on the battery or advertises it that way. You can't tell by looking at the battery itself.
 
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Old 05-26-14, 05:23 AM
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Hi PJmax.

My kid use to drive the electric car until the battery is discharged.
I know that it is not good to discharge lead acid battery too much,even if it is deep cycle type,but this is the situation.
I thought that this kind of toys used to have deep cycle battery because this toys doesn't need high current for breathe of time(like starter battery)but a current for long time.
In general i see that deep cycle battery has thicker plates,but i can't see into the battery and i don't have somthing to compare with,because i didn't find battery in that capacity which says that its deep cycle.
So from your reply can i understand that VRLA(AGM OR GEL) batteries up to a specific capacity considered as a deep cycle battery?(up to what capacity?)
And does any VRLA battery with 12V-4.5AH,that i will buy,will be good for the elecric toy car?
 
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Old 05-27-14, 12:26 AM
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Any VRLA should yield satisfactory results in that toy car.
 
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Old 05-27-14, 10:44 PM
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OK.
The good part is that i can install in the toy car any kind of VRLA battery type,as you said.
But in order to understand the issue,since i haven't seen deep cycle VRLA yet(not in the store and not in the net)Is VRLA battery deep cycle exist at all at the capacity of around the 4.5AH?
 
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Old 05-29-14, 09:53 PM
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Anyone?Anyone have any idea?
 
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Old 05-30-14, 02:38 AM
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Thanks,PJmax, for your links and as you can see there isn't any VRLA battery that is declared as it deep cycle battery.
But as you said,Any battery can be used in those toy cars.
So it is good enough for me.
Thank again.
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