Cold Weather Deep Cycle Batteries

It's Freezing! But are your deep cycle batteries surviving?

With winter lurking just around the corner, we often get asked the question, how does the cold weather affect my batteries?

The answer, will depend on the battery technology as each technology has its own characteristics. However, like human beings, all VRLA Deep Cycle batteries perform best when stored and operated at room temperature (around 20°C). To view more on the different Battery Technologies, head to our whitepaper Battery Technology Comparison.

The chemical reactions that take place within a VRLA Deep Cycle Battery are slower in lower temperatures, therefore slowing the performance and effectively lowering the capacity accordingly. The colder the temperature is, the greater the effect. In extreme cases, the electrolyte in the Sealed VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) Deep Cycle Batteries can freeze rupturing the battery case so it is always best to ask for advice on your system.

Deep Cycle Batteries in Cold Weather Graphs

The below graphs show how the various battery technologies perform under various temperatures:

Valen Topin AGM, Valen X-CEL, Valen ENDUROX-CEL, Valen Gel, Valen ENDUROGEL

Lithium (LiFe PO4) Deep Cycle Batteries: Valen ENLiFEN Lithium Deep Cycle

As you can clearly see from the above graphs, the cold weather affects all battery technologies differently. That's why Regal Electro stock a range of high quality, lead acid VRLA deep cycle batteries. Regal Electro have many different deep cycle battery technologies for all of our clients. We aren't just selling you a battery, we're giving you a solution. Our team are able to recommend the best battery solution for cold temperature applications. We will calculate the lower ambient temperature in to the system design, ensuring you will always be up and running!

The team at Regal Electro are here to support you with all of your Deep Cycle Battery inquiries - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and everywhere in between!

Contact Us! Australia: 1300 734 253 | sales@regalelectro.com.au New Zealand: 0800 734 253 | sales@regalelectro.co.nz

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