Looking for deep cycle Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries and expert technical support?
To meet your power requirements and guarantee reliability, Valen is proud to offer three types of AGM batteries in 6 – 12 V, front terminal and 2V configurations.
- Valen Topin AGM with SSL Approval - ideal for applications such as fire and pumping
- Valen X-CEL - this advanced AGM battery with additional tin is the perfect solution for UPS, communications and automation.
- Valen ENDUROX-CEL with Catalyst Life Extender - specially designed for withstanding cyclic use in harsh and hot climates, such as in remote communications and back-up systems.
But we’re not just about “selling batteries”. We’re here to work alongside you, solve your problems and provide ongoing support from our expert technical team.
If you’re unsure if AGM batteries are right for your project needs, talk to the experts at Valen.
We proudly service clients all over Australia & New Zealand from a diverse range of industries. Simply click here to get in touch with us today.
FAQs - AGM Batteries
How are AGM batteries constructed?
AGM batteries are a type of Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery. VRLA batteries are sometimes also referred to as Sealed Lead Acid batteries (SLA).
Like all VRLA batteries, AGM batteries come in a standard ABS battery casing and the lead acid inside is formed into positive and negative lead plates. There are valves which sit at the top above the battery to release gas as the battery pressure increases.
In AGM batteries, the positive and negative plates are separated by an AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) comprising of glass fibres which immobilises the battery’s acid and prevents it from flowing freely inside the battery.
The plates are tightly compressed into each cell and held under pressure in the plastic case. The internal compression limits the shedding of plate material caused by cycling and allows for significantly longer life.
The compression also lowers internal resistance and maximises pulse power output.
What are the benefits of using AGM batteries?
AGM batteries are rugged, easy to use, have relatively low self-discharge and are largely maintenance free.
Because of their construction, AGM batteries can charge and discharge relatively quickly, providing excellent power output. They can be placed on constant float charge and drawn on in emergency situations or if there is a lack of alternative energy source.
In some applications, an AGM battery can serve as a reservoir of power saving long runs of thicker cable while, at the same time, providing power in a mains failure scenario.
A further advantage of AGM batteries compared to traditional wet cell batteries is that because the plates and separator are packed tightly in their plastic cases or cells, AGM batteries have a good resistance to vibration.
What applications are ideal for AGM batteries?
- Fire and pumping (e.g. diesel starting pumps for fire systems)
- Security systems
- IT Infrastructure
- Emergency lighting
- Industrial controls
To learn more about AGM batteries and the advantages of this technology in certain applications, please contact the team at Valen.