If you need to purchase a Trojan battery, you will find different types to choose from. Including the two types below. You will also find tips on how to keep your battery clean. This will help it last much longer for you, which will save you money.
2 Types of Trojan Batteries
Wet Cell Flooded Batteries
Wet cell flooded batteries are filled with a sulfuric acid electrolyte and use lead plates or plate separators. The batteries are generally not sealed. This is because you must add electrolytes as it is needed. You insert the electrolytes through the vents on the battery. This type of battery does hold a charge well but if the battery is not maintained properly the lead plates will deteriorate. You do have to be careful how you mount this battery, however, as the electrolyte will spill out if the battery is not upright.
Lead Acid Batteries
Lead acid batteries, also known as valve regulated lead acid, can be mounted in a variety of ways, such as on the side or even upside down. This is because the electrolyte suspends in a fiberglass mat or a gel. Because of this you do not have to worry about the electrolyte spilling out of the battery. This is beneficial as these electrolytes can be dangerous if they come in contact with skin. Lead acid batteries also hold up well if they get wet, so they are often used in the marine industry.
No matter what type of battery you choose you must provide the proper maintenance. One maintenance is cleaning the vents on a regular basis. You can do this by wiping the vents with a clean cloth. You also need to clean the top of the battery as it becomes dirt. You can find a solution to do this where you purchase your battery. When cleaning be careful that the solution does not get inside the battery. When finished, rinse the battery with water and then dry with a cloth.
You also need to clean the terminals, as well as open the cable clamps and clean these also. Purchase a terminal and clamp cleaner where you purchase the battery. It will come with instructions on how to use it. When you reconnect the cable clamps, spray a thin coat of silicone gel on them. This will help prevent corrosion.
Talk with the salesperson where you purchase your battery. They can give you more information about the two types above, as well as give you more tips on cleaning the battery.