GENTECH POWER GEL BATTERY
Gentech Power GEL Battery
Premature damage to the battery due to improper use is not covered by the manufacturer warranty.
It must be noted that lead acid, AGM and gel batteries are not ideally suited for frequent, long, and deep discharges as currently experienced with load shedding. These types of batteries require a minimum of 48-72 hours of uninterrupted charging after each discharge to ensure they perform as specified. Load shedding directly reduces the capacity, performance and life span of these batteries which are beyond the manufacturers control.
The Gentech Power Battery charge cycles are rated to last as follows:
- 100% Depth of Discharge = +- 350 Charge Cycles
- 80% Depth of Discharge = +- 520 Charge Cycles
- 50% Depth of Discharge = +- 730 Charge Cycles
Due to the current and continuous load shedding, these cycles can be depleted between 3 to 6 months. Once these charge cycles are depleted, the battery will have reached its “end of life” and will need to be replaced immediately.
We recommend that during Load Shedding Stage 3 – 6 that the inverter power switch is turned “OFF”. Only use the inverter when urgently required.
Battery Warranty Disclaimer:
Due to excessive load shedding this battery carries a limited warrantee of 7 days only. It is designed to perform as specified. The lifespan of this battery is pre-determined by the amount of charge and discharge cycles it will undergo over a period. These cycles are considered normal “wear and tear” and are not covered by the manufacturer warranty policy. Regular charging / discharging cycles will have a direct impact on the performance and or running time of this battery. Please refer to the performance and discharge data below. Please charge for 48 hours prior to use.
|Nominal Operating Temperature||25°C ±3°C|
|Float Charge Voltage (25°C)||13.50 to 13.80V Temperature Compensation: -18mV/°C|
|Cyclic Charging Voltage (25°C)||14.50 to 14.90V Temperature Compensation: -30mV/°C|
|Maximum Charging Current||30A|
|Maximum Discharge Current||800A (5sec.)|
|Designed Floating Life (20°C)||7-10 Years|