What is an AGM Battery and How is it Comparable to a Lithium Battery?
AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. AGM batteries are a type of sealed lead-acid battery that uses a thin, fibrous glass mat to hold the electrolyte in place. The glass mat absorbs the electrolyte and prevents it from moving around within the battery, making AGM batteries more resistant to leakage and spillage compared to other types of sealed lead-acid batteries.
AGM batteries are commonly used in a variety of applications, including backup power for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, recreational vehicles, boats, and solar power systems. They are also used in some types of electric vehicles.
In comparison to lithium batteries, AGM batteries have several advantages and disadvantages. One advantage of AGM batteries is that they are generally less expensive than lithium batteries. AGM batteries also have a relatively long service life and are relatively low maintenance, as they do not require frequent watering.
However, AGM batteries have a lower energy density compared to lithium batteries, meaning that they are heavier and take up more space for the same amount of energy storage. AGM batteries also have a lower discharge rate, which means they may not be suitable for applications that require a high amount of power to be drawn quickly.