GEL Batteries never need to be equalized. Here is why: One reason why batteries
are equalized is to combat voltage separation from cell to cell within a battery.
A 12-volt battery is composed of six 2-volt cells connected in series internally.
A 12-volt battery reading 12.6 volts on a voltmeter should equal 2.1 volts per cell.
However, when batteries are manufactured in a one -shot process cell, where the
plates are activated within the battery, one cell may receive more or less electrolyte
than the other five cells of that battery. When this happens a battery's cells may
2.13v - 2.12v - 2.13v - 2.11v -2.09v - 2.11v. (Sum=12.6 volts)
As a battery is discharged, the cells with the lower voltage will be drained further than the cells at the higher voltage. As the same battery is charged, the cells with the high voltage will be fully charged before the cells with the lower voltage. The more a battery is cycled, the more the cell separation takes place. Equalizing batteries helps to bring all the cells of a battery to the same voltage.
Our batteries are manufactured using tank formation to activate the plates. This process guarantees a fully formed and voltage matched plate. The extra handling of the plates provides an additional inspection step in the process to verify plate quality. Plates from hundreds of batteries are formed in a tank all at once providing not only balance from cell to cell of a battery, but also balance from battery to battery of a batch.