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Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM)
The mat of microglass fibres which is used for filtering the sulphuric acid in lead batteries.
When charging a lead acid cell, high density acid is produced in the plates. This heavy acid drops as a result of gravitation to the lower part of the cell while lower density acid rises to the top of the cell. This stratification of acid can cause loss of capacity and/or battery failure.
The active material in the positive plates is lead dioxide and that in the negative is metallic sponge lead. When an electrical circuit is created, these materials react with sulphuric acid during charging and discharging according to the following chemical reaction:
PbO2 + Pb + 2H2SO4 = 2PbSO4 + 2H2O
Ampere (Amp, A)
The unit of measure of the electron flow, or current, through a circuit.
Ampere Hours (Amp-Hr, AH)
A unit of measure for a battery’s electrical storage capacity, obtained by multiplying the current in amperes by the time in hours of discharge. (Example: A battery which delivers 5 amperes for 20 hours delivers 5 amperes x 20 hours = 100 Amp-Hr of capacity.)