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What is the difference between Inverter and Automotive Batteries? 

 September 19, 2021

By  Phil Borges

Inverter and Automotive Batteries are both great for power outages, but there are some differences between the two. When you need a battery to start your vehicle or an extra battery to power your home during a storm, it's important that you know what type of battery is best suited for your needs. We will examine this topic in greater detail, the difference between these two types of batteries, for you to know which one is best for your needs.

What is the difference between inverter battery and automotive battery?

There are different kinds of batteries available; it can be hard to keep track. The two most popular types of batteries that people will see in their cars or homes are automotive and inverter batteries. These two types of batteries have some similarities, but they also have significant differences. To better understand their difference, it is best to know the usage of these batteries.

Automotive Batteries

Best Features:

  • Automotive batteries are designed to start your vehicle's engine without external power.
  • They produce a lot of energy very quickly, which is why they're used for this purpose.
  • These batteries are used in automobiles, buses, and trucks. These are created and intended to give a significant amount of current for a brief period of time, usually just long enough to turn the engine.

Design

  • The automotive batteries are made up of a large number of thin plates. It gives more surface area for the electrolyte to react with, which quickly produces higher amounts of current than other types do.

Inverter Batteries

Best features:

  • Inverter batteries are designed to supply a small amount of current consistently for longer durations, perfect for keeping entertainment systems running smoothly.
  • This is the type of battery that you would find in your home device to power lights, fans, or other appliances when there's no power source available.
  • The inverter converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).
  • The automotive battery should not be used for this purpose because it can create too much heat and may cause damage.

Design:

  • Inverter batteries are typically made up of less with less volume than automotive batteries. This is because they are made up of fewer, thicker plates for better energy storage and longer life expectancy.

How long do Inverter and Automotive batteries last?

Inverter and automotive battery life will depend on a number of factors, including temperature, the usage of the appliance or vehicle, and how well it is maintained. If a battery is used too often or is left discharged for a prolonged period of time, the capacity to hold a charge will decrease, which can shorten overall life expectancy. It's recommended to recharge batteries as soon as they are fully drained to prolong life.

Inverters can last anywhere from 2-5 years before needing replacement, with most lasting within 3 years due to their heavy use. Automotive batteries, with regular maintenance and care, will last anywhere from 3 to five years.

What are the pros and cons of Inverter batteries?

There are many battery brands available in the market, but it's important to know their differences before buying them as they vary significantly with different pros and cons depending on what you need a battery for. For example, whether you want something small or large capacity etc., Knowing their classifications is also essential so you would know which one is efficient for your device or equipment. Here are some examples to explain this further:

Lead-acid batteries have a variety of benefits, such as being rechargeable and lightweight. They also produce plenty of current, making them economical to use for many applications. Some of the disadvantages include needing regular maintenance, releasing harmful gases during charging and discharging.

Maintenance-free batteries do not need to check electrolyte levels; you don't have to worry about topping off water as often (or at all), and they're safer than standard lead-acid or nickel-based units and mountable in many positions. Maintenance-free batteries are expensive and have a shorter life compared to regular ones.

Tubular batteries are highly efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. They can be used in heavy-duty applications like emergency backup power supply during frequent power cuts without worrying about the maintenance of the battery. Tubular batteries are more complicated than flat-plate ones, which makes them harder to manufacture. They're also costly because of the materials that go into making them, and they have a shorter life span as well.

Conclusion

Batteries are essential for our cars and homes, so it's important to know how they work. By understanding the differences between inverter and automotive batteries, how long they last, and what their pros/cons are, you can make an informed decision on which battery is best for your needs.

There are plenty of batteries available that we could choose from, which might seem overwhelming at first. However, you can find one that suits your needs if you are able to determine the difference between these batteries. If you are not sure or undecided which one suits your needs, then you may inquire about these batteries from a battery dealer or store near you. The experts can explain what each battery is best for and where you can use it.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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