Picking the Perfect Battery for your UTV, ATV or Motorcycle

Chrome Battery is realizing that new technology is allowing batteries to get smaller, lighter and stronger, but which of these new-tech power cells is right for you? We have put together a list of some of the most popular batteries types, along with some of their features and advantages:

12V 7AH Sealed Lead Acid Battery

12V 7AH Sealed Lead Acid Battery

Lead Acid: These batteries are a little old school, as they do not come from the factory filled with acid. You’ll need to source that separately and fill the battery yourself. There will be a fill line marking the appropriate acid level needed on the battery housing. After this, you’ll have to charge the battery overnight, and then you should be ready to go. While a little cumbersome and time-consuming to prepare, these batteries are also pretty affordable.

Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM): AGM batteries are the main motorcycle or UTV battery we offer now.  Chrome Battery currently does not offer Gel batteries, which are discussed below. These batteries are filled, charged and ready to use out of the box. AGM’s also resist temperature change, vibration and power loss better than standard lead acid batteries. They also tend to be slightly smaller and lighter than previous generation lead acid batteries. The one down side, they can also be slightly more expensive, but worth every penny.

Maintenance-Free: The next battery option are Maintenance-Free batteries, which are really just lead acid batteries that come delivered with a pre-measured amount of acid. You just need to fill the battery, cap it, charge it and go. These batteries are a little easier to deal with than the basic lead acid batteries.

Gel: This is a slightly higher-end battery option that is even smaller, lighter and more expensive than AGM batteries, but since they are filled with a gel matter, they are also even more resistant to vibration.

Lithium Ion: These little power packs are the most advanced batteries available today. They combine ultra lightweight and huge cranking amps into an incredibly small package. In fact, these batteries are so small, most manufacturers will provide foam pads to ensure proper fitment in your stock battery pan. Many racers use these batteries to ensure that their machine is as light as possible. Lithium-Ion batteries can be very expensive, though, and sometimes are finicky with standard battery chargers, but overall, their advantages easily outweigh their disadvantages.

 

ChromeBattery.com staff is ready to help with any and all of your battery questions. No matter what your bike or budget, we’ve got the battery for you. Email info@chromebattery.com or call 317-564-4278 for questions or orders! You can also use our motorcycle battery finder to start locating the exact motorcycle battery you are searching for – motorcycle battery finder

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