- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 5/24/2022
Summer is an ideal time to focus on your facility's battery and lighting needs. For many companies and schools, that means checking to make sure that your SLA batteries are still performing properly and swapping out any dead batteries for the busy year ahead. SLA batteries power a wide range of industrial applications, making them a standard power source in most schools, municipalities and fire & security companies. In light of recent supply chain challenges, now's the time to plan ahead by stocking up on the batteries you'll need for the coming year. If you're looking to make the most of your energy dollars, Batteries Plus can help by recommending the best SLA options for your business' specific needs.
Here are some of the common industrial applications that run on SLA batteries.
What you may not know is that there are actually several different types of SLA batteries, each with its own unique set of strengths. For instance, while a standard SLA battery may be adequate for fire and security systems, your data center will likely require a high rate discharge SLA battery with thinner plates. Likewise, other applications like industrial scrubbers and wheelchairs run best on deep cycle batteries.
If you have limited maintenance resources, you may not have the time to research the full range of battery options available to you. Fortunately, you don't have to. By partnering with Batteries Plus, you'll have access to your own dedicated advisor who can help you save time by recommending the best possible battery for each and every job.
If you're looking to make the most of your energy dollars, regularly charging your batteries is key. The first step is to ensure that you're using the proper battery charger. If you're not using the right charger, you can end up either under- or overcharging your battery, which will shorten its lifespan significantly. Ask yourself these questions when selecting an SLA charger:
Shop our selection of SLA batteries for any application, or visit our SLA Buying Guide for answers to some of the most commonly asked SLA questions. While you're there, consider signing up for a free business account . Once you do, you'll become eligible for a number of time and money-saving perks, including discount volume pricing, customizable delivery options and access to our industry experts who can help you save money by upgrading your facility's lighting and recommending more efficient battery products.