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12V Gel Tubular Plate deep-cycle Monobloc battery, ideal for use in forklifts, Industrial floor cleaners and much more. From Leoch’s Powabloc GTP series
• Capacity ratings: 128Ah (100hr), 110Ah (20hr), 100Ah (10hr), 87Ah (5hr)
• Premium lead-acid technology – Gel Tubular Plate
• True deep-cycle and deep-discharge capabilities
• Sealed & maintenance-free
• Robust outer shell + handle for easy transportation
• Typical max. cycle life of 1500 cycles @ 80% DoD
The GTP series is a collection of heavy-duty 2, 6 & 12 volt Gel Monobloc batteries manufactured by Leoch, one of the largest multi-range battery manufacturers in the world.
The Powabloc GTPs are part of a wider Powabloc series, which features flooded, AGM & Gel batteries to suit a variety of applications & usage patterns.
The Powabloc GTP series features a range of Gel Tubular lead-acid batteries, designed specifically for traction and cyclic applications. The batteries within this range are Monoblocs, so-called due to their internal construction of 2V ‘blocs’ which are wired in a series. Monoblocs are ideally suited for deep cycling, and the batteries in the GTP series are more resilient to greater depths of discharge than their regular Gel counterparts.
Gel Tubular is a market-leader in lead-acid technology, fusing a premium electrolyte composition with robust tubular plates.
In comparison to a flat plate, a tubular plate is a more rigid structure which is more resistant to the continued stress of deep cycling. Electrolyte is piped into the tubes and is protected and utilised more thoroughly than in flat plate batteries where the electrolyte is exposed and more prone to shedding.
Inside a battery of Gel technology, the electrolyte is suspended in a thick silica-type paste that allows electrons to flow between plates. This design brings many advantages such as being entirely maintenance-free, having an exceptionally low rate of self-discharge and being more resistant to accidental abuse or misuse than a traditional flooded battery.
Like AGMs, Gel batteries can be mounted in any orientation without the risk of leakage. They also don’t require maintenance – particularly useful for machines that are utilised by a number of different people. An important point to note is that due to the sensitivity of the technology, Gel batteries require either close attention to charging settings or their own specialised charger.