A200 A300 A400 A500 A600 Gassing Charging Shipping HazMat MSDS1 HazMat MSDS2 Prevailer/Gel-Tech AGM types

 

Sonnenschein dryfit Prevailer/Solar bloc  for DIN metric case sizes.
&
 
Deka Gel-Tech for  BCI - USA case sizes
 NOTE.  DIN cases are smaller - lighter and have the Positive Posts on the left.  BCI  cases are slightly larger, heavier with the Positive Post right.)  

Marine and RV Batteries, both Starting and Deep Cycle.

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PART # 
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Volt  Amp rate
DIN-1.75v/c
CCA
@ 0F
25 AMP Length in/mm Width in/mm Height in/mm Weight (lbs.)/k
DF25 12 15 150 25 7.32/181 3.19/76 6.71/177 12.3/6.0
DF45 12 30 275 45 7.75/197 5.20/132 7.10/180 22.8/11.1
DF75 12 42 400 75 8.27 6.89 6.89 27.1
DF130 12 60 525 135 10.94 6.89 7.48 48.1
DF125 12 57.7 500 125 10.31 5.37 9.06 41.5
DF150 12 68.2 550 150 13.9 6.89 7.48 50.9
DF180 12 89.2 700 200 13.00 6.73 9.50 66.0
DF230 12 120 770 230 11.18 10.51 9.06 81.6
DF4DLT 12 126 770 n/a 20.25 7.44 8.75 86.0
DF4D 12 147 800 285 20.25 8.75 8.75 105.8
DF8D 12 210 1100 450 20.39 11.45 9.52 150.0
DF6V180 6 200 1000 440 9.64 7.50 10.86 66.4

Charging. Sonnenschein /dryfit (German) A200/A500 product is correctly charged (@ 2.4v/cell)14.4v/(2.3v/cell)13.8v) @ 20C to 30C (float).  For lower and higher temperatures, from (minus) -22F up to (plus) +120F, charge voltages should be adjusted according to  Factory approved Data or use  temperature compensated charging devices.
 

NOTE; Continuous use at temperatures below 68F  will diminish the usable capacity approx; 4-5% for each 10F and this should be taken into account when your system is being sized or designed or when advanced battery monitoring equipment is being programmed etc.
Note; The above are DIN (Euro) metric case sizes and discharge data are based on 1.75v/cell cutoff
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 Standard BCI (USA) case equivalents are available in the Deka Gel-Tech label and listed in the Table below.


   
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  Part # Nom.V BCI Ah rate 0F CCA @      0F/32F 25A
(minutes)
   Length
   in/mm
Width
in/mm
Height
in/mm
Weight
   lbs/K
8GUI 12 31 215/310 47 7.75/197 5.20/132 7.25/184 24/10.9k
8G24 12 74 410/575 140 10.88/276 6.75/171 9.88/251 53/24.0k
8G27 12 86 505/700 170 12.75/324 6.75/171 9.88/251 63/28.6k
8G31 12 98 550/760 195 12.94/329 6.75/171 9.38/238 70/31.8k
8G4D 12 183 1050/1350 395 20.75/527 8.50/216 10/254 129/58.5k
8G8D 12 225 1265/1615 500 20.75/527 11/279 10/254 161/73.0k

8G6V200

6 180 585/850 375 10.25/260 7.12/181 10.88/276 72/32.6

Made in the USA (Deka Gel-tech) are correctly charged at (2.32v/cell)14.1v/(2.3v/cell) 13.8v float @ (68F) 20C.
For lower and higher temperatures, from (minus) -22F up to (plus) +120F, charge voltages should be adjusted according to the graph supplied with each battery. Continuous use at temperatures below 68F
will diminish the usable capacity approx; 4-5% for each 10F and this should be taken into account when
your system is being designed or advanced battery monitoring equipment is being programmed etc.
 

Sonnenschein dryfit & Gel-tech batteries are extremely efficient when recharging. Because of this high efficiency, it takes less time to recharge. By design - dryfit Gel technology  is self limiting on current!
Initial charge acceptance is very high ( Approx; 4xI20, or 320 Amps for an 80A dryfit)   and then settles to the normal  recharge rate of approx; x I20 or 40A for an 80A dryfit.  Note that constant voltage is the preferred recharge method! Three step-temperature compensated charging is now widespread and commonly available, and uses a combination of constant voltage and constant current to minimise recharge time.This method is superb IF the charger unit is set for dryfit and  Gel-Tech batteries at the factory, or has the facility to be programmed by the careful user.Alternators,(rotary charging devices) benefit greatly from 3 step temperature compensated charging and has the added attraction of distancing the regulator from the intense heat and vibration of the alternator.We have been applauding and endorsing the use of these devices since 1988. On Cruising vessel's, with a rotary charger as the main charging device,3 step regulation will save a tremendous amount of fuel and engine wear and tear, while acheiving a fast full charge. We have a complete range of three step regulators and High return alternators. We only recommend that the Sonnenschein™ dryfit or Deka™ Gel-Tech Cells batteries not be charged in a sealed container or environment. In normal usage these Manufacturers sealed, gelled Lead Acid batteries have no need to for special ventilation precautions. Ensuring that the air surrounding the battery bank e.g. via air slots (or Limber Holes) is in contact with the outside air, is sufficient. This opinion applies solely to Sonnenschein dryfit and Deka Gel-Tech.

CAVEAT.Gassing data are NOT available for Keystone™,Exide™, Dynasty, Trojan or any other Gelled electrolyte brand and no opinion is offered.For the purpose of this ventilation discussion they are treated as wet or open vented batteries. .         


                
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