Buying the Best Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries for Your Application in Pittsburgh

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What brands of sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries does PGH Batteries sell?

We regularly sell EnerSys SLA batteries (Genesus NP line) and ULTRAPOWER SLA batteries. We also have access to C&D SLA batteries (Dynasty line) , CS3 SLA batteries, and FIAMM SLA batteries. Unless you otherwise request it, expect us to quote EnerSys and/or ULTRALAST batteries.

About EnerSys SLA batteries

PGH Batteries delivers EnerSys SLA batteries - In Pittsburgh
We deliver EnerSys SLA batteries – In Pittsburgh

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. Reserve power batteries for use in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. For common SLA applications, we sell the Enersys Genesis NP line of batteries. About EnerSys Genesis NP batteries:

  • Guaranteed leak proof operation in any position except inverted
  • Expected life span of 3 to 5 years in float service applications
  • More than 1,000 discharge/recharge cycles, depending on the average depth of discharge
  • Recovery capabilities even after deep discharges
  • Can be operated in a broad range of ambient temperatures

These batteries cost a bit more, but these are quality name brand batteries when you want to buy the best. We generally quote these for applications we know are business critical.

About ULTRAPOWER SLA batteries

PGH Batteries delivers ULTRAPOWER SLA batteries - In Pittsburgh
We deliver ULTRAPOWER SLA Batteries – In Pittsburgh

UtraPower UP-series of  valve  regulated  lead-acid  batteries are  designed  with AGM  (absorbent  glass  mat) technology for general purpose applications with five-year design life. Our batteries comply to the most popular international standards, such as IEC60896-21/22, BS6290-4, Eurobat Guide.  All batteries are DOT approved, meet all industry standards and are compatible with the requirements of world-level equipment. i.e. These are cost effective batteries you can trust to be built to their published specs.

Common applications for sealed lead acid batteries

Sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries are ubiquitous and used for may applications. For commercial customers, the most common uses are:

  • Security panels – Every security panel typically has an SLA battery. 12V 7AH batteries with T1 terminals are the most common. Sometimes we find 12V 12AH or 12V 18AH batteries in security panels.
  • Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS). Small desk UPS batteries generally have 1 SLA battery, typically 12V 7AH with T2 terminals. Larger office UPS have perhaps either multiple 12V 7A batteries, or one or more 12V 12AH or 12V 18AH batteries. The APC 2200, a popular stand-alone large office UPS has 4 of 12V 18AH batteries
  • Emergency Lighting – Emergency lights typically use 6V as 5AH, 12V 4AH, or 12V AH batteries.

Are sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries from different manufacturers interchangeable?

Yes! SLA batteries are largely interchangeable among manufacturers. However, they do have different operating specs to pay attention to. The same form factor comes in different capacities. For example, 12V 7AH, 12V 8AH, and 12V 9 AH batteries are all the same size. You do have to pay attention to terminals on the batteries. In this same example, these batteries have F1 (narrower) or F2 (wider) connection tabs.

Disposing of sealed lead acid batteries

By Pennsylvania law, all lead acid batteries must be recycled. They good news is that they generally are. If you have any lead acid batteries to recycle in the Pittsburgh region, we are happy to help you. Ways to contact us are here.

How often do I change SLA batteries?

For our recommendations on how option to replace SLA batteries, see here.

Is it safe to charge SLA batteries with an automotive 12V battery charger?

Yes, it is generally safe to recharge SLA batteries with an automotive 12V battery charger. One caveat, if the SLA battery is well beyond it’s service life and can no longer be brought up to full voltage, a powerful charger will not only cause the battery swell, but for the case to rupture and the battery to vent. That ruins your days, as the battery vents sulfuric acid. Always charge lead acid batteries in ventilated areas.

Other SLA batteries we can order

While we lead with EnerSys SLA batteries (Genesus NP line) and ULTRAPOWER SLA batteries, we also can order C&D SLA batteries (Dynasty line) , CS3 SLA batteries, and FIAMM SLA batteries for you. Here is more about each of these battery lines

C&D Batteries

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C&D Batteries

C&D Technologies, Inc. Standby Power engineers and markets batteries which provide back-up battery power in the event of a primary power loss or interruption. Meeting the needs of customers in the telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and utility, switchgear and control, cable, broadband, and solar markets, C&D offers a wide selection of products; for all of your Standby Power needs.

PGH Batteries delivers EC&D Dynasty SLA batteries - In Pittsburgh
Dynasty Batteries from C&D

C&D Technologies, Inc. Standby Power engineers and markets batteries which provide back-up battery power in the event of a primary power loss or interruption. Meeting the needs of customers in the telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and utility, switchgear and control, cable, broadband, and solar markets, C&D offers a wide selection of products; for all of your Standby Power needs.

FIAMM Batteries

PGH Batteries delivers FIAMM SLA batteries - In Pittsburgh
FIAMM Batteries

With over 70 years in the industry FIAMM is able to leverage innovation and expertise to manufacture quality energy backup products to market for every business. Their highly reliable FLX backup batteries with a compact layout, offers outstanding performance in UPS high-rate discharge applications. Their SLA series, ranging from
12V/25AH to 2V/2000AH, are designed for the demands of telecom and utility applications.

Need More Information?

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833-474-4300
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