B) SLI battery application
1. Superior Tensile Strength
AMER-GLASS SLI-grade separator has a higher tensile strength to a standard 100% glass micro-fibre separator. This increased tensile strength is due to the presence of structural reinforcement of the separator. This enables the tensile strength of this SLI-grade separator to be the triple of a standard AGM one.
2. Plate Enveloping
AMER-GLASS SLI-grade permits the creation of crimped or ultrasonic sealed AGM separator edges. Also the outer 3-4 mm of the separator offer protection against short circuits. Enveloping is an important requirement of SLI-batteries and this separator allows for the use of conventional enveloping techniques with minor adjustments to the machinery.
3. Greater Electrolyte Absorption
AMER-GLASS SLI-grade as a 100% glass separator has all the benefits of this material that makes it an ideal absorption media for sulphuric acid. The volume porosity of this separator is 2% to 3% higher than the equivalent values similar absorbent separators using organic fibres as reinforcement binders.
4. No Organic Material Contamination
AMER-GLASS SLI-grade as a pure glass AGM will never expose the SLI battery to any potential danger of contamination due to any amount of organic material hat can break down and affect its performance.
5. Lower Stratification
AMER-GLASS SLI-grade AGM has the benefit of the much lower stratification that glass micro-fibres offer. Hydrophobic organic fibre containing absorbent separators allow electrolyte to readily stratify.
6. Faster Wicking
AMER-GLASS SLI-grade is pure glass, and since glass has 0?contact angle with sulphuric acid it wicks up rapidly. The speed of wicking is related to the fibrous pore structure. But organic fibres have greater contact angles and are often hydrophobic, therefore the wicking proceeds much slower in these materials.