Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM and Gel Batteries

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM and Gel batteries are two very similar models of non-spillable, sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries, differing in electrolyte, size, terminals and few more details.

Although these two batteries are intended for general use and can be even used interchangeably, it is important to know their differences and avoid confusion and potential power issues.

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Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM and Gel Batteries Features and Specifications

The most important difference between these batteries is type of electrolyte - Weize 12V 100Ah AGM is Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) type of battery, while Weize 12V 100Ah Pure Gel battery uses gel form of electrolyte.

Both types are non-spillable, maintenance free batteries that may be connected in parallel and series in order to create battery packs with both larger capacities and voltages - but NOT with one another!

Note: This is very important - if you plan on making lead-acid battery pack consisting of 2 or more batteries, always use the same battery model from the same manufacturer, preferably from the same batch! Due to the small changes in voltages between wet, AGM and Gel cell lead-acid batteries, different batteries should NOT be used!

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM battery features physical dimensions of 12.09 x 6.65 x 8.31 (9.17 terminals) inches (30.7 x 16.9 x 21.1/23.3 cm) and belong to the BCI Battery Group 31 - it is very close to the BCI Battery Group 27, but the terminals are little bit too tall.

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM battery weighs 60 pounds (~27.2 kg) and although it comes with built-in carrying handle/straps, it should not be carried to the longer distances by one adult.

Nominal voltage of this battery is 12 volts and declared capacity is 100Ah for 10h - that would be 10 Amps for 10 hours. Personally, when comparing this battery with the Gel model, actual capacity is more ~100Ah for 20h and perhaps ~94-96 Ah for 10h.

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Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM battery is intended for both standby and deep cycle applications - it is a true deep cycle battery and it should NOT be used as starting/cranking battery, except perhaps for really small internal combustion engines whose starters require less than 100 Amps or similar.

When used in cyclic applications, charging voltage should be kept in the 14.50-14.90 volts range and when used in standby applications, charging voltage should be kept around 13.50 and 13.80 volts.

Regardless of the use, charging current should be kept below 30 Amps.

Its calcium-lead alloy grid ensure low self-discharge rate and long service life, as long as the battery is not discharged deeply too often - it has good recovery characteristics and it is true deep discharge battery, but the actual number of cycles may be significantly increased as long as the battery is NOT discharged below 50% DoD and especially if not below 80% DoD.

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This battery is general purpose AGM, maintenance free battery, intended for broad range of applications like sump pump battery, trolling motor battery, golf cart battery, wheelchair battery, RV house battery etc.

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM features 1-year warranty, which is typical for the battery in its price class.

All these features make Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM one of the most popular batteries in its class.

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Pure Gel battery is very similar to the AGM model. Its physical dimensions are 12.8 x 6.8 x 8.5 inches (32.5 x 17.3 x 21.6 cm) and it also belong to the BCI Battery Group 31 - it is little bit longer and wider, but also somewhat lower than AGM model.

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel battery weighs 67 pounds (~30.4 kg), which is some 7 pounds heavier than AGM model.

Nominal voltage of this battery is also 12 volts and declared capacity is 100Ah for 10h. Since constant current discharge rate for 10h for Gel model is 9.47 Amps down to 10.5 volts, this battery also feature actual 20h capacity of ~100 Ah and 10h capacity of some 94-95 Ah. weize 12v 100ah gel

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel battery is also intended for both standby and deep cycle applications. Since it is Gel type of battery, it can't provide currents like its AGM counterpart and it should definitely NOT be used as starting/cranking battery.

When used in cyclic applications, charging voltage should be kept in the 14.10-14.40 volts range and when used in standby applications, charging voltage should be kept around 13.50 and 13.80 volts.

Regardless of the use, charging current should be kept below 20 Amps, which is 50% less than 30 Amps for AGM model!

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel also features calcium-lead alloy grid which ensures low self-discharge rate and long service life even longer than AGM model - on average, Gel lead-acid models can withstand 50-100% more charging and discharging cycles than their AGM counterparts, but their charging and discharging currents should be kept lower (some 50% lower is a good measure).

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Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel battery features T9 terminals. When the battery is fully charged, its internal resistance is ~5.8 mΩ, measured at 77°F (25°C). When the battery is fully charged, it remaining capacity at 77°F (25°C) is 95% after 3 months, 88% after 6 months and 75% after 12 months, which is much better than AGM model's self-discharge rate of some 3% per month (which is good self-discharge rate for AGM battery!).

Constant current discharge characteristics of Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel battery, measured at 77°F (25°C), are given in the following chart (values are Amps):

Battery Voltage 15 min 30 min 60 min 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours
9.60 volts 135 93.2 65.0 34.6 24.9 19.7 16.5 14.1 11.6 9.86 5.06
 9.90 volts  132  91.3  63.7  34.4  24.6  19.4  16.2  13.9  11.4  9.73  5.05
 10.2 volts  127  88.5  61.1  33.8  24.2  19.2  16.0  13.7  11.3  9.60  5.03
 10.5 volts  123  86.4  58.6  34.0  23.9  18.9  15.8  13.5  11.1  9.47  5.00
 10.8 volts  116  83.2  56.4  32.9  23.4  18.3  15.3  13.1  10.8  9.40  4.89

Clearly, the constant current discharge chart shows that Weize 12V 100Ah Gel battery features 100Ah capacity when being discharged for 20 hours and NOT for 10 hours!

Similarly, constant power discharge characteristics of Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel battery, measured at 77°F (25°C), are given in the following chart (values are Watts):

Battery Voltage 15 min 30 min 60 min 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours
9.60 volts 1507 1062 739 388 291 233 196 167 138 118 61.0
 9.90 volts  1470  1041  724  386  287  230  193  165  136  117  60.9
 10.2 volts  1416  1009  695  379  283  227  190  163  134  115  60.6
 10.5 volts  1368  985  666  374  279  223  188  160  133  114  60.3
 10.8 volts  1296  949  641  369  274  217  182  156  129  113  58.9

As one can see, this Gel-cell battery is general purpose, maintenance free battery, intended for variuos applications requiring reliable source of power like sump pumps, smaller trolling motors, wheelchairs (if the battery can fit the battery compartment), RV house battery etc.

Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel battery features 1-year warranty, which is typical for the battery in its price class.


weize 12v 100ah agm gel batteryLong Story Short: Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM and Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel are two deep cycle sealed lead acid batteries intended for either standby or cycle applications and should not be used as starting batteries, especially not the Gel model.

AGM model is able to provide slightly stronger currents without adverse effects (50-100 Amps) and may be recharged faster (up to 30 Amps charging current), but AGM model also tolerates less charging/discharging cycles and has somewhat shorter expected standby life.

Gel battery should be used for currents up to 30-50 Amps, preferably less. It is intended for slower charging (up to 20 Amps charging current) and for slow discharging, for example 5-10 Amps during the night in off-the-grid solar applications.

If you are looking for two 12V 100Ah sealed batteries, consider one of these - just note their strength and weaknesses.

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