|Battery Application & Technology
SLI batteries are used by most people every
day and are produced in greater numbers than any
other type of lead-acid storage battery. These are used to
start automobiles and most other
kinds of internal combustion engines. They are not suitable
for deep discharge applications,
but excel for uses needing a high current for a brief time.
They are usually charged
in a "partial float" manner, meaning that the
battery only receives a float charge while
the vehicle is running. A cutaway view of a typical SLI
battery is shown in below. SLI batteries are usually of the
flat pasted plate design.