The Difference Between Gel Cell and Wet Cell Wheelchair Batteries

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The Difference Between Gel Cell and Wet Cell Wheelchair Batteries

If you're in the market for new wheelchair batteries, you need to know what your options are. There are two main types of wheelchair batteries: gel cell and lead acid (also known as wet cell).

A gel cell battery is the most common type of wheelchair battery. They are costlier than their wet cell counterparts. However, maintenance is lower since you don't have to deal with maintaining water levels or acid spillage as you would with a wet cell battery.

A wet cell battery has been known to last longer. However, in recent years, the gap between the battery capacities is closing due to advancing technology. Many airlines will not allow a wet cell battery on board because it contains hazardous materials.

   

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