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My battery was manufactured by a Interstate. Can I use a compatible battery by another company? Yes - you can use other brands as long as the voltage and dimensions match your Interstate battery. The difference in capacity (Ah) should not damage your unit.
Do I need to drain my Sealed Lead Acid battery to prevent memory effect? No. SLA batteries do not suffer from memory effect. Draining your SLA battery may result in damaging it.
What is the proper way to store and maintain my Sealed Lead Acid batteries?
Your SLA battery should never be stored in a discharged or partially charged state.
Recharge your SLA battery before storage.
Store in a dry, cool place. Ideally storage temperature is 65-70 degrees(F).
Voltage should be checked every 3 months.
What is the shelf life of my Sealed Lead Acid battery? All SLA batteries self-discharge. If the battery is not recharged periodically, its full capacity may not be recoverable. Typically, SLA batteries self-discharge 3% every month. We recommend you check and recharge every three months. SLA batteries should never be stored longer than six months without being recharged.
Can I connect my Sealed Lead Acid battery is series or parallel? What is the difference between the series and parallel? Yes, you can connect your SLA battery in series or parallel. Connecting your SLA batteries in series will generate a higher voltage. For example, connecting two 12 Volt batteries will give you an output of 24 Volts. Connecting your batteries in parallel will increase the capacity (Ah). For more information, please refer to ‘Connecting Your SLA Batteries Together’