Dry Charged vs. Wet Charged Car Battery

23 August, 2021

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People nowadays recognize two types of batteries, namely the dry charged and wet charged which are typically used in popular cars. However, until now there are still quite a lot of car owners who still don't know the difference between a dry charged and wet charged battery.

To find out the difference between the two, read the following article to the end!

Wet Charged Car Battery

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This battery is very easy to find as it has been widely used in all types of cars. As the name implies, It is included in the wet category as the electrolyte used has sulfuric acid.

On the inside there is an antimony tin content which works to strengthen the lead in the battery. But unfortunately, this antimony tin is very volatile, causing the car battery water to run out quickly. Don’t worry, though, as you can refill it at the nearest Wuling repair shop in your city.

Dry Charged Car Battery

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Although the name is dry charged, that does not mean this type of battery does not have liquid on the inside. In fact, dry charged batteries still have electrolyte fluid.

However, the electrolyte fluid contained in dry charged batteries has a small lead content, making it evaporate less easily hence is more efficient than wet charged batteries.

As a car owner, you also don't have to bother recharging the battery anymore, because this type of battery has been set up for use that does not require refilling. In terms of durability, dry charged batteries are easier to maintain than the wet charged ones.

Dry Charged vs. Wet Charged Car Battery Difference

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In terms of design, usually the wet charged battery case is transparent, making it easier to see the battery level and the condition of the cells in the battery. In addition, you can also find the water level marker boundary line on the side of the container. It’s thereby easy to  determine when to refill the battery water.

This condition is quite different in dry charged batteries, where the container is dark or black. This is because dry batteries are designed not to be refilled so you don't have to bother looking at the water level.

The next difference is in terms of price. The price of dry charged batteries is usually more expensive when compared to wet charged ones. This price is influenced by the ease of car maintenance, where users do not need to check the battery water as frequently.

Then, as a user, which one should you choose? Dry charged or wet charged battery?

There are several considerations that can be used. The first consideration is in terms of maintenance. If you are a typical user who doesn't want to be bothered to maintain because your daily mobility is high, then you can choose a dry charged battery for your car.

However, if the consideration is in terms of durability, then you can choose a wet charged battery. Be aware, though, that you have to always check the battery water level, don't let it get below the limit or too high above the limit.

Whatever the choice, what you should pay attention to is not to choose a lower battery size or voltage than the default. Otherwise, it will greatly affect the overall performance of the car. In addition, also consider the addition of excessive accessories because it will also affect the dry or wet charged battery life that you use.

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