Automotive Battery Type
How to read battery type information of JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) code battery?
The type of a battery is indicated on the top of the battery.
Compare their differences based on performance and size, so you can pick the right battery for your car.
1: PERFORMANCE RANK (NO UNIT SYMBOL)
This indicates a battery’s overall performance (starting performance, capacity). The larger the number, the better the performance. (Under 50 = 2 steps, 50 and above = 5 steps)
2: SIZE OF THE NARROW SIDE (IN THE JIS STANDARD, CATEGORIES ARE SET BASED ON THE WIDTH AND THE BOX HEIGHT)
Symbol: The size increases from A to H (Unit: mm)
3: LENGTH (CM)
This indicates the approximate length (cm). (Example: About 24 cm for 55B24L)
4: POLARITY POSITION
This indicates the positive and negative polarity position of the battery (R. or L. or no symbol).
LEAD ACID BATTERY
In 1859, lead acid was the first rechargeable battery for commercial use.
The grid structure of the lead acid battery is made from a lead alloy. Pure lead is too soft and would not support itself, so small quantities of other metals are added to get the mechanical strength and improve electrical properties. The most common additives are antimony, calcium, tin and selenium. These batteries are often known as “lead-antimony” and “lead-calcium.”
The primary reasons for its relatively short cycle life are grid corrosion on the positive electrode, depletion of the active material and expansion of the positive plates.
Sealed Lead Acid (Maintenance Free) Battery
The first sealed, or maintenance-free, lead acid emerged in the mid-1970s. Engineers argued that the term “sealed lead acid” was a misnomer because no lead acid battery can be totally sealed. To control venting during stressful charge and rapid discharge, valves have been added that release gases if pressure builds up. Rather than submerging the plates in a liquid, the electrolyte is impregnated into a moistened separator, a design that resembles nickel- and lithium-based systems. This enables operating the battery in any physical orientation without leakage.
A start-stop system automatically shuts down and restarts the engine to reduce the fuel consumption. AMARON offers enhanced flooded battery EFB BATTERY that deliver superior reliability and performance compared to standard lead-acid batteries.
EFB (ENHANCED FLOODED BATTERY)
Also known as AFB (Advanced Flooded Battery) and ECM (Enhanced-Cycling-Mat)
EFB batteries are an enhanced version of standard wet-flooded technology. These type of batteries should not be confused with standard flooded or AGM batteries. The primary benefits of EFB technology are improved charge acceptance and greater cyclic durability when operating in a reduced state of charge.
Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Lead-Acid Advanced Technology
Evertime when we start the engine, it need a large amount of energy from a car battery. The battery must supply a high starting current. Especially with modern vehicles with automatic start-stop systems, the engine is switched off several times during the journey. The battery continues to supply all of the electrical consumers with energy. A conventional starter battery (SLI) is not designed for this charge output (i.e. continuous discharging and charging).
Only a battery with start-stop technology can deal with these demands and withstand the strain.
Upgrade to AGM to get the best of the best. By choosing an AGM battery with the most advanced technology, you will get an outstanding battery that is capable of powering the most demanding vehicles and accessories. AGM technology offers three times the endurance of conventional batteries, perfect for advanced start-stop systems in which the battery needs to be quickly recharged through the energy provided by the regenerative braking system.
CENTURY BATTERY MALAYSIA Your trusted brand of car batteries
For over 50 years, Century Motolite Battery Sdn. Bhd. (CMB) has been providing motorists with tough, reliable and efficient automotive batteries. Today, Century is one of the pioneer and most recognised automotive battery brands in Malaysia.
In 2006, Century Motolite Battery Sdn. Bhd. (CMB) was acquired by Philippine Batteries Incorporated (PBI), one of the largest and most modern battery manufacturing facilities in South-East Asia. With this partnership, CMB is now fully supported by a state-of-the-art, innovative manufacturing facility is housed in an 18-hectare fully integrated facility that produces world-class automotive batteries.