Advantages and Disadvantages of different types of Starter Batteries (SLI / EFB / AGM)

SLI battery

Advantages

Disadvantages

Reliable starting power Limited ability to power multiple accessory
Acceptable charge acceptance Limited cycling capability
Compatible for all climates Shorter life compared to new technologies
Right price

 

 

EFB battery

Advantages

Disadvantages

Longer life than SLI batteries

Higher price than SLI batteries

Two times better cycling capability

 

Improved vibration resistance

 

Withstands higher electrical loads

 

Better charge acceptance

 

Resistance to Deep discharge

 

Suitable for start-stop applications

 

AGM battery

Advantages

Disadvantages

Up to twice longer life than SLI batteries

Higher price than SLI & EFB batteries

Three times better cycling capability

 

High resistance to vibration

 

Withstands high electrical loads

 

High charge acceptance

 

No acid loss and leakage

 

Designed for harsh conditions

 

Ideal for start-stop applications

 

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