Chemical Advantages Chemical energy storage provides the simplest and most cost-effective solution to the complex problem of electric energy storage. Both the day-to-day performance and the useful life of an industrial battery are tied to its chemistry.The chemistry of lead acid batteries can be manipulated in a variety of ways to help best serve the applications in which they will be used. While automotive starting batteries are designed to be maintenance free and provide a high cranking Amp capability relative to their size, they offer minimal capacity and will deteriorate quickly if they are deep-cycled. Deep-cycle MHE batteries are designed for higher energy storage capacity and greater discharge cycle life, providing the most vehicle drive and lift hours per dollar invested. Protector batteries tubular plate maximizes the lead surface area for electrolyte to react with. This increased chemical reaction surface unlocks a greater energy storage capacity per pound of lead, helping to maximize vehicle run times. With large deep cycle batteries for MHE, the focus of chemistry must center around lifetime AH throughput. Performance of the chemical reaction both on charge and discharge must be optimized to provide adequate power with minimal plate degradation. With that goal in mind, Protector batteries specify a plate configuration and acid content that maximize the lifetime energy throughput our batteries will provide.