Longer lifespan: Tubular batteries can last up to twice as long as flat-plate lead-acid and VRLA batteries.
Higher discharge rates: Tubular batteries can be discharged at higher rates without damage as the tubular battery has a strong plate construction called tubular plates. This allows them to discharge a higher discharge current. Still, the capacity of the Tubular battery goes down, and life is also affected if it continuously discharges a higher current from the Tubular battery.
Better performance in extreme temperatures: Tubular batteries can perform well if charged with an ATC-based charger, as the temperature plays a major role in the backup time and life of the tubular battery.
Less maintenance: Tubular batteries require less maintenance than flat-plate lead-acid or other lead-acid batteries as the construction of tubular batteries is such that they can have more water and acid storage as they have a bigger container, so the need for refilling the battery water is reduced compared to normal Lead Acid battery.
The cost of a tubular battery varies depending on the size and capacity, but they typically cost more than flat-plate lead-acid batteries.
Here are some of the common uses of tubular batteries:
Solar power systems: Tubular batteries are used in solar power systems to store the energy generated by solar panels. They can provide backup power during power outages and can also be used to smooth out the output of the solar panels.
UPS/Inverter systems: Tubular batteries are used in Inverter/UPS systems to provide backup power during power outages.
A tubular battery is a good option if you want a long lifespan, low discharge rates, and good performance in extreme temperatures. However, they are more expensive than flat-plate lead-acid batteries.