Battery design life and the warranty period assigned by manufactures often create a bit of confusion. When batteries are said to have 10 or 5 years “design life” for example the fiamm 12flb350 there can be issues raised related to situations where they malfunction at a particular time within their life period and need early replacement. Also, it is crucial to separate the two, warranty and design life are different terms.
All batteries have a set design life that is arrived at based on the specifications that are required to fulfill the Eurobat Classification. This implies that under normal conditions and functionality, the battery should at least last for the period it was designed for. Service life highly depends on the working settings of the battery, but, in reality, normal functioning conditions are hard to achieve consistently.
These are some of the major factors that affect the service life of … Read More