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AGM Vs Gel Battery Vs Flooded [Wet/Standard]

Updated: Feb 19

The most common type of Lead-acid batteries available is the Flooded [also known as wet type] type and Sealed type. Sealed type batteries are also known as Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries. And both AGM and Gel batteries are types of VRLA [Sealed] batteries.

Rechargeable Batteries family chart

Lead Acid batteries are part of the rechargeable batteries family.


Flooded batteries also known as Wet Batteries are the most common ones, available in the whole world. Lead batteries are widely used for Home UPS batteries and Car Batteries. And they can also be classified on the basis of their application. For Example, Home UPS batteries are deep cycle and Car batteries are dual-purpose [Learn more about USP Battery Vs Car Battery]

What is a Flooded (Wet) Battery?

The flooded lead-acid (FLA) battery, invented in 1859, was the first rechargeable battery. After decades of refinement, it remains the primary choice for many applications. The battery plates are immersed in an electrolyte of