Lead acid or motorcycle batteries assist us daily with their multitude of applications. However, many of us are unaware of where this wonderful device was invented and how it has progressed over the years
Back in time – History of the sealed lead acid battery
The motorcycle or lead acid battery was invented in 1859 by a Frenchman by the name of Gaston Plante. It was a revolutionary invention and was the world’s first rechargeable battery. The first of these batteries were used to power the lights in railway cars when they were stopped at a station. The SLA battery remained almost unchanged until it was revolutionised in the 1970s when the first maintenance free lead acid battery was developed. This improvement meant the battery could now be used anywhere.