What does 5 ah mean in a battery?
Lead Acid Battery Amp Hours (AH) Specification Defined. The Amp Hour (AH) specification provides a measurement of battery capacity. A typical Amp Hour specification might read, “100 AH @ 20HR”. The specification is saying that the battery will provide 5 amps of current at a useable voltage continuously for 20 hours.
Ah is an abbreviation for ampere-hour, or amp-hour. This the total amount of charge a battery can deliver in one hour. A power tool that continuously draws 1.0A of current will completely drain a 1.0 Ah battery pack in one hour (under ideal conditions).
- A 12V DC device needs a 12V DC adapter. Amperage is the amount of power your device uses. The adapter you order has to be able to supply AT LEAST the amount of Amps your device draws. If your device states it is 12V 3A, a 3A adapter can handle that load, but so can a 4A and 5A.
- Cold Cranking Amps
- The control system prevents overcharging, which can cause the lithium ion battery to overheat and potentially burn. This is why the Li-ion batteries are more expensive. The only way for the Li-ion battery to overcharge is if the charging system malfunctions, and then the battery will heat up while in the charger.
Updated: 3rd October 2019