Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel' Deep Cycle Batteries

Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel' are large and heavy, deep cycle gel Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, being able to store large amount of energy.

Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel' batteries are suitable for both deep cycle and standby applications with extra long standby life of up to 10-12 years. As such, these batteries are not suitable as starting/cranking for large gas and especially diesel engines, but if required, they both may be used as starting batteries for engines not requiring more than 400-500 Amps.

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Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel' Batteries Features and Specifications

Renogy 12V 200Ah Gel batteries use electrolyte in the form of gel, creating non-spillable, maintenance free batteries being able to withstand large number of charging/discharging cycles, having extra long standby life of up to 10-12 years, having extra low self-discharge rate etc.

On the other hand, Renogy gel batteries are unable to provide large discharge currents due to somewhat larger internal resistance, especially older 'Pure Gel' model.

Newer 'Hybrid Gel' model features lower internal resistance and even comes with declared maximum allowed 5 seconds current, bridging the gap between 'classic' AGM and 'Pure Gel' lead-acid batteries.

The following chart lists the most important features and specifications of Renogy 12V 200Ah AGM, Pure Gel and Hybrid Gel batteries:

Model

Renogy 12V 200Ah AGM

RNG-BATT-AGM12-200

Renogy 12V 200Ah Pure Gel

RNG-BATT-GEL12-200

Renogy 12V 200Ah Hybrid Gel

RBT200GEL12-G1

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Nominal Voltage 12V 12V 12V
Capacity (77°F, 25°C) 200Ah, 20h rate, down to 10.5V 200Ah, 20h rate, down to 10.5V 200Ah, 20h rate, down to 10.5V 
Float Charge Voltage (77°F, 25°C)  13.5 - 13.8 volts 13.5 volts 13.6 - 13.8 volts
Cycle Use Charge Voltage (77°F, 25°C)  14.4 - 14.5 volts 14.2 volts 14.2 - 14.4 volts
50% DoD Cycles 600 1100 750
Pysical Dimensions
(L x W x H)
20.6 x 9.4 x 8.8 inches
(523 x 240 x 224 mm)
20.6 x 9.5 x 8.7 inches
(523 x 241 x 221 mm)
20.6 x 9.4 x 8.8 inches
(523 x 240 x 224 mm) 
BCI Battery Group 6D (4D*) 6D (4D*)  6D (4D*) 
 Weight 129 lbs (~58.5 kg) 128 lbs (~58 kg) 127.9 lbs (~58 kg)
Standby Life (77°F, 25°C) - ~12 Years ~12 Years
Self-Discharge Rate (77°F, 25°C) <3% per month <2% per month <3% per month
Maximum Charging Current 60 Amps 40 Amps 60 Amps
Internal Resistance 3.5 mΩ 5 mΩ 4.2 mΩ
Max. 5s Current 2000 Amps - 2000 Amps
Warranty 2-Year Limited 3-Year Limited 3-Year Limited 
Amazon Link - Renogy 12V 200Ah Pure Gel Battery Renogy 12V 200AH Hybrid Gel Battery

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Renogy 12V 200Ah batteries are large and heavy batteries that come with carrying handles - it is highly recommended not to carry them around, not because of the strength of the handles, but because of the weight of the batteries (around 128 pounds, ~58 kg).

Renogy 12V 200Ah Pure Gel (RNG-BATT-GEL12-200) battery is older model than Renogy 12V 200Ah Hybrid Gel (RBT200GEL12-G1) battery and has both pros and cons.

Note on the Physical Dimensions: Some sites claim that Renogy 12V 200Ah batteries belong to the BCI Group 4D (20 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches), but all three models are slightly wider than required width of 8 3/4 (8.75) inches.

Thus, these batteries belong to the BCI Group 6D featuring maximum dimensions of (L x W x H) 20 3/4 x 10 x 10 1/4 inches.

But, if You have 4D battery compartment and it accepts slightly wider batteries, these batteries 'will probably' fit such compartment - we say 'will probably' because that battery compartment must he accurately measured.

Both 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel' feature extra long Standby Life of ~12 years (@77°F, 25°C) which is an excellent value.

renogy 12v 200ah pure gel 2Despite being 'older' model, Renogy 12V 200Ah Pure Gel (RNG-BATT-GEL12-200) battery can withstand more charging/discharging cycles than 'Hybrid Gel' (1100 vs 750, 50% DoD) and has very low self-discharge rate of less than 2% per month at 77°F (25°C).

On the other hand, the 'newer' Renogy 12V 200Ah Hybrid Gel (RBT200GEL12-G1) battery feature lower internal resistance, stronger maximum charging current and even comes with declared maximum 5 seconds current of 2000 Amps.

Obviously, Renogy 12V 200Ah Pure Gel (RNG-BATT-GEL12-200) battery is more suitable for cyclic, deep discharge applications like solar, wind, off-the-grid, RV house and similar battery, while Renogy 12V 200Ah Hybrid Gel (RBT200GEL12-G1) battery is more suitable for mission critical applications where battery must be able to be recharged quickly and be ready for another discharge cycle as quickly as possible - security/medical UPS systems, sump pump battery and similar.

But, they are both great high-capacity gel batteries and both may be used for all those and other similar applications.

Renogy 12V 200Ah Pure Gel (RNG-BATT-GEL12-200) Battery Discharge Charts

The following chart lists constant current discharge values for Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-200 'Pure Gel' battery, given in Amps, measured at 77°F (25°C):

Battery End Voltage Cell End Voltage 5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 60 min 90 min 2 hours 3 hours 5 hours 10 hours 20 hours
9.6 1.60 670 472 362.0 296.0 220.0 160.0 127.0 94.6 74.6 53.6 35.26 19.20 10.26
9.9 1.65 630 454 350.0 288.0 214.0 156.0 123.8  93.0  73.8  53.0  34.80  19.00  10.20
10.2 1.70 584 432 338.0 280.6 208.0 152.0 120.0  91.2  72.4  52.4  34.40  18.80  10.10
10.5 1.75 524 402 324.0 270.0 201.0 148.0 117.4  90.0  70.6  51.4  34.00  18.60  10.00
10.8 1.80 474 368 307.8 258.0 194.0 145.0 114.2  87.0  69.0  50.4  33.20  18.20  9.80

The following chart lists constant power discharge values for Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-200 'Pure Gel' battery, given in Watts, measured at 77°F (25°C):

Battery End Voltage Cell End Voltage 5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 60 min 90 min 2 hours 3 hours 5 hours 10 hours 20 hours
9.6 1.60 8040 5664 4344 3552 2640 1920 1524 1135.2 895.2 643.2 423.1 230.4 123.1
9.9 1.65  7560  5448  4200  3456  2568  1872  1485  1116.0  885.6  636.0  417.6  228.0  122.4
10.2 1.70  7008  5184  4056  3367  2496  1824  1440 1094.4  868.8  628.8  412.8  225.6  121.2
10.5 1.75  6288  4824  3888  3240  2412  1776  1409  1080.0  847.2  616.8  408.0  223.2  120.0
10.8 1.80  5688  4416  3694  3096  2328  1740  1370  1044.0  828.0  604.8  398.4  218.4  117.6

Typically for lead-acid battery, Renogy 'Pure Gel' battery also loses its effective capacity as the discharge current is increased.

Nonetheless, Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' battery can provide 670 Amps for 5 minutes after which battery must be given some time to 'rest' and then it must be recharged as soon as possible with intelligent SLA battery charger, using setting for the Gel-cell batteries.

Renogy 12V 200Ah Hybrid Gel (RBT200GEL12-G1) Battery Discharge Charts

The following chart lists constant current discharge values for Renogy RBT200GEL12-G1 'Hybrid Gel' battery, given in Amps, measured at 77°F (25°C):

Battery End Voltage Cell End Voltage 1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours 48 hours 50 hours 72 hours 100 hours 120 hours
9.6 1.60 118.6 71.0 52.9 41.8 35.3 24.1 20.4 10.4 4.72 4.48 3.23 2.38 2.02
9.9 1.65  116.3  69.8  52.1  41.3  34.8  23.8  20.2  10.3  4.67  4.44  3.20  2.35  2.00
10.2 1.70  113.3  68.2  51.0 40.5  34.2  23.4  19.9  10.2  4.61  4.38  3.15  2.32  1.97
10.5 1.75  109.3  66.0  49.5  39.5  33.4  22.9  19.5  10.0  4.52  4.29  3.09  2.28  1.94
10.8 1.80  103.7  63.0  47.5  38.0  32.3  22.3  19.0  9.75  4.40  4.18  3.01  2.21  1.88
11.1 1.85  95.8  58.6  44.6  35.9  30.7  21.3  18.2  9.40  4.22  4.01  2.89  2.12  1.81

The following chart lists constant power discharge values for Renogy RBT200GEL12-G1 'Hybrid Gel' battery, given in Watts, measured at 77°F (25°C):

Battery End Voltage Cell End Voltage 1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours 48 hours 50 hours 72 hours 100 hours 120 hours
9.6 1.60 1399.8 849.6 638.4 507.6 429.6 297.0 253.2 129.0 58.56 55.62 40.08 29.52 25.08
9.9 1.65  1387.8  841.2  632.4  501.6  426.0  294.6  251.4  128.4  58.08  55.20  39.78  29.28  24.90
10.2 1.70 1357.2  824.4  621.0  495.0  420.0  290.4  247.8  126.6  57.36  54.48  39.24  28.86  24.60
10.5 1.75  1315.2  801.6  605.4  483.6  411.6  285.0  243.6  124.8  56.34  53.52  38.58  28.38  24.12
10.8 1.80  1254.6  768.6  582.6  467.4  399.0  277.2  237.0  121.8  54.84  52.14  37.56  27.66  23.52
11.1 1.85  1166.4  720.0  549.0  442.8  380.4  265.2  228.0  117.6  52.68  50.10  36.06  26.58  22.62

Just like the 'Pure Gel' battery, Renogy 12V 200Ah Hybrid Gel (RBT200GEL12-G1) battery also loses its capacity as the discharge current is increased.

renogy 12v 200ah hybrid gel 1Ror example, 1 hour capacity of the 'Pure Gel' battery is 127.0 Ah (down to 9.6 volts) and 118.6 Ah (also down to 9.6 volts) for 'Hybrid Gel', which is surprising considering the lower internal resistance of 'Hybrid Gel' battery and larger charging currents (60 vs 40 Amps, 50% difference).

When 'Hybrid Gel' battery is discharged and must be recharge again, the best way to charge it is the same like charging 'Pure Gel' model - let the battery rest for awhile (10-20 minutes), especially if it was discharged by strong currents (>100-150 Amps) and use intelligent SLA battery charger, set to 'Gel Battery', and let it charge the battery fully.

When the batteries are fully charged, they may remain connected to the intelligent battery charger which will keep the batteries fully charged using so-called 'trickle charge' - after fully charging the batteries, intelligent battery chargers switch from charging modes to battery maintenance mode.

Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' Battery vs 'Hybrid Gel' Battery

Renogy 12V 200Ah 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel' batteries are two very similar models that may be used in the same situations, including excellent trolling motor battery, solar/wind/off-the-grid battery, RV house battery, electric vehicle battery, sump pump battery, etc.

For the applications where number of cycles and higher discharge efficiency are important, go for 'Pure Gel' battery - for example, off-the-grid applications or trolling motor battery.

For the applications where higher charge current is important, go for 'Hybrid Gel' battery - for example, sump pump battery or UPS backup battery in security/medical or similar applications.

These are just general examples, so choose according to your own needs and requirements.

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