2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Battery Sealed And Secured
June 12, 2012
Here's a close-up shot of the Grand Cherokee's battery tie-down. Someone posted yesterday concerned that the battery, because it was contained in the floor, wasn't properly fixed for autocrossing and aggressive driving. It is. Relax.
Also, because it shares space with passengers, it's a sealed AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery which has its electrolyte absorbed in a fiber-glas mat seperator rather than floating freely around the plates as it would in a conventional lead-acid battery. As a result, it's less likely to vent and can be safely inverted, which is nice since it sits right below the passenger seat. Also, if you look carefully at the top photo you can see that the pressure relief valve is routed outside in case the battery does vent.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor