The Lead Crystal® battery has a number of special components the combination of which has been patented. The battery has, for example, a unique micro-porous, high-absorbency mat. In addition, the battery contains extra thick plates, cast from a high-quality lead calcium- selenium alloy. During the first charge and discharge cycle, the electrolyte solidifies, forming a non-toxic white crystalline powder. This results in a safe, high-performance, environmentally-friendly battery.