Trojan's new battery suits remote areas

By Maria Hadlow18 September 2012

As part of its strategy to offer a wide range of deep-cycle battery options for the renewable energy market, Trojan Battery Co. has added a new 140AH 12-AGM battery to its product family. The new 12-AGM is suitable for applications that require maintenance-free battery power such as in remote areas where proper maintenance cannot be guaranteed.

Bryan Godber, Trojan's senior vice president of renewable energy said, "The 12-AGM, 12-volt battery is designed to support a wide range of applications including renewable energy and backup power for industrial and residential applications, especially those found in remote areas where there is limited access to clean water which is required to maintain traditional flooded batteries.

Trojan's deep-cycle AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries feature a number of design features to enhance performance: robust plates extend the lifecycle and a separator of glass fibres serves to isolate the positive and negative plates while acting as a blotter to absorb the electrolyte.

The separator is maintained under compression between plates to assure good contact with the plate surfaces and reliable power generation. A computer-generated, low calcium grid has been designed for high-power density, and reduced gas emissions. The battery also has a flame arresting, one-way press relief vent to prevent build up of excessive pressure.

Trojan's deep-cycle AGM batteries are low temperature tolerant, shock and vibration resistant, and have a low internal resistance for higher discharge current and high charging efficiency.

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