BATTERY 101 - Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Technology

Posted by Matthew Campbell on Mar 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM
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General Benefits and Features of Discover Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Technology

Discover® batteries are designed and engineered for dependability in commercial and industrial, and public and private applications. 

Discover® batteries can be found as Original Equipment in Mobility and Home Medical Equipment (HME), Broadband and Cable TV (CATV) Equipment, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Telecommunication Equipment, Photovoltaic, Solar and Renewable Energy Installations, Electronic and Security Equipment, Marine, RV, Golf and Electric Vehicles, Aerial Lifts and Fork Lifts, Floor Machines and Robotics applications. 

Discover® valve-regulated Deep Cycle AGM and EV Traction Dry Cell batteries have the features and benefits that matter to your customers:  

  • Completely sealed valve regulated construction
  • Clean & Green Non-Hazardous Deep Cycle, Traction Dry Cell batteries and Power Blocks
  • Flame arresting pressure regulated safety sealing valves for safety, operating pressure management and protection against atmospheric contamination (excess oxygen being absorbed by negative plates)
  • Computer-aided 99.994% pure heavy-duty lead calcium with high tin grid designs
  • Discover® proprietary Paste Formulas
  • Proprietary Discover® Dry Cell processes
  • Discover® separators are highly porous and have extremely low electrical resistance: hold electrolyte efficiently and deliver higher capacity and run times
  • Multi step Measured and Immobilized electrolyte Vacuum filling and weighing processes
  • Advanced technology for efficient gas recombination of up to 99.9% and freedom from electrolyte maintenance
  • Wide range of operating temperatures (-40°F~140°F) (-40°C~60°C)
  • Low self discharge rates (Approx. 1%-3% monthly at 68°F~77°F) (20°C~25°C)
  • High impact reinforced copolymer polypropylene or ABS cases with flat top designed covers that are rugged and vibration resistant
  • Thermally welded case to cover bonds that eliminate leakage
  • Copper and stainless steel alloy terminals and hardware
  • Multi-terminal options with terminal protectors
  • Carry handles on nearly all batteries
  • Industry leading size and performance options
  • Classified as “NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY” Not restricted for Air (IATA/ICAO) Provision 67, Surface (DOT-CFR-HMR49) or Water (Non-hazardous per IMDG amendment 27) transportation
  • Can be used in any orientation in float service (except upside down). To avoid premature loss of capacity (approx. 15%) and life, upright orientation is highly recommended for constant deep discharge applications
  • Compatible with sensitive electronic equipment
  • Quality Assurance processes with ISO (4400/992579), QS and TUV Certification EMC tested, CE, ETTS Germany (G4M19906-9202-E-16)
  • Recognized EN, Tellcordia & Bellcore procedural and testing compliance
  • UL recognized and approved components
  • First choice of world class original equipment companies around the world

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Benefits and Feature of Discover VRLA Batteries

Our VRLA battery line up consists of:

  • Deep Cycle AGM
  • EV Tarction Dry Cell