With changes in modern, electrified commercial vehicles, advancements in battery technology, and overwhelming options for battery solutions, it is easy to be confused about the best type of battery solution for your commercial vehicle fleet.
In this video, we explain the power system problems we see in your industry, and the types of advanced features you should look for in a commercial vehicle battery, and then we compare those features to our own Discover Mixtech EGM batteries.
Let’s talk about a few larger issues facing your battery system today: acid stratification, high temperatures, and Start-Stop technology.
Acid stratification is a fancy way of saying that the acid in your traditional battery’s electrolyte settles to the bottom and destroys your battery’s plates through excessive corrosion, creating a charge imbalance, and causing it to fail faster. This means frequent battery replacements to maintain reliable, stable energy. To combat this issue, you need a battery that circulates the electrolytes inside the battery to prevent acid build up.
Increased Battery temperatures are a concern as well.
Commercial vehicles travel through extreme environments, have demanding electrical loads, and encounter intense driving schedules.
Operators are noticing increased battery temperatures due to a lack of cooling from new aerodynamic body designs and battery placements.
For every 10° increase in temperature above 77°F or 25°C, the chemical reaction inside your battery will approximately double, cutting battery life in half.
In the southern United States, Australia, the Mideast, and other areas of the world, batteries regularly reach a service life of just 6 to 10 months.
Again, the solution is acid circulation to eliminate high temperature acid concentrations that accelerate internal plate corrosion, battery dry out, premature capacity loss, and battery failure.
Legislation is now preventing commercial delivery vehicles from idling when making city deliveries putting greater stress on vehicle batteries as they are forced to sustain many electrical loads while the alternator is not running, and also are required to start the engine many thousands of times more per year. If the battery does not maintain a high level of charge acceptance, the vehicle’s anti-idle systems will not function properly. Acid circulation maintains this high-level charge acceptance, which eliminates acid build up, and helps to prevent premature alternator wear and tear.
Discover Battery’s MIXTECH EGM introduces the most significant improvements to a battery in over 50 years.
MIXTECH batteries use Patented three hundred and sixty degree acid circulation to virtually eliminate high temperature acid concentrations that accelerate internal plate corrosion, battery dry out, premature capacity loss, and battery failure. This achieves up to 4x the standard life of conventional batteries used in commercial vehicles without acid mixing
Compressed and epoxy bonded EGM cells designed with Enveloped an non-woven AGM separators reduce plate shedding, provide continuous cycling stability, vibration resistance with element and anchor bonding, and support optimal performance even in extreme temperatures.
By eliminating acid stratification, Mixtech EGM batteries maintain 3x the dynamic charge acceptance, reducing alternator wear and fuel costs
And Our line-up of MIXTECH EGM batteries are replacement market parts that exceed OEM performance requirements and are direct replacements for EFB and AGM batteries in start-stop and anti-idle vehicles with regenerative braking and other powerful fuel-saving features.
So where can I learn more about Mixtech EGM batteries?
Visit our website at https://discoverbattery.com/en/products/automotive-discover-mixtech-batteries/.