Promotive EFB Joins The VARTA Ranks
VARTA is the most popular original equipment (OE) battery brand amongst European commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers and is therefore at the forefront when it comes to the research into and application of, new technology. Many of the brand’s pioneering developments are now commonplace features, but it continues to invest in the research necessary to ensure its products evolve and remain at the cutting edge.
The most recent example of this relentless pursuit comes in the form of the VARTA Promotive EFB, a CV battery that encompasses new technology to deliver a higher level of performance, over an extended lifecycle and is particularly designed for CVs with heavy cycling battery usage.
VARTA is renowned for its vibration resistant batteries, but the Promotive EFB’s end-of-frame cell installation process takes its resistance to a new level and combined with its other technological advances, it ensures improved performance and reliability. In addition, its innovative acid circulator effectively prevents acid stratification, which is the common problem with deep cycling CV applications.
Manufactured in Europe, to the highest quality standards, the VARTA Promotive EFB will reliably power commercial fleets and dramatically reduce vehicle downtime when compared with a conventional battery.
The hot melt process renders the battery even more vibration resistant because it saves the connectors from breaking. Additional connector fixings hold the connectors and plates securely in place, which all contributes to enhance the battery’s vibration resistance qualities, even when the vehicle is travelling on rough road surfaces
EFB Technology Features
Scrim is an additional polyester element that is located between the plate and separator. The scrim holds the active material in place inside the plate and avoids the erosion of mass, which results in enhanced deep cycle resistance and superior charge acceptance. The glued fleece then ensures that the plates remain in their proper position at all times and in every condition.
In common with much of its heavy duty battery related technology, the VARTA Promotive EFB is able to extract the best out of its elements by the effective control of its electrolyte, in this case by incorporating an innovative method of circulating the acid to avoid acid stratification.
This is achieved by adding a specially constructed element that uses the natural movement of the vehicle as it is driven, to keep the acid inside the battery in constant circulation, which allows the acid density to remain homogenous and enhances the charge acceptance and extends the overall life of the battery.
Commenting on the introduction, marketing manager, Myles Pemberton said: “The addition of the Promotive EFB into the VARTA range is great news for our many customers as it provides them with the ultimate battery, when only the best will do.
“The Promotive range now provides the solution for each and every CV requirement from a standard application suitable for the Promotive Black, to the most demanding load-heavy pan European express application, where this new Promotive EFB will provide the ideal solution and deliver the investment returns large fleet operators require.”
For further details, call Manbat Customer Services on: +44 (0) 1743 218500 or visit: www.manbat.co.uk
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