September 26, 2019: Lead acid battery manufacturer East Penn has developed a battery for commercial trucks that uses thermal shielding technology to extend battery life in a variety of climates and higher temperatures, the firm announced on September 13.
The firm’s Fahrenheit battery range has been designed to cope with higher temperatures of 140°F (60°C) resulting from the demands placed on batteries today.
The new batteries are encased in a thermally resistant container that resists high heat AGM performance, and inside the box there is a heat reduction catalyst to prevent thermal runaway.
“More than three quarters of US freight is moved via commercial trucks,” the firm said. “Extended battery life means fleets can operate smoother and run longer. Mechanics and drivers will also experience fewer unexpected repairs and emergency servicing,” says the firm.
“There are more demands, changes and pressures than ever before. Products need to last, especially batteries, because trucks need to run and more downtime ruins everything.”