Exide Technologies reveals range of heat-hardy car batteries

Exide Technologies reveals range of heat-hardy car batteries

Exide Technologies reveals range of heat-hardy car batteries 150 150 Batteries International

October 21, 2021: European lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies said on October 12 it had come up with a new range of heat-resistant car batteries for light vehicles.

“High temperature accelerates the corrosion of connectors (grids and lead) and increases water loss, both resulting in premature failure,” said Sophia Kargl, marketing and communications specialist with Exide. “Lead-acid flooded batteries can operate safely up to 50°C but can’t withstand temperature peaks up to 75°C (45°C-60°C in the case of VRLA).”

To address the issue, the battery connectors on the Excell range are made with a special anti-corrosion alloy, an ultra-high purity lead-oxide for the active material, and a specific separator, she said.

“A durable battery with a tailored design is needed for hot climates, such as in Africa, America, the Middle East and many other areas of the world.”

The batteries have been added to the company’s Excell range and are labelled with the letter ‘H’ to distinguish them from standard batteries.

Kargl also said the price of the batteries was ‘perfectly competitive with standard batteries’.

“There are certain markets with specific needs to cater for demanding environments; therefore, thanks to Exide’s original equipment experience, we’ve researched and developed a range that ensures strong performance at extremely high temperatures and delivers long life in hot climates,” she said.