As the renewable energy storage industry is demanding better batteries, who is answering that demand? US battery has answered! US battery seeks to raise the standard in battery power and cycle life for the flooded battery or wet cell battery market.
US Battery has long been a manufacturing industry leader for the deep cycle batteries building group sizes for a host of battery applications such as solar, renewable energy, wind power, energy storage, golf/utility carts, marine, electric vehicle, RV, scissor and industrial lifts, military, floor machines/sweepers and scrubbers, automotive, and others going back to 1926. Based in the US, and specializing in the flooded battery market, emphasizing the highest possible quality in the assembly process. Better units, not more has been there goal. They make a bold claim which is, "Our American made batteries are the best quality longest lasting most dependable Energy Storage batteries manufactured on earth guaranteed". Their confidence is born out of their unwavering commitment, meticulous process and top quality materials, backed by a family oriented business that does things the right way.
US Battery has developed XC technology and then followed up on that with XC2. That stands for "Xtreme capacity", born out of there trademarked DIAMOND PLATE TECHNOLOGY.
So what is Diamond Plate technology?
Deep cycle lead-acid batteries have historically been manufactured with a relatively high percentage of tetrabasic lead sulfate (TTBLS) in the unformed plate material crystal structure. This TTBLS crystal structure produces a strong active material structure in the formed plates required to achieve the long cycle life needed in deep cycle battery applications (similar to the strength added to concrete by the addition of rebar).
Prior to the introduction of synthetic TTBLS additives, the plate production process utilized a high temperature, high humidity curing process designed to achieve a relatively high percentage of TTBLS in the unformed plates. Even though this curing process was well controlled and produced consistently high levels of TTBLS, it was not well suited for controlling the size of the individual crystals that were ‘grown’ in the crystal development process. The resultant crystals varied widely in size and if the crystals grew too large, the plates were difficult to form and recharge and had lower capacity than those with smaller crystal sizes.
Through the addition of synthetic TTBLS with a uniformly fine crystal structure to the paste during mixing a smaller, more uniform TTBLS crystal structure is produced throughout the plate structure. This uniformly controlled TTBLS crystal structure results in the enhanced performance, charging and life characteristics of the US Battery Xtreme Capacity Diamond Plate Technology listed below:
Increased Initial Capacity Synthetic TTBLS (tetrabasic lead sulfate) additive in the paste mix provides uniformly controlled crystal size of the resulting TTBLS in the cured plate and higher conversion efficiency of TTBLS to lead dioxide in the formed positive plate giving higher capacity.
Higher Peak Capacity The same controlled TTBLS crystal size results in a higher conversion of TTBLS to lead dioxide in the cycled positive plate with greater and more uniform porosity and surface area for higher peak capacity.
Improved Energy Density and Specific Energy Energy Since there is no increase in the size or weight of the battery, higher capacity translates to improved energy density (watt-hours/liter) and specific energy (watt-hours/kilogram).
Enhanced Recharge-ability The more uniform crystal structure of the formed positive plate results in enhanced recharge-ability particularly at low temperature and from varying states of discharge.
Fortified Plate Construction – Improved Vibration and Shock Resistance The more uniformly controlled TTBLS crystal size results in a stronger crystal network within the formed positive plate active material resulting in decreased shedding from vibration and shock.
Improved Life Cycle The stronger crystal network within the formed positive plate active material also results in decreased shedding from deep cycling – the primary failure mode in deep cycle batteries.
And that is not all!! The RE (renewable energy) special designs for the RE L16 Battery include: Heavy Duty Internal Connections, Extra Thick Buss Bar, Defender Moss shield, Heavy Duty OSP (outside Positive plate), Extra Thick Mud Rest, Separators w/ Extra Thick Glass Matt. Many special designs and industry technical advantages and trademarked technologies employed in the renewable energy batteries from US Battery!
What does it mean for you? This is what it takes to develop an industry leading 7 warranty solar battery!!
You can find the RE L16 Battery at Powerstride Battery