Yuasa launches new semi-traction batteries focus on electric vehicle applications

January 23, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd has launched the company’s new Pro-Spec range of semi-traction batteries featuring advanced charge technology to deliver extra power, higher reliability and prolonged service life. The new batteries are designed for use in electric vehicles such as golf carts and mobility vehicles as well as materials handling equipment, access platforms and floor cleaners.

The Pro-Spec range of batteries has been specifically designed to provide durability and long life in deep discharge use.  State-of-the-art plate barrier prevention and separator systems minimize self-discharge and maximize both the out-of-use storage period and the number of recharge cycles, yielding more power and reliability while prolonging the battery’s service life.

Vibration resistant and maintenance free, the new Pro-Spec batteries are available in eight models – four 6 V, three 8 V and one 12 V. Three terminal styles are available across the range encompassing embedded (ET), dual-fit (DT), and standard terminal (ST) types. The four 6 V batteries feature 20 hr rate capacities of 210, 225, 240 and 260 Ah while the 8 V models offer 170, 190 and 240 Ah. The 12 V model 20 hr rate capacity is 150 Ah.

Technical features include PP resin molded case and lid for reduced weight and improved shock and acid resistance, special lead alloy cast terminals with special plating to minimize heat generation and electrical resistance and maximize vibration resistance and engineering structure cap to vent gas out and allow easy refilling in the event of maintenance being required.

Pro-Spec batteries feature separators manufactured from porous rubber to resist acid corrosion while offering excellent physical characteristics and lower electrical resistance and cells feature micro-fiber glass mat to prevent active material shedding. Battery plates are fabricated from the highest quality material with negatives 99.9% pure lead combined with positive corrosion resistant grids both featuring hard paste with specific additives for maximizing deep-cycle performance.

Yuasa Pro-Spec batteries are designed for use with intelligent charging systems able to provide constant-current/constant-voltage controlled charge profiles.

Availability

Available from stock in January 2012, the new Yuasa Pro-Spec family provides a long-life battery for use in the most demanding deep discharge applications.
 
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