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EUROBAT: Another five-year exemption for lead batteries in ELV unlikely

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:24 -- Laura Varriale
Dempwolff at 14th ELBC

The Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers (EUROBAT) fears the European Commission will not extend the exemption for lead batteries from the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive by another five years.

The Directive aims to ban lead in new cars. According to EUROBAT president Johannes Dempwolff, the extension period for the exemption for lead batteries will probably be less than five years.

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Entek reveals lead-acid PE separator at ELBC

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:49 -- Laura Varriale
Entek facility in Newcastle

Lead-acid separator company Entek has launched the LR (low resistance) separator for lead-acid automotive batteries at the European Lead Battery Conference in Edinburgh.

The PE separator is designed for extended flooded battery applications and aims to offer high porosity and low electrical resistance. The initial product launch is for separators with 0.20 and 0.25mm backwebs.

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BEST sponsors golf days at European Lead Battery Conference

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:26 -- Editor
BEST golf awards

BEST magazine is sponsoring the golf days at the ‘Home of Golf’ during the 14th European Lead Battery Conference, which takes place in Edinburgh on 9-12 September.

Dozens of ELBC delegates will take part in two golf days at the world-famous links golf course, St. Andrews, where the game has been played since the early 15th century.

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Digatron to launch silicon carbide based battery test equipment

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:22 -- Laura Varriale

Germany's Digatron Power Electronics is to unveil its next-generation battery/cell testers with silicon carbide (SiC) technology at the 2014 European Lead Battery Conference (ELBC) in Edinburgh.

The universal battery tester is designed to test batteries ranging from 0-20V, the cell tester to test cells from 0-6V. The charging/discharging rate is up to 150A per 1.8kW circuit.

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13ELBC in Paris

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 18:02 -- Ruth Williams

The ESPL team has returned from 13ELBC in Paris, the editor has been to many a battery conference so had a different take from his junior who was fresh to the conference world and easily impressed by free pens. There were many thought provoking presentations and plenty to see on the trade show floor. It was a great opportunity to meet the BEST readers, get a sense of what’s buzzing in the battery world and, of course, to present the winners of the BEST awards!

A full report will be in Autumn 2012 BEST.

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