US battery company Advanced Battey Concepts (ABC) has commenced commercial production of its patented valve regulated lead-acid battery (VRLA).
The company launched the large format, bipolar, sealed absorbed glass mat (AGM) VRLA battery at 14 ELBC in Edinburgh.
According to ABC, the battery uses 45% less lead than standard VRLA batteries and reduces manufacturing costs as well as cost of ownership. It is designed to charge in around half the time than other VRLA batteries.
“It has been a significant challenge to develop a commercial battery in such a large format that delivers consistently high performance results and combines the additional benefits that come with a sealed unit and AGM technology,” said Edward Shaffer, CEO and founder of ABC.
The patented battery is 100% compatible with existing charging and recycling systems. “As we move into commercial production, we felt that the time was right for Advanced Battery Concepts to make a valuable contribution to ALABC’s programs,” said Shaffer.
Michigan-based ABC recently joined the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC). The company is also currently developing a low cost and high voltage partial state of charge advanced lead-acid battery for automotive applications.