Enersys’ Hawker range of XFC batteries for materials handling equipment has been extended with the introduction of a 2-volt cell range with flexible charging options.
The 2V cells use thin pure lead plates as seen in the Hawker XFC range that are able to operate at partial state of charge and can perform at high discharge rates.
Users can make the most of flexible charging as the batteries can be charged as often as required for as long as needed. The batteries can be rapidly recharged in less than four hours from 60% DoD, or opportunity charged, without damage.
They are made of lead plates that are much thinner than the lead-antimony grids used in other motive power batteries. This allows them to hold up to 30% more charge and deliver up to 20% more power. The low impedance plates means a high flow of current positive is available in discharging and recharging.
The electrolyte is absorbed in a superior quality microporous glass mat separator with high absorption and stability to provide consistent performance for up to 1200 cycles at 60 per cent depth of discharge.
There are now 30 batteries in the Hawker range. They are available with capacity ranging from 130 to 750 Ah, in a variety of standard industry sizes, and are suited to industrial and materials handling applications.