OE range now available

Batteries from Exide

Published:  11 December, 2014

Exide's range of Start-Stop batteries are now available to the aftermarket and include all the same features as its existing OE line. The AGM battery delivers four times the cycle life, 20% more power and three times greater charge acceptance than a standard type. It achieves this by using advanced lead-tin alloys, high-surface glass mat separators and special carbon additives. The new Exide EFB battery has similar advantages. Meanwhile, its conventional Carbon Boost batteries, pictured here, are designed to recharge up to 1.5 times faster and deliver 30% more starting power, resulting from a breakthrough in the company's research of carbon boost technology.

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  • Conventional batteries boosted by new tech 

    The new Exide Premium battery will now charge up to 1.5 times faster thanks to Carbon Boost technology which was developed for its Start Stop AGM and EFB batteries. The carbon additives improve charge acceptance and significantly reduce charging times. A build-up of sulphate particles occurs on the negative plates of standard batteries during discharge but these carbon additives improve the conductivity, dissolving the sulphates more quickly and improving charging performance. Premium Carbon Boost batteries are ideal for cars with powerful engines and a multitude of electrical equipment. They suit urban driving with frequent stops and short journeys, providing 30% more starting power.

  • Marquing up 

    A new batch of AGM and ECM batteries from Exide Technologies covers Start/Stop vehicles for VW, Audi, Toyota, Ford and other popular marques, details of which can be found on Autocat+, TechDoc and online. Its AGM batteries are designed to have around three times the lifecycle durability of standard batteries but can also be used in standard vehicles and are said to boost performance and endurance. The new batteries cover the Audi A1, A4, A5 and Q5, the VW Golf, Polo and Touareg, BMW 5, 6, 7, X5 and X6 and more. The ECM batteries now cover the Ford Fiesta, Galaxy, Focus, Mondeo, B-Max and S-Max among others.

  • Portable Power 

    Today's smartphones have a habit of draining their batteries quicker than a technician can drain a sump. Therefore being away from a power point can sometimes lead to a bout of anxiety when the device flashes up a low battery warning. People who are always out and about, in meetings, visiting clients, on days out, are the ones most at need of a portable charging pack. Battery manufacturer Varta now offers a range designed for the most common smartphones. The PowerPhone 800 comes with a Micro USB, iPhone 30-pin or iPhone Lightning adaptors each as separate units. It offers 150 minutes extra talk time through its 800mAH Li-Ion battery and can be attached to car keys to keep it near.

  • Original battery spec 

    Five models now feature in the Power Bull Pro range from Banner Batteries, covering over 80% of the European car parc. The units are made in Austria on the same track fulfilling OE orders and are made to full car manufacturers' specifications. The firm says installers can be assured that the batteries will match exactly the car's original battery spec and deliver the same capacity, starting performance and cyclic durability.

  • The growing trend of Advanced Glass Mat 

    Three new AGM part numbers have been introduced to ACDelco's battery programme to complete its range of SMF batteries. The parts cover 447 vehicle applications covering Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche and Volkswagen. Experts predict that by 2015, 40% of the OE battery market will be based on AGM technology and this is already impacting the replacement parts market, used in vehicles featuring stop/start systems such as the Eco-Flex engine used in GM models. The company will continue to add further references to both the AGM and SMF battery ranges.


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