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Manbat Naidex 2014 Press Pack

Written on April 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm


Specialist Battery Distributor

Manbat is the UK’s largest distributor of automotive derived batteries and related stored energy products, and at Naidex National, which runs from 29th April to 1st May, it will be supporting its many mobility battery customers by raising awareness of its brands to those visiting the industry’s premier trade show at NEC, Birmingham.

Although some visitors may not be familiar with the name of Manbat, they are sure to know the Sonnenschein brand of batteries for which Manbat is a key UK distributor, and Lucas, an iconic brand that is solely distributed throughout the UK by Manbat.

Naturally, Manbat will be exhibiting the latest additions from both of these quality manufacturers, but another important element of their participation in the show is to ensure that interested visitors know where to go in their locality to find a supplier of either one of these highly regarded brands.

Sonnenschein GEL batteries are widely acknowledged to be the ‘gold standard’ batteries for the mobility sector and are the preferred product for the National Health Service and private medical providers alike. The range caters for multiple applications and encompasses capacities from 15 to 200 Ampere hour (Ah) and provides the ultimate in mobility battery performance.

In Lucas, Manbat offers a high quality AGM alternative to the Sonnenschein GEL range, which also provides users with fully sealed and maintenance free technology, with extra deep cycle (the ability to charge, discharge and charge again) capability.

Supporting these quality batteries, Manbat will also display its comprehensive range of battery chargers, which include its own Numax ‘connect+forget’® models. These chargers feature smart design and intelligent technology, which means that they manage the battery’s charging process to ensure the battery always performs at its best and can be left attached almost indefinitely.

Exhibiting in hall 19 on stand E90, the Manbat team will be delighted to meet visitors wishing to discuss their mobility battery requirements, in need of general battery advice or just want to find their nearest battery stockist.

Manbat is a member of the ECOBAT Technologies group, which comprises lead smelting operations, the manufacture of lead products for the building industry, battery collection, recycling and waste management and of course, in the case of Manbat, battery distribution.

For more information, please call Manbat Customer Services on: 01743 218500 or visit:


The First Name In Mobility Batteries

For those that rely on powered vehicles or mobility equipment to aid them in their daily lives, ensuring that they also have a reliable power source for the equipment isn’t just useful, it’s an absolute necessity.

Manbat is proud to be the mobility sector’s largest supplier of Sonnenschein GEL batteries, which are widely regarded to be the premium battery brand for the mobility and healthcare sectors.

The range provides users with a completely maintenance-free battery that uses an electrolyte made from a gel formulation, which means that it is safe, robust and reliable, and cannot spill or leak.

Available in 6 or 12-volt versions and with capacities from 15 to 200 Ampere hour (Ah), the range caters for multiple applications and provides the ultimate solution for virtually all the sector’s stored power requirements.

It is little wonder therefore that Sonnenschein is the preferred battery solution for the National Health Service and private medical providers alike.

For more information about Sonnenschein batteries, or to find your nearest stockist, please call Manbat Customer Services on: 01743 218500 or visit:


Quality & Range From A Great British Name

Lucas is an iconic brand that many show visitors will instantly recognise and trust, as it has a long and proud history across many sectors.

Powered wheelchairs and scooters are only as reliable as the source of power driving them and with Lucas that power source is tested, guaranteed and quality assured to BS EN ISO9001: 2000 certification.

Every battery in the Lucas range is a quality product, manufactured to the most exacting standards and users can relax in the knowledge that it won’t let them down.

Lucas mobility batteries are designed to deliver up to 30% more deep cycling capacity (the ability to be charged, discharged and charged again) than many other standard mobility batteries. This makes them a reliable source of power and enables users to enjoy more trips over a longer battery lifespan.

Also, every battery is completely maintenance free and totally sealed, so there is no possibility of spillage and is therefore safe to transport.

With a broad variety of voltages and capacities in the range, Lucas mobility batteries give users the choice they need to cater for any number of powered wheelchair, electric scooter, lift or hoist requirements and provides the power to suit their individual lifestyles.

For details of the Lucas mobility battery range, or to find your nearest stockist, please visit or call Manbat Customer Services on: 01743 218500


Maintaining The Power

Choosing the best battery to power vital mobility equipment is only half of the story because without a good quality charging system, it’s ultimately worth nothing.

Good quality mobility batteries are designed to deliver deep cycle performance over a long service life, which means that although they can be almost completely discharged after prolonged use, they can be recharged and restored to a fully charged state ready to be discharged again. However, users need to rely on a quality battery charger designed for the purpose to sufficiently charge these batteries to really get the best results.

The Numax ‘connect + forget’® range provides users with the solution. Designed specifically for charging, and importantly maintaining a battery, Numax chargers boast ‘deep discharge recovery’ and ‘fast cycle charging’ features alongside their long term battery maintenance function.

This means that they quickly and efficiently charge discharged, or part discharged batteries, but also convert automatically from ‘charge’ to ‘maintenance’ mode once the charging cycle is complete. As a result, Numax chargers can be connected indefinitely, without damage to the battery or danger to the unit, which means that the battery is always ready for use and in optimum condition.

For more information concerning the Numax ‘connect + forget’® range, or to find your nearest stockist, please call Manbat Customer Services on: 01743 218500 or visit:


Practical Charity Support

Over the last few years Manbat, the UK’s largest battery distributor, has been supporting BEN, the UK’s primary motor trade benevolent charity, by providing its beneficiaries with a new replacement battery when the existing one used to power their mobility equipment fails or comes to the end of its life.

BEN is a national charity that operates from offices in Ascot, Birmingham and Scotland, with ten welfare officers working across the regions. Its welfare beneficiaries use more than 700 battery powered mobility products and in addition to the individual welfare cases, BEN also requires batteries for its residential care centres.

As Manbat is a genuinely national distributor with multiple branches across the length and breadth of the country, it is particularly geared to be able to quickly respond to the need, irrespective of where it arises. However, being a business that is also based on traditional values of support and care for one another, its overriding desire is to do its bit to try to improve the lives of those who need support.

Commenting on the on-going arrangement Fiona Gorman, BEN’s head of welfare said: “The impact of what Manbat does for us has been enormous. In common with many charity organisations we are being asked to help more people every year, in fact last year the number of beneficiaries increased by 10%.

“However, not only does the free battery service help us financially, but the whole process has been made so easy. Instead of having to find the right battery and carry the cost, we simply call Manbat and the new battery is delivered direct to where it’s needed.

“It’s made such a difference to the lives of our beneficiaries, it’s amazing!”

For Manbat marketing manager, Myles Pemberton, said: “BEN is close to our hearts because unfortunately all too many people from within the automotive sector find themselves having to rely on their expert care. We are therefore really pleased to hear that what we are doing is playing a part in making the lives of those in need just that little bit easier.

“The world of business today can be so all-consuming that it’s very easy to lose the perspective and concentrate only on what drives the bottom line. However, by working with BEN it helps us to focus the mind on the bigger picture and realise we should all be helping one another for the welfare of everyone.”

To find your local Manbat branch or stockist, or to find out more about the products it offers, call Manbat Customer Services on: 01743 218500 or visit

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