Written on April 21, 2016 at 9:31 am
VARTA® CV Technology
Manbat, the UK’s largest automotive battery distributor, has had a long and successful distribution relationship with premium brand, VARTA®, for more than 30 years. With a century’s worth of knowledge and expertise behind the brand, VARTA batteries provide the ideal solution for every conceivable battery need, all of which are available through GROUPAUTO G-Truck members, including the top of the range VARTA Promotive EFB.
This battery is specifically designed for high performance commercial vehicles (CVs) and can endure a high number of charge, discharge, charge ‘cycles’ during its lifetime. Its construction overcomes a common problem associated with deep cycle applications, as it includes an acid circulator that counteracts acid stratification and keeps the acid density consistent, which enhances charge acceptance and ultimately, increases the longevity of the battery.
One of the primary benefits of this technology to fleet managers, is a significant reduction in the potential down time of their fleets, as the VARTA Promotive EFB will reliably power the vehicle, even under the most arduous conditions, so they will not encounter battery problems when in service. In addition, its construction will provide a longer life cycle when compared to a conventional battery.
The design also includes vibration resistance properties that ensure that its performance remains unaffected even when on uneven roads and contains additional connector fixtures that hold the plates securely in place. This reduces the likelihood of the connectors breaking and means the battery can be used in the toughest environment.
Finally, the Promotive EFB includes an additional polyester element between the plate and separator called a scrim, which holds the active material in place and avoids erosion of the plate; as a result this provides a greater resistance to deep discharge and superior charge acceptance.
The remaining Promotive Range
The core VARTA Promotive range caters for the battery requirements for all sectors of the CV market, whether it’s a smaller vehicle only used locally, right through to the largest trans-European vehicle that travels internationally. Designed to reliably power such diverse fleets, while also reducing on-going overheads, the range is therefore comprehensive.
The Promotive Black battery is ideal for vehicles that have lower energy requirements, providing a simple, but effective battery solution with low maintenance needs. The battery has a range of power capacities from 45Ah to 220Ah, representing the wide choice of vehicles that the Promotive Black can be used in.
The Promotive Blue and Silver options both include Labyrinth lid technology, which provides safe gas discharge, integral flame arrestors to protect the battery from sparks or flames, terminal guards and special caps that protect against spillage, making the batteries extremely safe. Utilising Calcium-silver technology grid alloys in its plate structure, they deliver increased cyclic stability, consistent performance, with minimal self-discharge.
The Promotive Blue is designed for high performance CV’s with standard power demands and comes in 140Ah, 170Ah and 215Ah capacities, to provide the best cold starting performance.
The Promotive Silver, which is available in 145Ah, 180Ah and 225Ah capacities, incorporates advanced, zero maintenance features, delivers high cyclic stability and provides a long service life. In addition, it exceeds EN Super Heavy Duty requirements (EN4) standard and vibration resistance (V3), making this battery perfect for fleet managers that rely on high energy using vehicles.