Written on March 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm
More Profit Options With Manbat
The battery is one of the most vital consumables to ensure the correct operation and reliability of a motor vehicle, but according to statistics from the RAC, there were no fewer that 379,925 battery related problems reported throughout 2015 and ‘flat’ batteries were at the top of their reasons for call outs.
Manbat, the UK’s largest automotive battery distributor, began supplying NOCO’s Genius range of battery chargers and booster packs to UAN members last year and they have proved an instant hit.
These top quality products not only benefit members, but also their workshop customers and the general motorist, due to their high performance, easy usage and resilience.
As the launch of the Genius range was greeted by such enthusiasm, Manbat has introduced additional NOCO products, which have been developed to provide members with a broader range that caters for higher loads and a wider variety of vehicles.
The original range included the G1100, a versatile 1.1amp charger suited to smaller batteries between 2.2 and 40Ah and the G3500 with the 3.5amp charger that provides charging capacity for any vehicle with a 1.2 to 120Ah battery.
When it comes to the more powerful chargers aimed primarily at the ‘professional’ user, the existing G7200 7.2amp unit has been joined by the Genius G15000 and G26000, 15amp models that are able to charge and maintain all types of batteries for everything from motorcycles, cars, boats, and motorhomes to commercial vehicles, agricultural machinery and even construction equipment. These chargers also include a ‘supply’ function to deliver a fixed voltage of 13.6V for vehicle service operations and a ‘boost’ setting, which can recover heavily discharged and sulphated batteries.
The entire Genius range are fully automatic ‘intelligent’ chargers and can therefore diagnose the condition of the battery and are able to charge and then exercise the batteries to keep them in optimum condition and maximise their life span, which means that if necessary, they can remain almost permanently connected.
In addition, Genius chargers are not only particularly safe, being protected against reverse polarity, overload protection and short circuit on the clamps, but they are also designed to provide double the charge capacity of a traditional battery charger, making them powerful and easy to use.
Manbat has long been an advocate of battery testing/charging as a complementary service provided by the workshop to motorists and these professional chargers are the ideal products to fulfil that role. However, they also provide members with an attractive option for counter sales.
NOCO has also developed the Genius BOOST range of lithium-ion booster packs with two more offerings alongside the original GB30 primarily for the DIY market, with the GB70 (BOOST HD) and GB150 (BOOST PRO) aimed at professional users.
Utilising the latest technology and encompassing anti-spark engineering and protection against reverse polarity, these two new versions, despite weighing just 2.2kg and measuring only 222mmm x 99mm x 64mm and 315mm x 186mm x 69mm respectively, can be used to start petrol and diesel engines of up to 6-litres in seconds.
In common with entire Genius BOOST range, the range topping GB70 and GB150 can hold their charge for up to one year and accept more than 1000 cycles – charge, discharge, charge – due to the powerful, high density NOCO lithium-ion battery.
In addition to their other features, Genius booster packs are immensely user friendly, being waterproof, easily chargeable via a USB port and come complete with a powerful LED light, so along the Genius charger range, should also prove popular for over the counter sales.