EFB ENHANCED FLOODED BATTERY BATTERIES
Developed by Exide in partnership with major European car manufacturers, the EFB battery combines 3DX Grid plates with higher-density active material and additives.
The plate is contained in a polyethylene envelope and combined with a polymat inlay, increasing cyclability. EFB was specifically designed for small to mid-sized vehicles with Start-Stop, regenerative braking and other powerful fuel-saving features. However, the same EFB battery has become a popular choice for any conventional vehicle requiring high endurance and the most reliable starting in intensive urban use, such as by taxis, couriers, emergency vehicles, utility companies etc.
Exide invented the patented GEL battery technology under the dryfit® trademark*. Instead of being in liquid form, the electrolyte is thickened into a gel-like mass. The GEL battery is a highly robust energy-system with best-in-class deep cycle properties, allowing unmatched safe depth of discharge to 90%.
Some manufacturers use the word GEL in the description of their AGM products, but this partial use of the process does not come close to delivering the same performance and benefits. Exide s special patented design of pressure-relief valves results in a fully sealed battery that can be safely stored and used in almost any location or environment, even transported by air. Crucially, GEL also has the smallest volume and weight ratio for the amount of Watt hours supplied.
As an energy supply battery, GEL is the ultimate choice for many demanding applications including boats, motorhomes and caravans. GEL batteries are also essential in the latest commercial vehicles with dual-battery systems, or indeed in any vehicle with extensive electric power needs. The benefits of GEL make it popular in construction, mining, agriculture and industry. The technology is also used to provide remote power, everywhere from local highways to the Arctic Circle.
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*GEL was originally invented by Sonnenschein, which is now part of the Exide group