June 07, 2011
Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, expands its product offering with the launch of its Industrial flooded line of batteries for renewable energy (RE) and backup power applications. Designed to support large daily loads where the batteries are cycled regularly, Trojan's deep-cycle Industrial batteries are ideal solutions for a wide range of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Trojan Battery Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, expands its product offering with the launch of its Industrial flooded line of batteries for renewable energy (RE) and backup power applications. Designed to support large daily loads where the batteries are cycled regularly, Trojan’s deep-cycle Industrial batteries are ideal solutions for a wide range of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
“As its renewable energy business continues to grow, Trojan Battery is committed to investing in the right mix of products and services needed to maintain its leadership role in the industry,” said Bryan Godber, vice president of renewable energy at Trojan Battery. “Recognizing the importance of this emerging market, Trojan has directed its attention toward leveraging its expertise in deep-cycle battery technology to engineer products specifically for RE applications for large sized RE and backup power systems.”
The Industrial product family is designed for use in large off-grid PV systems, off-grid hybrid PV systems, grid-tied PV systems with battery backup, smart grid peak shifting systems and a variety of other applications. Engineered with advanced battery technologies that deliver reliable power, Trojan’s Industrial batteries are tested to meet both International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Battery Council International (BCI) standards.
“Trojan batteries are recognized around the globe for providing reliable power under the most challenging conditions,” Godber said. “The addition of the Industrial line to Trojan’s extensive battery offerings that include the Premium and T2 flooded batteries and the AGM and gel products, strengthens the company’s position as one of the leading deep-cycle battery manufacturers in this marketplace.”
Trojan’s Industrial flooded batteries are specifically designed for deep-cycle use and optimized for deep discharge and recharge cycles characteristic of RE systems. The Industrial line features five different configurations to meet customers’ various capacity needs which are outlined below:
Rugged Construction & Intelligent Design
Trojan’s Industrial line of batteries is comprised of removable 2-volt cells bundled in a secondary containment case to form single, high-capacity 4-volt and 6-volt battery solutions. Components of the individual cells are assembled in a rugged polypropylene housing designed to protect the internal plates from damage that may occur during transport and installation. The 2-volt cells are enclosed in a larger polyethylene outer case that protects against damage caused by harsh environmental conditions such as moisture and dirt buildup, as well as safeguards against potential acid leaks. For added protection the thick-walled case features a lattice-design that reinforces the outer case’s structural integrity. The removable 2-volt cells are easier to maintain and replace while the combined insulation of the dual container construction provides added protection against extreme temperatures.
Trojan designed its Industrial line of batteries with stability in mind. Featuring a lower battery profile and wider stance design, weight is evenly distributed throughout the battery. By creating a wider center of gravity the battery profile enhances overall stability. Molded into the case design are dual handles that enable easy movement during transport and installation.
Trojan Advanced Battery Technologies
Engineered for high-energy requirements, the Industrial line delivers 1,500 cycles at 80 percent depth-of-discharge and features advanced battery technologies that provide high performance.
Alpha Plus® Paste with T2 Technology™ & DuraGrid™ Design
Trojan’s Alpha Plus Paste is a proprietary, high-density paste formulation precisely engineered to deliver outstanding battery performance. This high-density paste optimizes porosity development in the active material utilizing the active material more effectively resulting in sustained battery performance over a longer period of time. Trojan's T2 Technology features a patent-pending T2 metal agent which is incorporated into Trojan’s Alpha Plus Paste further strengthening the electrochemical processing capabilities of the paste. Together the Alpha Plus Paste with T2 Technology increase both sustained capacity and total overall ampere-hours resulting in more operating power.
Combined with the innovative DuraGrid design, which provides a thick grid structure that resists corrosion, the Alpha Plus Paste with T2 technology increases overall battery life. The Industrial line’s low-profile grid configuration also optimizes current flow throughout the grid network and maximizes the amount of electrolyte that can be added resulting in longer intervals between watering.
Reinforced Protection Wrap
Trojan’s Industrial batteries are engineered with a robust positive plate construction that enhances overall performance. Trojan’s DuraGrid technology combined with Alpha Plus paste securely locks the active materials to the grid creating an exceptionally strong positive plate. The Industrial line includes a five component wrapping and insulating system comprised of a stranded vertical slyver, which are filaments of glass wrapped around the positive plate’s active mass surface, a 20 mil backing bat and a secondary 20 mil horizontal compression mat. The entire mat is wrapped with edge-protecting Koroseal that is heat bonded as well as bonded to the plastic boot to protect the bottom of the plate and to keep the Koroseal in place. The advanced plate construction protects against shedding and assures the electrochemical performance of the battery’s active materials.
Maxguard® XL Separator
Exclusively available in Trojan’s Industrial and Premium line batteries is the Maxguard XL separator. Featuring a wide-channel design, the Maxguard XL separator increases acid flow for optimum battery performance. Thirty percent thicker than our standard flooded battery separators, the Maxguard XL provides even greater resistance to stratification which is a typical mode of failure in batteries used in renewable energy systems.
Trojan’s broad product portfolio of battery technologies is engineered to specifically address a variety of RE applications. Designed for high-capacity performance and rugged durability, the addition of the high-capacity Industrial battery line expands Trojan’s product offerings to supply advanced deep-cycle flooded, AGM and gel technologies for a wide range of RE power and system requirements
About Trojan Battery Company
Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, offering a complete portfolio of technologically-advanced deep-cycle flooded, AGM and gel batteries that provide maximum long-lasting performance to meet the requirements of today’s advancing renewable energy systems. Trojan Battery Company, founded in 1925, is ISO 9001:2008 certified with U.S.-based operations in California and Georgia. For more information, visit www.trojanbatteryRE.com
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