TRADITIONAL BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS

The traditional lead-acid batteries that have existed for over 150 years, are filled with a mixture of sulphuric acid and water (diluted sulphuric acid). During the charging process part of the water is split by electrolysis into hydrogen and oxygen. This means that you have to top up the battery with water from time to time. Despite the only moderate energy density (output) of traditional batteries, they still have important advantages. For a start they are relatively cheap to buy when compared to other technologies and have a better cycle performance. They are also environmentally friendlier because they’re simpler and also fully recyclable. It is also the case that the large volume and heavy weight is an advantage – think about forklift trucks and the batteries that act as counterweights.

It is vitally important that the correct battery is selected based on the requirements selected by the customer. You don’t have to be a battery expert yourself, because we’ll carefully guide you through the selection process and at the end we will present you with various price options based on ‘good – better – best’. Contact us with your enquiries If necessary we will visit you on-site. Ex stock batteries are delivered within 24 hours. We can meet your demands immediately 95% of the time.

Our enormous range of traditional batteries has been created in order to guarantee professional users maximum independence and long battery life – even under the most difficult circumstances.

The real difference between traditional semi-traction, deep-cycle, traction and 2 volt cells lies in the number of charging cycles possible. The intensity of usage of the machine (day/night, daily, weekly, etc.) largely determines the type of battery you should choose.

The following diagram can be used as an aid for making the choice between the various types of traditional batteries. It rates the different types according to the application, life-span, budget and guarantee. The overview acts simply as a guide in your search for the correct traditional type of battery. The product description pages go deeper into the actual features of the traditional semi-traction, deep-cycle, traction and 2 volt cells.

Semi-traction Deep-Cycle Traction 2V Cells
Usage 1 x week 2-4 x week 4-7 x week 1-7 x week
# Cycles 300 500-900 1000-1200 1200 – 1500
Budget
Warranty 2 years 1 year 1,5 year 2 + 2 years