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General Benefits and Features of Discover Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Technology

Discover® batteries are designed and engineered for dependability in commercial and industrial, and public and private applications. 

Discover® batteries can be found as Original Equipment in Mobility and Home Medical Equipment (HME), Broadband and Cable TV (CATV) Equipment, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Telecommunication Equipment, Photovoltaic, Solar and Renewable Energy Installations, Electronic and Security Equipment, Marine, RV, Golf and Electric Vehicles, Aerial Lifts and Fork Lifts, Floor Machines and Robotics applications. 

Discover® valve-regulated Deep Cycle AGM and EV Traction Dry Cell batteries have the features and benefits that matter to your customers:  

  • Completely sealed valve regulated construction
  • Clean & Green Non-Hazardous Deep Cycle, Traction Dry Cell batteries and Power Blocks
  • Flame arresting pressure regulated safety sealing valves for safety, operating pressure management and protection against atmospheric contamination (excess oxygen being absorbed by negative plates)
  • Computer-aided 99.994% pure heavy-duty lead calcium with high tin grid designs
  • Discover® proprietary Paste Formulas
  • Proprietary Discover® Dry Cell processes
  • Discover® separators are highly porous and have extremely low electrical resistance: hold electrolyte efficiently and deliver higher capacity and run times
  • Multi step Measured and Immobilized electrolyte Vacuum filling and weighing processes
  • Advanced technology for efficient gas recombination of up to 99.9% and freedom from electrolyte maintenance
  • Wide range of operating temperatures (-40°F~140°F) (-40°C~60°C)
  • Low self discharge rates (Approx. 1%-3% monthly at 68°F~77°F) (20°C~25°C)
  • High impact reinforced copolymer polypropylene or ABS cases with flat top designed covers that are rugged and vibration resistant
  • Thermally welded case to cover bonds that eliminate leakage
  • Copper and stainless steel alloy terminals and hardware
  • Multi-terminal options with terminal protectors
  • Carry handles on nearly all batteries
  • Industry leading size and performance options
  • Classified as “NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY” Not restricted for Air (IATA/ICAO) Provision 67, Surface (DOT-CFR-HMR49) or Water (Non-hazardous per IMDG amendment 27) transportation
  • Can be used in any orientation in float service (except upside down). To avoid premature loss of capacity (approx. 15%) and life, upright orientation is highly recommended for constant deep discharge applications
  • Compatible with sensitive electronic equipment
  • Quality Assurance processes with ISO (4400/992579), QS and TUV Certification EMC tested, CE, ETTS Germany (G4M19906-9202-E-16)
  • Recognized EN, Tellcordia & Bellcore procedural and testing compliance
  • UL recognized and approved components
  • First choice of world class original equipment companies around the world
General Lead Acid Battery Description
General Lead Acid Battery Applications
General Lead Acid Battery Types
General Lead Acid Battery Chemistry
Discover® Sealed Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries
Discover® Deep Cycle AGM Battery
Discover®700 Series Dry Cell Battery
Discover® EV Traction Dry Cell Battery
General Benefits and Features of Discover Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Technology
Sales Channels for Discover Battery Technologies
Things to question when making a battery buying decision
What to consider when buying a deep cycle battery
Information gathering before buying batteries
Calculating cost to own when purchasing batteries
Safety First
Safety and Productivity
When working with batteries
When handling battery acid
When installing or replacing batteries
When booster cables are used
Danger of exploding batteries
Warning and warning labels
Parallel connections for sophisticated users and installers
Parallel connections for unsophisticated users and installers
Charging
When charging batteries
Selecting a charger
General charging information for AGM and GEL batteries
GEL battery charging
AGM battery charging
Equalizing (Flooded batteries only)
Discharging
Typical self-discharge of VRLA batteries at different temperatures
Typical self-discharge of high quality deep cycle flooded batteries at different temperatures
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