Exide Technologies launches RoadForce AGM-200 battery

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Exide Technologies says its Exide RoadForce AGM-200 — a lead-acid battery for heavy-duty and commercial starting applications — offers increased power and enhancements over conventional, flooded group size 31 products. The RoadForce AGM-200 is completely sealed with individual cell safety pressure valves and also is maintenance-free under normal operating conditions, according to the company; the battery provides advanced starting power for high-energy requirements in vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, buses and farm and construction equipment.

Available in two power levels — 925 cold-cranking amps (CCA)/200 minutes reserve capacity (RC) and 700 CCA/200 RC — the Exide RoadForce is designed with a highly efficient, flat plate absorbed glass mat configuration to make the battery nonspillable under normal operating conditions and capable of being installed in almost any orientation (inverted not recommended). In addition, lab testing has shown that the Exide RoadForce offers twice the cycling life, 12 times more vibration resistance, and a 40 percent greater charge acceptance than conventional flooded group size 31 offerings, according to the company.

Exide says the RoadForce incorporates a number of other features that contribute to the battery’s performance:

  • Over-the-top handle that allows for easy installation and folds out of the way after installation;
  • Robust, thick wall poly case that reduces case distortion and reinforces component stability;
  • Increased post diameter/larger lead base that supplies superior current-carrying capacity and vibration protection;
  • Lead/calcium/tin/silver/alloy that offers longer life under extreme operating conditions;
  • Cast-on strap construction with special oval weld that establishes a high-integrity plate-on-strap bond for reduced internal resistance and prolonged battery life;
  • Heavy, robust cast grids that provide enhanced resistance to corrosion and mechanical stability for superior vibration and cycling performance;
  • SAE automotive or threaded posts, stud only or dual post configurations, that allow for easy replacement and original equipment fitment; and
  • Special pressure venting system, featuring individual pressure vents designed to avoid cell-to-cell vapor transport, resulting in decreased cell imbalance and increased life.
  • The battery — which can be charged by most standard battery chargers and alternators — is made with recycled lead and plastic, and can be recycled at the end of its service life, according to the company. For more information, go to www.exide.com.