Carrier Transicold says its PowerRush Platinum AGM battery is maintenance-free and provides higher performance and significantly longer life than conventional 12-volt wet-cell batteries. The absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology is designed to provide 1150 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) of high starting power, deep cycling ability and cold starting performance. At -4 degrees Fahrenheit, the pure lead PowerRush Platinum AGM retains 75 percent more power than typical Group 31 wet cell batteries, according to the company.
The 99.99 percent pure lead construction of the PowerRush battery is designed to maximize the sustained battery charge, helping to facilitate reliable start of a refrigerated unit even if the unit has been idle for extended periods. The compressed glass mats are packed tightly between many extremely thin plates to help provide high vibration and shock resistance, Carrier says; the high number of plates gives high surface area, which translates into high power.
According to the company, the battery’s fast charge acceptance reduces engine run time for recharging, potentially reducing fuel consumption when Carrier refrigeration units are used in “Start-Stop” mode.