Discover Battery launches access range
By Leila Steed26 July 2021
Canada-based specialist Discover Battery has launched a new range of dry cell batteries, designed specifically for the powered access industry.
The company, which recently extended its partnership with Sinoboom, designs, manufactures and distributes battery technologies globally.
It said its new Dry Cell Resilience range offers 15% more capacity and is suitable for use with all types of scissor and boom lift platforms, regardless of size.
Jimmy Au, Discover Battery’s vice president of product and business development, said, “Most battery manufacturers test or validate products in a controlled lab environment or under “ideal conditions”.
“The actual use and treatment of batteries within the access industry couldn’t be more different. Used on large or remote sites, sometimes with limited access to power, batteries end up half run, used intermittently and topped up with a mixture of chargers etc...
“Our latest Dry Cell Resilience range looks to provide both users and equipment owners with a more robust battery, designed to withstand and protect against common battery challenges that are all too often encountered by the access industry.”
Compared to standard AGM maintenance-free batteries, Discover said the new line provides higher operating voltages and longer runtimes.
The range also features a Hydro Polymer Technology, which according to the manufacturer, makes the units more resilient to battery dry-out caused by heavy and prolonged used.
As well as analysing the “typical use of batteries within the access industry”, Discover also assessed batteries that were near the end of their working life and those that had failed prematurely.
“Even batteries nearing end of life delivered more consistent runtimes when subjected to sub-optimal working and charging conditions. “They also offered faster recharge times, with platforms spending less time on charge and more time on hire,” said the company.