ENHANCED FLOODED BATTERIES (EFB)
This technology is commonly regarded as the most cost effective product option and is considered a very reliable technology able to provide maximum ~exibility with high performance in high temperature cycling applications as generally found in under
bonnet instalations. These factors are critical for micro-hybrid vehicles equipped with SS technology and an under bonnet battery location.
The EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) is capable of high endurance and has 2 - 3 times the life cycle durability of a standard battery. Along with this, the EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) is the best option for under bonnet instalations due to the high resistance to heat at an affordable cost.
Warranty - 18 month with extended warranty offer.
VALVE REGULATED BATTERIES (AGM)
What is Start/Stop Technology?
This system allows the engine to be switched off in order to save fuel when the vehicle is temporarily idling
at traffic signals or during traffic jams.
Whenever the vehicle is standing still, all electrical devices are receiving energy from the battery and
act as an additional battery load. The engine restarts after each automatic stop, which also results in a
significantly greater number of high-rate load phases during the battery life cycle.
With legislation limiting vehicle CO2 emissions to 130 g/km by 2015 in Europe, it is commonly accepted
that 70% of all new vehicles will be stop/start fitted by this time. In their efforts to comply, car manufacturers
have been developing alternative means of electric propulsion and innovative equipment to reduce fuel
consumption. A complete line of new vehicle models is now emerging and given our local market will be
supplied by Vehicle Importers in the future, this will impact us also.
Regenerative braking systems are effectively used on vehicles with SS technology and hybrid/electric
vehicles to turn kinetic energy into electricity. Once the driver lifts their foot off the accelerator, the
regenerative breaking system converts the vehicle’s kinetic energy (rotational speed of the alternator) into
electrical energy. The friction generated inside the motor creates electricity that slows the forward motion of
the vehicle and generates power that is used to help recharge the battery. This technology varies for hybrid
electric and full electric vehicles.
Exide Batteries has a commitment to “Power the Future” through the delivery of Enhanced performance,
Extreme product life and Ultimate value to its customers. Modern vehicles with SS technology have created
new battery loading parameters forcing a new design from battery manufacturers to ensure the product
supplied is suitable. The SS battery is manufactured in a unique way using a high number of ultrathin plates
to ensure maximum cranking ability and along with this a significant amount of paste mixture to ensure the
battery can accept charge/discharge demands of stop-start quickly and regularly.
There are currently two different technologies being used by battery manufacturers for SS vehicles,
which is being driven by the vehicle manufacturer depending on what part of the world they are designed,
manufactured and driven in. The two types of technology are better known as; AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat
Stop-Start) and EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery). The AGM technology option is currently the favoured
technology throughout Europe including Audi, Volkswagon, Mercedes Benz and BMW and is the first choice
option in those markets, whereas the ASEAN region is heavily favouring the EFB technology including
Mazda and Subaru.