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East Penn Reintroduces Unigy High Rate Batteries with New 10-Year Design Life

February 18, 2005

East Penn Manufacturing announces the release of the Unigy High Rate Series line of absorbed valve-regulated, lead-acid batteries with a new 10-year design life for UPS service. The Unigy High Rate Series uses the latest AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) technology to lower internal resistance for superior high-rate, short-term discharges delivering critical power when needed.

For extended long-term performance, the Unigy High Rate Series features inserted posts with epoxy post seals that act as a secure barrier to keep in acid and critical pressure. Special "puncture resistant" glass mat separators lowers internal resistance for increased high-rate power while protecting against failures and shorts. Tank-formed plates also extend life by optimizing cell voltage balance and performance. In addition, heavier, thicker positive plates are pasted from both sides for added durability and extended service life.

Specifically designed for high-rate uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), these batteries are housed in reinforced cases constructed of polypropylene or flame-retardant plastic (rated 28 LOI), 12-volt monoblocks. Low pressure self-sealing valves prevent premature dry-out and minimize gassing. Flame arrestors are installed on all flame-retardant batteries for added safety Utilizing state-of-the-art computer-aided design and manufacturing, the Unigy High Rate Series meets the highest quality standards in the industry.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the telecommunications, stationary, marine, industrial, commercial, and automotive markets. The company's quality systems for its entire 480-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements. The company's Wire and Cable division has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System requirements. The company claims to have the largest, most modern single-site manufacturing facility in the world. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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