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East Penn Manufacturing Introduces the Deka Unigy II 2000 A.H. System with SpaceSaver (TM) Interlock™ Design

July 2, 2004

East Penn Manufacturing Company recently added a 2000 Amp Hour battery system to its Unigy II Interlock line of stationary and telecommunication batteries. This new 2000 A.H. cell has one of the highest power ratings in the industry and is offered in a two-cell module that saves space while significantly reducing installation time. This "space-efficient" footprint makes it more adaptable to many new system configurations.

The Deka Unigy II 2000 A.H. battery system is especially ideal for the high power requirements in applications such as telecommunication switches and cellular sites. Its space efficient interlock module design is equipped with a standard one-piece Interlock base and meets UBC97 Zone 4 top of building requirements, certified to 8 modules high.

The Interlock Module design eliminates all rear bolting, offering a new, totally front access bolting feature for increased installation efficiencies and installer safety. The front shield has been designed to click "On and Off" easily without tools for quicker assembly. Advanced "two-way" cell posts provide easier connector assembly and optimized contact surface areas for a more rapid transfer of "back-up" power out to system loads. System maintenance checks are also much and faster with the "two-way" post configurations.

The Deka Unigy II 2000 A.H. system also comes standard with a catalyst vent. The specialized catalyst helps the battery maintain a proper float current, especially in higher ambient temperatures, by assisting in the recombination process for greater system reliability, performance and longer life.

All Deka Unigy II batteries are constructed using the finest quality materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and are known for their high reliability and superior performance. These space efficient "SpaceSaver" (TM) battery systems are ideal for a variety of applications including telecommunications, switch gear control, cellular radio, photovoltaics, railroad signs/communications and uniterruptible power sources (UPS).

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the industrial, automotive, marine, telecommunications, commercial, and stationary 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's web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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