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East Penn Manufacturing Introduces New Design for Industrial Deka Powr Mate™ Batteries

August 21, 2003

East Penn recently redesigned the Deka Powr Mate™ battery, which uses four heavy-duty deep cycle gel golf car type batteries in series to provide a 24-volt unit. This unit is also equipped with an on-board, capacity-matched charger. This new design features improved secure-fit hold-downs, a protective hinged cover (standard with all Powr Mate batteries), and an integrated connector and charger with an LED display. East Penn's unique design also allows battery replacement without removing the unit from the equipment. These Power Mate batteries are now available in two popular sizes to fit virtually any pallet jack application where dependable light to medium use is required.

The Deka Powr Mate's use of heavy-duty deep cycle golf car gel batteries enables superior performance and extended life compared to similar power packs using smaller sealed valve-regulated lead-acid battery types. The company claims a two to three time life advantage with their new design.

The Powr Mate can be plugged into any 15-amp 120-volt AC outlet to eliminate the need for a remote, centralized charging area and features an auto stop/start charger. Engineered for safety, these gelled electrolyte batteries are spillproof, leakproof and significantly reduce gassing and corrosion. They provide maximum power, longer life and ease of operation with no watering.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, marine, telecommunications, industrial, commercial, and stationary markets. The company's quality systems for its entire 480-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and QS 9000:1998 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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