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East Penn Manufacturing Introduces the Deka Valve-Regulated Battery Series

July 10, 2002

East Penn Manufacturing Company recently announced the release of the Deka Valve-Regulated (VR) Battery Series in 125, 250, and 375 ampere hour capacities in two or four volt configurations. There are four batteries in this series 2AVR250E, 2AVR375E, 4AVR125E and the low profile 4AVR125EL, with a design life of 12 years at 77 F.

The VR series uses absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology with a front access terminal design. The front access terminals provide technicians with easy access reducing battery installation times and improving maintenance. The VR AGM design permits the battery system to fit into smaller footprints to deliver more power in less space. The VR series also feature proven epoxy post seals, built-in flame arrestor and a flame retardant Polyphenylene - Oxide/Polystyrene (PPO/PS) jar and cover. Pure lead positive grids slow plate growth and promote low gassing rates extending the VR battery's element life. The VR design also uses positive-pressure resealing safety release valves and durable jar and cover construction preventing electrolyte leakage and minimizing water loss throughout its service-life cycle.

Deka VR batteries are well suited for use in telecommunications systems and other back-up power applications where space is a premium and high reliability and long life is required.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the telecommunications, automotive, marine, commercial, industrial 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. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit our web site at www.eastpenn-deka.com.

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