Stored energy: Service battery from C&D Technologies

Utility supplies: C&D Technologies launches new VRS12-215F cycle service battery.

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Utility equipment: C&D Technologies Inc., a producer and marketer of complete, integrated standby power systems, has announced the continued expansion of its VR Solar® product line using C&D’s C&D TRUE Front Access® design. The latest product addition to this family is the VRS12-215F. The VRS12-215F incorporates C&D’s field proven and industry leading DCS technology with the newly released Nano-CarbonTM technology to enhance cycle performance and partial state of charge (PSoC) operation. “This is the first large format product released by C&D for the cycling market utilizing our new, cycle enhancing Nano-CarbonTM technology”, stated Jay Frankhouser, Director of Product Management of C&D. System integrator and customer Bill Rasmussen of Atlantic Battery Systems noted that “The advanced design and large format of the VRS12-215F battery make this the ideal choice for our off-grid renewable energy projects”.

Ease of installation and maintenance is enhanced by the front terminal design and patented C&D Ohmic Ring® which provides for fast installation and easy, accurate, ohmic and voltage measurements.

This product is built in C&D’s state-of-the-art facility in Reynosa, Mexico utilizing a new high-speed production line. C&D utilizes its proprietary Fixed Orifice Pasting to enhance plate consistency and grid corrosion protection. The product also incorporates ultra-sensitive helium leak detection to assure top quality seals for long service life.

The VRS12-215F product line also has available racking for a complete turnkey installation. The rack model IFR4D frame is designed for easy on site loading of batteries; more details can be found on both the battery and associated racking via C&D’s website.

Current VRS Product Line Offerings at 20 hour rate:

Front Terminal Series:
 VRS12-155F – 154AH
 VRS12-175F – 178AH
 VRS12-215F – 208AH

Top Terminal Series:
 VRS12-33 – 33AH
 VRS12-50 – 50AH
 VRS12-75 – 75AH
 VRS12-88 – 88AH
 VRS12-100 – 100AH

C&D Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in solutions and services for the switchgear and control (Utility), telecommunications, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) applications. C&D Technologies’ engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. C&D Technologies' unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition.

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