PACCAR Parts offers TRP dual-purpose and starting batteries for trucks and buses

TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced a full line of batteries for truck, marine, school bus, transit bus and other commercial applications.

Renton, Wash., January 12, 2010—TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced a full line of batteries for truck, marine, school bus, transit bus, and other commercial applications.

“The TRP line of batteries is offered in standard lead-acid designs, as well as newer Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) technology,” said Everett Seymoure, global brand manager for TRP. “All battery types in the TRP line feature high-quality components that make them dependable products that last longer than lesser quality batteries.”

The TRP starting battery line-up offers batteries with up to 1,150 cold cranking amps (CCA) for reliable performance under the most adverse weather conditions—or as low as 650 CCAs for warmer climates where longevity is needed more than cranking power.

TRP dual-purpose batteries allow for more frequent discharge and recharge of the battery with their heavier, thicker plates. Fiberglass strands imbedded into the plate surfaces lock active material to the plates, preventing shorts between the plates. Trucks with sleepers can run their refrigerators and other appliances off battery power for much longer.

“TRP AGM batteries have no free acid inside; it’s absorbed by the separator material between the lead plates,” Seymoure said. This efficiently packed battery protects the plates from the damaging effects of vibration far better than a traditional lead-acid battery while cycling many more times. “They also feature a greater repetitive reserve capacity, which allows the battery to be completely drained and fully recharged more times than traditional batteries. So, by giving your battery a little attention now, you can help prevent it from leaving you stranded,” he added.

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