As the increased need for digital information continues, both telecom and cable suppliers
More need to keep up. They have responded by adding additional equipment in central offices and data centers – adding heat to an already fragile environment. Cooling costs continue to rise and are escalated by the density of communication equipment. These extra costs have led to the development of a new battery designed to operate at higher temperatures, allowing end users to raise the AC set points and reduce their maintenance costs.
With a 10 year design life @ 95°F (35°C), PowerSafe SBS XL batteries are designed to take the heat. The PowerSafe SBS XL battery series comes from a respected lineage, the industry leading, EnerSys SBS Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) battery. SBS XL takes the SBS to the next level. The SBS XL is designed to provide 10 years of life at 95°F (35°C) in back up applications at high operating temperatures. The value of this innovative new line is a true cost savings to the operator for both cooling and maintenance.
A gel battery has the sulfuric acid electrolyte mixed with silica material to form an immobilized gel. VRLA - Gel batteries are recombinant
Moretype and do not require water addition, and emit less gas than VLA (flooded) type lead-acid batteries. Gel batteries reduce the electrolyte evaporation and spillage that are common to the VLA (flooded) battery. Gel batteries are considered to have greater resistance to extreme service temperatures.
Although Gel batteries belong to a VRLA category, its construction is similar to VLA (flooded) batteries except for the gelled electrolyte. A Gel battery’s separator material is generally not an Absorbent Glass Mat, but microporous plastic material.