Batteries in trucks, commercial vehicles, agricultural machines and buses have to be vibration resistant due to engine vibrations. Our truck batteries in SHD versions are vibration resistant according to V3, like intAct Start-Power NG Truck, or V4, like …
How does a melted pole occur?
A melted pole is caused by a short circuit when the battery polarity is reversed during bridging or when the poles are connected by a tool or other object.
Tip: Take care when handling batteries.
Learn more about short circuit and how to avoid it.
What does low maintenance mean?
Low-maintenance batteries can be recognised by the removable sealing plugs on the top, the vent hose and the white or transparent housing. In these batteries, the electrolyte is in liquid form, i.e. it is not bound as GEL or in fleece. They are not sealed …
What is a starter battery?
A battery that is charged by the alternator and starts the vehicle. For this purpose, the starter motor requires a lot of current for a short time. In addition to the cold start capacity (CCA), which indicates how much current the battery can ideally …
What are start-stop batteries?
The EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) was developed for start-stop vehicles. This further development of the wet battery is significantly more cycle resistant, like the intAct Start-Stop-Power EFB. Because of the good current reserve, AGM batteries are also …
The application determines how many volts are required.
In order not to damage either the connected loads or the battery, the voltage of the battery must fit.
Batteries are available with 6 or 12 volts. They consist of 3 or 6 cells of 2.12 volts each.
For applications that require more voltage, such as the …
Check battery externally before charging
If the battery box is damaged or deformed, replace the battery.
Clean dirty terminals with a wire brush.
Remove oils, fluids or other deposits.
For batteries with plugs, check fluid level and refill to MAX with distilled water if necessary.
Always choose the right battery for the application
When choosing a battery, it basically depends on what it is to be used for.
The most important distinction is between starter batteries, including motorcycle batteries, and cyclic batteries such as traction or supply batteries.
Starter batteries, including …
Do I need a start-stop battery or a normal one?
In start-stop vehicles, the engine stops every time the vehicle is in neutral. This saves petrol and reduces air pollution. However, this means an extremely high load for the battery.
It has to start much more often, i.e. deliver high currents, than a …
What does pole growth on the battery mean?
Whitish-grey deposits on the poles, so-called "pole growth", is caused by strong sulphation on the plates.
Tip: Always ensure a good state of charge.