Trojan launches new AES battery

Trojan Battery has launched its new premium AGM battery in Europe. The Trojan AES battery is aimed at aerial work platforms, floor sweepers etc used in the rental industry, where abuse and poor maintenance are typical.

The premium VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) version of its AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery is said to consistently deliver high output levels, with up to twice the cycle life of standard AGM batteries, especially in applications where in full or high discharge levels are common.
They also cope with frequent partial recharges and challenging environments, while being designed to absorb regular vibrations and shock. Until recently VRLA batteries were largely used in mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs, where reliability and range are critical, while their extremely low gas and acid output makes them much safer for indoor use.

The AES battery has also been designed with a carbon additive and DCS - Deep Cycle Series -technology, to cope with partial discharge and re-charges, while preserving both the negative and positive material. Some standard AGM batteries are supposed to be fully recharged after each cycle in order to prevent corrosion, sulfation, and early failure. Yet this is usually neglected on busy work sites.
The company’s claim that its AES battery has up to double the cycle life of a standard AGM, has, it says, been validated with side by side testing, with the AES achieving 2,500 cycles at repeated 60 percent discharges, compared to 1,200 cycles for a standard AGM. Trojan is backing the new battery with a standard three year warranty.

Trojan’s senior product manager Motive Matt Herr said: “Trojan’s AES Battery lets rental houses, floor cleaning professionals, and warehouse managers maximise productivity and slash their total cost of ownership. And enables OEMs and master distributors to improve and differentiate their products, boost profits, and enjoy supply chain security thanks to our global manufacturing sites.”

Trojan Battery Company was established in 1925 and is based in Santa Fe Springs, California, with other manufacturing facilities in Sandersville and Lithonia, Georgia, Reynosa, Mexico and Shanghai, China. It also has offices in Europe and Asia working with a network of master distributors. It was one of two or three American battery manufacturers that supplied original equipment batteries to the American manufacturers which for a decade or two supplied around 95 percent of the world’s self-propelled work platforms.