U.S. Battery Deep-Cycle RV Batteries Save Money By Lasting And Performing Longer

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Deep-Cycle RV batteries are designed to withstand the extreme charge and discharge cycles when used in RVs, as well as provide higher initial capacity, performance, and longer service life. With many electronic appliances, stereo systems, and other accessories that maintain a high parasitic load on RV batteries, discharge and charging cycles can quickly cut the service life of an ordinary battery. U.S. Battery’s Deep-Cycle batteries are more efficient and last longer, because of the company’s exclusive XC2™ formulation and Diamond Plate Technology®. This combination of extremely efficient synthetic tetrabasic lead sulfate crystal structures (TTBLS), allow U.S. Battery’s products to reach peak capacity in fewer cycles, provide higher total energy delivery, and extend battery life. “RV owners can save money by utilizing a high-performance deep-cycle battery that is more efficient and lasts longer,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive Vice President. “Our exclusive XC2™ formulation enhances battery performance, by improving charging efficiency with increased initial and overall capacity. Furthermore, it’s more compatible with a wider range of chargers used in various make and model RVs.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF XC2™
* Highest initial capacity.
* Fastest cycle up to full rated capacity.
* Highest total energy delivered over the life of the battery.
* Ultimate compatibility with the wide range of chargers used in the field.
* High charge efficiency designed to meet the new California Energy Commission regulations for
combined charger/battery charge efficiency.

U.S. Battery’s RV deep-cycle batteries are available in a variety of sizes and amp-hour capacity ratings. Available in 12-volt and 6-volt configurations, U.S. Battery’s RE Series deep cycle batteries also feature extra heavy-duty connector lugs and a tough polypropylene exterior case. The company’s SpeedCap® Venting positive locking system, for easy maintenance, is also available for specific applications. U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. Call 1-(800) 695-0945, or visit them online at: www.usbattery.com.

 

U.S. Battery Congratulates Winners Of The The 17th Annual Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament

John Wood took first place, catching a 12.4 lbs. Dorado

The 17th Annual Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament, sponsored in part by U.S. Battery, announced the winners of this year’s event. John Wood caught a 12.14 pound Dorado to take home the first place prize of $1,000.  Nathan Burbey caught an 11.26 pound Dorado and won the $500 prize, while Eduardo Santillon caught a 10.84 pound Dorado to take home the third place win.  All three winners were also given a hand-painted Ibarra plate from Ibarra Plate in La Paz.

The Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament is a popular tournament held in Punta Chivato, Baja California Sur, Mexico. U.S. Battery Manufacturing has been a sponsor of this event, because the town of Punta Chivato runs entirely on solar power and most all of the residents rely on U.S. Battery RE-Solar batteries. “Many of us have been customers of U.S. Battery for more than 20-years, and the company has also been one of our tournament’s most valued sponsors.” says Pamela Oxley, representative for the Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament.

Punta Chivato resident with his U.S. Battery RE-Solar battery system.

“We’re happy to be one of the event’s major sponsors, and congratulate the winners on a great weekend of fishing,” said Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive Vice President. U.S. Battery RE Series deep-cycle batteries include features that give them the highest peak capacity, cycle life, and reliability that provide better performance for solar powered homes and businesses. U.S. Battery’s exclusive Diamond Plate technology utilizes synthetic tetrabasic lead sulfate (TTBLS), crystal structures. The TTBLS, result in enhanced performance, ease of charging, and greater life span over any other battery on the market. U.S. Battery’s RE Series batteries also include Defender™ moss shields, to prevent “mossing shorts” that further reduce battery life. These features, combined with an Outside Positive (OSP™) battery design, overall battery life, capacity and performance are dramatically increased.  Available in 6 and 2-volt configurations, RE Series batteries include extra heavy-duty connector lugs, a tough polypropylene exterior case, heavy-duty lifting handles, and the company’s SpeedCap®,  a positive locking vent system designed for safe and easy maintenance. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.  For more information on the tournament, visit www.bullsonlytournament.com.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Donates $2500 To Carting For A Cause

U.S. Battery Manufacturing donated $2500 to Carting For A Cause on May 26th, at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, right after the charitable organization completed a 3,900 mile golf cart trip across the country. U.S. Battery Manufacturing executives Don Wallace, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and Ron Anderson, Executive VP California, met up with members of the Carting For A Cause team to present the check.

The donation from U.S. Battery Manufacturing was made up of employee and corporate donations in hopes it would help Carting For A Cause achieve its goal to raise $50,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, U.S. Battery Manufacturing was the exclusive battery sponsor, donating eight sets of its US 145 XC-2™ deep-cycle golf-car batteries that powered the Carting For A Cause golf cart during its long coast to coast journey.

“It was an honor to work with a great group of volunteer, retired, and off-duty U.S. Coast Guard members who made up the Carting For A Cause team,” said Wallace. “By supplying them with the industry’s best deep-cycle golf cart batteries, the CFAC team had no problem making their cross country trip, and we’re proud we were able to help make it happen.”

U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Sponsors The 17th Annual Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament

U.S. Battery is sponsoring the Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament, held in Punta Chivato, Baja California Sur, Mexico, June 21st through the 23rd. Now in its 17th year, the tournament has become extremely popular and brings in contestants from around the world to fish for the biggest Dorado (aka Mahi-Mahi) that is found in the ocean near this scenic town. “One of the reasons we enjoy sponsoring this event, is because most of the residents of Punta Chivato run on solar power and use U.S. Battery products,” says Don Wallace, VP U.S. Battery CMO/ Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. Aside from being one of the most popular areas for Dorado fishing, and host of this popular tournament, Punta Chivato is a small community off the Sea of Cortez that has approximately 125 homes that are all on solar power. “Most all of the homes in this town use U.S. Battery deep-cycle batteries,” says Pamela Oxley, representative for the Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament. “Many of us have been customers of U.S. Battery for more than 20-years, and the company has also been one of our tournament’s most valued sponsors.”

One of many residents of Punta Chivato in Mexico that run on U.S. Battery Solar deep-cycle batteries.

Communities like Punta Chivato utilize U.S. Battery RE Series deep-cycle batteries, because they are designed to take the abuse of grueling deep discharge-recharge cycles every day for long periods of time. U.S. Battery RE-Series batteries feature the company’s exclusive Diamond Plate technology that allows the use of highly efficient, synthetic tetrabasic lead sulfate (TTBLS), crystal structures. U.S. Battery’s improvement in plate structure with synthetic TTBLS results in enhanced performance, charging, and life of the battery over any other on the market. “Our Diamond Plate Xtreme Capacity technology provides higher peak capacity, improved watt-hours per liter and watt-hours per kilogram,” says Wallace. “The features we put into our RE series batteries enhance recharge-ability with improved cycle life that solar powered homes like those in Punta Chivato depend on every day.”

In addition to Diamond Plate technology, U.S. Battery’s RE-Series deep-cycle batteries include Defender™ moss shields. These shields effectively prevent the formation of “mossing shorts” caused when positive active material particles dislodge from the plates, collect at the top of the cell elements, and cause a short circuit. In addition, U.S. Battery RE-Series products utilize an Outside Positive (OSP™) battery design, which mitigates the effects of positive plate deterioration and further increases battery life, capacity and stable performance over the life of the battery. With reliable, long-lasting power from U.S. Battery, the town of Punta Chivato is looking forward to another successful fishing tournament. According to Oxley, the tournament raises money to support many charities. Some of these include local boarding schools, a veterinary clinic, a home for the elderly, and a scholarship program for local students. For more information on the tournament, visit www.bullsonlytournament.com.

U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing,  1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Expands Its Manufacturing And Distribution Plant In Augusta, Georgia

U.S. Battery is currently expanding its manufacturing and distribution plant in Augusta, Georgia, due to increased growth for deep-cycle batteries within the region. As the leading deep-cycle battery manufacturer, the expansion will help the company meet higher production needs and faster delivery times necessary to maintain the superior customer service levels its extensive customer base currently enjoys. “We have increased this plant’s floor space by 35 percent,” says Terry Agrelius, President and CEO of U.S. Battery Manufacturing Company. “The added capacity in production and warehousing were necessary to meet the growing demands for U.S. Battery products within our varied worldwide marketplaces.”

According to Agrelius, U.S. Battery has experienced a 30 percent growth in the golf car, sweeper scrubber, renewable energy, AWP, and recreational markets. Much of the success is attributed to the fact that U.S. Battery products consistently exceed performance expectations, especially when compared to other battery manufacturers.  “Our worldwide customer base continues to grow at a rapid rate despite the economic challenges currently experienced within the global market,” says Agrelius. “U.S. Battery customers have come to rely upon the history of consistently high quality products and long standing integrity, which began with the company’s founder John E. Anderson. Our current management team has kept up with Anderson’s philosophy, and it remains at the forefront of all our business decisions.”

The plant expansion has also brought with it a 38 percent growth in the employee base. “Making sure our products are custom made in the U.S.A is an important part of our business,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/ Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. “This expansion not only increases production and distribution, but also helps provide additional jobs for the local economy.” U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

Carting For A Cause Team Sets Off On A Historic Cross Country Golf Cart Ride

Dwayne Porter and Ron Anderson of U.S. Battery Manufacturing (far left) meet up with the Carting For A Cause team in Petaluma, California.

The Carting For A Cause crew set out for it’s first leg of a cross country trip in a golf cart powered and sponsored by U.S. Battery. Ron Anderson and Dwayne Porter from U.S. Battery, met up with the crew at the starting point in Petaluma, California. Carting For A Cause is a group of veteran and off-duty U.S. Coast Guard members who are raising money and to bring awareness to The Wounded Warriors Project. “It was an honor to meet up with them,” says Dwayne Porter, Marketing Manager for U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “They are a great group of people who we are proud to be working with and sponsoring. We plan on meeting up with the team at various stopping points across the country, and make sure they have everything they need to keep moving forward.”

The team began their 4,000 mile journey on April 29th, with a great send-off, and sped off to their first scheduled stop at the VA Hospital in Reno, Nevada. On the second day, however, the team experienced motor failure when climbing the 7,000 foot elevation assent up the Sierra Nevada mountains. Fortunately, the folks at CartBarn in Reno helped get the team a new higher-output motor that will provide better climbing power and lower heat during run times. “We made lots of calls to our network of distributors and dealers to help get them a new motor,” says Porter. “Everyone we spoke with was willing to help and immediately put a great effort in getting the team back on the road as soon as possible.”  Cart Barn installed the new motor and allowed the team to get back on schedule to their next stops at the VFW in Ely, Nevada, through Utah and on to the VFW in Grand Junction, Colorado on May 8th.

The Carting For A Cause golf cart is powered by U.S. Battery US145 XC-2™ deep-cycle batteries. These provide the highest initial capacity and cycle life than any other deep-cycle battery on the market. “This is one of the reasons why Carting For A Cause chose our batteries,” says Porter. “Our 6-volt golf-car, deep-cycle batteries will also allow the team to reach their nearly 200 mile-per-day goal.”

Additional photos of the first day launch can be seen on the U.S. Battery Facebook Page.

For more information on U.S. Battery, visit www.usbattery.com. For more information and to follow on the Carting For A Cause team, visit www.cartingforacause.org.

Meeting Rated Capacity In Deep-Cycle Batteries With Fewer Charge Cycles

Deep-cycle batteries go through various amounts of charge cycles. A charge cycle starts when the battery is first used, and is then charged back up. That process equals one cycle. In order for a deep-cycle battery to reach it’s full capacity (deliverable power), it has to go through several charge cycles; sometimes as many as 150. Among the battery industry, this is known as the “Bell Curve” of cycle life. Unfortunately, the more charge cycles a battery goes through, the shorter the lifespan of the battery.

U.S. Battery came up with a solution by introducing it’s XC2™ formulation. Unlike other deep-cycle batteries that can take 75-150 cycles to reach it’s rated capacity, U.S. Battery products with XC2™, meet or exceed rated capacity in as few as 25 cycles. This allows the company’s deep-cycle batteries to reach their peak power substantially quicker, while also lasting much longer than its nearest competitor.

With a higher-performance, longer lasting battery, many industries such as golf-cars, lift-access, storage, sweeper and others, can operate more efficiently, saving time and money. U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries with it’s XC2™ formulation specifically for these industries and others. For more information, visit www.usbattery.com or contact them at (800) 695-0945.

Italian Battery Distributor D.B.S, Switches To U.S. Battery Products

U.S. Battery meets with D.B.S. Battery of Italy. From left to right, Antonio Diaferio from D.B.S., Paul van der Meer of Wetac Motive Power, Massimo Rivera of Alchemy Italia s.r.l., and Don Wallace from U.S. Battery. Not pictured is Daniele Napoli of FAAL Batterie s.r.l.

D.B.S. Battery, one of Italy’s largest battery and battery charger distributors, now supplies U.S. Battery products to its customers in a variety of industries including, industrial cleaning, marine, motor home, golf car, access/platforms, and aids for the disabled.

D.B.S. was founded in 2003, and partnered with battery distributors that used a competitive product. When D.B.S. broke away from its partnership in November of 2012, it took on the U.S. Battery line, due to the sustained performance and reliability that the U.S. Battery product delivers. “We are very happy and pleased to now have the quality of U.S. Battery products associated with our company,” says Antonio Diaferio, a principal in the D.B.S. operation.”

According to Paul Van der Meer of Wetac Motive Power, and U.S. Battery representative for Central Europe, the addition of  D.B.S. has closed up some distribution holes in the European battery market.  “U.S. Battery now has complete service available for all of Italy,” says Van der Meer. “The D.B.S. team brings with it a high level of product knowledge, as well as a solid distribution program necessary to move U.S. Battery to the next level here in Europe.”

U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and distributed world-wide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit U.S. Battery on-line at www.usbattery.com.

Initial Capacity Comparison

How U.S. Battery Achieves The Highest Initial Capacity With No Cycle Loss

One of the best ways to compare deep-cycle batteries, is to look at the initial capacity when the battery is new, right out of the box as shipped. Many deep-cycle battery manufacturers use an old school approach and simply use higher specific gravity acid (AKA: Hot Acid) to achieve high initial capacity readings. At U.S. Battery, we do not use higher specific gravity acid. Higher specific gravity acid does give a higher initial capacity, but the sacrifice is shortened cycle life.

We encourage customers to check for themselves by using a hydrometer on one of our brand new, out of the box US8VGC-XC2 batteries. The results will speak for themselves. At U.S. Battery,  we use XC2™ to achieve the high initial capacity without sacrificing cycle life. Without a doubt, this provides more power out of the box than our closest competitor and produces a longer cycle life too. For more information, visit our website at www.usbattery.com, or contact us at (800) 695-0945.

U.S. Battery Powers A Cross Country Golf Cart Ride, Driven By Off-Duty U.S Coast Guard Members in support of The Wounded Warrior Project

Ray Rehberg with golf cart powered by U.S. Battery.

U.S. Battery is sponsoring an effort to raise $50,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, by supplying its US 145 XC-2™ Deep Cycle batteries for a golf cart that will be driven 3,900 miles across the USA. Ray Rehberg and other off-duty military volunteers will be driving the street-legal cart through 13 states at an average speed of 25 miles per hour.

The electric golf cart uses a 48-volt system that requires the use of eight deep cycle 6-volt batteries. “We’re happy and honored to be involved with this unique project,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. “Because our US 145 XC-2™ batteries are made for extreme power, extreme longevity, and carry maximum amperage for longer periods of time, it will help the team reach their miles per day goal, which could end up being nearly 200 miles on occasion”.

US Battery 145 XC-2 and Delta-Q battery charger

To accomplish this, U.S. Battery will supply six sets of batteries that will be recharged using multiple QuiQ™ industrial battery chargers donated by Delta-Q Technologies. The QuiQ™ Charger’s reliable on-board design and customized charge algorithm for U.S. Battery make it a good solution to take the power from a portable generator and rapidly put energy into the battery pack.” “With our involvement, the Carting for a Cause team will always have a fresh set of batteries to maximize their travel time,” says Wallace.

The event, scheduled for May 2013, will begin in Petaluma, California. “It’s never been done before,” Rehberg says. “Nobody has ever driven an electric golf cart across America from coast to coast.” Their mission to raise funds, awareness, and support for injured service members will also include stopping at various Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, Disabled American Veterans chapters, American Legions, Veteran’s Hospitals, and other military areas to visit with as many veterans as possible from all military branches.

U.S. Battery’s 145 XC-2™ was chosen because it delivers the highest charge efficiency and the highest percentage of cycle life, (total energy delivery) than standard deep cycle batteries used in golf carts. The batteries measure 10-1/4″L x 7-1/8″W x 11-7/8″H and each delivers 251 amp hours at a 20 hour delivery rate. For more information, contact U.S. Battery 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com. Carting for a Cause is a not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. For additional information and donations, visit www.cartingforacause.org