U.S. Battery And Battery Systems Provide Batteries To Horses 4 Heroes

U.S. Battery and one of its distributors Battery Systems provided eight golf car batteries to Horses 4 Heroes, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization that runs an equestrian center to provide affordable riding activities for veterans, at-risk youth, and more. The batteries they received, U.S. Battery’s US12VXC deep-cycle 12-volts, will be used in two of the organization’s golf cars that were donated last summer to help the group get around its 680 acre facility. “When we heard how much eight batteries cost, we had no choice but to let the golf carts sit until such time as we could afford to buy batteries or raise the funds,” said Sydney Knott, President/CEO/Founder of Horses 4 Heroes. “So we are simply and completely overwhelmed, grateful, and honored that U.S. Battery and Battery Systems are willing to do this for us.”

Horses 4 Heroes provides affordable horseback riding activities for Active Duty service members, veterans, first responders and their families. The organization also provides free or low-cost “EAL” (Equine Assisted Learning) workshops for at-risk youth, veterans with PTS/MST/TBI, victims of domestic abuse and violence, and recovering addicts. “This organization does a lot to help people discover that horses can provide great enjoyment and therapy,” says Dan Grigsby, Western States Regional Manager for U.S. Battery. “We were happy to partner with one of our dealers to provide Horses 4 Heros with the most reliable batteries on the market so their golf cars can run longer and last a long time with proper maintenance.”

The Horses 4 Heroes’ Community Equestrian Center, is located within Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, in Las Vegas, Nevada and has more than 300 affiliates in 45 states plus Canada. For more information on Horses 4 Heroes, visit www.horses4heroes.org. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Helps Homeowners Create Reliable Off-Grid Solar Systems

As solar energy products become widely available, individual homeowners are seeking to create their own partial-grid, and off-grid system. While there is an abundance of solar panels, inverters, and other components to choose from, it’s often difficult for the average homeowner to figure out their particular power needs, as well as how to properly store that energy.

Fortunately, U.S. Battery was able to help one homeowner who contacted U.S. Battery’s Product & Process Engineering Manager Zach Cox, who helped solve this customer’s particular situation. “Mr. Spong is an individual homeowner and U.S. Battery customer. He contacted us about using a small solar array in his back yard to power his home’s appliances, and store the energy from his solar panels using our batteries,” says Cox. “The result was a simple, yet efficient system that allows him to have more than enough amp-hours, using eight U.S. Battery US2200XC2 six-volt batteries to store his power.

Mr. Spong uses 8 US2200XC2 deep cycle batteries to store energy for night-time use.

Mr. Spong uses 8 US2200XC2 deep cycle batteries to store energy for night-time use.

The system used in Mr. Spong’s home consists of an Outback MPPT FLEXmax 60 charge controller, a COTEK 24-volt – 2000 watt converter, and four 280-watt solar panels. “I found the U.S. Battery US2200 batteries to be rated very high, and found them to be the best buy for the money in my area,” said Mr. Spong. “I am running my fridge, freezer and computer 24/7 with the batteries, dropping down to only 24.5 volts overnight. During the day, I have more power than I need even with running a microwave and other things.”

According to Spong, the system gives him approximately 11 amp hours of total power. “I am trying to keep my usage down to 30 to 40 percent of total battery discharge, which helps extend battery life a lot,” says Mr. Spong. “For now, I am running a 14 cubic ft refrigerator and a 12 cubic ft. freezer 24/7, and I can still have lights on and enough power to run a few other things. With the amount of power usage at night and the size of my solar panels, I have lots of surplus power that I can use to run a microwave for cooking and other things. With all this, I still get my batteries fully charged in time for my power usage at night.”

The U.S. Battery US2200XC2 is one of the company’s most highly rated and popular flooded lead-acid batteries. While these batteries currently serve as great storage for small systems like Mr. Spong’s, U.S. Battery’s RE-Series batteries are available should his power needs increase. These batteries feature Defender™ moss shields, that effectively prevent the formation of “mossing shorts” and include Outside Positive (OSP™) battery design, which mitigates the effects of positive plate deterioration and further increases battery life.

“So far the system is working well but there is a lot to learn,” says Mr. Spong. “I am very happy with the choices I made putting this together and appreciate the help U.S. Battery has given me.”

For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

Mr. Spong's home consists of an Outback MPPT FLEXmax 60 charge controller, a COTEK 24-volt - 2000 watt converter, and four 280-watt solar panels.

Mr. Spong’s home consists of an Outback MPPT FLEXmax 60 charge controller, a COTEK 24-volt – 2000 watt converter, and four 280-watt solar panels.

 

Spong uses four 280-watt solar panels that feed power into 8 US2200XC2 batteries.

Spong uses four 280-watt solar panels that feed power into 8 US2200XC2 batteries.

U.S. Battery And The Physics Factory Team-Up To Give Young Students An Education On Solar Power And More

To help the Physics Factory share its enthusiasm for physics to young students across the country, U.S. Battery donated several of its deep-cycle batteries that will be used along with a solar panel array mounted on the Physics Factory’s Physics Bus. The bus is a rolling science museum that makes appearances at schools and science fairs across the country, providing demonstrations of physics in a fun and entertaining way. “We supplied the Physics Factory with our L16 deep cycle batteries that will work well with the solar panels they placed on top of their bus,” says Mike Wallace, U.S. Battery Creative Manager. “This helps to provide power for demonstrations and will also help to showcase the benefits of solar power to students at a young age.”

“To allow a full eight hour day exhibition that’s completely off-the-grid, we needed batteries that were incredibly efficient and long lasting,” says Erik Herman, Physics Factory Instructor. “That’s why we were absolutely delighted to receive a donation of eight L16 XC2’s from U.S. Battery. We now have the convenience to simply pull up anywhere, flick a switch, and open the doors for kids to come aboard and enjoy science. Whether it’s along a sidewalk downtown, in a school playground, a park, or even at a camp or reservation, we have allowed this physics experience to be free and un-tethered.”

To date, the Physics Bus has showcased its exhibition at 51 events between October 2014 and October 2015. “From a combination of photo/video documentation, and our handy Arduino infrared-beam people-counter, we estimate 7720 people passing through our doors, with over 6580 of them K-12 students,” said Herman.

Ensuring that the Physics Bus always has power readily available, U.S. Battery’s L16 deep-cycle batteries are built with exclusive Diamond Plate Xtreme Capacity technology that provides higher peak capacity, improved watt-hours per liter, and watt-hours per kilogram. In addition, L16 batteries feature an Outside Positive (OSP™) plate design, which mitigates the effects of positive plate deterioration and further increases battery life, capacity and performance. The use of the batteries on the Physics Bus will help to provide reliable power stored from the photovoltaic power system mounted on the roof, that was provided by New York-based Taitem Engineering. “Unlike typical residential or RV use, we will be discharging, in one day, three days worth of energy collected from our four roof-mounted panels,” says Herman.

U.S. Battery L16 deep-cycle batteries will store power from the solar panels mounted on the roof of the Physics Bus.

U.S. Battery L16 deep-cycle batteries will store power from the solar panels mounted on the roof of the Physics Bus.

 

Reliable power is essential for the Physics Bus, as the results of their exhibitions are easily visible through the expression on student’s faces. “Students are awe-struck by our exhibits. They usually enter not knowing what to expect, but then they start experiencing never-before-seen physics phenomena coming from common everyday appliances,” says Herman. “Electromagnetic waves sending energy through space to create a light show inside a microwave oven, an otherwise average-looking guitar whose strings make the sound visible as well as audible, a TV whose beam dances to the vibrations of your voice. Half way through, kids’ eyes are popping out of their heads and their mouths are hanging open in amazement.

The donation of the deep-cycle batteries will hopefully allow the Physics Factory to continue their goal to bring education to students and adults across the country. ” We’re planning a cross-country tour, New York to California, for a showcase at the Maker Faire in San Mateo in May 2015, and the wheels are already in motion to cultivate other Physics Buses in other locations around the U.S., says Herman.
The Physics Factory is a non-profit organization that provides educators and students additional opportunities to learn more about the science of physics by mentoring, educating and demonstrations. For more information on the Physics Factory and where the Physics Bus is scheduled to appear, visit their website at www.physicsfactory.org.

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’s New Trade Show Display Adds A Larger Presence For The Company And It’s Dealers

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has a new trade show display that is designed to grab the attention of industry show attendees while providing a relaxing space to welcome customers and dealers. “Our new display has a modern design with many features our customers and dealers will love,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP. “It not only showcases our products better, it also allows our dealers and sales team to conduct business in a professional, yet relaxing environment within the hectic pace of the many trade shows we attend each year.”

Built by K2 Fabrication and Design in Corona, CA, the U.S. Battery display was a custom project that is highlighted with a 16 foot tower that features two large video monitors on both sides that help provide a greater presence. A patio shaped canopy features large graphics and two display counters that are large enough to showcase a variety of U.S. Battery products. Inside the new display is a seating area with tables to conduct meetings, as well as a greeting area for guests.

The U.S. Battery trade show display made its debut at the 2015 Solar Power International Show in Anaheim, California and will be used at a variety of other industry shows across the country this year. For more information on this or any of U.S. Battery’s products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

 

New seating area with tables for meetings.

New seating area with tables for meetings.

 

Large side panels showcase products and applications.

Large side panels showcase products and applications.

 

Greeting area with battery display and LCD video screen.

Greeting area with battery display and LCD video screen.

Lead Batteries The Most Recycled Product In The U.S.A. According To The EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency compared recycling rates for a multitude of materials and found that lead-acid batteries had the highest recycling rate of all consumer products. The facts were published in a June 2015 EPA report titled Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2013 Fact Sheet. The report assessed the disposal and recycling trends in the USA. In a 2013 study within the report, the EPA found that the rate of lead-acid battery recovery was about 99 percent (2.85 million tons), the highest recycling rate over other products such as newspapers, yard trimmings, aluminum cans, tires, consumer electronics, glass, PET bottles and more.

“The recycling infrastructure for lead-acid batteries is a closed loop (cradle to cradle) system,” says Fred Wehmeyer, Senior Vice President of Engineering at U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “As an example, new flooded lead-acid batteries are manufactured from recycled raw materials and the safe delivery methods used to ship batteries worldwide are also the same methods used to return spent lead-acid batteries to be recycled. Throughout the years the process has become extremely refined and efficient, making it one of the most successful environmental reclamation systems in existence.”

According to the Battery Council International, a variety of processes go into recycling lead-acid batteries in which recycling facilities are controlled under some of the strictest U.S. EPA regulations. Innovative systems have been developed to capture all of the components of lead-acid batteries for recycling. For example, lead from spent batteries is smelted and refined to be reused to build new lead-acid batteries. The sulfuric acid electrolyte is also captured and neutralized during the recycling process and then processed into fertilizer.

With a high recycling rate and low operating cost, the FLA battery remains the best solution for most electrically powered vehicles such as golf cars, floor maintenance machines, access lifts, and other battery operated vehicles. It is also the most efficient technology for storing energy and has the longest track record for safety and reliability. So when you combine this with the highest recycling rates on the planet, it stands to reason that this 150-year-old technology has definitely evolved into an energy source that’s hard to beat.
For more information on flooded lead-acid batteries and battery recycling, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.

Visit U.S. Battery at Solar Power International 2015 (Booth #2748)


Corona, CA – 
Visit U.S. Battery Manufacturing’s all new booth, #2748, during the 2015 Solar Power International show September 15-17 in Anaheim, California. And, discover how the company’s RE-Series batteries provide optimum performance in renewable energy applications.

With the increasing number of off-grid and partial-grid applications requiring reliable power storage, it’s important to know how U.S. Battery RE Series deep cycle batteries provide more watt-hours per liter and watt-hours per kilogram than comparable flooded lead-acid batteries currently on the market. Attendees can also get the facts on how RE-Series batteries reduce mossing and sulfation conditions, and learn how to properly set-up and configure battery packs to extend service life, improve capacity and provide reliable performance.

For additional information and a video describing the features and design of RE-Series batteries, visit the company’s website at www.usbattery.com.  Contact them at U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945.

New Sense Smart™ Electrolyte Sensor Valve Takes The Guesswork Out Of Watering Batteries

Battery maintenance just got easier with the new Sense Smart™ Electrolyte Sensor Valve, a single replacement valve with a built-in probe and LED indicator that lets operators know when a set of batteries require watering. Flooded lead-acid batteries used in golf cars, access lifts, cleaning machines, forklifts and many other vehicles, lose water from normal evaporation and charging. Adding a Sense Smart™ Electrolyte Sensor Valve into one of the batteries in the vehicle’s battery set can monitor the electrolyte levels of the entire pack.

“Many industries have switched to battery powered vehicles for their fleets, and know that flooded lead-acid batteries are the most cost effective method to power them,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive Vice President. “The problem is providing proper maintenance to all those batteries can be overwhelming and time consuming. The Sense Smart™ valve takes the guesswork out of battery watering maintenance, which when done routinely, can dramatically improve battery life, save time, and substantially reduce annual operating costs.”

The Sense Smart™ valve is the only valve of its kind with a built-in processor and probe that triggers an LED indicator light, mounted to the battery pack, and tells operators if the battery set needs water. A solid green light indicates the electrolyte level of the set is okay. A solid red light tells operators to add water after the next full-charge. A blinking red light indicates the electrolyte level has been low for more than 10 days and requires immediate attention.

The Sense Smart™ Electrolyte Sensor Valve (TBU 1000) simply replaces one cell vent cap on a single battery of a connected battery set, and doesn’t require drilling or calibration. An optional system (TBU 2000) includes a dash mounted LED indicator with a six-foot wire lead. Manufactured by Battery Watering Technologies, and distributed exclusively through U.S. Battery Manufacturing, the Sense Smart™ valve fits a variety of 6-volt, 8-volt, and 12-volt batteries and works with all BWT single point watering systems.

U.S. Battery products and Battery Watering Technology products are manufactured in the U.S.A. and distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

Battery Watering Technologies Visits U.S. Battery Manufacturing To Discuss New Designs And Continued Growth Of Single Point Watering Systems

Battery Watering Technologies, manufacturers of single point watering systems, visited U.S. Battery’s Corona, California plant to discuss the growth of its product line, and the use of SPWS in various industrial applications. Tyler Owen, Vice President Battery Watering Technologies, and Lee Pinkston, Western Regional Account Manager at Battery Watering Technologies (BWT) said that sales of SPWS in partnership with U.S. Battery Manufacturing, continues to maintain steady growth.
According to Dan Grigsby, Western States Regional Manager for U.S. Battery, the use of SWPS is increasing in a variety of industries such as golf car, aerial platform, fork-lifts, solar energy storage, and in the RV industry. “Proper watering with a SPWS can provide dramatic improvements to increase battery life, as well as reduce the time, effort, and annual costs involved in watering a fleet using FLA batteries,” said Grigsby.

Pinkston provided examples of BWT’s SPWS valves that feature internal spark arrestors, a three-piece z-lock hose-tee for added strength, and an indicator eye that allows the operator to see when the battery cell is properly filled. The company manufactures a float design unique to a variety of make and model batteries, to ensure proper electrolyte levels are reached with different battery case and cell cap designs. BWT’s gravity feed and direct flow valves that are used to water single or multiple batteries at once were also discussed, along with recommended tips for battery watering. “BWT offers a variety of fill systems that make it easy to water multiple batteries,” said Pinkston, “But there are important things to remember about watering batteries in this manner that can help prevent accidental siphoning and spills. The first is to never water before charging the battery and never leave a gravity feed system unattended. Only use only distilled or filtered water, and if you are using a direct fill system always make sure it has a pressure regulator attached to it to avoid accidental spills from over pressurizing the system.”

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has a four-year relationship with BWT and offers all of the company’s SPWS products with any of U.S. Battery’s Deep-Cycle batteries. New and exciting technology is in the works that will be available from both companies and will be announced later in the year. For more information on BWT SPWS products or U.S. Battery products, visit https://usbattery.com/products/watering-systems/ Contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945.

Pictured above from left to right: Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive Vice President, Mike Wallace, U.S. Battery Creative Manager, Lee Pinkston, Western Regional Account Manager Battery Watering Technologies, Heather Arredondo and Dan Grigsby, U.S. Battery Manufacturing Western States Regional Sales, and Tyler Owen, Vice President at Battery Watering Technologies.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Becomes OE Supplier To WolfLift Telescoping Aerial Lift

U.S.Battery announced it is the OE supplier to the new WolfLift, battery powered, telescoping, aerial lift. Manufactured by Haessler Inc., based in Ontario, Canada, the WolfLift features a 22 x 60-inch platform that can be raised up to a maximum height of 19’7″. “I witnessed firsthand the amazing design of this new state of the art scissor lift, soon to be introduced into the platform lift industry,” says Bill Glover, Authorized Factory Representative for U.S. Battery. “We are very excited to be a part of WolfLift, and chosen as its supplier. It is an honor to add them to our growing list of original equipment customers.”

Each WolfLift will be powered by four U.S. Battery, US2200 6V deep cycle batteries that provide 24 volts for the unit’s two travel drive motors, and three operation motors that raise the telescoping sections. “We know that the U.S. Battery US2200 deep-cycle battery has been the workhorse of the industry,” says Jonathan Vallier, Manufacturing and Engineering Manager at Haessler Inc. “With great reliable products and excellent ‎customer service, the choice for the WolfLift was obvious.” According to Haessler Inc. President Wolf Haessler, the new lift is ideal for facilities like banks, office buildings, stores, schools, hospitals, clean rooms, food-processing plants, and other places that want clean, quiet operation from a compact machine.

U.S. Battery US2200 6-Volt batteries are one of the most cost effective batteries used in a variety of applications and industries worldwide. Utilizing the company’s exclusive XC2™ formulation and Diamond Plate Technology® U.S. Battery created the industry’s most efficient battery design with the highest initial capacity, the highest rated capacity, and the ability to reach peak capacity in fewer cycles, than any other battery in its class.

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’s Trans Tasman Dealers Expect Significant Market Growth With New Acquisitions By Hellaby Holdings

One of U.S. Battery’s largest Trans Tasman dealers, Hellaby Holdings, Parent Company for U.S. Battery distributor Ryde/Federal Battery, expects significant market growth with the latest acquisition of JAS Oceana Pty Limited. JAS Oceana Pty Limited, is an Australian national distributor of auto electrical, automotive air-conditioning, and lighting components. The company incorporated in 2005 and has since become the largest supplier of these products in the Australian marketplace.
According to Hellaby Holdings, the acquisition of JAS Oceana adds to the company’s diverse investment portfolio. “JAS Oceania has a highly complementary product range to Hellaby’s other Australian Automotive businesses including, Federal Batteries,” said Hellaby Managing Director John Williamson.

This latest acquisition by Hellaby Holdings will give Ryde/Federal Batteries an opportunity for substantial growth in a variety of market segments in the Trans Tasman region. “We are excited with this acquisition, as it gives us the opportunity to work with U.S. Battery Manufacturing and its team with an aim to achieving significant growth of the U.S. Battery range of products within the Federal business,” says Stuart King, General Manager at Federal Batteries.
U.S. Battery is the leader in deep-cycle batteries, which are made in the U.S.A. and are distributed globally for a variety of commercial applications and industries. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.