US 100 DIN 6-Volt Battery Offers Greater Performance And Longer Operating Time

U.S. Battery Manufacturing continues to optimize its product line with the introduction of its new US 100DIN XC2, six-volt battery. This DIN GC2 group size battery measures 9-5/8” (244mm)L x 7-1/2” (191mm)W x 10-7/8” (276mm)H and has been designed to fit a wide range of equipment applications specifically found within the European market. With a 247 amp-hour rating at a 20-hour rate and a run-time of 204 minutes at a 56-amp draw, the US 100DIN XC2 is designed to keep vehicles running longer. With proper maintenance, this battery can also provide longer service life, and lower annual operating costs.

The US 100DIN XC2 comes in a heat-sealed, heavy-duty, blue polypropylene case and weighs 61 lbs. (28kG). It comes with standard bayonet vent caps and is also available with the company’s SpeedCap® as an added option. Both vent cap options are flame retardant, creating a safeguard not found in most competitive batteries. The new and unique design also allows for the use of single point watering, a feature not available on any other battery in this size range. Additionally, lifting brackets have been added for ease of installation and removal. The standard terminal configuration features a robust SAE post. Built with U.S. Battery’s exclusive XC2™ Formula and Diamond Plate Technology®, the US 100DIN XC2 can reach higher initial rated capacity and faster cycle up time to full-rated capacity than any other battery in its price range.

For more information on U.S. Battery’s complete line of deep-cycle batteries for any application, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945.  Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Products Help Provide Mobility For Young Girl Stricken With Rare Urea Cycle Disorder

Derek Lackey, of Germantown, MD didn’t know anything about Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD), a genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation resulting in a deficiency of enzymes that are responsible for removing ammonia from the blood stream. When his newborn daughter Isabella, was stricken with this disorder, however, Lackey found out quickly that it is a fatal disease that affects 1 in 8,500 births.

Now four years old, Isabella has suffered through a coma, strokes, heart attacks, a liver transplant, and as a result has limited mobility. To help her get around, Lackey found and restored a 1988 Legend electric people mover, and began to search the internet for information on rebuilding and customizing it for her.

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Tri-State Battery helped make the donation to the Lackey family possible.

Lackey contacted U.S. Battery Manufacturing to see what type of six-volt batteries the vehicle would need and in response, U.S. Battery donated two US 2200XC2 batteries to help the Lackey family. Working with U.S. Battery’s dealer Tri-State Battery, the vehicle is now properly powered to help them with Isabella’s mobility needs.

“My family and I were ecstatic when we learned that U.S. Battery was indeed going to donate two deep-cycle batteries for our cause,” said Lackey. “Words cannot describe the support that we experienced with U.S. Battery. Their dedication to the medical community and support of children’s causes is humbling. They exemplify what community-based businesses should stand for and genuinely care for their end users.”

Although there is no known cure for UCD, Lackey and his family are not only dedicated to Isabella but also want to help spread the word about this disease so that others can take immediate action to help their newborn children who may be affected. The Lackey family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for some of Isabella’s care and medical expenses.  For more information on UCD visit the National Urea Cycle Disorder Foundation’s website at www.CureUCD.org.

For more information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

For more information on Tri-State Battery and their locations in Deleware and Maryland, visit www.tristatebattery.com.

U.S. Battery Products Continue Working After Nearly Ten Years Of Continuous Use

With an estimated 3,000 cycles from two U.S. Battery products, one Illinois homeowner continues to use two nine-year-old 12-volt deep-cycle batteries to power a sump pump on his property. Ray Montonera’s lakeside home in Lake Zurich, Illinois is subject to flooding from rising groundwater levels. So it’s important that the sump pump in his basement is capable of operating 24/7. After contacting U.S. Battery about the USB 185 12-volt deep-cycle batteries installed on the system from the previous owners, the serial numbers indicated the batteries were nine years old.

“We live close to a lake where the ground water is high,” said Montonera. “We wanted to make sure our sump pump was protected with a battery backup system and discovered the previous owners had installed an industrial sump pump with U.S. Battery products. When I got around to checking the batteries, I saw that the water levels were low. I filled them back up and contacted U.S. Battery to see if this would damage them. After giving them the serial numbers, I discovered these batteries were ten years old and still operating!”

Montonera’s sump pump system consists of two motors and AC/DC converters that constantly switch back and forth to keep the batteries charged. “The system runs frequently, and in the summer is on and off about every two minutes,” said Montonera.

“We figured the low Depth of Discharge and constant use, kept our U.S. Battery 185 12V units constantly charged and operating for a long time,” said Zachary Cox, U.S. Battery Manager Product & Process Engineering. “We know we build reliable products, but for two 12-volts lasting 10 years, it was encouraging for us to realize our efforts and commitment to quality are working.”

“For me, it was encouraging that a company like U.S. Battery would answer my questions and provide that level of service,” said Montonera. For more information on U.S. Battery products visit www.usbattery.com.