Children participating in Physics Bus experiments

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is continuing its commitment to the Physics Factory program by donating batteries for its growing fleet of mobile science laboratories. In 2015 U.S. Battery Manufacturing donated eight L16 XC2 deep-cycle renewable energy storage batteries to the Physics Factory’s Physics Bus, a converted school bus outfitted with solar panels that makes appearances at schools and fairs across the country.

The Physics Factory recently expanded to operating a Physics Bus in St. Louis, Missouri and another in Tucson, Arizona, both of which are currently being equipped with U.S. Battery L16 XC2 batteries. “For the past four years eight U.S. Battery L16 XC2 batteries have traveled tens of thousands of miles powering hands-on science for tens of thousands of kids across the country,” said Erik Herman, Physics Factory Instructor. “As our organization expands its innovative model to include Physics Buses in St. Louis and Tucson, we are delighted that U.S. Battery is continuing its commitment to science education by providing each vehicle with plenty of onboard energy storage.”

U.S. Battery L16 Deep-Cycle batteries provide power to the Physics Factory Busses.

“We’re happy to continue supporting The Physics Factory program as it is an invaluable educational tool that provides hands-on learning to children around the country,” said Mike Coad U.S. Battery VP Sales and Marketing. “This donation would not have been possible without the help of our distributors Battery Systems Tucson and Battery Systems Phoenix, who worked with us to supply the batteries for both buses.”

U.S. Battery L16 XC2 deep-cycle batteries feature the company’s exclusive Diamond Plate Xtreme Capacity technology and Outside Positive (OSP™) plate design for improved life and performance. These features provide the Physics Busses with long-lasting power, for demonstrations, purely derived from energy stored from solar panels. “To have a space whirring, buzzing, and blinking with energy out of every corner, and to have it totally untethered from shore power, influences our next generation to be science-minded and energy-conscious,” said Herman. “Thanks to U.S. Battery, Magnum Energy, and Midnite Solar for making this possible.”

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