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According to Interstate Batteries, deep-cycling performance, faster recharging and stronger starting are the attributes of its new 31-AGM7 extreme absorbed glass-mat commercial line battery.
According to Interstate Batteries, deep-cycling performance, faster recharging and stronger starting are the attributes of its new 31-AGM7 extreme absorbed glass-mat (AGM) commercial line battery.
Conventional alloy-lead AGM technology batteries have been used for years in motorcycles, automobiles, wheelchairs and backup power supplies, but Interstate Batteries said its new pure-lead AGM battery exceeds the performance of these products. Batteries run through several cycles of discharging and recharging power, the company said, adding that most starting batteries don’t typically discharge deeper than a 10% depth of discharge. The AGM battery with Pure Matrix Power produces 400 cycles at 80% depth of discharge.
Pure Matrix Power is a combination of pure non-alloy lead and an extra thin plate design, the battery maker said. The pure lead without the common impurities of alloyed lead and the increased surface area of the thinner plates results in a battery that performs at an extremely high level in both cranking the engine and powering electrical accessories over and over again.
“Extreme cold and extreme heat challenge a battery’s ability to perform, and this new AGM battery, with its temperature-resistant properties, rises to this challenge by delivering at a high level in all climates,” said Gale Kimbrough, Interstate Batteries’ technical services manager. “The new 31-AGM7 battery features the most efficient plate design in the industry to both start the engine and power accessories.”
With an expected battery service life three times that of a conventional SLI battery and twice that of conventional non-alloy AGM batteries, the Interstate 31-AGM7 offers the lowest cost per cycle, the maker added.