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The battery industry is changing all the time and manufacturers are increasingly striving to come up with smaller, lighter products that can be recharged more quickly and that work more efficiently. Ann Laffeaty asks battery manufacturers about their latest products – and finds out what they feel the future holds for the industry.
As part of its ongoing strategy to offer a wide range of deep cycle battery options for the renewable energy market, Trojan Battery has added a new 140AH 12-AGM battery to its range.
This is designed for applications that require maintenance-free battery power such as in remote areas where proper maintenance cannot be guaranteed.
Produced in Canada, Rolls Batteries offers models in both six and 12 volts. There are conventional wet flooded deep cycle batteries complemented by a high cycling AGM sealed range. Battery capacity ranges from 85Ah to 450Ah are supported by a two year product warranty.
The company also offers a full charger range. The high frequency chargers are
EnerSys offers the Hawker XFC fast/opportunity charging range of batteries and chargers for the floor cleaning market.
The company says conventional lead-acid batteries cannot be used several times a day and cannot be opportunity charged in two to three hours. With the Hawker XFC it can simply be charged when not in use.
Other benefits include
We all have our favourite aromas – but could our air freshener preferences be partly governed by where we live? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the geographical breakdown of their sales to find out whether or not our roots determine our preferences for certain scents.
Aroma preferences are notoriously difficult to pin down. It is hard
The Viva!E continuous fragrance and odour control system, says Fragrance Delivery Technology (FDT) is the world's most environmentally friendly. The patented Oxy-Gen powered technology is emission free and can reduce the amount of VOCs emitted by aerosol cans by up to 90 per cent.
The fully recyclable refill contains pure, concentrated fragrance