The Absolyte battery was developed by GNB, in conjunction with
Sandia National Laboratories, as the first VRLA, large capacity,
deep cycle battery for photovoltaic applications. This design provides
for extended partial state-of-charge operation and allows for
deep discharge recovery. Their wide band of temperature operation,
from -40°C (-40°F) to +50°C (122°F), retains more capacity in cold
temperatures than traditional flooded batteries. Life expectancy in
float conditions is 20 years @ 25°C (77°F) with proper charging.
Life expectancy in cycling conditions is1200 cycles to 80% DOD
with proper charging. Sealed cells with absorbed glass mat (AGM)
separators eliminate the need for periodic water additions as found
in flooded cells. Periodic visual inspections, voltage readings, and
connection retorquing are all that is required.
Protective steel tray housings offer maximum installation flexibility and the Absolute IIP is qualified to stack horizontally up to eight high for use in 1997 UBC/2001 CBC Seismic Zone IV (at or below grade). This provides for high capacity in a small footprint and frees up floor space for other equipment; and because they are sealed, they do not require a separate battery room.
They are IEC 896, BS 6290, UL Recognized, ISO 9001:2000, designed to meet Telcordia SR4228 and GR-63-CORE (NEBS).