Budingen, Germany
Budingen, Germany

Exide Technologies Inc is an American manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, including automotive batteries and industrial batteries. Its four global business groups provide stored electrical energy products and services.Exide’s global headquarters are located in Milton, Georgia. It has both manufacturing and recycling plants. The former are located throughout the U.S., Pacific Rim, Europe and Australia. Recycling plants are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Canon Hollow, Missouri; Muncie, Indiana; and Reading, Pennsylvania. Two former recycling plants of theirs - in Frisco, Texas and Vernon, California plants have been closed in 2012 and 2013 due to regulatory inspections that found toxic emissions and/or leakages of lead and cadmium.Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural, and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, rail transport, photovoltaic , uninterruptible power supply , and motive-power applications including forklift trucks, mining, and other commercial vehicles. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Exide Technologies | Date: 2013-09-26

A lead-acid battery grid made from a lead-based alloy containing tin, calcium, bismuth and copper and characterized by enhanced mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, less battery gassing, lower sulfation and water loss, and no post-casting treatment requirements for age hardening. In one embodiment, the battery grids are formed from a lead-based alloy including about 2.0% tin, about 0.0125% copper, about 0.065% calcium, and about 0.032% bismuth. Preferably, the battery grid is free of silver beyond trace levels in the alloy.


Patent
Exide Technologies | Date: 2012-12-10

A method of making battery plates for lead-acid batteries includes providing a strip of material comprising lead; and punching material out of the strip to form a grid comprising wires having a non-rectangular cross-sectional shape by utilizing a die set comprising a plurality of male die components and female die components, wherein each of the male die components comprises a first portion having a first cross-sectional shape and a second portion having a second-cross sectional shape. A single punch of the material creates a hole in the material and also forms the periphery of the hole.


Patent
Exide Technologies | Date: 2012-09-26

Sealing system for lead-acid batteries for heavy vehicles, having a cap which includes, on one hand, a system of labyrinths intended to avoid electrolyte leaks, providing a centralised outlet; and on the other, multiple plugs for the battery elements, which provides a single point of access to more than one cell at the same time to allow them to be filled simultaneously. These characteristics are combined in a cap that is even with the level of the cover and that is also substantially thermally insulated from the rest of the battery, which condenses emitted vapours, while at the same time reducing vapour emission, and facilitating the return of the condensed liquids to the interior of the element due to the special geometry of the piece, all of which results in a battery for heavy vehicles such as trucks, that can be considered to be maintenance-free.


Disclosed herein is a composition for use in a negative active material in a valve regulated lead-acid battery, comprising: a carbon material having a BET surface area from 150 m^(2)/g to 2000 m^(2)/g and having a D_(90)-value greater than 5 m; wherein the amount of carbon material ranges from 0.1 wt % to 1.5 wt % based on the total weight of the composition. Also disclosed herein is valve regulated lead-acid battery, comprising: a positive plate, a negative plate, a separator, and an electrolyte disposed in a container comprising a valve, wherein the negative plate comprises a substrate comprising lead or a lead alloy and a negative active material comprised of a composition comprising a carbon material having a BET surface area from 150 m^(2)/g to 2000 m^(2)/g and having a D_(90)-value greater than 5 m; wherein the amount of carbon material ranges from 0.1 wt % to 1.5 wt % based on the total weight of the composition.


Disclosed herein is a absorbed glass matt (AGM) valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery, comprising: a positive plate comprising a positive active material; a negative plate comprising a negative active material; wherein the negative active material comprises a composition comprising a carbon additive; an AGM separator; and an electrolyte; wherein the positive plate, the negative plate, the separator, and the electrolyte are disposed in a container comprising a valve; and wherein the electrolyte is present in an amount that ranges from 100 to 150% by volume based on the total pore volume of the separator.


Determining a state of charge (SOC) of a rechargeable battery includes using a first process to determine a first value for the SOC of the battery and using a second process to determine a second value for the SOC of the battery and deriving the SOC as a weighted average of the first value for the SOC and the second value for the SOC. During a charging cycle of the battery an input charge of the battery is determined from an input current flowing into the battery and a charging time. During a discharging cycle an output charge of the battery is determined from an output current flowing out of the battery, a discharging time and an actual capacity of the battery is the sum of the input charge over charging cycles minus the sum of the output charge over discharging cycles.


Patent
Exide Technologies | Date: 2013-05-15

A battery container includes a bottom and container walls comprising end wall and partitions for defining container compartments for receiving plate groups of the battery; a plurality of ribs formed on the end walls and the partitions that extend into the container compartments for engaging an adjoining plate group; and wherein the ribs include a first edge that is formed on the container walls and a second edge opposing the first edge and a transition section defined between the first edge and the second edge, wherein the first edge has a first edge height and a first edge width and the second edge has a second edge height and a second edge width, and wherein the second edge width progressively expands proximate the bottom of the container.


Patent
Exide Technologies | Date: 2014-08-20

A flooded lead-acid battery includes a pasting substrate embedded into an active material of at least one surface of either the positive plates or the negative plates of each respective plurality, wherein the pasting substrate has an initial thickness. The thickness of the pasting substrate has a compressed thickness within the container that is at least 10 to 20% less than the initial thickness.


An Advanced Graphite deep discharge lead acid battery is described including: a deep storage lead acid cell energy storage device comprises: an electrode comprising lead; an electrode comprising lead dioxide; a separator between the electrode comprising lead and the electrode comprising lead dioxide; an aqueous solution electrolyte containing sulfuric acid; and a carbon-based additive having a specific surface area of approximately 250 to 550 m^(2)/g.


An Advanced Graphite, with a lower degree of ordered carbon domains and a surface area greater than ten times that of typical battery grade graphites, is used in negative active material (NAM) of valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) type Spiral wound 6V/25 Ah lead-acid batteries. A significant and unexpected cycle life was achieved for the Advanced Graphite mix, where the battery was able to cycle beyond 145,000 cycles above the failure voltage of 9V, in a non-stop, power-assist, cycle-life test. Batteries with Advanced Graphite also showed increased charge acceptance power and discharge power compared to control groups.

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