Trackside Batteries from Sterling
Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries
Sterling’s AGM high integrity Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries, operate as a starved electrolyte system in which the electrolyte is limited to the amount that either is absorbed in the batteries plates or wets the fibres in the separator. The resulting system allows gases produced during overcharge to diffuse from one plate to the other and to be recombined back into the electrolyte. This recombination creates a closed system thus reducing the release of gases into the atmosphere under normal discharge conditions.
Since the electrolyte is recycled, there is no need to add water to the batteries. This reduced maintenance leads to longer-life battery in a clean and compact container that can be installed when flooded batteries are impractical.
Summary of Rail Range
The Sterling H, HP and HPX Series are the perfect replacements for many applications including: stand-by power, emergency lighting, phone systems as well as many others. These series utilise Sterling's unique electrolyte suspension system incorporating a microfiber glass mat to retain the maximum amount of electrolyte in the cells. The electrolyte is retained in the separator material and there is no free electrolyte to escape from the cells. The design of this series battery incorporates the very latest oxygen recombination technology to effectively control the generation of gas during normal use. Sterling's unique construction and sealing technique ensures no electrolyte leakage from case or terminals. The batteries are equipped with a simple, safe low pressure venting system which releases gas and automatically reseals should there be a build up of gas within the battery due to severe overcharge.
Our HDC series are AGM batteries that have been designed for cyclic applications, whilst maintaining all the added advantages of starved electrolyte technology; fast charging, very low gassing, wide temperature range, high capacity per mono bloc, can be operated in any orientation and is offering a design life of up to 10 years at 20°C.
The SECUK HGB Pure Gel Battery has design features such as true thixotropic gelled electrolyte to improve cycling capability, offering deep discharge operations, high number of cycles, up to 30 days discharge protection and can be used in any position with a wide temperature range. With a design life up to 10 years the HGB Battery is of robust construction where the electrolyte is suspended within a silicon gel, this holds the lead plates firm under any shock and vibration conditions. The HGB Gel battery incorporates valve regulation technology giving high cyclic capability, deep discharge characteristics and deep discharge protection, therefore these Gel batteries are highly suited for cyclic applications, critical energy and high discharge applications. SECUK Gel batteries best operate between temperatures of -30°C to +45°C.
The Front Terminal HFTA Series are AGM technology batteries with a terminal configuration designed for racks and cabinets. Robust copper terminals located at the front of the battery providing high conductivity, easy installation and low maintenance. Thick pasted plates with high quality High Tin Calcium alloy grids provide long operation life, up to 12 Design Life, high rate discharge and fast recharge. Battery sizes are 12 volt ranging from 55 to 200 Ah and can be supplied in either ABS or Flame Retardant casing (V-0 casing upon request). Main application for this series includes Security, Telecommunications and Control Systems. These batteries operate between temperatures of -30°C to +45°C.
Lithium Phosphate Rechargeable batteries have characteristics that offer fast recharging, light weight mono blocs and battery solutions, wide operating temperature range, excellent cycling performance (up to 3000 cycles), low internal resistance, give high efficiency and a flat terminal voltage, therefore 100% of the batteries capacity can be accessed. Our LiFEPO4 HLPH battery can be fully charged under a wide temperature range, to the 100% point in a matter of a couple of hours using the correct charger or Solar System. SEC UK can design bespoke battery pack solutions or standard mono bloc batteries to suit all specifications, whatever the voltages and capacity requirements are. Applications include off-grid solar and/or wind, Leisure Market; where fast recharge time is important. The LiFEPO4 has an initial high cost compared to traditional battery types, but compensated by longer service life, superior reliability and excellent efficiency.
- Tank formed construction allows for individual plates to be inspected prior to battery assembly, eliminating manufacturing defects. Plates are fully formed guaranteeing 100% capacity on delivery.
- Sterling’s unique construction and sealing techniques, ensures no electrolyte leakage from case or terminals allowing batteries to be positioned on their side.
- Excellent recovery from deep discharge.
- Low self discharge - approx 3% per month.
- Not restricted for air transport - complies with IATA ICAO special provision A67.
- Impact resistant ABS case and cover.
- Industry standard footprints for easy field replacement.
- Maintenance free.
- 98% recyclable.
Sterling's unique construction and sealing technique ensures no electrolyte leakage from case or terminals
Electrolyte Suspension System
All HP series batteries utilise Sterling's unique electrolyte suspension system incorporating a microfiber glass mat to retain the maximum amount of electrolyte in the cells. The electrolyte is retained in the separator material and there is no free electrolyte to escape from the cells.
Control of Gas Generation
The design of HP series batteries incorporates the very latest oxygen recombination technology to effectively control the generation of gas during normal use.
Sterling’s HP series batteries are manufactured using a range of terminals which vary in size and type.
Valve Regulated Design
The batteries are equipped with a simple, safe low pressure venting system which releases gas and automatically reseals should there be a build up of gas within the battery due to severe overcharge. Note. On no account should the battery be charged in a sealed container.