Carbon additives mean quicker recharging for Exide’s new car battery

The Premium Carbon Boost is said to deliver 30% more starting power than standard batteries

The latest battery range from Exide will be launched at next week’s Automechanika Frankfurt show, and the manufacturer says its Premium Carbon Boost battery will recharge up to 1.5 times faster than typical conventional batteries. Carbon Boost was first introduced on Exide’s Start-Stop AGM and EFB batteries following years of intense research and experimentation involving carbon additives, and the line-up to be shown at Automechanika is the first application of this technology to conventional batteries.

Standard batteries suffer from a build-up of sulphate particles on their negative plates during discharge. This non-conductive layer inhibits recharging, since much of the energy goes into dissolving the sulphate on the plates. Exide’s research and development facility discovered that including certain carbon additives vastly improves the surface area and thus the conductivity. This effect causes the sulphate particles to dissolve more quickly, leading to significantly better charging performance.

Premium Carbon Boost batteries are designed for top-of-the-line vehicles with powerful conventional engines and demanding electrical equipment. They are also ideal for the frequent stops and short journeys typical of urban driving, and for use in extreme temperatures. The new product provides 30 per cent more starting power, and Exide claims it will be the most advanced conventional battery on the market. The range will provide comprehensive model coverage of the European car parc. Exide says the product benefits from its original equipment experience and meets the strict requirements of car manufacturers.

In addition to launching the Premium Carbon Boost, Exide will display its new range of AGM and EFB batteries at Automechanika Frankfurt (hall 3.1, stand F10).

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