Exide Technologies, a leading provider of stored electrical energy solutions, is expanding its product offer with the new GNB Marathon FTX range
The company said the advanced AGM batteries are ideal for telecom and electrical utility applications in good grid environments and offer exceptional high temperature reliability and performance. Marathon FTX is ideally suited for supporting 5G and progressive network densification.
Performs at high temperature
Marathon FTX has an extended service life at extreme operating temperatures (-40°C to 55°C), which allows businesses to reduce air conditioning costs. Its special diamond side-wall design maintains battery integrity in extreme temperatures, ensuring that all internal components remain tightly packed with no degradation in performance. Otherwise, plastic components soften when exposed to heat, which weakens the contact between the plates and separator.
Designed to last
Under standard conditions, Marathon FTX has a long design life of 15 years, made possible by its optimised, high-corrosion-resistance alloy. Even standard AGM batteries with their internal electrochemical recombination process lose a significant amount of water over time under high operating temperatures. MICROCAT Catalyst reduces float current and minimises water loss by recombining the hydrogen and oxygen chemically back into water, further increasing the battery lifespan. This enables an exceptional service life of five years at 40°C.
Reduced total cost of ownership
With Marathon FTX’s energy density less batteries are needed, which ensures efficient use of space. Its tolerance for high temperatures saves on air conditioning costs, while front-terminal access enables faster installation and maintenance. The result is a battery with exceptionally low total cost of ownership. It offers excellent float operation, and is ideally suited to the telecom and electric utility markets.
“Network densification is a major topic in the telecom industry, as network operators find ways to meet the ever-increasing demands of 5G. Managing both capital and operating expenditure is a major focus for network operators in this environment, and the Marathon FTX is specially designed to reduce cooling costs and minimise total cost of ownership,” said Serge Arbes, senior business director NP EMEA at Exide.