Batteries and Portable Power

C&D Technologies Introduces DYNASTY TRUE FRONT ACCESS High Rate Max UPS Battery

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced the release of the new DYNASTY® TRUE FRONT ACCESS High Rate Max battery system, described as the most advanced Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) applications.

Under development for over two years, C&D’s new DYNASTY TRUE FRONT ACCESS batteries have been designed in collaboration with the major North American UPS companies, through focused "Voice of the Customer" product design reviews. This new C&D product utilizes what is described as a unique TRUE front access configuration. The product will be produced at C&D’s Milwaukee, WI facility and will be available for shipment in spring 2009.

Recognizable by their front terminal features (patent pending), the new batteries include the following features: TRUE Front access terminals; TRUE High Energy Density, said to offer the highest energy solution in the market for its size; TRUE Performance, 100% out of box ratings compliance at installation; and TRUE Lower Maintenance – convenient front access terminals with C&D OHMIC RIN.™

"The introduction of C&D’s newest products, the DYNASTY TRUE FRONT ACCESS High Rate Max UPS battery further strengthens C&D’s #1 North American market share position in stationary energy storage solutions," said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and CEO of C&D Technologies. "We are proud to offer these new products which will address the rapidly increasing power backup needs for UPS customers, setting a new benchmark in battery performance and allowing customers to address the growing needs of higher power in the same footprint. In addition, we will use this design as a platform to more aggressively penetrate the rapidly developing markets outside of North America as we now set our sights on expanding from our market leading position in North America to become the global leader in energy storage solutions."

C&D Technologies Inc.
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