Frequently Asked Questions

Products

Does Battery Energy have an EPA licence and what environmental reporting is done?

At Battery Energy, we are committed to ensuring we are looking after the environment by monitoring our impact. It is also our policy to ensure we comply with legislation and regulations where we operate.

To comply with the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act), we are required to publish reports on our environmental impact through pollution monitoring data.

These are the latest reports, our documented procedures and our licence details. If you are interested in historical reports or have any concerns, you can use our contact form to find out more.

  • Licence holder: BATTERY ENERGY POWER SOLUTIONS PTY LIMITED
  • Licence number: 5803
  • EPA register entry: Licence Summary

Reports

Battery Energy Pollution Incident Response and Management Procedure

Battery Energy pollution monitoring data - 2018

Battery Energy pollution monitoring data - 2017

Are Battery Energy batteries cased in flame retardant containers?

Our batteries have flame retardant ABS cases, however, the flooded cells are moulded SAN material.

Why are Battery Energy's GEL batteries superior?

Our GEL battery has been designed to give an operating life as close to flooded batteries as possible. This is achieved by using special alloys, SuperGEL plate technology, thick plate designs, and a proprietary gel mix and filling.

Is POWERLYTE suitable for a solar application?

No, this battery is strictly for stand-by, float operation only.

Can ENERGEL batteries be used for cycling applications?

Yes, in solar hybrid applications with autonomy up to 50-hours duration.

Can SUNGEL batteries be used for a stand-by application?

Yes, although this is only practical if the autonomy required is over 50-hours.

Does Battery Energy manufacture alarm, mobile phones, laptop or remote-control device batteries?

No, we only supply a premium range of industrial batteries.

Does Battery Energy manufacture automotive, golf carts or mobility scooter batteries?

No, we only supply a premium range of industrial batteries.

Installation

What do I use to connect my batteries?

Al lbatteries are dispatched with the required fasteners, links and cables.

Can I use a new battery with old batteries?

Yes, however it's not recommended as the capacity of the bank will perform only as well as the least performing cell in the bank.

Maintenance

What happens to my power system as the batteries age?

Overtime, batteries will start to lose capacity reducing the run-time for your applications. A correctly designed system should have approximately 80% of capacity at their end of life.

Are sealed lead acid batteries really maintenance free?

There is no need to top-up electrolytes, however, batteries must be kept clean to ensure terminals are clean and tight.

How long will my battery last?

As a box of electrochemical energy with a finite life, the more battery capacity used over a short period of time, the quicker it will fail. Subsequently, reducing the capacity used will lengthen the time it lasts.

Does a GEL battery require the addition of water or acid during its life?

No, the battery is sealed for life.

Should I open the vent on a gel battery for inspection or to top-up the electrolyte?

Under no circumstances should you open the vent on any sealed lead acid battery. This will void the battery warranty.

Can I add acid or water to my GEL or AGM battery?

You never need to add water or acid, and that’s the advantage!

Other questions

Does Battery Energy Power Solutions Pty Ltd. export batteries to other countries?

Yes. Please contact us for further information.

What does C10 and C120 mean?

This is the rate that the battery is discharged at therefore, C10 is discharged overa 10-hour period and C120 is discharged over a 120-hour period.

Are gel batteries recyclable?

Yes, GEL batteries can be recycled using a registered battery recycler.

Does a thick plate battery have longer life than a thin plate battery?

Yes, the more material in the grid structure, the longer it takes to corrode away.

What does the "Design Life of a battery" mean?

The design life is a method by which battery manufacturers self-rate their batteries, based on the corrosion of the positive plate to failure. This test is usually conducted in a controlled environment with a measured thickness of the battery grid in a known strength of sulphuric acid. It should be noted that batteries can fail due to a number of reasons beside positive grid failure.