Greenvision Technologies, makers of well-known Relicell lead-acid batteries, has announced the launch of India's first maintenance-free gel-based battery 'ULTRA GEL' for home inverters.
The ULTRA GEL series, under the Relicell brand, was designed and developed by the R&D division of Greenvision Technologies.
These gel-based batteries for home inverters are 100% maintenance-free and require no topping up of distilled water like flooded batteries. They are completely sealed and safe, and hence there is no danger of acid spillage that spoils expensive floor tiles, carpets etc., and they do not emit unpleasant acid fumes.
They are 70% of the weight of a similar capacity flooded battery.
The batteries, currently available in fours, come with standard three-year onsite warranty anywhere in India.
The 12V 750 watts battery is designed to provide three hours of backup on a 250 watt load thereby giving you a total of 750 watts energy. Similarly, 12V 1000 watts will give approximately three hours on a 333 watt load, 12V 1250 watts give three hours on a 415 watt load and 12V 1500 watts will give three hours on a 500 watt load. These are approximate figures and may vary slightly depending on the inverter or UPS it is connected to. The backup time also depends on the efficiency of the inverter/UPS," said Mr. Buju Bruno, Managing Director of Greenvision Technologies.
A typical home during a power cut will use three to five lights, two fans and a TV. So, the load could vary from 150 to 500 watts depending on the type of lights and TV. Customers can choose the battery accordingly depending on the load and the backup time required.
The price is of a ULTRA GEL battery is similar to that of flooded batteries, but cost of ownership is lower since the cost in maintenance is eliminated. The life expectancy of these batteries is around five years under normal usage, which is higher than that of flooded batteries by 25%, the company reports.
ULTRA GEL batteries will be available at the company's distribution network covering more than 3000 dealers across India.