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Seven tips for extended battery life
Full power for longer and no starting problems in winter!
How to get even better performance from your Banner battery.

1. Keep it active and on the move.
Inactive batteries start to discharge in a process during which lead sulphate forms of the battery plates and obstructs the current flow. A device like the Banner Accucharger keeps the battery in shape and prevents sulphation.   

 

2. Keep it clean.
Ensure that the surface of the battery is clean and dry using an antistatic cloth. Moisture in the engine compartment causes current creepage, which consumes energy. In addition, do not use any so-called improvement agents.

 

3. Keep it safe in winter.
Battery starting performance declines in cold weather. Therefore, in order to have sufficient power, switch off additional consumers such as blowers and the heating until the engine is running. Moreover, turn them off before shutting down the engine.

 

4. Keep it running marathons.

During short trips cars often require more energy than the dynamo can generate and recharge, which means that the battery is subject to constant discharging. Therefore, if possible take the car out for longer runs in order to charge up the battery, or even better treat your battery to an external compensatory charge using a Banner Accucharger. The environment will be most grateful.

 

5. Keep it fit for winter with an extra charge.
Frequent short trips in combination with stop and start traffic reduce the energy level of the battery during every start and drive. Give your battery an extra portion of power with external charging, especially before the first cold winter weather arrives. 

 

6. Keep your convertible in trim during hibernation.
Are you mothballing your car for the winter? If so and the battery is to stay in the vehicle, then remove the negative terminal. The battery must remain dry and cool (but frost-free). Recharge at the latest when an open-circuit voltage of 12.5V is reached. The solution for these requirements of seasonally driven cars is provided by regular compensatory charges and charge retention using a Banner Accucharger.   

 

7. Keep a Banner booster close at hand.
One thing should be noted from the outset. Namely, that in view of the sensitive electronic components in the vehicle, as a rule starting assistance should only be given by means of a Banner Booster. This is because start assistance from vehicle to vehicle can lead to voltage peaks during the disconnection of the terminals, which can damage or even destroy car electronic systems.

 

Get through the winter safely and well!

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The Banner Heavy Duty Tester offers quick and reliable battery checks
Battery testing with buffalo power is as easy as pie!
Winter is just around the corner and along with it that feeling of uncertainty as to whether or not the vehicle can be depended upon to start.

Therefore, it is essential to have a fit battery that one can rely on even in low temperatures and a battery check at the beginning of the cold season should be just as much a matter of course as the switch to winter tyres, which is vital in some climates. Accordingly, with its Heavy Duty BBT HD1, Banner offers a perfect device for the measurement of motorcycle, car and truck batteries. This innovative tester, which is particularly easy on the batteries, is ideally suited to intensive garage demands.


Leonding, 5 November 2019. Using the Heavy Duty BBT HD1, the charging status, voltage and many other features can be tested without unnecessarily burdening the battery. For many years, Banner has been supplying professional testing devices that are based on its precise knowledge of the demands and needs of starter batteries, which emanates from its extensive experience as a manufacturer. As Andreas Bawart, the Banner Commercial CEO, explains, “With the Heavy Duty BBT HD1 we have added a light and safe to operate tester to our range that provides quick and reliable checking of motorcycle, car and truck batteries. The device is ideal for 6V and 12V standard, start/stop and truck batteries.”

 

For further information see press release

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PDF1  The Banner Heavy Duty BBT HD1 battery tester


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Austria’s sole battery manufacturer produces sustainable, environment-friendly starter batteries
Banner possesses one of Europe’s most modern battery plants and sustainability and environmental protection represent cornerstones of its corporate philosophy.
Accordingly, the starter battery manufacturer attaches particular importance to the provision of the market with sustainable battery systems, which will constitute a central element in the mobility of tomorrow.

Leonding, 23 October 2019. Andreas Bawart, Banner’s Commercial CEO, is at pains to stress that, “As a lead processing company, we bear an especially large responsibility to both humans and the natural world. Therefore, our research and production takes place in accordance with the highest quality standards and environmentally compatible procedures.”

 

Full power for eco-friendly mobility

Banner is a family-owned company and a founder member of the Starter Battery Environmental Forum (UFS). In this capacity it relies upon a closed product cycle that extends from manufacture to recycling, as well as continual improvements, minimisation and prevention with regard to environmental impact. The heart of the production process is formed by the employment of 98 per cent recycled lead and 80 per cent of battery box material consists of polypropylene recyclate. In addition, since 2015 the company’s entire electricity needs have been supplied by renewable energy sources and 60 per cent of the power employed is used for battery charging. As a result of innovative manufacturing procedures, Banner batteries demonstrate a recycling quota of virtually 100 per cent and for many years the company has invested several million euros annually in environmental protection measures. These include activities aimed at reducing or avoiding emissions and noise, as well as spending on work safety.

 

For further information see press release

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PDF1   The circular Banner recycling system
PDF2   Andreas Bawart, the Banner GmbH CEO


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New Banner Power Boosters
Banner has enlarged its booster range with the new PB12 and PB12/24 models.
These modern devices in Banner design are fitted with a high-performance 23 Ah AGM battery and are suitable for every type of vehicle. Moreover, maximum power and new functions provide a wealth of advantages.

As Andreas Bawart, the Banner Commercial CEO, explains, “The new PB12 and PB12/24 Power Boosters combine optimum performance with proven technology and offer improved and new functions in Banner design.” With these additions to its booster range, which are immediately available, Austria’s largest battery manufacturer has launched new devices onto the market that employ a high-performance absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery and are suitable for any type of vehicle.

 

Buffalo power that is tangible in seconds

For many years, Banner has been supplying professional chargers, testing devices and boosters based on its precise knowledge of the demands and needs of starter batteries, which emanates from its manufacturing experience. This extensive range has now been supplemented with the PB12 und PB12/24 Power Boosters, which assist starting in extreme temperatures and beef up vehicles with buffalo power in seconds.  

 

A full range of features

A12 Volt DC output facilitates battery charging from external sources, while an additional 2.1. A USB outlet can accommodate tablets smartphones and much more besides. The solid housing is suitable for demanding outdoor use and reverse polarity protection with an acoustic warning guarantees simple and safe handling. An on/off switch prevents both short circuits in the terminals and battery discharge, while an LED light on the tip of the negative, curved terminal makes working in the dark easier. In addition, a robust, flexible and long cable also serves to make things simpler. A large LCD display shows test functions such as the voltage of the vehicle and booster batteries in both volts and percentages.

 

>> to the new Power Boosters

 

For further information

see press release

 

PDF The new Banner PB12 and PB12/24 boosters

 

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