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RUNNING BULL AGM

PIONEERING ABSORBENT GLASS MAT TECHNOLOGY 

 

AGM for start-stop vehicles with braking energy recuperation.

 

Leakproof

thanks to electrolyte bound into the glass web 

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Merry X-Mas. Happy New Year!
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Merry Christmas from Austria and a successful New Year 2018!
The Internet team is taking a festive break from December 19, 2017 until January 5, 2018. However, strengthened by sweet Christmas goodies and a "short time out", we will again be at your service on January 8, 2018.

On this occasion, we would like to thank you for the pleasant co-operation and wish you a recuperative holiday that will provide you with inspiration for a wealth of new ideas in the coming year.

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Banner is 80-years-young.
And already facing up to the mobility of tomorrow,
Since its foundation, the company has manufactured some 80 million batteries.
- The Banner location in Leonding has been in operation for sixty years.
- An ambitious, company investment programme has seen the spending of over EUR 50 million on the Leonding plant in the past six years and the outlay of a further EUR 15 million for an ongoing, capacity enlargement project.
- Banner is an important employer with 520 of its 800-strong workforce located in Leonding. Moreover, a double-digit increase in personnel numbers planned for the coming years.
- The e-mobility trend offers enormous growth opportunities.
- Lead-acid batteries are entirely recyclable and Banner guarantees a closed
recycling loop from production to reprocessing.
- 2016/2017 was a successful financial year for the company with sales revenues of EUR 272 million and 4.5 million starter batteries sold.

80 years of Banner and 80 million batteries.
Artur Bawart founded the Banner company in Rankweil (Vorarlberg/Austria) during 1937. Subsequently, production in Upper Austria commenced in 1953 and the existing location in Leonding became operative in 1959. Banner has been Austria’s only starter battery manufacturer since 2004 and the Bawart family remain the company’s sole owners with
Andreas Bawart (Commercial CEO) and Thomas Bawart (Technical CEO) as its executive management. This year, the company celebrates its eightieth birthday and in the course of the last eight decades it has produced some 80 million starter batteries. One million batteries were first produced and sold within twelve months during 1992/93 financial year and from its foundation until today, Banner’s history has been shaped by the twin values of continuity and independence.

 

Further information see pdf-documents.

 

Image above - The Banner executive management: Andreas Bawart, Commercial CEO (r.) and
Thomas Bawart, Technical CEO (l.)

 

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PDF Banner vehicle starter batteries then and now.

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Accucharger, Ladegeräte, Lader, Erhaltungsladegeräte
Charging car battery - that´s how it works!
Battery-tip: Charging inside the vehicle.
That´s how you do it right!
– Before charging, check the electrolyte level and top up if necessary with
deionized or distilled water to the maximum acid level mark or to 15 mm above the upper edge of the plates.

– Batteries must only be charged with direct current. Connect the positive (+) battery terminal to the positive (+) terminal of the charger, and the negative (-) battery terminal to the negative (-) terminal of the charger.
– Do not switch on the charger until after the battery has been connected. When charging is finished, switch off the charger before disconnecting the battery.
– It is recommended that the charging current be equal to one tenth of the capacity. (e.g. 44 Ah divided by 10 = 4.4 A charging current)
– The temperature of the acid must not exceed 55 °C during charging. If the temperature rises above 55 °C, the charging process must be discontinued.
– Charging is finished if the current drops to 0 or stops falling, or if the automatic charger switches off.
– Charging must be performed in a well-ventilated room.


Caution: Detonating gas is formed during charging! Fires, sparks, open flames and smoking are strictly prohibited!

 

Running Bull AGM/BackUp: Only recharge with a voltage controlled Banner Accucharger (max. 14,8V)! The use of standard, non-voltage controlled chargers will destroy the battery through overloading and cause the electrolyte to escape!

 

Further valuable tips regarding Banner batteries in compact form - see Technical Guide (page 46 charging tips).

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Giving a jump start - that´s how it works!
Battery-tip: Giving a jump start.
That´s how you do it right!
You can always rely on a well-maintained Banner battery, but what happens when a neighbour has starting problems? You naturally want to help and provide quick and simple assistance.

However, 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.

 

Therefore, it is essential that the following procedure be strictly observed when using starter cables!
– Standardised starter cables (e.g. in accordance with DIN 72 553) should always be used when giving starting assistance.
– Observe the instructions for the use of the starter cables.
– Only connect batteries with the same nominal voltage.
– When connecting the terminals, switch off both vehicle engines!
First connect the two positive terminals (1) with (2). Then connect the negative terminal of the assisting vehicle (3) with (4), the blank metallic point on the vehicle requiring assistance, away from the battery. (Observe the instructions of the vehicle manufacturer.)
– Now start the vehicle needing assistance for a maximum of 15 seconds. Do not start the assisting vehicle.
– When disconnecting the terminals, remove the cables in the reverse sequence to the above.

 

PS: The car battery is not always installed in the engine compartment, but can also be located in the interior/passenger compartment or luggage compartment. The procedure of the jump start remains unchanged!

 

PDF Even if your car has given up the ghost, a Banner Booster is certain to help.
What can one do when everything is dead? Banner Boosters supply mobile power at any time and anywhere. These portable starting devices are constantly ready for quick and uncomplicated operation. They are ideal for transportation in the boot and also offer versatility in the leisure area, as an energy source for coolers, televisions and other electrical equipment.

 

PDF Jump Start Graphic

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Eight facts about batteries that you quite possibly don’t know!
An increasing number of electrical/electronic comfort and additional consumers provide you with a more pleasant and environment-friendly drive.
However, this presupposes the presence of a powerful starter battery that will reliably furnish your car with the necessary starting power and energy for its electrical system.

1. The no.1 breakdown cause.
According to the automobile clubs, with approximately 39 per cent defects in vehicle electrical systems and electronics caused by weakening batteries represent the most frequent cause of breakdowns. The reasons often relate to the heavy burden emanating from a large number of electrical consumers and insufficient battery management.

 

2. The heart of the vehicle electrical system and electronics.
Stationary heating, start-stop systems and braking energy recuperation all mean that vehicle electrics are becoming increasingly complex, and require starter and electrical system supply batteries with greater cyclical resistance. 

 

3. Sort trips, more electricity.
During short drives, your car frequently needs more electrical energy than the dynamo can produce and recharge.

 

4. Always on (digital networking in the vehicle).
Safety and comfort functions such as anti-theft alarms, coming and leaving home functions all need electrical current, even when the vehicle has been parked.

 

5. Short service life.
In the case of extreme heat or long standstills, the battery suffers from self-discharge and its life is shortened.
 
6. Sub-zero temperatures cost energy.
Battery performance declines in step with falls in temperature. Moreover, during the winter additional electrical consumers such as seat, stationary and rear window heating all require large amounts of energy.

 

7. Heavy labour for your comfort.
Ventilation, seat and stationary heating, and infotainment mean that modern cars not only use the battery for starting, but to an increasing degree as a source of electrical system power.

 

8. Energy for the environment.
Braking energy recuperation and start-stop systems make modern cars far more environment-friendly through sustained reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. However, a fundamental prerequisite in this regard is an extremely cycle-resistant Banner Running Bull start-stop battery that reliably supplies top performance for start after start and drive after drive.  

 

PS: Keyword sustainability. 

PDF With Banner’s long-serving, start-stop batteries, both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can be cut, and thus environmental impact reduced.

Moreover, Banner also provides the complete environmentally protective recycling of used batteries.

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Seven short 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) and at the very least be given <12.5V open-circuit recharging. 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.
You can always rely on a well-maintained Banner battery, but what happens when a neighbour has starting problems? You naturally want to help and provide quick and simple assistance. However, 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.

Therefore, it is essential that the following procedure be strictly observed when using starter cables!
– Standardised starter cables (e.g. in accordance with DIN 72 553) should always be used when giving starting assistance.
– Observe the instructions for the use of the starter cables.
– Only connect batteries with the same nominal voltage.
– When connecting the terminals, switch off both vehicle engines!
First connect the two positive terminals (1) with (2). Then connect the negative terminal of the assisting vehicle (3) with (4), the blank metallic point on the vehicle requiring assistance, away from the battery. (Observe the instructions of the vehicle manufacturer.)
– Now start the vehicle needing assistance for a maximum of 15 seconds. Do not start the assisting vehicle.
– When disconnecting the terminals, remove the cables in the reverse sequence to the above.

 

PDF The Banner Accucharger ensures constant full power.

This is an intelligent charging device that employs the latest microprocessor technology with a multistage program for the best possible battery charging, maximum safety and the simplest operation. The Accucharger is ideal for charge retention in cars/convertibles and motorcycle batteries during the winter months. 

 

PDF Even if your car has given up the ghost, a Banner Booster is certain to help.
What can one do when everything is dead? Banner Boosters supply mobile power at any time and anywhere. These portable starting devices are constantly ready for quick and uncomplicated operation. They are ideal for transportation in the boot and also offer versatility in the leisure area, as an energy source for coolers, televisions and other electrical equipment.

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What is REACH?
The REACH-Regulation.
The word "REACH" is the abbreviation for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals.
The REACH-Regulation is an EU Chemicals Regulation (1907 /2006/EC) and describes the setting up and updating of safety data sheets for substances and mixtures.

Please note: For articles – like lead batteries – according to european chemicals law REACH-Regulation safety data sheets are not required!

The transfer of a leaflet with “instructions for the safe handling of batteries“ has to be interpreted simply as a product information. The following of the format of a REACH safety data sheet with the respective information is useful from a product- and working safety’s view but should not be confused with the (legal) requirements of a REACH safety data sheet.

 

This leaflet addresses users of batteries and is meant to apply voluntarily. The notes are meant to help to comply with legal requirements but do not replace them.

 

PDF Banner Safety Daty Sheet

 

PS: This safety data sheet is online, for every type of battery without exception, integrated in the downloads. 

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Produktfamilie Banner Batterien
The austrian brand battery.
Power to the world.
Banner is one of the largest battery manufacturers in Europe and produces starter batteries, which constantly meet the highest technical demands of current vehicles, industrial batteries (traction - device - stationary batteries), wheel weights and a tailor-made programme of accessories.

PDF Banner product family starter and industrial batteries (traction - device - stationary batteries) 

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NEW! The complete Banner catalogue.
BOOK OF POWER - new issue now available.
With over 200 pages containing a wealth of information concerning:

- The Banner brand.
- Concentrated product data on the complete range of starter batteries, industrial batteries (traction-device-stationary), battery accessories and wheel weights.
- Clearly designed battery type lists.
- Up-to-date battery classifications for cars/vans/pickups, the entire commercial vehicle range, motorcycles, lawn tractors and much more besides.

Simply click our website right away.

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TOP FAQ 2
TOP FAQ 2
Can I change the degassing side of a Banner battery?
Yes, in the case of many battery types.
The Power Bull Europa types (total heights 175 or 190 mm), as well as the Running Bull AGM and EFB batteries have an opening for the central degassing connection in the battery lid, which is either on the left-hand side (-terminal side in batteries with connection 0) or on the right (+terminal side in batteries with connection 0).

If in your case, the side of the degassing opening is unsuitable, the white plug can be removed, but must then be reinserted on the other side in the degasification duct (in order to prevent the escape of oxyhydrogen gas).

 

In order to remove the plug, please use a wood screw with a diameter of approx. 5 mm. There is no need for concern, as the plug cannot be pushed into the battery. 

 

P.S. The Starting Bull Europa types (total heights 175 or 190 mm) have an opening for the central degassing connection on the right-hand side (+terminal side in batteries with connection 0, -terminal side with connection 1). Please note that no change of degassing side is possible.   
 
The current installation situation in brief:
For all the batteries in the latest BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, degassing is on the + terminal side and therefore on the right in the case of batteries with connection 0. 
In currently manufactured VW Group vehicles all batteries are degassed on the - terminal side and therefore on the left in the case of batteries with connection 0.
 
PDF GB instructions for starter batteries     will follow shortly 

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