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NEW! BUFFALO BULL EFB

THE LONG-DISTANCE TRUCK POWER. 

 

Designed for highest energy demand due to increasing comfort functions in long-distance trucks.

 

  • Offer of two standard battery sizes (boxes B and C) with 190 Ah or 240 Ah
  • Increased cyclical resistance owing to the active mass recipe and non-woven covers
  • Robust design and top vibration resistance due to special set bonding
  • Improved mesh corrosion resistance due to the use of the continuous production process
  • Calcium technology for minimal water consumption

 

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HOW TO: BBST - Banner Battery Service Tool
New Büffelpost online!
The Banner customer magazine with the latest news!
Full power for eco-friendly mobility

In the new issue of our customer magazine "Büffelpost" you will find exciting articles about the following topics:

 

EDITORIAL

  

- MARKET TRENDS

  Start-Stop-vehicles step on the gas

 

- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  Full power for environment-friendly mobility

 

- SUSTAINABILITY

  Innovative solutions for CO2 reduction

 

Here you can find the whole magazine for download

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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

MediaInfo

 

PDF1  The Banner Heavy Duty BBT HD1 battery tester


Photo credit: Banner GmbH, reprints free of charge. Specimen copy requested.

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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

MediaInfo

 

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


All photos. Reprints free of charge. Specimen copy requested.

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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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Battery tip: Professional handling of boat batteries
Checking, charging and storing
Our 5 tips help you learn everything you need to know about handling boat batteries.

Tip 1: Installation

Conventional wet batteries should, if possible, be installed in the boat along the longitudinal axis - this ensures greater leakage protection in extreme inclined positions.

 

Tip 2: Degassing

We prescribe the use of a degassing hose for all lead-acid batteries, which are installed in the interior/passenger compartment, mandatory. Some boat batteries are provided with a hose with attached elbow, for the discharge of the battery gases. If this applies to a boat, the hose must be inserted into the corresponding degassing opening of the battery via the elbow. If there is a degassing opening on the other side, it must be closed with a plug!

 

Tip 3: Charging

Ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged.

The next two points apply to conventional wet batteries.

- Before charging, check the electrolyte level and, if necessary, fill up desalinated or distilled water to the maximum acid level or 15 mm above the upper edge of the plate.

- The screw connections of the battery must not remain open during charging, it is best to close them again.

Attention: AGM batteries must not be opened! Refilling with distilled water is not possible or necessary.

- Observe the charging characteristics.

- Charging current should be 10% of the capacity.

- Charging voltage (at +25° C): AGM 14.40V - 14.80V constant voltage; conventional 14.4V - max. 16V

- Charging time approx. 12 - 24 hours

For AGM- and GEL-batteries please use a voltage regulated charger e.g. Banner Acchucharger (max. 14,80V)!

Fully automatic chargers with charging voltage limitation up to 14.8V are ideal for use with boat batteries. Depending on the capacity of the battery used, we recommend the following chargers:

- Batteries up to 72 Ah - Banner Accucharger 12V 3A

- Batteries up to 130 Ah - Banner Accucharger 12V 6A Recovery

- Batteries up to 230 Ah - Banner Accucharger 12V 10A Recovery

If your charger has an automatic mode with voltages >14.8V, the battery must be disconnected from the on-board electronics or removed from the boat. Please also observe the operating instructions of the boat manufacturer.

 

Tip 4: Wintering

If the battery remains installed during unused periods, you should disconnect at least one connecting cable (minus). The battery should always be kept charged, especially before and during the winter. Check the open-circuit voltage at regular intervals. Our battery tester BBT Digital Voltmeter DV1 is suitable for this purpose.

Recharge at 12.50V at the latest!

 

Tip 5: Storing

Store boat batteries in a cool (0° to 25° C) and dry place. Do not expose to direct sunlight. Ensure that the battery surface and terminals are clean.

 

If you follow these tips, a successful boating season is guaranteed!

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Battery-tip: Heat causes car batteries to sweat!
“Summertime blues” for batteries.
Those needing a new battery in winter have generally made a mistake in summer.

High air temperatures cause the water in a conventional wet battery to evaporate to such an extent that the battery plates are literally dry. The battery becomes weak and fragile.

Banner professional tip:

Make a battery check, on every vehicle, in the workshop run!

 

Control for longer life.
A battery supplies energy permanently when its optimum state is maintained. With the banner test and inspection devices you can test charge conditions, voltage, the status of the battery acid and much more. This way you know immediately if and which measures are necessary to maintain full battery power.

 

Regularly check the electrolyte level in wet batteries and, if necessary, top up demineralised or distilled water to the maximum acid level or 15 mm above the upper edge of the plate.

There is no need to top up water on Banner's absolutely maintenance-free wet starter batteries (applies to Starting Bull, Power Bull/PRO and Running Bull EFB). Under normal operating conditions, no water needs to be refilled for the entire battery life of the Bull product variants mentioned above.

In case of high water loss, the controller voltage should be checked by a specialist. Never top up acid!

 

Please note with Running Bull AGM batteries:

The screw connections of the AGM batteries must not be opened! An acid density measurement or refilling of distilled water is not possible or not necessary!

 

Battery check with Banner test and checking equipment

Make important routine checks for optimal performance and longer battery life of any car battery, e.g. with a Banner DBA Tester.

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Banner Büffelpost, Kundenzeitung, Kundenmagazin
New Büffelpost online.
The Banner customer magazine with the latest news!
With start-stop-batteries on the fast lane.

In the new issue of our customer magazine "Büffelpost" you will find exciting articles about the following topics:

 

- FIT FOR THE FUTURE
Start-stop batteries are forging ahead

- QUALITY DRIVE
Banner looks to shift up a gear

- FLEXIBILITY

Punctual delivery despite brexit & Co.

 

Read the customer magazine online now!

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Battery tip: Cheap can be expensive!
When it comes to choosing a car battery, you should focus on quality.
Nowadays, starter batteries are particularly challenged by the use of start-stop systems, additional equipment and climatic conditions. Cheap batteries are often the more expensive solution!

The requirements for starter batteries are strongly dependent on the climatic conditions and the additional electrical/electronic equipment. Today, most new vehicles are also equipped with a start-stop system that switches off the engine when the vehicle is stopped in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Conventional starter batteries can no longer fulfil this challenging task, which is why the use of special start-stop batteries with AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) or EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology is required.

Cheap batteries are therefore often the more expensive solution, as they can lead to starting problems in summer and winter.

 

There is a good reason why Banner quality batteries have established themselves worldwide!

They combine the highest starting power, further increased cold start characteristics, optimised current consumption capacity and thus improved chargeability as well as a long service life.

 

Banner Tip: Use the next largest battery for your car, for which there is usually enough space. Because these are additional power reserves for your vehicle! The price difference is usually extremely small and the alternator of your vehicle is designed for it!

 

In our online battery search you will find information about upgrading options for your vehicle.

 

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VdS test result - VERY GOOD!
Banner achieved a very good result in test by VdS (Verein der deutschen Sachversicherer)!

The recognised test centre VdS (Verein der deutschen Sachversicherer) tested our maintenance-free lead batteries GiV 12 - 7.2 for use in emergency alarm systems. We were able to achieve a very good result especially in the area of performance.

 

Here you can find the test result in detail! (Certificate in German)

 

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