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Offer of two standard battery sizes (boxes B and C) with 190 Ah or 240 Ah.


"Carbon loaded"

The carbon additives lead to a marked reduction of the charging time!

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Buffalo Bull EFB – The NEW commercial vehicle batteries.
More long-distance truck power in the long run.
The electrical system batteries in the commercial vehicle segment must fulfill a growing number of special requirements:

• The comfort function in long-distance trucks (drivers stay overnight in their trucks and use numerous electrical consumers).
• Extreme vibration resistance in the case of the battery integration at the rear of the truck.

To meet these needs, Banner has launched the new Buffalo Bull EFB onto the market. This is because today’s long-distance trucks are not merely a means of transporting goods from A to B. They are also the truckers’ workplace (keyword office) and frequently their mobile home (keywords kitchen, living and sleeping accommodations) for up to five days a week. 


Buffalo Bull EFB product/customer benefits in brief:

• 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
• “Carbon loaded”: The carbon additives lead to a marked reduction of the charging time!
• Improved mesh corrosion resistance due to the use of the continuous production process
• Calcium technology for minimal water consumption
• Designed for highest energy demand due to increasing comfort functions in long-distance trucks

• Optimized cold start performance for large-volume engines
• Maintenance-free (no topping up with water) under normal operating conditions
• Central degassing with integrated flame arrestor
• Add-ons for heightened product safety: short circuit protection, ESD plugs*
• Dimensions in accordance with EN 50342-4:2009


* ESD = electrostatic discharges are disruptive voltage breakdowns caused by major potential differences. These discharges (sometimes visible due to sparks) cause brief, high electrical current and can lead to the ignition of flammable materials. It is precisely this that the ESD plugs prevent with absolute safety. 


All EFB batteries are available from summer 2018 and therefore it is best to note this on your Banner list for future order dispositions.


Leading commercial vehicle manufacturers rely on the best Banner batteries of the Buffalo Bull series as original equipment.
BOMAG soil compactors, Caterpillar excavators, Kässbohrer Pistenbully, Kubota agricultural and construction machinery, Liebherr construction machinery, Lindner tractors, Mercedes trucks, Rammax construction machinery and Wacker/Neuson excavators.


EFB = enhanced flooded battery, the cycle-resistant starter battery.


PDF Buffalo Bull EFB battery "carbon loaded"- the long-distance truck power.

Certified quality!
New ISO certificates are online - already for (almost) every battery type, see Downloads.
Banner possesses the latest ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IATF* 16949 (in the past ISO/TS) quality certification.

The related accreditation procedure involves the precise audit of all company processes of relevance to quality.


The systematic focus on the realization of maximum customers advantages is also our main objective in this connection.



PDF ISO 9001:2015 EN


PDF ISO 14001:2015 EN


PDF IATF *16949:2016 EN 


*IATF = International Automotive Task Force

New batteries and technologies!
New products! New technologies!
Banner Batteries will launch new products in the passenger car segment and new product technologies in the commercial/municipal vehicle segment in April 2018!
Our focus lies in market- and customer-oriented product development.

Consequently, we are intensively engaged in the EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology, which is currently becoming the market standard.

As a result, we have expanded our EFB product range in the passenger car segment! Our product families Running Bull EFB and Running Bull EFB ASIA have thus grown by another 6 types!

We have further oriented ourselves to the needs of our customers in the conventional automotive battery sector. Our satisfied Power Bull customers can now upgrade and boost their performance and switch to the new Power Bull PROfessional to ensure even more power! From now on we offer 3 further battery types in the T-Box, with a total height of 175 mm.


EFB technology now also in the commercial vehicle sector!
We can now proudly present our new technology in the commercial vehicle segment. With the 2 new battery types Buffalo Bull EFB we can guarantee our customers fullest power and full COMFORT with ever greater energy requirements, especially in long-distance trucks.


But we have not only thought about our customers in long-distance trucks, but also about customers who face completely different challenges. For example in municipal and special vehicles, where immediate and strongest power is required at high towing loads! Therefore we have extended our product range with another technology or 2 new battery types and we proudly introduce the new Buffalo Bull HIGH CURRENT battery in April!


Ultimately, we are constantly striving to ensure attractive performance values for our battery types and to continuously offer added value to our existing and satisfied customers. Due to product, process and production optimizations, we were able to sustainably improve and increase the cold start values for some battery types! In addition, we are introducing further battery chargers that are perfectly matched to our batteries.


You can find more information about the new products in our product categories! Have fun browsing our website and good luck with the new batteries from Banner!


PDF Type list starter batteries english - Export


PDF Type list starter batteries german - Austria


PDF Banner Batterien will launch new products in the passenger car segment and new product technologies in the commercial/municipal vehicle segment in April 2018!


New type/part numbers from 1 April 2018 onwards!
Running Bull EFB batteries.
With amended new type/part numbers from 1 April 2018 onwards!
Apart from enlarging our programme, the type/part number system in the EFB segment has been subjected to overall optimisation with the aim of excluding any future confusion with other Bull product variations.

Therefore, the ideal solution is to immediately cross-reference the "old" and new type/part numbers in your goods management system.  


The following Running Bull EFB type/product number changes will apply to orders from 1 April 2018 onwards:



Changes in brief:

EFB 560 00 / 012560000101 is replaced by EFB 560 11 / 012560110101.
EFB 565 00 / 012565000101 is replaced by EFB 565 15 / 012565150101.
EFB 565 01 / 012565010101 is replaced by EFB 565 16 / 012565160101.
EFB 570 00 / 012570000101 is replaced by EFB 570 11 / 012570110101.
EFB 595 00 / 012595000101 is replaced by EFB 595 15 / 012595150101.


Accucharger, Ladegeräte, Lader, Erhaltungsladegeräte
Charging the car battery after the winter cold - that´s how it works!
Battery-tip: Charging inside the vehicle.
After the sometimes extreme low temperatures of February/March, the optimal time for a battery check and an external equalisation charge has now come. At the latest when the tyres are changed in spring.
That´s how you do it right!

The next two points apply to conventional wet batteries, including EFB technology.


– 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.

- The battery screws must not remain open during charging and should be closed again.


Running Bull AGM/BackUp. AGM batteries may not be opened. Acid density measurement and topping up with distilled water are neither possible nor necessary.


– 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). With an automatic charger such as the Banner Accucharger, this setting is automatic, as the name suggests. 
– 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).



Recharging batteries in the vehicle.
As a rule, fully automatic chargers (max. charging voltage 14.8V) are well suited to the charging of batteries installed in the vehicle. Should the charger have an automatic mode with > 15.9V voltages, the battery must be separated from the vehicle electrical system or removed from the vehicle. Otherwise, in a worst-case scenario the installed control devices can be destroyed due to overvoltage with huge resultant damage.
Please take careful note of the battery charger type. Useful tips regarding charging in the vehicle are often contained in the operating instructions of the vehicle manufacturer or those of the charger producer.


AGM = Absorbent Glass Mat, which absorbs the battery acid and thus binds it in.
EFB = Enhanced Flooded Battery, the cycle-resistant starter battery.

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.

AGM and EFB battery - what´s the difference?
What exactly is the difference between AGM and EFB technology?
Basically, depending on energy needs and the requirements with regard to vibration and cycle resistance, two differing battery technologies are employed for vehicles with automatic start/stop systems.
Moreover, the choice of technology depends largely on the vehicle’s electrical equipment and the price range.

1. By and large, AGM technology (Running Bull AGM) is employed for start/stop systems with maximum energy requirements and braking energy recuperation.
Within this context, in particular the Running Bull AGM is the optimum solution for mid-range to premium and luxury class vehicles.

AGM = Absorbent Glass Mat; which absorbs the battery acid and thus binds it in.


2. EFB technology (Running Bull EFB) is used primarily for start/stop systems with a high energy requirement.
The Running Bull EFB battery is first and foremost the ideal solution for everything from small to upper mid-range cars.  

EFB = Enhanced Flooded Battery, the cycle-resistant starter battery.


Please take very careful note of these tips during battery exchanges!

Warning! Under no circumstances install a conventional wet battery in a vehicle with a start/stop function, which in serial production has been fitted with an AGM or EFB battery. Should an exchange be necessary, only use an AGM or EFB battery with an identical box and in the same performance class. 


Banner tip! An EFB battery can be upgraded to a more powerful and cycle-resistant Running Bull AGM battery in H5/L2 (60Ah), H6/L3 (70Ah) and H7/L4 (80Ah) boxes.


PDF AGM battery exchange (AGM - AGM) 

PDF EFB battery exchange (EFB - EFB or AGM upgrade)


PDF Banner Running Bull batteries are the perfect answer for all vehicles with start/stop technology systems. Therefore, save fuel and CO2 emissions, and reduce environmental impact with sustainable start/stop batteries from Banner.


AGM = Absorbent Glass Mat, which absorbs the battery acid and thus binds it in. 

EFB = Enhanced Flooded Battery, the cycle-resistant starter battery.

Giving a jump start - that´s how it works!
Battery-tip: Giving a jump start.
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.
That´s how you do it right!

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

What is CLP?
The CLP-Regulation.
"CLP" is the abbreviation for Classification, Labelling and Authorisation of substances and mixtures.
The CLP-Regulation is an EU Chemicals Regulation (1272/2008/CLP) 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 CLP-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 CLP 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 CLP 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.

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.)


PDF MediaInfo


PDF Banner vehicle starter batteries then and now.


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