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AGM for start-stop vehicles with braking energy recuperation.



thanks to electrolyte bound into the glass web 

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Accucharger, Ladegeräte, Lader, Erhaltungsladegeräte
Charging car battery - that´s how it works!
Charging inside the vehicle.
– 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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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.
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When installing a Banner battery in the interior/passenger compartment must I use a degassing hose?
Yes, always!
We prescribe the obligatory employment of a degassing hose (Part Number 1030001700 with a hose length of 90 cm including an elbow) when installing all types of lead-acid battery in the interior/passenger compartment.

Some vehicles are equipped with a degassing hose with an angled elbow to drain off the battery gases. If this applies to a vehicle, the hose must be inserted into the appropriate vent opening of the battery via the elbow. If a degassing opening is present on the other side, it must be closed with a closing plug!
In case of replacement of closing plugs/stoppers for battery degassing or degassing hose, please contact your Banner sales partner/sales consultant.


For your own safety, please constantly employ protective eyewear when handling lead-acid batteries.


PDF GB instructions for starter batteries      will follow shortly

Banner Recyclingkreislauf
With its pioneering recycling loop, Banner is fully focused on the mobility of tomorrow.
- Banner guarantees a closed recycling loop from production to re-processing
- Lead-acid batteries demonstrate a higher recycling capacity than glass and paper
- Banner invests some EUR 2 million annually in environmental protection
- Banner start-stop batteries are making a major contribution to fuel savings
- Banner is facing the challenges posed by the mobility of tomorrow
- Having spent over EUR 50 million at the Leonding location since 2011, Banner is currently continuing to pursue its ambitious Investment programme with a further EUR 15 million

Banner’s responsible business approach is clearly demonstrated by its EFB* and AGM** technologies, which are employed in conjunction with so-called micro-hybrid systems and straightforward start-stop applications. Moreover, a ground-breaking recycling loop, which facilitates the reemployment of every used battery, constitutes a benchmark with regard to resource protection and sustainability. Start-stop batteries make a decisive contribution to the environmental
compatibility of motor vehicles. In the 2016/17 financial year alone, they provided fuel savings of around 66 million litres and a reduction in CO2 emissions of some 164,000 t.


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


Further information see pdf-documents.

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PDF Banner starter batteries for start-stop vehicles

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PDF Andreas Bawart, the Banner GmbH Commercial CEO *

*Pictures 2 and 4: © Andreas Wenter/ Permanent Moment

BMW OEM Supplier
Banner intensifies its teamwork with premium class car.
- EFB batteries as a cost-effective alternative to AGM technology.
- Lead-acid batteries offer a high degree of recyclability.

From 2018 onwards, Banner will not only continue to supply the BMW Group with AGM batteries*, but also its EFB range**. As Banner Commercial CEO, Andreas Bawart, explains: “Deliveries are to be made to a total of four BMW Group locations in Europe and in view of our technical innovations, we are making a significant contribution to a reduction in the CO2 emissions from modern vehicles. Moreover, many of our OEM customers have recently switched to EFB batteries as a cost-effective alternative to the AGM versions.”


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


Picture text: The Banner Running Bull EFB for start-stop vehicles without energy recuperation, which is now also being used for the first time in cars with energy recuperation.


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Bomag Banner Batterie
TOP OE Supplier
BOMAG Supplier Award.
Banner got the award, for the third time (AAA)!
BOMAG, manufacturer of compaction machines, uses extremely cycle and vibration resistant EFB- and AGM-Batteries made by Banner. BOMAG Compaction Machines are used from garden and landscape construction to road construction and dam engineering.

The world market leader in the soil compaction market reviews his suppliers frequently and awards prizes to them. BOMAG did so with the batteries labeled with the buffalo symbol and awarded us the third time in a row. Compared to last year, Banner was able to improve its position and received an overall result of 96 % and the TOP supplier classification "A-Supplier" in 2016.


Picture caption: Bastian Schmitt - Supplier Quality Manager Electrical BOMAG (l.), Oliver Michel - Commodity Manager Electricals / Purchase Department BOMAG (c.), Harald Fiebiger - Key Accounter OE Banner (r.)


BOMAG OE AGM battery made by Banner

Banner is one of the top suppliers.
The croatian importer "Auto Hrvatska" honored Banner!
As a thanks for the long cooperation Banner was gifted the sculpture "Synergie" - a piece of art by the sculptor Neven Bilic - during a visit in Zagreb.

Which means that Banner is now one of the TOP 10 suppliers for "Auto Hrvatska".

The range and quality of the cooperation during the last five years was the biggest reason for the award.


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