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VRLA is an acronym for Valve Regulated Lead Acid.
Hawker&reg batteries are VRLA. An independent valve is located on top of each of the 6 cells. Each of those cells contain positive and negative plates that are made from 99.99% pure lead.
Learn more here: hawkerbattery.com/resources/#faqs

Answer to question from last issue:

Is there a calculation I can use to determine the “approximate recharge time” for pure-lead AGM batteries, like the Hawker&reg and Odyssey&reg brands?   Answer: YES!  

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Did you know?

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Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) is a standard battery industry rating referring to the amount of cranking power that a fully-charged battery has for engine start when temperatures are very cold. Specifically, it’s the amount of amps that a nominal 12-volt battery can deliver at 32oF (0oC) for 30 seconds while still maintaining at least 7.2 volts (that’s 1.2 volts per cell). For example, the Hawker® ARMASAFE™ Plus battery has a CCA rating of 1225 amps.


With winter just around the corner, is your motor-pool ready for battery problems? The simple solution to getting peak performance out of your battery is to get your people trained. How, you might ask? Call your Hawker® FSR for free onsite Battery Maintenance & Recovery Training at your location!