Railway – Diesel Loco Starter Battery


MICROTEX Diesel Locomotive Starter Battery

Diesel locomotive engines use heavy duty industrial diesel locomotive starter batteries for starting and operation of a variety of on-board equipment.The  modern diesel  locomotive in India is a self contained  version of the  electric locomotive.   Like the  electric locomotive in Indian Railways,  it has electric drive, in the form of traction motors driving the axles and controlled with electronics. For over three decades, Microtex has been a technological leader in the development of high performance Industrial lead acid batteries, especially for Indian Railways. Microtex continues its commitment to  research and develop for improving batteries as per customer need of railway diesel locomotive starter battery with RDSO approved specifications.

Microtex Diesel locomotive batteries are available in the international range:

8V 290Ah
8V 350Ah
8V 450Ah
8V 500Ah

Microtex High Cranking Current – High Sustained Cranking Current

Specially designed and engineered for the railway industry, the Microtex DL starter batteries feature higher cranking currents and a higher reserve capacity to augment the auxiliary on board equipment on the locomotive, making it the choice of the rail industry. The cells are constructed to form 8 volt monoblocks, each cell is hermetically heat sealed and housed in an Fibre Reinforced Plastic tray designed specifically to avoid and leakage of electrolyte. Electrolyte leakage causes costly corrosion buildup and leakage currents which could damage the electronics in the locomotive. The foolproof design ensures the battery performs without any leakage throughout its service life.

The balanced active materials in the woven gauntlet positive tubular plate design and construction ensures higher capacity in the same space. Built to perform in the stringent requirements of the locomotives, these batteries have been serving the Indian railways since 1994 and are the trusted choice of the railways.

Special designer lead alloys, comprising of very low antimony selenium lead with special grain refiners added, to provide minimum water consumption, ensuring reduced water topping up frequency and making it easier to maintain. The woven engineered gauntlets, with precise porosity do not rupture or burst in service and are superior to the non woven gauntlets. The terminals are provided with tin plated copper inserts to eliminate terminal melting and provide better electrical conductivity minimising internal electrical resistance.

The batteries are tested and approved by RDSO (Research Designs & Standards Organization, Ministry of Railways, Government of India). Microtex is a Part 1 supplier and supplying batteries to the Indian Railways since 1994.

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