Eco-Battery, Inc. has established business partnerships with major battery manufacturers: EnerSys, C&D Technologies, GNB, DEKA, Interstate, Exide Technologies, Panasonic Northeast Battery. These Partnerships allow us to provide competitive quotes and timely delivery for UPS Valve Regulated, SSLA, Motive Power, and Utility Battery Systems.
- Gaston Plante invented the lead-acid battery a century ago.
- Originally lead batteries powered electric lights on railroad cars parked in the station and provided standby power for utilities. Today lead batteries have countless uses ranging from 8 ounces in radio guided missiles to the 1,400-ton system in Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority’s Battery Energy Storage System.
- In 1927 a car battery cost $70, while a typical car cost $700. Today a car battery still cost $70 while car prices have skyrocketed by comparison.
- More than 75% of lead produced in the US is used in lead-acid batteries.
- For the 10th consecutive year lead batteries topped the list of recycled consumer products with a recycling rate of 98%.
- Thomas Edison’s first central electric generating station built in New York City in 1882 suffered many mechanical failures from sudden fluctuations of the load on the generating machines. Lead-acid batteries, able to quickly deliver large amounts of electricity for short periods of time were used as a remedy.
- Because of the efforts of the battery industry 38 states have adopted battery-recycling laws and five others have disposal bans. A new lead battery contains almost 100 percent-recycled lead and plastic.
- Sodium sulfate crystals separated from old battery acid are recycled and sold for use in textiles, glass and detergent. The battery is the most recycled product in the nation.
More than 75% of lead produced in the US is used in lead-acid batteries.
In 1927 a car battery cost $70, while a typical car cost $700.