Technology

A lead/acid battery, but not as you know it…

The Ebonex® enabled Atraverda Ceramic Battery is lighter, has fewer components, is easier to make and delivers improved performance compared with traditional lead acid battery technology. This is why…

The above animation illustrates the fundamental differences between a conventional lead/acid battery (monopolar) and the Atraverda (bipolar) lead/acid battery.

In the conventional battery, individual 2 volt cells, made up of stacks of positive and negative plates (lead alloy grids pasted with electrode material), interspersed with separators are placed in plastic compartments. Cell plates of the same polarity are connected to lead alloy straps which connect to the next cell and so on. The cell at either end of the battery is attached to a lead post – the positive and negative terminals. Little has changed in this basic layout for around a hundred years.

Until now.

The product of advanced materials research...

In the animation note that, once deconstructed, all that remains of the conventional battery is the electrode paste and separator – everything else is new. In the Atraverda ceramic battery, multiple layers of grids, paste and separators are replaced with a single layer of conductive material, the patented Ebonex® Bipole Element, which both supports and divides the positive and negative electrode paste. Plastic cell compartments, lead alloy straps and other components of a traditional battery are no longer required in the new battery.  Each Ebonex® Bipole Element, when assembled with electrode paste, forms a 2 volt cell equivalent to its traditional counterpart.

Not only is the Atraverda battery lighter, easier to manufacture and more eco friendly, it’s also more efficient, as the bipolar technology shortens the current path between positive and negative terminals.

Atraverda Ceramic. The lead acid battery of the future. Today.

How green is your battery?

Compared to conventional lead/acid batteries, Atraverda’s ceramic alternative makes environmental as well as economic sense…

  • Fits into the lead acid battery recycling stream (c. 98% are recycled)
  • Like for like, uses 40% less lead than conventional batteries
  • Ebonex® originates from readily available titanium dioxide
  • Simpler and fewer manufacturing processes
  • Reduced use and exposure of employees to lead
  • Reduced freight costs (more batteries per shipment)