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Nickel cadmium batteries offer the user the most reliable battery available for industrial applications today. They are extremely robust – sustaining electrical and physical abuse over their long lives and retaining that physical reliability even at end of life. Their extended life in high temperature environments has been recognised by wide use in critical plant across the world. They are often the battery of choice in passenger railway vehicles, the majority of the worlds’ passenger aircraft and in high vibration environments like diesel generator and turbine starting.

The field proven pocket plate electrode for nickel cadmium batteries is still considered to be one of the most reliable, robust designs of any battery. They survive in high temperature environments where lead batteries regularly fail – and perform in low temperatures when lead batteries need dramatic oversizing and risk freezing. The pocket plate battery has a proven track record from the Arctic to the deserts of the Middle East.

HBL’s pocket plate batteries are available as 1.2 V single cells. The HBL ranges comply with IS 10918 & IEC 60623 and are certified by M/s. Dekra.

Cell Type Capacity Range (Ah) Typical Back-up Typical Applications
L - Low Rate
KPL (Single)
11 to 480 Above 3 Hours Fire alarms, Emergency lighting, Telecom, Railway signaling, Switchgear protection,Photovoltaic, Cathodic protection.
M - Medium Rate
KPM (Single)
10 to 395 60 Minutes to 3 Hours Switchgear protection, Emergency lighting, Motive power, Train lighting, Instrumentation and processcontrol, UPS, Electricvehicles.
H - High Rate
KPH (Single)
10 to 265 Below 60 Minutes Generator starting, UPS, Diesel locomotive cranking, Aircraft/Helicopter groundstarting, Electro magnetBatteries can be selected from the above range for a given application. Contact HBL for your battery sizing requirements