Lifeline GPL-8D Batteries
All Lifeline batteries are built and designed around Military Specifications from start to finish. Lifeline GPL-8D batteries are manufactured entirely in house and by hand. Lifeline battery company is family owned and operates a manufacturing facility on the west coast of the United states. Offering quality portable power products built with only the highest quality materials put them on the top of the AGM battery market. Lifeline GPL-8D batteries are one of the best batteries on the market if you need long lasting power for your boat or RV. These batteries produce a industry best 255Ah. The Lifeline GPL-8DA or GPL-8DL are the options available. The DA model comes with SAE Automotive terminals and the DL model comes with flag like terminals that require a cable lug and nut and bolt to connect them to the electrical system. Lifeline is a powerful name in the battery industry with world class performance and customer service.
AGM batteries have numerous advantages over traditional lead acid batteries. A few key features and benefits are given below.
Features and Benefits:
- 3x the cycle life
- Mountable in any orientation
- Lower internal impedance
- Ability to support high current loads
- Increased capacity at lower temperatures.
- Totally sealed design
Both AGM and Gel batteries utilize oxygen recombination and pressure relief valves similar to a VRLA battery to minimize water loss and allow maintenance-free operation. Batteries that are manufactured utilizing Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) technology are totally sealed with the electrolyte absorbed in the fiberglass mat separator material. So being they meet the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements affecting the packaging and transportation of batteries containing acid or alkali under the Code of Federal Regulations, 49 CFR Section 173.159 which is as follows.
49 CFR 173.159(d) states:
A nonspillable wet electric storage battery is excepted from all other requirements of this subchapter under the following conditions:
- The battery must be protected against short circuits and securely packaged;
- The battery and outer packaging must be plainly and durably marked “NON-SPILLABLE” or “NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY”
- The battery must be capable of withstanding the Vibration and Pressure Differential tests specified in 49 CFR 173.159(d)(3)(i) and 49 CFR 173.159(d)(3)(ii); and
- At a temperature of 55°C (131°F), the battery must not contain any unabsorbed free-flowing liquid, and must be designed so that electrolyte will not flow from a ruptured or cracked case.
All Lifeline GPL-8D batteries are non-spillable wet, electric storage batteries that meet or exceed the requirements of the DOT’s hazardous materials regulations since they meet the requirements of 49 CFR 173.159(d).
All Lifeline or SunExtender batteries are packed in such a way to prevent short circuits, securely packaged, marked “NON-SPILLABLE” or “NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY”, and have been tested by an independent laboratory in accordance with the DOT regulations. Therefore, they do not require performance oriented packaging, hazerdous materials markings (eg., UN number), or a hazardous materials label.
The Concorde manufactured batteries listed above also are excepted from the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations pursuant to Special provision A67 and Packing Instruction 806.
This notice is to clarify to shippers and transporters that the batteries listed are packaged and marked in accordance to 49 CFR 173.159(d) and are determined to be in compliance with DOT HMR49 Non-Hazardous Materials, the International Civil Aeronautics Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), Special Provisions S.P.A67 & A48. Therefore, these batteries are not restricted for shipment by air or any other means of transportation and are exempted from the hazardous material category.