GNB Industrial Power, a Division of Exide Technologies

Booth: 617

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  • Aurora,  IL
  • United States

Company Description

GNB Network Power is a full service provider of energy storage solutions. A wide range of lead acid batteries from 3-6000Ah's is available in both Valve Regulated and Vented Technologies. These products are offered under the brands Absolyte, Sonnenschein, Marathon, Sprinter, GNB Flooded Classic, and Sunlyte and are used in all Communications & Data Applications. In addition, full EF&I capabilities are available through the Network Power Service.

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  • Visit us in booth #617.

    Aurora, IL, August 1st, 2016 -- Exide Technologies (, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, announces the introduction of its new GNB® Wrapped Positive Plate PWQ battery. The PWQ joins the existing PDQ battery in the Company's Flooded Classic line of large Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) batteries. PWQ product is available for purchase through authorized Exide sales and service teams across North America.

    The new PWQ is designed to deliver emergency power to critical computer data center facilities and utility power plant auxiliary equipment.  The wrapped separator configuration in the battery is accepted in the industry as a premium feature which is designed to lengthen service life.



      GNB(R) Wrapped Plate PWQ battery

      The new PWQ features:

    • 100% "out-of-box" initial capacity performance.

    • Lead calcium grids optimized for high rate, short duration, constant power discharges.

    • Terminal posts with copper inserts to lower resistance under high rate conditions.

    • Precision machined terminals which enhance post seal reliability.

    • Optional flame retardant plastics.

    • USA manufacturing and ISO 9001 quality certification (Fort Smith, Arkansas).


      "The PWQ battery is designed to lengthen service life and high performance in demanding high rate UPS applications," said Mark Jesko, Vice President Network Power Sales for Exide Technologies. "The addition of the PWQ rounds out our portfolio of high quality Flooded Classic products."

      PWQ 11-17 plate model types (1680-2540 nominal watts per cell) will be available to order starting August 1st, 2016.  PWQ 19-27 plate model types (2813-3978 nominal watts per cell) are planned for release starting September 1st, 2016.

      More information about the GNB Flooded Classic line family is available at or 1.888.898. 4462.

       About Exide Technologies (Parent of GNB Industrial Power)
      Exide Technologies ( is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets.  With 127 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward.

      The Exide Transportation business manufactures and markets starting, deep-cycle, and micro-hybrid batteries for automotive, light and heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine, military, power sport, and other specialty applications, along with battery diagnostic equipment and charging systems. 

      Exide serves the Industrial Power markets with its GNB®-branded efficient energy storage systems for both Motive Power and Network Power customers.

      Motive Power applications include materials handling (power for lift trucks, airside assistance vehicles, and automatic guided vehicles); cleaning machines; railroads; military and mining vehicles; and other commercial electric vehicles.

      Network Power installations include standby power for electric utilities; telecommunications systems; alarm/security systems; renewable energy systems; railway systems; uninterruptible power supply (UPS); and defense industry equipment.

      Exide's innovative technologies and advanced /premium products include Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) for start-stop and energy recuperation in automotive applications, along with flooded and VRLA (AGM and GEL) products, market leading motive power tubular products and smart charging systems for industrial applications.    

      Exide Technologies is Powering the World Forward.  History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the best alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier