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KB Series: Vented Pocket Plate (Multi-Cell Blocks)

Flooded Ni-Cad Batteries (8 - 1540 AH)

Nickel Cadmium pocket plate batteries are the most reliable and rugged batteries available today. They can withstand, to a great extent, any type of abuse like overcharge, deep discharge, even accidental reverse charge and can be stored in any state of charge. Pocket plate batteries are manufactured in 3 series (L, M, & H) based on their performance capabilities. They are available in 1.2V, 2.4V and 3.6V multi-cell blocks.

SBS’s pocket plate batteries are supplied with the electrolyte, intercell connectors, related hardware and accessories required for normal operation and maintenance.


• Long float life: 20–25 years
• Highest reliability among all battery systems
• Operating temp of: -4° F to 131° F (Storage: -22° F to 113° F)
• Low maintenance
• No shedding/loss of plate material
• Quick charge capability
• Very resistant to electrical and mechanical abuse
• Flame-arresting vent protection
• Long shelf life
• No emission of corrosive gases
• Good charge retention

flooded nickel cadmium batteries


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Technical Data

Pocket Plate Cell Series Capacity Range (AH) Plate Information Plate Thickness Typical Back-Up Typical Applications
Low Rate - Long Duration - KBL 8 - 1540 Thick plates to provide a large capacity reserve for a long duration 5 mm 3 hrs or more Telecom, power plants, emergency lighting, photovoltaic, fire alarms
Medium Rate - KBM 10 - 1460 Optimized plate thickness which is ideal for medium discharge performance and durations 3 mm 30 min to 3 hrs Switchgear protection, UPS, emergency lighting, instrumentation and process control
High Rate - KBH 10 - 930 Thin plates to provide an excellent high rate discharge performance 2 mm Below 30 min UPS, generator starting

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