The latest SMF VRLA industrial batteries available in the market


Due to the fast pace of industrialisation, demand for more efficient and long lasting SMF VRLA batteries has increased significantly

By Belal Khan

Solar and telecom equipment require standby battery systems, which is one factor driving the demand for SMF VRLA batteries. Sealed maintenance free (SMF) batteries or valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries (the latest batteries feature a combination of both technologies –the VRLA hybrid technology) are also in demand across sectors.

Ideal applications for VRLA batteries
Deep cycle, deep discharge applications

  • Solar applications
  • Uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS)
  • Electric power system (EPS)
  • Emergency backup power supply systems
  • Emergency lights
  • Railway signals
  • Aircraft signals
  • Alarm and security systems
  • Electronic apparatus and equipment
  • Communication power supply systems
  • DC power supply systems
  • Auto control systems

Standby and emergency backup applications

  • UPS systems for cable TV
  • Emergency lighting
  • Computer backup
  • Frequency regulation (solar and wind)

New products

Company: Computech Systems (Brand: ipower)
ipower, a power solutions brand, offers innovative solutions for domestic and industrial requirements, promising guaranteed satisfaction.
ipower is an ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified company with all its batteries manufactured as per Japanese technology.

Advt. 01Final

Product: 12 volt 90Ah ipower deep cycle gel battery


  • Type: Gel battery
  • Long lasting performance
  • Maintenance free; no need to check and add water during service life
  • Spark and fume free
  • Nominal voltage: 12V
  • Battery performance in 5 hour discharge (constant power or constant current): 18A, end voltage: 10.5V
  • Weight: 27kg
  • Number of cells per battery module: 6
  • Temperature range: -25°C-60°C
  • Internal resistance of battery: <=5mΩ

Applications: UPS systems, weighing scales, solar lanterns, e-bikes and e-rickshaws, medical instruments and toys
Price: Rs. 30,000

Company: Exide
One of the most powerful brands in India, Exide has long fulfilled the country’s needs in start-up and standby power. Exide is among the few companies in the world to produce the full range of lead-acid batteries for applications ranging from portable lamps to giant submarines. The technologies it employs span flat plate, VRLA, tubular and gel batteries to meet the exacting requirements of performance, ruggedness and convenience.
The company claims that the Intellisense INVATUBULAR is the world’s first lead acid storage battery with an integrated automatic sensor and LED display. This inverter battery now comes with an inbuilt battery management system for better performance.


Product: Intellisense INVATUBULAR IT500


  • Battery mounted with 10-segment LED indicators
  • Shows state of charge while charging
  • Shows the time left for the charge to empty while discharging, depending on connected applications
  • Records history of charge/discharge cycles in internal memory
  • Optional RF (radio frequency) based wall mounted remote display unit
  • Remote display available 8-10 metres from the battery, with two brick walls in between
  • 48 months’ warranty

Price: Rs. 17,500

Company: Terra Motors
Recently, Japanese firm, Terra Motors launched its Terra battery for the Indian market. Terra Motors’ e-rickshaw batteries have a life of 18 months, which the company claims is three times more than other batteries. These batteries are made in India using high-end Japanese technology.

01 Terra Battery Brochure Front (A5) HindiProduct: Terra battery EVTRI-Y4


  • Superior grid structure: High pressure die-cast spine and grid reinforces corrosion resistance
  • Reinforced tubular type separators: Specially designed tubular pouch achieves the highest efficiency and strong resistance to short circuits
  • Highest lead amount: 20 per cent extra pure lead amount compared to the industry standard, the company claims
  • Battery type: Tubular
  • Dry weight: 22.2kg
  • Wet weight: 31.5kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Capacity: 100Ah, 48V (four sets)

Price: Rs. 27,000

Company: Su-Kam
Su-Kam offers premium quality, environment-friendly batteries for inverters, UPS systems and HUPS systems.

Su - Kam


  • Maintenance-free
  • Spill-proof/leak-proof
  • Long shelf life
  • Good/high rate of discharge
  • Sealed valve regulated
  • Strong battery container
  • Rugged and vibration resistant
  • No leakage or spillage of electrolyte
  • Fast charging
  • Battery capacity: 200Ah
  • Weight: 56.5kg
  • Warranty: 24 months

Price: Rs. 12,300

Company: Luminous
Luminous offers VRLA/SMF deep cycle batteries for backup applications.



  • Absorbent glass mat (AGM) technology for efficient gas recombination
  • Not restricted for air transport— complies with IATA/ICAO Special Provision A67
  • Freedom from electrolyte maintenance or adding water
  • Battery capacity: 100Ah
  • Designed for deep-cycling capabilities
  • Electrolyte level indicators help easy identification for timely water top-up
  • High quality polypropylene containers have excellent resistance against impact and abrasion
  • Vent plugs trap escaping vapour and gases reducing evaporation of water
  • Weight: 39kg

Price: Rs. 16,000

Company: Okaya Power Ltd
Okaya Power Limited, one of the country’s leading power backup companies, has been successfully dominating the non-conventional power supply industry for nearly three decades. It has set itself an ambitious target to become the world’s largest power tubular battery manufacturer from India by the year 2020.


Product: OB 100-12


  • Outer dimensions (LxWxH): 360mm x 172mm x 196mm
  • Net weight: 30.5kg
  • Nominal voltage: 12V
  • Rated [email protected] hours: 100Ah


  • Maintenance-free, made in a modern and eco-friendly manufacturing facility
  • Lead calcium-tin grid for extended life
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Low self-discharge and long service life
  • Leak-proof construction
  • Fast deep discharge recovery

Price: Rs. 9,300