Norwegian classification society declares Exide marine batteries safe for use at sea

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored energy solutions, has been awarded renewed DNV GL certification for its AGM and GEL Marine & Leisure batteries. The certification means the batteries have been declared safe and reliable for use at sea.

DNV GL first approved Exide’s GEL and AGM batteries in 2011, after visiting Exide’s factories throughout Europe and in the US and examining its quality control and standard of batteries at each location. This stringent process is repeated every two years to ensure that the strictest quality standards are maintained.

“We’re delighted to have again received this important endorsement from DNV GL,” says Guido Scanagatta, product marketing manager Transportation EMEA at Exide Technologies. ”This highlights that our batteries can be relied on in the most challenging marine applications, where safety and reliability are paramount.”

The newly recertified Marine & Leisure batteries include Exide Start AGM, Dual AGM and Equipment GEL. Start AGM is designed to start the engine, Dual AGM services all electrical equipment and engine starting from a single battery bank, and Equipment GEL is specially designed for the supply of electrical equipment.

Exide is an OEM supplier to many leading boat and marine-vessel manufacturers. In addition to DNV GL, the Exide Marine & Leisure range is verified by the UK’s National Caravan Council, a trusted authority among motorhome and caravan users.