Element® SLS Locomotive Starting Batteries

The SLS utilizes proven Absolyte® VRLA technology to create the industry’s first low maintenance railway diesel starting battery. The batteries are non-spillable thus eliminating damage to equipment and greatly reducing environmental concerns and increasing personnel safety.




Since the cells never need watering, the only maintenance required is proper charging and periodic inspection. Epoxy coating on connector bolts provides vibration resistance to intercell connections. Also, with bolt-on intercell connectors, any cell replacement is safe and can be accomplished without removal of the tray from the locomotive. The cells are placed in a horizontal orientation in a partitioned steel tray that permits easy cell removal during battery service.


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