Mining Locomotive

MINING LOCO 2

 

Mining locomotive batteries
First National Battery is the only local battery manufacturer that uses state-of-the-art spine casting equipment in order to produce low antimony (1.4% Sb) Positive Plates.

First National Battery makes use of lower specific gravity acid to ensure less corrosion and longer life. These batteries also comply with worldwide DIN specifications, meaning our locomotive batteries can be used in many international markets.

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Low Antimony Positive Plates

  • Less frequent topping up required
  • Lower maintenance
  • Reduced operating cost
  • Lower risk of overcharge during first stage charge
  • Increased service life

Cell construction and features
Positive Plate
The tubular plate construction incorporates antimonial lead alloy spines in complete contact with active material, which is retained by an outer gauntlet. This enables the electrolyte to penetrate freely, ensuring a high power output per unit volume.

Negative plate
The negative plate is of a highly porous paste on an alloy grid. This complements the positive plate construction, providing a balanced performance and superior life.

Separators
All positive plates are automatically sleeved (the separator is wrapped around the plate). Sleeves replace individual separators with the following benefits:

  • No missing separators
  • Ensures alignment of plates and separators
  • Eliminates the possibility of shorts circuits and mossing
  • Extended life

Mud Trap
Prevents possible shorting between plates due to active material shedding during the life of the cell.

Container and Lid
The lid is heat-sealed to the container ensuring a homogeneous bond. This is vital to mechanical strength and safety.

Top up Level Indicator

Two ribs on the separator guard serve both as level indicators, and to strengthen the guard.

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Perfect Seal ® Bolt-on Connector

The bolt-on connector facilitates easy cell replacement. It is acid resistant, totally enclosed terminal post, maximum safety. It has the following features:

  • A corrosion resistant stainless steel bolt
  • A threaded brass insert to maximise terminal connector conductivity
  • A polypropylene pressure bushing seated on a rubber O-ring, locked in place by a polycarbonate ring.
  • Injection moulded polypropylene to eliminate acid leaks

The benefits of the Santoprene® Connectors include the following:

  • Easy and simple to connect
  • Made of thermoplastic rubber
  • Acid resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Fatigue resistant
  • Easy access for voltage checking
  • More flexible than PVC cable
  • Exceptional moulding bond
  • Built in ‘O’ rings

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Mining Loco Specifications

 

Millenium Mining Loco Battery Range
Data

F= Flame Retardant Polypropylene Container & Lid
D= Double Post Terminals
E= Standard Pitch Construction
X= Expanded Pitch Construction

 

Cell Type Ah
per Positive Plate
C5
@ 30°C
(Ah)
Dimensions
(mm)
Mass
(kg)
Length Width Cover
Height
Cell
Installed
Height
Dry Wet
   MIL15 F 54 406 157 158 402 432 18.5 25.6
   MIL17 XF 54 464 157 158 402 432 19.1 26.5
   MIL17 F 54 464 173 158 402 432 20.0 27.8
MIL19 F 54 522 185 158 402 432 22.6 31.1
MIL21 F 54 580 205 158 402 432 24.7 33.7
   MIL 21 FD 54 580 205 158 402 432 25.5 34.6
   MIL23 F 54 638 221 158 402 432 26.3 35.7
   MIL23 FD 54 638 221 158 402 432 27.3 36.8
   MIL25 F 54 696 237 158 402 432 29.5 38.7
   MIL25 FD 54 696 237 158 402 432 31.9 42.2
   MIL25 EFD 54 696 205 158 402 432 28.6 37.7
   MTL23 F 63 715 221 158 454 484 30.3 41.3
   MTL19 EF 63 585 157 158 454 484 23.5 31.7
   MTL19 XF 63 585 173 158 454 484 24.2 32.7
   MTL19 F 63 585 185 158 454 484 23.2 32.1
   MTL21 FD 63 650 205 158 454 484 28.8 38.7
   MTL23 FD 63 715 221 158 454 484 31.3 42.3
   MTL25 F 63 780 237 158 454 484 32.9 46.1
   MTL27 XF 63 780 237 158 454 484 36.6 48.9
   MTL21 F 63 650 205 158 454 484 27.8 37.7
   MTH21 XF 73 760 185 158 515 545 32.4 43.6
   MTH21 F 73 760 205 158 515 545 29.8 42.2
   MTH23 F 73 836 221 158 515 545 33.9 47.5
   MTH23 XF 73 836 205 158 515 545 31.9 44.5
   MTH23 EF 73 836 189 158 515 545 35.5 46.9
   MTH25 EFD 73 912 205 158 515 545 38.7 52.0
   MTH25 XF 73 912 221 158 515 545 39.6 53.5
   MTH25 F 73 912 237 158 515 545 40.8 55.1
   MTE 25 99 1224 237 158 692 722 51.5 69.0
   MTE21 99 1020 205 158 692 722 42.2 58.2
   MTE21 ED 99 1020 173 158 692 722 43.7 57.1
   MTE25 XD 99 1224 221 158 692 722 57.2 73.4
MTE27 XD 99 1326 237 158 692 722 61.0 79.6
MTE 29ED 99 1428 237 158 692 722 56.9 75.5
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