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East Penn Licenses Ultra Battery for Manufacture

This new technology eliminates the need for additional electronic control and multiple energy storage devices.

Published: 25-Sep-2008

East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc ., near Lyons, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Furukawa Battery Co ., a Japanese battery-manufacturing company, to release the Ultra Battery in North America.

East Penn, the No. 2 employer in Berks County and manufacturer of batteries, will manufacture the UltraBattery.

The new technology enhances the ability of the battery to accept and deliver high levels of power with low levels of electrical resistance similar to a supercapacitor.

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