Battery offers space-saving design.

Press Release Summary:

DJ-Series has epoxy post seal design for leak-free operation. Narrow jar design and compact footprint uses up to 40 percent less rack space than comparable 100-200 A-hr products. Built-in grab feature on jars provide ease of handling. Jar and cover are constructed of flame-retardant PVC. Product is available in 100, 150, and 200 A-hr and is suited for new and replacement installations in switchgear and control and telecommunications industries.

Original Press Release:

C&D Technologies' Powercom Division Introduces the DJ Series Batteries

New Compact Design Engineered for Performance, Longer Life, and Improved Capacity

Blue Bell, PA - February 18, 2003 - C&D Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CHP), Powercom Division, a leading North American producer and marketer of complete, integrated standby power systems, today announced the release of the DJ-Series batteries, incorporating the latest flooded battery manufacturing technology with proven design parameters.

The DJ-Series battery combines performance and long life with reduced maintenance, providing end users a premium product with low life-cycle cost. Designed using superior technologies from proven C&D products, as well as newly developed design enhancements, the DJ batteries are feature and benefit rich.

Utilizing technologies developed and tested for other highly successful product lines, the DJ is engineered with C&D Powercom's new epoxy post seal design, which has undergone rigorous testing with leak-free results. This technology has been used on C&D Powercom's JC and XTJ since May 2002 without a single reported incident.

The DJ has a narrow jar design for a very compact footprint for up to 40 percent savings in rack space on comparable 100 to 200 Ampere-hour products and built-in grab feature on the jars for ease of handling, saving time and cost during installation. The jar and cover, constructed of flame retardant and high impact strength PVC, gives the DJ batteries unparalleled superiority in safety over comparable flooded products. The new jar-cover seal design for the DJ has undergone extensive lab testing and shows exceptional results with added jar-cover seal integrity.

"The DJ-Series product line takes proven and tested technologies C&D has developed, in conjunction with new engineering developments, to deliver a premium flooded product to end users," stated John Kim, Senior Product Manager for C&D Technologies' Powercom Division.

This product is available in 100, 150, and 200 Ampere-hours and is ideal for both new and replacement installations in the Switchgear and Control and Telecommunications industries for end users needing performance coupled with cost and space savings. With a three-year full plus seventeen-year pro-rata warranty, the DJ batteries have a full warranty three times longer than comparable products. Every DJ battery is tested to meet 100 percent of the published one-hour rating to ensure full capacity right out of the box.

For more information or pricing on the DJ-Series batteries, please contact John Kim via phone 215.619.7896, email, or visit the website at Click on the Powercom Division to see the full line of reserve power products.

C&D Technologies, Inc.'s Powercom Division provides solutions and services for the switchgear and control, telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply, utility, and emerging markets such as solar power. C&D Technologies engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. C&D Technologies' unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. C&D Technologies is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA. For more information on C&D Technologies, visit

C&D Technologies, Inc. is ISO 9001 certified and its products are installed worldwide.

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