Battery provides front access.

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Liberty Series 1000® FAM 12-100 valve regulated lead-acid battery has front terminal to simplify installation and reduce maintenance. Battery, with 100 A-hr rating, uses low-calcium lead alloy, which extends battery life through low grid corrosion and low gassing. Features include flame retardant polypropylene jar and cover that meet UL94 VO and flame arresting one-way low-pressure release vent that prevents flashback hazards from external sparks.




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C & D Technologies' Powercom Division Introduces the Liberty Series 1000® FAM 12-100 Battery


POWER, FLEXIBILITY, AND RELIABILITY IN A FRONT-ACCESS VRLA BATTERY

Blue Bell, PA - November 14, 2002 - 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 Liberty Series 1000® FAM 12-100 front-access valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery. This addition to C&D Technologies' Powercom Division's product line combines the convenience of a front-access product with the performance and reliability necessary for the most
demanding standby applications.

As part of C&D Technologies' Powercom Division's front-access product line, the FAM 12-100 battery's front terminal is designed to simplify installation and reduce maintenance, saving customers both time and money. Engineered to be powerful, flexible, and reliable, the FAM 12-100 is constructed using proprietary low-calcium lead alloy, which extends battery life through low grid corrosion and low gassing. Additionally, C&D engineered this product to exceed safety standards for safe operation with a flame retardant Polypropylene jar and cover that meet UL94 VO to self extinguish and for elevated temperature installations in uncontrolled environments. The flame arresting one-way low-pressure release vents prevent flashback hazards from external sparks as well as extend battery life by preventing premature dry out.

"The FAM 12-100 incorporates the latest VRLA manufacturing and design technologies, resulting in a premier 10-year product," stated John Kim, Senior Product Manager for C&D Technologies' Powercom Division.

The physical dimensions and capacity rating of the FAM 12-100 product make it a cost-effective replacement for other 100 Ampere-hour products. The versatility of the FAM products enables installation in trays, racks, or cabinets and integration with C&D electronic products. The reliability and safety of the FAM 12-100 make it ideal for both controlled and uncontrolled environments including installations in customer premise equipment, central office, outside plant bulk power systems, personal communication service, and other wireless service standby power.

Accelerated life testing per Bellcore/Telcordia specification show greater than 10 years of service life can be expected. The product warranty is 10-years, four full years at 77°F (25°C) in float service with six years of additional coverage based on a pro-rata.

For more information or pricing on the Liberty Series 1000 FAM 12-100, please contact John Kim via phone 215.619.7896, email jkim@cdtechno.com, or visit the website at www.cdtechno.com. Click on the Powercom Division to see the full line of reserve power products, including the front-access battery line.

C&D Technologies, Inc.'s Powercom Division provides solutions and services for the telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply, utility, switchgear and control, 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 www.cdtechno.com.

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

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