Valve Regulated Lead-Acid Battery suits cellular applications.

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Liberty Series 2000 SuperMAX® Battery System offers 295-2,000 A-hr capacity. Positive grids improve plate performance an average of 4.6% at 8 hr rate to 1.75 vpc cutoff. Able to maintain cell compression without mechanical devices, plates are oriented horizontally. Maximizer(TM) internal catalyst reduces float current and limits oxygen and hydrogen loss. Rack base incorporates solid steel plate and clear faceplates for visual inspection.



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C & D Technologies' Powercom Division Introduces the Liberty Series 2000 Supermax® Batteries



Blue Bell, PA - November 4, 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 2000 SuperMAX® Battery System, the next generation, premium valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery.

The Liberty Series 2000 SuperMAX Battery System, the result of over ten years of research and design, has been enhanced with features to provide significant savings in both time and money to endusers looking for a battery system that offers reliable performance with 295 to 2000 ampere-hour capacity.

The SuperMAX is designed for exceptional performance and extended battery life using C&D Technologies patented and proprietary features. For the SuperMAX, C&D Technologies redesigned the positive grids to improve plate performance an average of 4.6% (at the eight-hour rate to 1.75 vpc cutoff). Engineered to maintain cell compression without mechanical devices, the SuperMAX's plates are oriented horizontally. This design extends service life through better cycling capabilities. Moreover, the SuperMAX includes C&D Technologies' patent pending internal catalyst, the Maximizer(TM), which reduces float current and limits oxygen and hydrogen loss, resulting in extended overall battery life.

The SuperMAX's racking ships as welded frames with removable shelves, with the cells shipping on a separate pallet. This enables the rack to be moved into place without having to disassemble and reassemble the system. This represents a 40% reduction in hardware and a minimum savings of 20% in installation time over most modular rack designs. The rack base incorporates a solid steel plate for increased weight distribution and dramatically reduced floor loading. Additionally, clear faceplates are included for protection as well as visual inspection. These covers are larger than most competitors, reducing the quantity required to provide adequate protection and the time necessary to remove and replace the covers during scheduled maintenance inspections.

"The Liberty Series SuperMAX Battery System is more than a marked increase in performance," stated Dennis Barber, Product Specialist for the C&D Powercom Division. "With improved plate orientation, racking methodology, and continued use of our internal catalyst, the SuperMAX battery systems represent the very latest in VRLA battery technology."

The original Liberty Series 2000 products, introduced in 1992, and enhanced with the Maximizer catalyst in 1998, have been continually improved to provide superior performance and long life. The introduction of the Liberty Series SuperMAX is another step in battery development.

The Liberty Series 2000 SuperMAX Battery System is ideal for virtually any application including central office, UPS, PBX, solar, and cellular. The complete system includes the batteries, rack, weight distribution plate, intercell connectors, top termination assemblies, protective covers, and accessories. For more information on the Liberty Series SuperMAX, please contact Dennis Barber via phone 215.619.2700 x259, email dbarber@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 SuperMAX Battery System.

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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