U.S. Battery Teams Up With The Physics Factory To Help Educate Students On Solar Power

U.S. Battery donates eight of its L16 deep cycle batteries that will be used to store solar energy from solar panels mounted on top of the Physics Factory's mobile demonstration vehicle called the Physics Bus.

To help the Physics Factory share its enthusiasm for physics to young students across the country, U.S. Battery donated several of its deep-cycle batteries that will be used along with a solar panel array mounted on the Physics Factory's Physics Bus.


The bus is a rolling science museum that makes appearances at schools, and science fairs across the country, providing demonstrations of physics in a fun and entertaining way. "We supplied the Physics Factory with our L16 deep cycle batteries that will work well with the solar panels they placed on top of their bus," says Mike Wallace, U.S. Battery Creative Manager. "This helps to provide power for demonstrations and will also help to showcase the benefits of solar power to students at a young age."

"To allow a full eight-hour day exhibition that's completely off-the-grid, we needed batteries that were incredibly efficient and long lasting," says Erik Herman, Physics Factory Instructor. "That's why we were absolutely delighted to receive a donation of eight L16 XC2's from U.S. Battery. We now have the convenience to simply pull up anywhere, flick a switch, and open the doors for kids to come aboard and enjoy science. Whether it's along a sidewalk downtown, in a school playground, a park, or even at a camp or reservation, we have allowed this physics experience to be free and untethered."

U.S. Battery's L16 deep-cycle batteries are available in six-volt and two-volt designs. Both utilize U.S. Battery's exclusive Diamond Plate Xtreme Capacity technology that provides higher peak capacity, improved watt-hours per liter, and watt-hours per kilogram. In addition, L16 batteries feature an Outside Positive (OSP™) plate design, which mitigates the effects of positive plate deterioration and further increases battery life, capacity, and performance.

With a durable case and proper maintenance, U.S. Battery's L16 deep cycle batteries will store energy gathered from the solar panel array provided in part by Taitem Engineering, to power demonstrations that will continue to help the Physics Factory's mission to amaze and educate students across the country.

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