Rail & Locomotive
Greater Power, Durability, and Cycling
To make sure they always produce the power they need to get the job done, Deka offers flooded and valve-regulated locomotive batteries – with greater cranking power, durability and cycling for longer life.
Rail and Locomotive Batteries:
Learn more about East Penn’s battery selection for rail and locomotive:
Deka Valve-Regulated Locomotive Batteries
The Deka Valve-Regulated Locomotive battery provides reliable, maintenance-free power, saving you time and money. Its spill-proof design makes it ideal for railroad applications.
- Greater cranking and cycling power for long life
- Maintenance-free, spill-proof design eliminates watering – saves time and maintenance expense
- Exclusive IPF Technology optimizes power capacity, cell consistency, and long-term reliability
- Heavy-duty locomotive tough design
Deka Flooded Locomotive Batteries
The Deka Flooded Locomotive battery provides reliable, low-maintenance power to handle all of your locomotive needs. Get greater cranking power and durability for longer life.
- 32-Volt unitized and 8-Volt monobloc starting
- Maximum starting power even under extreme conditions
- Exclusive IPF Technology optimize power capacity, cell consistency, and long-term reliability
- Heavy-duty locomotive tough design
All Deka industrial batteries are backed by a nationwide network of qualified sales personnel and service technicians who are always ready to handle emergency repair and preventive maintenance needs. This network of locations in North America consists of a qualified and dedicated independent dealer network, national sales branches, and subsidiaries – all exclusive to Deka products.
Comprehensive support includes technical advice and assistance, proper battery care and maintenance training, annual battery and charger audits, water analysis, discharge testing, manuals, and safety videos. The service network also has loaner and rental batteries and a battery and charger inventory on-site for quick delivery, extensive part inventories, and technical assistance.
Our vast Deka product line is built for virtually any motive power application and rises above other battery offerings – time and time again. Here are some of the technologies that make it possible.
By having a single-site with four fully equipped technical centers, East Penn is able to test all incoming raw materials. Producing this material onsite allows the company to control quality and supply demands.
East Penn utilizes highly sophisticated machines to cast superior, heavy-duty flat plate grids. Computer control processes deliver a high level of consistency meaning no missing wires, thin spots, or flashing.
Paste is applied uniformly using East Penn’s automatic computer integrated pasting machines resulting in excellent material retention and conductivity. The density and formulation of the active material is carefully controlled to predetermined values.
Deka plates are cured in large temperature and moisture controlled chambers. The exclusive curing process paired with the unique crystallization structure of Deka’s active material optimizes the plate’s performance and extends life.
Individual Plate Formation® (IPF)
East Penn is the only motive power battery manufacturer in North America to utilize this exclusive, quality-enhancing technology. Plates are individually and strategically formed in open tanks and visually inspected to make sure they meet our rigid IPF specifications. This process optimizes power capacity, cell consistency, and long-term reliability from every plate, and ultimately each cell, in terms of amp-hour capacity and cycle life.
Multiple Step Retention System
This highly effective five-step retention system is a key component of the extended longevity that comes from a Deka product. This unique system completely strengthens and protects the battery’s vital components while maximizing power flow and preventing life-threatening shorts.