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East Penn Introduces New Deka EN Line

East Penn has developed an Import and Domestic battery line featuring new “exact fit” EN – European Norm (formerly known as DIN – Deutsche Industrie Normen) sizes. EN is a standard used primarily by European manufacturers such as Audi, Mercedes, BMW, VW and Volvo. This EN line currently consists of ten maintenance-free automotive flooded-electrolyte batteries covering BCI Group sizes 40R, 47, 48, 49, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94R, and 97R. The EN line also includes two automotive Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) non-spillable batteries for BCI Group Sizes 48 and 49.

East Penn has designed these exact fit batteries to meet the specialized needs required by many import and domestic applications. Automotive manufacturers are developing increasingly strict standards for replacement batteries. To cater to these OE requirements, East Penn’s new EN line is designed to match critical criteria such as cold cranking amp and reserve capacity ratings, exact dimension configurations, cover designs, case hold-down requirements and proper venting.

Deka EN batteries are completely maintenance-free with compu-cast power path grids to assure highest quality and optimal performance. Over 250 quality control checks make Deka EN Batteries one of the most reliable battery lines in the world.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, industrial, marine, telecommunications, commercial, and stationary markets. The company’s quality systems for its entire 480-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements. The company’s Wire and Cable division has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System requirements. The company claims to have the largest, most modern single-site manufacturing facility in the world. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company’s web site at