News & Updates

East Penn Offers Group 66, 79 and 100 Battery Applications

Batteries installed in newer General Motors Group 79 and 100 and in Ford Thunderbird and Lincoln LS models Group 66 applications require special venting to the outside of the vehicle. East Penn offers aftermarket replacement batteries with simple yet innovative adapter kits to ensure proper ventilation.

The General Motors Group 79 and Group 100 battery is installed under the seat of the vehicle. In order to fit an aftermarket battery in this application, East Penn’s flush cover batteries with side vents comes with an adapter kit that lengthens the venting assembly of the original equipment battery for easy replacement.

The Group 66 battery is installed in the spare tire well of certain Ford Thunderbird and Lincoln LS models. The Original Equipment Group 66 battery has a single point venting system. East Penn’s flush cover design fits in the vehicle and allows the dual venting system to be adapted to a single point system for safe ventilation.

Proper ventilation of a battery’s gases is extremely important. If the venting system is obstructed, it can cause damage to the battery or a dangerous explosion. East Penn’s adaptation for replacement is a safe and convenient way to properly replace these original equipment batteries and provide extended application coverage.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, marine, telecommunications, industrial, 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.