PowerFrame® Grid Technology: As technology advances, today’s vehicles have more power requirements than ever before. Clarios, a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions, understands vehicle systems and electrical load demand required to power more features, and the impact it places on the battery. PowerFrame® grid technology is a component designed to power a more durable and reliable battery for today’s vehicles; engineered to minimize corrosion, optimize energy flow, and prevent premature failure. The most common cause of battery failure in your vehicle is corrosion of the positive grid. Grids with PowerFrame® grid technology are designed structurally strong and offer increased corrosion resistance compared to other leading grid designs. Through multiple tests, PowerFrame® grid technology has proven to be stronger and more durable than other designs.
PowerFrame® Benefits: PowerFrame® grid technology, developed by Clarios, is the next-generation technology of vehicle batteries. The innovative design of a PowerFrame® positive grid is stronger and longer lasting, delivering optimum performance for your car’s Battery.
Confidence Your Vehicle Will Deliver to Expectations: PowerFrame® grid technology is designed to minimize the corrosion that leads to premature battery failure, the most frequently replaced vehicle component, allowing for you and your vehicle to continue moving. This corrosion occurs over time because of the charge-discharge cycles your car battery experiences. Purchasing a car battery with PowerFrame® grid technology gives you peace of mind that your car will start day in and day out.
Designed For Reliable Durability: PowerFrame® patented grid technology was built for strength. It is up to 66% more durable and more corrosion-resistant than other grid designs. PowerFrame® grid technology resists the fracturing of the grid to ensure you have a more gradual decline in performance.
Patterned For Power & Performance: The positive grid is what provides the energy to start your car. It’s a critical component of your battery, start after start. The PowerFrame® grid technology pattern is optimized for full grid utilization, providing more than 60% electrical flow for better connectivity. This means more consistent starts.
Environmentally Responsible: The PowerFrame® grid technology manufacturing process is environmentally responsible, using 20% less energy and producing 20% fewer greenhouse gases than other manufacturing methods.
PowerFrame® Battery Applications: Applications PowerFrame® technology can be found in standard flooded batteries and in Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries.
PowerFrame® Battery Construction: Clarios was the first manufacturer of lead-acid batteries in the world to produce a stamped grid. We have been perfecting the PowerFrame® grid technology for more than 15 years and servicing customers with it for over 10 years. PowerFrame® grids are made by rolling metal into strips that are then stamped into the grid shape. The process is continuous and provides the greatest flexibility for power optimization. The rolling process elongates the grain structure, which helps resist corrosion and provides strength even under extreme conditions.
PowerFrame® Battery Benefits:
- Up to 66% more durable and more corrosion-resistant than other grid designs.
- Up 60% better electrical flow than other grid technologies.
- Uses 20% less energy and produces 20% less greenhouse gases than other manufacturing methods.
Count on a Battery with PowerFrame®: Your car and your life have a lot of moving parts. Choose a car battery with PowerFrame® technology to keep it all going. A car battery with PowerFrame® technology is stronger, more durable and manufactured using the latest sustainable processes. The next time you need to replace your car’s battery, make sure you choose one with PowerFrame® technology on the inside.
Learn What’s Inside: The inside of a car battery is made up of various components, but the backbone of every vehicle battery is the positive grid. The positive grid is what starts your car and most commonly is the reason for battery failure. PowerFrame® grid technology provides the design to ensure the backbone of your battery is durable and provides optimum performance.
Industry Leading Manufacturing Process: Clarios was one of the first manufacturers of lead-acid batteries in the world to produce a stamped grid. We have been perfecting the PowerFrame® grid technology for decades. PowerFrame® grids are made by rolling metal into strips that are then stamped into the grid shape. The process is continuous and provides the greatest flexibility for power optimization. The rolling process elongates the grain structure, which helps resist corrosion and provides strength even under extreme conditions. PowerFrame® technology is different from cast grid technology, which is made by a book mold casting process.
- PowerFrame® grid technology is formed from a single sheet of precisely rolled and stamped metal, resulting in an exact pattern every time
- This process is known as “stamping”
- The patented PowerFrame® stamping process enables optimal conductivity and does not fatigue the frame the way other methods do
PowerFrame® Grid Technology vs. Other Grids: Conventional car batteries that use book mold or expanded metal grids are more susceptible to corrosion and expansion. Without a strong frame to preserve the strength of the grid and a grid pattern to help energy flow quickly, a battery’s grid is at risk for causing premature failure. Other production methods like these also lack the optimization and precision engineering that enable the faster recharge that PowerFrame® grid technology delivers.
PowerFrame® Grids: (slideshow with pictures of damage) The grids shown in these photos were removed from batteries operating in the extreme conditions of Las Vegas taxicabs as part of a real-world test conducted by a third party. Battery testing conditions were closely monitored and controlled to achieve unbiased and accurate results.
Tested in Extreme Real-World Conditions: PowerFrame® grid technology has been tested in multiple cities around the world and in the most extreme, real-world conditions such as:
- Patrol Cars
- Passenger Cars
Extreme heat and stop-and-go driving are two of the most demanding applications a battery can face during its lifetime, which makes high heat desert taxicab fleets the ideal test environment for battery performance. Car batteries with PowerFrame® grid technology routinely outlast other manufacturers’ batteries in head-to-head Las Vegas taxi-fleet studies.