Diesel Locomotive Battery

Microtex diesel locomotive engine starter battery

Diesel locomotive engines use heavy-duty industrial diesel locomotive engine starter batteries for starting and operation of a variety of onboard equipment. The  modern diesel locomotive in India is a self-contained version of the electric locomotive.   Like the  electric locomotive in Indian Railways,  it has electric drive, in the form of traction motors driving the axles and controlled with electronics. For over five decades, Microtex has been a technological leader in the development of high-performance industrial lead-acid batteries, especially for Indian Railways.  Microtex continues its commitment to research and development for improving diesel loco starter batteries as per customer need of railway diesel locomotive engine starter battery with RDSO approved specifications.

Microtex diesel locomotive battery - approved by Indian Railways

8v 165Ah loco battery

8v 200Ah loco battery

8v 290Ah loco battery

8v 350Ah loco battery

8v 450Ah loco battery

8v 500Ah loco battery

What sets our diesel locomotive battery apart from the rest?

Microtex have been manufacturing & exporting batteries from 1977.  50 years of manufacturing experience puts our Microtex railway diesel locomotive battery as one of the top railway battery manufacturers.

Our diesel locomotive battery is designed for instant cranking currents, delivering maximum power to start the locomotive engine instantaneously, with deep-discharge performance. Manufactured with very low antimony alloys, they require very less water topping-up. A boon for the railway locomotive application. Approved by RDSO our loco batteries are reliable & perform meeting & exceeding RDSO specifications. With a Microtex diesel locomotive battery, you get:

  • Trouble-free performance
  • Consistent cranking currents
  • Exceeds required number of cranks
  • Excellent reserve capacity
  • Superior sustained cranking current
  • Reduced water topping-up needs
  • Faster charge acceptance with nano-carbons!
  • High power efficiency – recovers from PSoC quickly

Microtex is RDSO Approved Part 1 vendor since 1994

RDSO specifications

Microtex have been supplying locomotive engine starter batteries to the Indian Railways since 1994 & is a highly respected product

Long Service Life

  • Lesser Maintenance Requirements
  • Rugged Container Construction
  • Heavy Duty Locomotive Starter Tubular battery
  • No Melting of Terminals

Superior design

  • Designer lead alloys with low antimony for positive plates & negative plates to prevent failures due to corrosion
  • Low antimony reduces the need to top up more frequently
  • Correctly balanced active materials ensure enhanced energy densities that provide long life & trouble-free performance
  • 150 bar high-pressure die-cast spine grids for tubular positive plates (densely compacted under such high pressures prevent early corrosion failures)
  • Tubular plates – not flat plates!
  • Superior WOVEN tubular gauntlets (not Nonwovens) for tubular plates
  • Woven tubular gauntlets will not rupture in service and active material will not leak causing internal shorts & failure
  • Sturdy PPCP (polypropylene copolymer) for durability
  • Factory fresh charged batteries. No fuss no mess, use straight away

Diesel Locomotive Battery range

Diesel Locomotive batteries built meeting railway specifications, with lead-acid technology. Microtex diesel locomotive battery are available in:

  • 8v 165Ah – 8v 200Ah
  • 8v 290Ah – 8v 350Ah
  • 8v 450Ah – 8v 500Ah

Maintenance & user manual

Always refer the manufacturer’s user manual for safety. You can get the best life out of your diesel locomotive battery by following the manufacturer’s user guide

Charging instructions

Follow the best charging practices to get maximum life from your diesel locomotive battery

GTP, discharge curves & drawings

For GTP, discharge curves, drawings & Diesel Locomotive battery prices or for exports, Please send us a quick message with your requirements. We shall provide you with all information as required.

Requirements for railway diesel locomotive battery

Microtex railway diesel locomotive battery offers 3 of the most important requirements for you:

Reliable – Diesel Locomotive battery caters to an important function in the Diesel Locomotive – dependability. There can be no scope for a diesel locomotive battery failure to start the locomotive when needed

Ease of installation – Microtex Diesel Locomotive battery is designed with simplicity & ease of use. User end railway satisfaction is the prime key to its product success. The Microtex Loco battery is designed in such a way that is meant to be easy to handle & install

Operation – Microtex railway diesel locomotive battery is designed with enough capacity over its lifetime. This ensures operational requirements over trouble-free years of use. Very low antimony alloy coupled with tubular plates ensures that the cells require very less topping up compared to any locomotive battery in the railways. Microtex diesel locomotive battery will start your locomotive engine each & every time without fail!

Locomotive companies want trouble-free Diesel Locomotive Battery, for starting!

A diesel locomotive is a hard to believe display of muscle power & imagination. It amalgamates great mechanical technology including huge 16-cylinder, 2-stroke diesel engine with heavy-weight electric motors & generators & sophisticated computer technology. These locomotives weighing over 100 tons can tow goods & passenger trains at speeds over 120 kmph. The diesel engine makes 3000 plus horsepower & a generator that can turn this into over 4500 amps of electrical current. The drive motors use this current to generate over 60000 pounds of thrust.

Starting this diesel locomotive requires a super heavy-duty battery like Microtex!

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