Powering World Records…

April 11, 2013

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The world record attempt for the longest cold water scuba dive…

It takes place on Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st April 2013 Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland to increase the awareness and to raise money for charities (Marine Conservation Society; Ulster Wildlife Trust Living Seas; Royal National Lifeboat Institution & Irish Whale and Dolphin Group).

Fergal Glynn is the Lead Diver for the attempt. SCUBA diving since the age of 10, Fergal has been an experienced member of QUBSAC (Queen’s University of Belfast Sub-Aqua Club) for over 5 years. He has dived in a variety of conditions and locations and for a variety of purposes. During his time with the club Fergal has held the committee positions of Training Officer, Engineer, Diving Officer and President.

Fergal will be assisted by an experienced team of support divers consisting of current and past QUBSAC members as well as a select few experienced divers affiliated with the club. There will also be a large surface support team made up of club members.

The Rules

The current record stands at 13 hours 4 minutes, set by Paul Devane in Killary, Co. Galway. The original record had been set by his brother Declan, in memory of his son. The QUBSAC team, led by Fergal Glynn, will attempt to set a new record – 24 hours.

Requirements for record dive:

  1. Must be in sea of 10m depth
  2. 20mins of dive must be beneath 6m
  3. Water temperature lower than 15C
  4. At no time can the diver break the surface

Fergal will be wearing SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Appartus), with no connection to the surface. Special equipment will allow him to change gas cylinders underwater and he will be wearing a very good exposure suit system to cope with the cold. Most of the equipment consists of items Fergal uses on a regular basis, with some additions and modifications.

He will be accompanied at all times by (apart from the support diver) a light and camera system to record and stream the event live.

Power-Sonic have supplied the QUBSAC team with three PS121000 (12V 100Ah) batteries to act as back-up power for the gen-set they will be using to power the event coverage.


Lead Diver Fergal Glynn

You can follow the team on Twitter (#24HourBender – twitter.com/24hourbender) and find them on Facebook (facebook.com/24hourbender).

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Introducing the new OPzV range

October 30, 2012

Introducing the new OPzV range by Power-Sonic: a 2 volt tubular gel battery that has a design life in float service of 20 years (@20 degrees C).

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  • Photovoltaic / Solar / Wind
  • Telecommunications
  • Cycling / Float service
  • Wheelchair / Electric vehicle
  • Boats/Marine/Navigational Aids
  • Portable medical equipment
  • Telecommunications
  • Radio and cellular telephone relay stations
  • Emergency lighting systems
  • Railway signalling
  • Maritime standby power on ships and ashore
  • Process and control engineering
  • Buoy lighting

Close up of the OPzV showing its tubular plate design


  • Sealed Maintenance Free   Valve regulated, spill proof construction allows trouble free, safe operation . Can be supplied as a standard vertical installation or by special request, for a horizontal installation. The sealed system eliminates electrolyte checking and water addition. The gases generated are recombined internally during normal use.
  • Shelf Life and Storage   Special vents, high purity lead and grid alloys assure a low self-discharge rate and consequently a long shelf life. Lower Storage temperatures enhance shelf life characteristics even further.
  • Very Low Self Discharge Less than 2 % per month
  • Long Standby Service Life   Tubular plate design yields a design life of up to 20 years in standby applications
  • Cyclic Use   1700 cycles in accordance with IEC 896-2 (20°C).The number of charge /discharge cycles depends on the capacity taken from the battery (a function of discharge rate and depth of discharge) operating temperature and charging method.
  • Design Flexibility   Batteries may be used in series and/or parallel to give you choice of voltage and capacity.
  • Compact Design   Power-Sonic Batteries utilise the state of the art design, highest grade materials, and a carefully controlled plate making process to provide excellent output per cell.
  • Designed-in Reliability     Cutting edge, manufacturing and process control combined with strict quality assurance procedures guarantee consistent and dependable performance.
  • Wide Operating Temperature Range Charge: -15 to 50° C   Discharge: -15 to 60° C Storage: -20° to + 50° C (in fully charged condition)

Find the entire range here at our website where you can download each product datasheet for an in-depth view of an OPzV battery.

tel: 01268-560686   fax: 01268-560902  email: sales@power-sonic.co.uk   twitter: @powersonic1

CHARITY: Race the Sun Event

September 5, 2012

EXHIBITION: Expoprotection 2012 (4th-7th December)

September 3, 2012


Power-Sonic Europe Ltd will be exhibiting at this years Expoprotection in Paris.

This is a large security exhibition and conference in Paris. Our French office will be attending along with some representatives from our UK office too.

Feel free to visit us at Hall 7.3, Aile D, Stand 0.17.

Accurate CAD models coming soon…

August 28, 2012

We are currently creating accurate CAD models of our popular ranges as we speak.

The models will be used to help our customers with their product designs, UPS systems and also getting up close to the products from your office chair!

This little video shows off the detail used in this PS12170 (12V 17Ah) model.

Our vision is to have these models up on our website so you can digitally pick them up and spin them around. In the mean-time if you use a CAD program such as Sketchup you can download models from here.

Electronica 2012 – Power-Sonic Stand

August 9, 2012

Power-Sonic will be exhibiting at this years Electronica 2012 in Munich. If you are attending feel free to visit us and have a chat at Hall B2, Stand 155.
This is a visualisation of our stand in the Exhibition hall.



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April 23, 2012

Behind the Scenes…

We are currently in the process of filming some promotional information videos for our YouTube channel. The videos will communicate all aspects of using Power-Sonic Valve Regulated Lead Acid batteries.

The images below were taken from the set of the first video (still in production)

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