® The best batteries afloat...mate! No matter what the application...no matter what the power demand... DEKA has the correct battery for the rigorous demands typical of marine service. For pounding vibration due to heavy seas, long cranking due to stubborn engine starting, heavy house power and auxiliary loads, long hours and days of trolling without recharge, and even super-heavy demands of luxury yachts and commercial vessels...DEKA DELIVERS. For over fifty years, DEKA batteries have set the standard for the absolute highest quality and most reliable performance in the industry. With their enviable world class reputation, when you purchase DEKA, you’ve purchased the best. The highest quality, most complete line available, with sizes and types specifically designed to fit virtually ANY marine application. Gas Engine Starting Diesel Engine Starting Multi-battery Systems House Power Trolling Motors Auxiliary Power Communications Shore Power And many more... ® GEL CELL MARINE BATTERIES For years, DEKA DOMINATOR, known simply as “the gray battery,” has set the standard for performance and quality for gel batteries. This tradition continues as DEKA DOMINATOR teams up with DEKA MARINE MASTER to give the discriminating marine battery buyer and system designer the widest choice of the highest quality marine batteries available...anywhere! DEKA DOMINATOR gel batteries offer many significant advantages over conventional liquid acid batteries. Because there is no liquid electrolyte to leak or spill out of the battery, the DOMINATOR can be easily installed in hard-to-reach locations. Even if the DOMINATOR is left discharged for thirty days, it will still come up to 100% of capacity, unlike conventional flooded batteries. Because it has gelled electrolyte, it cannot sulfate like a liquid acid battery, and since there is no liquid, there is no need to check fluid levels. The DOMINATOR’S gelled construction also eliminates vibration damage to plates, a common problem with flooded batteries. The DEKA DOMINATOR even works under water! Features Benefits DEKA Others 100% maintenance free. No need to check fluid levels. Install it and forget it. YES Ideal for engine starting and/or trolling. Great multi-purpose battery. YES Faster recharging. For quicker turnaround time. YES Most NO Most NO Most NO Thick consistency of gelled electrolyte and tight-pack construction. Eliminate the damaging effects of vibration. YES NO Superd deep cycle design. Delivers exceptional deep discharge cycle service. YES Most NO Maximum durability, power and life. YES NO Eliminates dangerous spills, gasses and terminal corrosion (unless severely overcharged). YES Most NO Recharges to full power, even if left discharged for weeks. YES NO Longer life. Convenient for hard-to-reach connection and hook-up. Guarantees highest quality, performance and reliability. For all your marine power needs. YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO Compu-cast, power-path grids and computer-controlled oxide. Sealed, recombinant construction with gelled electrolyte.† Self-discharge rate of less than 1% per month (at 68°F). Resists damaging over-discharges. Easy to install. Over 250 quality control checks. Broad line of sizes and types. † All batteries must be adequately vented to avoid explosive hydrogen gas build up. ® AGM * MARINE BATTERIES Don’t let a dead battery leave you stranded. Cast off with DEKA SEA MATE BATTERIES and you’ll enjoy long, trouble-free hours on the water. DEKA SEA MATE BATTERIES are specially designed for engine starting and the long deep discharges typical of marine applications. The maintenance-free AGM* design immobilizes the electrolyte making DEKA SEA MATE BATTERIES spillproof and leakproof, so they’re safe to use no matter how much your tiny ship (or luxury yacht) gets tossed. DEKA SEA MATE BATTERIES are available in all popular marine sizes with abundant cranking power for quick, easy starting and all the reserve power necessary to keep your auxiliary equipment running strong. * absorbed glass mat † Features Benefits DEKA Others 100% maintenance free. Eliminates need to check fluid levels. YES Most NO Highly micro-porous AGM separators absorb electrolyte. Lowers resistance, increases power and eliminates acid spills, leaks and terminal corrosion. YES Most NO Lower internal resistance. Ensures higher discharge rates and faster starts. YES Most NO Specially engineered and patented safety relief valve system. Controls critical internal gas pressure, keeping outside air out and preventing capacity loss from excessive gas seepage. YES NO Computer-cast power path grids. Assures highest quality and optimum performance. YES NO Individual tank formed plates. Maintains highest quality and most consistent performance. YES NO Faster recharge than conventional batteries. Allows for faster turnaround times. YES NO Sealed construction.† Performs even when submerged. Will not spill. YES NO Easy lift handles. For easy installation. YES NO Flexible design. Installs in any position (Upside-down installation is not recommended.) YES NO Superb dual-purpose design. Delivers great starting and deep discharge cycle service. YES NO All batteries must be adequately vented to avoid explosive hydrogen gas build up. ® STARTING DEKA MARINE MASTER STARTING BATTERIES for quick starts and quality you can rely on. In the starting mode, a gas or diesel marine engine (inboard, outboard or auxiliary type) places a demand for high amperage, or starting current, to “crank the engine” up to starting RPM. This high starting current must be delivered quickly month after month after month. Otherwise, the engine cranks too slowly and may not start at all...especially if the battery has been sitting for long periods, is extremely hot, has been drained by an auxiliary load, or the engine is in an untuned condition. In any event, you can’t start. All you can do is float. Why risk a potentially dangerous “no-start” condition by purchasing an inexpensive, “bargain basement, sale of the week,” so-called marine battery? Many times these inexpensive batteries are nothing more than cheap car batteries with fancy marine labels. Yes, they may work for a while...but sooner or later they will let you down...at the worst possible time, in the worst possible situation. When it comes to batteries, you really do get what you pay for. And with DEKA, you get quality features and benefits that no other manufacturer can provide. DEKA MARINE MASTER STARTING BATTERIES are available in a wide range of power capacities...from medium-duty to super heavy-duty, delivering over 1000 cranking amps of power! Features Benefits DEKA Others Exclusive calcium alloy, full frame grids and plates. Maintenance-free “never needs water” design. Delivers more power per pound of battery. YES NO Deep pocket envelope plate separators. Help prevent life shortening internal short circuits. YES Most NO Exclusive demineralized electrolyte (acid). Reduces water loss and extends life. YES NO Exclusive power path grid design. Directs more energy to terminal posts for maximum power per pound. YES NO Lower profile flush covers. Keep battery top clean and acid-free, and eliminate hold-down problems. No more lost caps! YES Most NO Exclusive “molded-in” post and stainless steel stud dual top terminals. Leakproof design keeps connections corrosion free. Makes installation quick and easy. YES NO Vibration resistant design. Extends life in “wave pounding” marine applications. YES Most NO 250 quality control checks. The most rigorous in the industry! Assure best performance, longest life. YES NO Exclusive power path grids are computer designed to direct maximum power to the terminals for highest cranking performance. Special envelope separators surround each positive plate to protect from “life threatening” short circuits...for longest life. Exclusive “molded-in” terminal posts with stainless steel studs make connections easy...protect against corrosion and failure. The special maintenance-free plates are designed to fit snugly into the container to resist the damaging effects of vibration, dramatically extending life. ® DEEP CYCLE DEKA MARINE MASTER DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES deliver the power for trolling motors, auxiliary loads, communications and electronic equipment. In contrast to the quick surge of power that is required for starting, deep cycle batteries are called upon to deliver smaller amounts of current over long periods of hours or days, rather than seconds. While DEKA deep cycle batteries can deliver plenty of starting power, they are specifically designed to withstand the special rigors of long, deep discharges and long, slow recharges. These super deep discharges and recharges can literally tear ordinary batteries apart from the inside. Sitting in a discharged condition causes the battery to corrode on the inside, just like iron rusts and corrodes in the salt air. If not recharged promptly and properly, the plates in a battery can disintegrate and fall apart in short order. The DEKA MARINE MASTER DEEP CYCLE series is specifically designed to withstand this harsh environment. DEKA batteries may cost more than other so-called “deep cycle” batteries... but they deliver so much more. We have designed and built our batteries especially for the severity of deep cycle service. Others simply take car batteries and put a deep cycle label on them. No wonder they are so cheap. With DEKA, you get what you pay for. Features Benefits DEKA Others Thicker heavy-duty full frame grids and plates. Withstand the corrosive environment inside the battery. Deliver longer life. YES Most NO Exclusive high density plate paste. Delivers longer life. YES Most NO Exclusive deep pocket envelope plate separators. Protect from internal short circuits for longer life. YES Most NO Special fiberglass mat plate wrap. Glass fibers embed themselves into surface of plate to act as reinforcement against plate shedding for longest life. YES Most NO Exclusive demineralized electrolyte (acid). Pure demineralized electrolyte assures longer life. YES NO Vibration resistant design. Assures best performance and life. YES Most NO Convenient carrying handle. For easy transport and installation. YES Some Exclusive 250 quality control checks. For maximum performance and life. YES NO Plates are wrapped in fiberglass to retard shedding. This extends life and improves “aged” performance. Our grids and plates feature full frames for maximum strength and life. OURS THEIRS Special handles and terminals make installation easy. Starting Battery Deep Cycle Battery Relative Battery Life Controlled lab tests show the superiority of the DEKA MARINE MASTER DEEP CYCLE battery vs. starting type batteries in typical deep cycle service. ® DUAL PURPOSE DEKA MARINE MASTER DUAL PURPOSE BATTERIES are ideal for heavy-duty starting and moderate deep cycle service. Ideally, you would have one battery for starting and an auxiliary deep cycle battery for the trolling motor and/or other accessories. However, when you can only have one battery on board, it should be a dual purpose battery. The DEKA MARINE MASTER DUAL PURPOSE CYCLING/STARTING series was designed especially for the user that requires reliable starting and moderate deep cycle service. This series has all of the quality you’ve come to expect from DEKA... and fits perfectly between the starting and heavy-duty, deep cycling batteries shown on previous pages. Use it for your larger, harder-starting engines and/or moderate-duty trolling or accessory loads. The DEKA DUAL PURPOSE is an ideal compromise between the unique demands of starting service and deep cycling, low amp draw service. Features Benefits DEKA Others Exclusive special dual alloy, full frame grids and plates. Full frame design won’t short circuit like others with jagged-edged grids and plates. Delivers longer life. YES NO Deep pocket envelope plate separators. Help prevent life shortening internal short circuits. YES Most NO Exclusive high density plate paste. Delivers longer life. YES Most NO Exclusive demineralized electrolyte (acid). Reduces water loss. Extends life. YES NO Exclusive power path grid design. Directs more energy to terminal posts for maximum power per pound. YES NO Exclusive “molded-in” post and stainless steel stud dual top terminals. Leakproof design keeps connections corrosion-free. Makes installation easy. YES NO Vibration resistant design. Extends life in “wave pounding” marine applications. YES Most NO 250 quality control checks. Assures best performance, longest life. YES NO DEKA MARINE BATTERY ACCESSORIES In addition to a wide range of batteries, DEKA also makes a wide range of BATTERY ACCESSORIES. No matter what your needs... from battery cables to special primary wire...special battery terminals and connectors to hold-down brackets...UL boat cable to trailer wire. DEKA BONDED BOAT TRAILER WIRE ranges in gauge from 14/2 to 18/4 and features all copper strand core with PVC coating which meets SAE and ATA specifications...bonded parallel trailer wire and trailer lighting cable, especially designed for RVs and boat utility trailers with color coded conductors for circuit identification. DEKA ACCESSORIES are made with the same high, world-class quality as our battery line. ® COMMERCIAL DEKA MARINE MASTER COMMERCIAL BATTERIES are designed for heavy-duty cycling and starting service. Commercial service places especially harsh demands on batteries. Standard starting, deep cycle, and dual purpose batteries cannot maintain the power required by your engine and auxiliary equipment. The DEKA MARINE MASTER COMMERCIAL BATTERY line offers the widest selection of sizes and types to fit your specific needs. Traditional methods of wiring batteries together in banks of two or more met power requirements. However, they were typically unable to withstand the pounding vibrations, harsh temperature extremes, and corrosive saltwater environments. Only DEKA MARINE MASTER COMMERCIAL BATTERIES, designed for this type of service, can repeatedly stand up to this kind of abuse. Features Benefits DEKA Others Thickest heavy-duty full frame grids and plates. Withstand the corrosive environment inside the battery. Deliver longer life. YES Most NO Computer controlled plate paste. Delivers more power per pound of battery. YES Most NO Deep pocket envelope plate separators in most popular sizes. Protect from internal short circuits, for longer life. YES Most NO Special fiberglass mat dual insulation plate wrap (on select types). Glass fibers embed themselves into surface of plate to act as reinforcement against plate shedding for longer life. YES Most NO Vibration resistant design. For longest life and reliability. YES Most NO Heavy-duty polypropylene container and cover. Withstand pounding vibration and abuse. YES Most NO Special heavy-duty internal construction. Withstands the rigors of commercial service. Extends life and reliability. YES Many NO 250 quality control checks. Assure best performance, longest life. YES NO Numerous, thicker plates deliver maximum power. Plates are fully protected on all sides from life threatening short circuits. Reinforced, heavy-duty polypropylene containers resist abuse and breakage in tough commercial applications. Extra heavy-duty internal connections assure resistance to failure during rugged use...delivering longer life and maximum performance. World’s Largest and Most Modern Single-site Battery Manufacturing Facility SPECIALTY BATTERY PLANT S-1 CENTRAL SERVICES SMELTER AND REFINERY AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY PLANT A-3 CABLE AND WIRE PLANT INDUSTRIAL BATTERY PLANT KELLER TECHNICAL CENTER PLASTICS MOLDING PLANT DISTRIBUTION CENTER S ince 1946, East Penn has been producing high quality batteries for the industrial, automotive, commercial, marine, stationary and specialty markets. A progressive company committed to the future, East Penn operates the largest single-site manufacturing facility in the industry. To keep up with the increasing demand for our high quality products, East Penn is pursuing an aggressive expansion plan. In fact, our new high-tech facilities and computer monitoring and control systems have made us the industry’s most technologically advanced battery manufacturer. All Deka batteries and accessories are produced at a huge single-site manufacturing site, pictured above. Facilities at this 520+ acre site include an industrial battery plant, three automotive battery plants, a specialty battery “POWERED FOR PERFORMANCE” plant, a wire and cable manufacturing plant, a state-of-the-art oxide facility, an acid reclamation plant, a modern technical center, an EPA permitted lead smelter and refinery, a pilot plant, two water purification plants, a fully equipped machine shop, a fleet repair and maintenance garage, plus dozens of other support facilities. Our innovative computer-integrated manufacturing techniques, combined with more than 250 quality assurance checks, ensure that every Deka battery meets our rigid quality and performance standards. 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