Northstar Batteries


Aztec is the official South African agent for NorthStar batteries. The NorthStar Battery Company manufactures highly advanced sealed (VRLA AGM) lead-acid batteries for critical power applications in the telecom, UPS, mining and military markets.




NorthStar Specifications and Performance Tables


NorthStar is one of only two battery manufacturers in the world which utilise high quality pure lead tin alloy in their batteries as opposed to the cheaper and lesser quality lead calcium as found in most other lead-acid batteries.


NorthStar’s environmentally friendly manufacturing plant is located in the USA, where strict environmental and quality standards are adhered to. The plant uses state-of-the-art manufacturing and processing equipment and is able to record every step of a product’s production cycle.


Formed by a leading team of international battery engineers with 100 years collective experience in the design and manufacture of standby sealed lead-acid batteries, NorthStar is today registered to both ISO-9001 and ISO-14001.


NorthStar’s quality of design and manufacture is unsurpassed and the company thus is without a doubt the world’s leading manufacturer of premium quality sealed lead-acid batteries.


NorthStar’s customers:


Vodacom - South Africa

Telkom - South Africa

American Power Conversion (for AT&T)

Bechtel (for AT&T Wireless)       


E-Plus – Germany

Ericsson AB (Major OEM)

Gold Fields Limited     

Hutchinson - Whampoa

Lucas – Benning             
Telefonica – Brazil


Motorola – UMTS program Swindon UK

Power-One (USA, Europe, Russia & Asia)

Siemens – Munich and South Africa

South Africa Air Force

Swaziland Electricity Board

Telefonica – Mexico

TeliaSonera – Finland

Telkom - South Africa   
Telstra Mobile – Australia

Telus – Canada

Tyco Electronics

Verizon Wireless           

Vodacom - South Africa

Vodafone – Netherlands

Vodafone – Netherlands


NorthStar’s references:


Aegis Communications Group    

Anheuser Busch Companies      

Aon Corporation            

AT&T Wireless


Caesars Entertainment, Inc.       

Cardinal Health


Conair Corp.     

Delta Airlines

Disney World     

Duke University 

Emery Medical Centre

Federal Aviation Administration  


Florida Highway Patrol

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.       

Honda Motor Company

JP Morgan Chase/Banc One


Kyocera Mita     

Marriott Vacation Club

Northrop Grumman



RR Donnelley    

Sara Lee           

State Farm Insurance    

Sun Microsystems         

TDS Telecom

The Trane Company      

The Vanguard Group     

U.S. Coast Guard          

United States Postal Service      

Utah Dept. of Transport

Wachovia Corporation   

Washington Mutual        

Wilmington Trust           



NorthStar’s approvals:

Bellcore GR-63-Core,

Issue 1, Compliance Test Program

Requirement includes seismic

zone 4 operation


British Standard BS 6290: Part 4: 1997

Lead-acid stationary cells and batteries.

Part 4 Specification for classifying valve regulated types


DOT 49CFR173.159(d) (i) and (ii)

Non-hazardous shipping



Design life > 15 years @ 20°C


Telecordia SR 4228 (formerly Bellcore TR-NWT-000766)

VRLA Battery String Certification Levels Based on Requirements for Safety and Performance


Telkom Specification SP-AP0016

Network Stationary Batteries


UL Approval

All NSB products meet the UL requirements for flame retardancy, UL V-0, and proper venting operation


Deutsche Telekom De Telmmobilien Standards


ISO 9001 / 14000


For detailed specifications or any queries related to the NorthStar range of batteries, visit the NorthStar website or alternatively please feel free to contact Aztec by phone, fax or email.