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BBL Exeter

We specialise in providing portable power solutions for practically every conceivable application, both industrial and domestic. With over thirty years’ experience BBL Batteries (formerly Bristol Batteries Ltd) knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable in helping you to decide on exactly the right product for your specific needs.

Over the past twenty years, technological progress in areas as diverse as telecommunications and solar energy has engendered a spectacular increase in the demand for batteries. This has led to dramatic advances in the battery industry with new products being developed offering longer life and faster recharging times while being contained in smaller units.

At BBL Batteries we have kept pace with progress and currently stock over 5,000 different products. Our extensive range includes battery technologies covering Sealed Lead Acid, Gel, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium and Alkaline. Additionally, we can design and build battery packs to your specification at our specialist pack manufacturing facility.

Exeter News

  • Do you drive a Ford and watch 3 and a half hours of TV a day?...
  • 20 August 2017
  • The average modern family wakes up at 6:55am on a weekday, watches three and a half hours of television a day - and has a Ford on the driveway. A study into 2,000 UK families found clans up and down the country tuck into two takeaways a month, most often on a Saturday night, and get just three hours of quality time together per day. They allow themselves an hour long lie-in on a weekend - getting up at 7:55 am - and send the kids to bed at 8:30pm, with sleepy adults following just an hour later...

    Do you drive a Ford and watch 3 and a half hours of TV a day?...

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  • Exeter newly-weds appeal for help to find their stolen wedding...
  • 20 August 2017
  • Exeter newly-weds Dom and April Cromwell are appealing for help to trace their wedding pictures which were on two computer hard-drives stolen from their photographer's car.The solicitor and teacher, both aged 27, who live in Topsham Road, Exeter, were married at Kingsteignton Church followed by a reception at Shilstone House near Ivybridge at the end of July.Their photographer took several thousand pictures during the day. He had them with him in his car as he was planning to edit them during a...

    Exeter newly-weds appeal for help to find their stolen wedding...

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  • VIDEO: The Devon-made scrum machine aiming to make rugby safer
  • 20 August 2017
  • The Devon designer of an innovative new scrum machine hopes his creation will make rugby safer and reduce the risk of concussion in the sport. Jason Allen of 360 Rugby Coaching unveiled his "Synergy" scrum machine at Barnstaple Rugby Club on Friday, where members of the club's youth section tested it out. Devised by Jason and crafted by DSB Engineering in Barnstaple, the Devon developed piece of equipment to improve safety in the game - as well as "improving the game in the...

    VIDEO: The Devon-made scrum machine aiming to make rugby safer

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  • It's a wonder the Westcountry doesn't sink under the weight of...
  • 20 August 2017
  • Tiz a funny old thing, this tourism lark. They'm 'ere, they'm there… They'm damn-well everywhere…That is what the old Westcountry rustic who lives deep inside me was thinking when I was in Cornwall on journalistic duties this week.I wondered if some seismologist was to employ the help of sensitive equipment, would they be able to prove that Cornwall sinks ever so slightly into the sea under the weight of all those tourists? I'm adding the weight of the cars, caravans and the...

    It's a wonder the Westcountry doesn't sink under the weight of...

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  • Retired builder from Barnstaple guilty of indecently assaulting...
  • 20 August 2017
  • A retired builder has been cleared of seven counts of sexually abusing one teenaged girl but found guilty of indecently assaulting another.Pensioner David Shaddick was convicted of a single offence of touching a girl during an impromptu sex education lesson when she was about 12 and visiting his home in North Devon.He was cleared of seven counts of abusing a second girl when she was aged 12 to 14 and of taking indecent pictures of her with a Polaroid camera.A jury at Exeter Crown Court were...

    Retired builder from Barnstaple guilty of indecently assaulting...

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  • Chatroom user from Buckfastleigh denies online abuse of underage...
  • 20 August 2017
  • A chatroom user has denied trying to persuade under age girls in America to touch themselves while he watched their webcams on his computer.Martin Vincent, aged 54, of Market Street, Buckfastleigh, pleaded not guilty to causing or inciting a 12-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.He also denied attempting to incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in penetrative activity. Both offences were allegedly committed between December 2014 and July...

    Chatroom user from Buckfastleigh denies online abuse of underage...

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  • Seagulls perfect pasty-stealing technique in seaside resort -...
  • 20 August 2017
  • According to the biopic The First of the Few, RJ Mitchell, who designed the iconic Second World War Spitfire fighter plane, got his inspiration from seagull wings. But actually there's some maths and aero science by which the shape itself can be derived to achieve advantages in flight.Photographer Richard Austin took to the Lyme Regis seafront to seek his own inspiration. "Having spent quite a few hours photographing these masters of the sky I am very impressed with their aerodynamic skills...

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  • Sunday traffic causes delays on Devon's roads - live updates
  • 20 August 2017
  • There are delays on roads across Devon yet again on Sunday and we'll be bringing you the latest updates. In North Devon, the A388 is closed after a cyclist suffered serious injuries in a fall from his bike. While there is also congestion on the A38 and M5 with holiday traffic taking to the roads. For the latest news and breaking news visit DevonLive.com/news. Get all the headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Have you got anything to add? Get...

    Sunday traffic causes delays on Devon's roads - live updates

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  • Man taken to hospital after falling on rocks in Torquay
  • 20 August 2017
  • A man suffered head injuries after falling onto rocks in Torquay during the early hours of Sunday morning.Paramedics and the Coastguard were called to Hopes Nose at 4am to treat the man who had fallen.He was taken by lifeboat to Torquay harbour before going to hospital by ambulance.Read more: Tail-end of Hurricane Gert brings a tropical blast across the Atlantic to DevonA Torbay Coastguard spokesman: "This morning Maritime and Coastguard Agency paged us to assist South Western Ambulance...

    Man taken to hospital after falling on rocks in Torquay

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  • Divers who clear ghost nets from Devon waters may face Government...
  • 20 August 2017
  • Divers who remove "ghost" fishing gear lost from trawlers will be charged for doing it, the Marine Management Organisation says.Earlier this month a team from Ghost Fishing UK, an underwater conservation team, joined forces with Healthy Seas, Milliken and Aquafil to clean up the James Eagan Lane, a wreck in Whitsand Bay, South East Cornwall.They removed more than 100kg of deadly monofilament "ghost net" from the ship, which sank during the Second World War. She had become...

    Divers who clear ghost nets from Devon waters may face Government...

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  • A388 in North Devon closed after man falls from bicycle and...
  • 20 August 2017
  • The busy A388 road in North Devon was closed in both directions as emergency services dealt with an incident involving a cyclist.Police said a man in his 70s fell from his bicycle and suffered serious head injuries.It is not believed any other vehicle was involved. The cyclist was taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance. His condition is being treated as life-threatening.The section of road was closed and cordoned off by police who were investigating what happened.The location was...

    A388 in North Devon closed after man falls from bicycle and...

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  • Stranded speedboat rescued off east Devon coast
  • 20 August 2017
  • A speedboat was rescued after getting into trouble off the coast of east Devon on Saturday evening.Sidmouth and Exmouth RNLI came to the aid of four people aboard the 18-foot vessel after it suffered an engine failure at around 6pm.The two lifeboat teams had to work together to locate the boat which was discovered two miles from Otterton Ledge near Budleigh Salterton. The Sidmouth lifeboat towed the speedboat to Exmouth where the relieved passengers could disembark.A spokesman for Sidmouth RNLI...

    Stranded speedboat rescued off east Devon coast

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