Batteries

Bringing you anything about batteries, chargers and related topics. Explaining proper care, chemistry composition and latest battery technologies.
  • Using a Battery Maintainer Saves Time and Money

    Maintaining your motorcycle, jetski, snowmobile battery with a maintainer saves you money. Batteries are an essential component to each of your vehicles. These devices power both the electronics and the starting systems of your car, boat or motor home. While everyday vehicles can recharge their batteries through the vehicle’s alternator...
  • Disposal of Batteries is Everyones Responsibilities

    Abandoned SLA Car Battery

    Batteries left anywhere except in proper facilities hurt our environment.

    The average person throws away eight household batteries each year. In the United States alone, battery retailers sell nearly three billion batteries annually. When broken down, this figure comes out to an average of 32 batteries per family. Unfortunately, all these batteries contain heavy metals that can contaminate the environment. For example, some batteries contain mercury, lead, nickel and cadmium. To save the planet from hazardous waste, people must learn about proper battery disposal. Continue reading

  • Taking Batteries into the New Year - 2013 Resolutions

    We’ve made it through the Black Friday rush.  The one that started on Thanksgiving, right after dinner’s dishes were washed and lasted clear into the next week.   On average, people spent $423 each that single day!

    Then, we successfully passed the end of the world.  12-21-12 didn’t have the same apocalyptic kick that the hype led us to believe.  Maybe this is because the Mayans were completely wrong.  After all, this isn’t the first time the calendar has ended and the world kept on turning.  Remember when BC switched to AD?  Or, perhaps, December 21st would have been a global celebration rather than destruction, since the ancient civilization traditionally celebrated the New Year on that day.  I particularly like to believe a recent commercial in which the company Jell-O makes a sacrifice to appease the angry gods.

    After that, came Christmas itself.  Continue reading

  • Winter On the Way - Are Your Batteries Ready?

    Batteryman Jet Ski vs Snowmobile

    Batteryman comments: "Summer or winter, batteries that are not being used should be protected."

    Winter is almost here.  The seasonal change from green grass and short-shorts to Jack Frost, scarves, and gloves can bring about many adjustments to daily life.  Out with the roller blades and in with the ice skates.  Flip the switch from leaf blower to snow blower.  It’s time to pack up motorcycles, jet skis, speed boats, etc. and rip the cover off that snowmobile.  Nobody, though, could possibly enjoy getting the entire family bundled up in winter gear for an afternoon of kicking up fresh fallen powder, just to find a dead battery that could take an hour to get charged.  In this transitional time of the year, it is important to consider how to properly maintain the battery in a power sports vehicle during extended periods without use.  First, what causes a battery to lose its charge when not being used?  Then, what can be done to stop it? Continue reading

  • What Exactly is an AGM Battery?

    Solar panels are a large investment. In order to have a properly working and efficient system, the system needs to have a good battery bank. A good battery bank will keep the system regulated, a constant power supply to the house, and be low maintenance. The initial investment for absorbent glass material (AGM) batteries is well worth the long term required maintenance costs. AGM batteries are a specific type of valve regulated lead-acid batteries (VRLA)

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