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September 16, 2019

Keeping batteries out of the landfill is critical to keeping our planet green. By returning your dead batteries to us you you get them recycled AND you get paid cash for them too. The batteries get smashed and the plastic is re-used, and the lead is re-used, providing...

August 14, 2019

Lithium batteries last much longer than lead acid batteries and require much less maintenance. They are also much more efficient in their discharge and recharge cycling. 

Lead acid batteries are best when only discharged 50%

Lithium batteries can be discharged up to 80%...

August 14, 2019

This is about sealed lead acid batteries. For lithium batteries see our blog on lithium batteries.

When it comes to SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries there is more than one quality of battery. Some are actually designed for general purpose things like an alarm panel or a...

April 30, 2019

Lead acid batteries discharge at 0.01 volts per day at 0 celcius and up to 0.02 volts per day in warmer weather. That means after 2-3 months of not being charged your battery can fail.

What can you do? Charge your batteries often or buy a battery maintenance charger fro...

May 24, 2018

Sometimes you can squeeze a bit more life out of your almost dead battery. There is no real way of making them good as new but sometimes you can get just a bit more life from them when you need them. 

1. When your battery gets to very low voltage, a lot of smart charger...

February 8, 2018

Keeping your RV batteries alive takes a few steps to ensure they last as long as possible.

Make sure you never let the water go below the lead plates. Keep the water topped up to about 1/2 an inch above the lead plates. You can see them if you lift the battery cap and l...

October 23, 2017

Vehicle batteries are fully charged at 12.7 volts. They can read a little higher if they have been recently charged.

The first step on a maintenance free battery is checking the eye on the battery to see if it is green. If it is clear or black, your battery is not healt...

August 21, 2017

It can be hard to tell what a good battery is just by looking at the outside of it. Different manufacturers use different materials of various qualities. The end result is all of them work, but the good ones (like Century Batteries) work for longer. 

Some of the di...

June 22, 2017

Everybody knows someone who could use a mobility scooter or medical scooter. When you check around you quickly see just how much they can be. If you need a very robust unit, then you will indeed have to pay more. 

But there are other options. The three wheel trikes can...

June 14, 2017

When batteries are joined from positive to positive, and negative to negative, this is called parallel. Think of it as a two fences. One for the negatives, one for the positives. They are parallel to each other and never cross over each other.

Parallel connections incre...

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February 8, 2018