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May 12, 2017

It isn't always easy to tell if it is the battery, the alternator, or the starter. 

If the car is trying to turn over - sounds like whirrrrrr in a steady flow - it isn't likely to be the battery. 

If the car lights are bright it probably isn't likely to be the battery. 

I...

February 24, 2017

If you are going to use solar power there are a number of things to consider. The bigger the panel, the more amps it can pass to the controller to pass to the batteries. A 100 watt panel in good sun can do around 5 amps per hour charge to the batteries. A rule of the t...

February 24, 2017

The people that make batteries know that lead and sulfuric acid will store electrical current. That is what batteries do. They STORE electrical current, they don't create it.

The people that make batteries also discovered the best way for the battery to store that energ...

December 27, 2016

Wheelchair and scooter batteries come in a variety of qualities. They are rated in cycles ( How often you can discharge them then recharge them and have them still work ) as opposed to over how many months. The warranty may say something like they are one year but tech...

May 6, 2016

Cranking amps are the numbers of amperes a lead-acid battery at 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12 volt battery). 

Cold Cranking amps are the number of amperes a lead-acid battery at 0 degre...

May 6, 2016

A solar panel can do a great job of helping recharge your batteries. They are rated in watts and this indicates how much power they can send through to the batteries. 

A 90 watt panel operates at about 17 volts and in bright sun can put out about 5 amps. The energy has...

May 6, 2016

No it does not. 

Many many years ago when batteries were made from a tar or rubber like case they had the potential to absorb water up from the concrete into the battery itself. 

Since the invention of plastic this can no longer happen. It has been out there forever to n...

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