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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...

June 7, 2017

Scooters and e-bikes have quite a few sizes of batteries in them. There are universal batteries that fit them, and batteries specifically designated for electric vehicles. They look very similar and both will fit.. The difference is in the quality of construction, and...

May 12, 2017

A solar system set up for your RV is simple once you understand how it all works.

It starts with the solar panel taking energy from the sun and converting it to electrical power you can use. They typically operate around 17 volts and are rated in watts for how much powe...

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

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...

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

The function of an RV generator is to charge the battery bank or use it directly as a power source to 120 volt AC outlets. (TV, microwave, air conditioner, furnace etc...)

If you use it to charge the battery bank, be aware that it is not a very efficient method at all....

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