Category: Battery Basics

How To Calculate A Battery Charge Time

How To Calculate A Battery Charge Time

Ever wondered how a lead-acid battery’s charge duration is calculated? This is the formula to calculate the charge duration: Battery Charge Time = Battery Capacity / Charging CurrentTime (Hours) = Amp Hours / Amps So

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How Do Batteries Die?

How Do Batteries Die?

When the active material in the plates of a battery can no longer sustain a discharge current, a battery “dies”. Normally a car (or starting) battery “ages” as the active positive plate material sheds (or

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How To Jump Start A Car

How To Jump Start A Car

WARNING: Always wear protective spectacles whenever dealing with car batteries. If done incorrectly, jumping a dead battery can be dangerous and financially risky. These procedures are ONLY for vehicles are that are both negatively grounded

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Types Of Deep Cycle Batteries

Types Of Deep Cycle Batteries

Unlike batteries used to start engines, deep cycle batteries are designed to store power. They have fewer and thicker lead plates as compared to starter batteries. Starter batteries are designed to provide a sudden surge

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Lead Acid Battery Anatomy

Anatomy Of A Lead Acid Battery

BATTERY CONSTRUCTION Lead-acid batteries contain a diluted sulfuric acid electrolyte and positive and negative electrodes, in the form of several plates. Since the plates are made of lead or lead-derived materials, this type of battery

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