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Help For Keeping Cars Starting In Extreme Cold ...

Help For Keeping Cars Starting In Extreme Cold ... | All about batteries | Scoop.it
If there's any chance a vehicle might not start in the morning, the battery is likely to blame. There are some things to do to prevent batteries from dying in the cold. “Start your car up and let it run until the engine is warm.
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Hi the best idea is to have your battery checked out before the winter or when the car has a regular service. If you are having problems starting your car in cold weather then the first thing to do is to have it tested. Most garages and Auto-centres will give you a "Free" battery test. Your car will show signs of not starting, so once this happens then get your battery tested do not leave it to the last minute, which will probably be when your out Christmas shopping ?...Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Fiat 500e is the First EV with a Bosch Battery Pack Fitted

Fiat 500e is the First EV with a Bosch Battery Pack Fitted | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Bosch is moving ahead with the reorganization of its lithium-ion traction battery operations.
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Bosch batteries are one of the Worlds premier battery products and it is no surprise to me that they would be involved in the future of battery power fitted to the EV cars that are now sterting to penetrate our markets.

Bosch batteries are part of the Johnson Controls family of battery manufacturing. This also includes Varta batteries another premium product from Johnson Controls, the Worlds largest battery makers.I alos think that the Fiat 500 is a great little car and should do well in EV vehicle market...Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Burlington nurse uses car battery and Christmas lights to propose on waterfront

Burlington nurse uses car battery and Christmas lights to propose on waterfront | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Burlington nurse uses car battery and Christmas lights to propose on waterfrontBurlingtonFreePress.comDaniel, 26, praying that the timer and car battery his lights were connected to would work, waited for his project to illuminate in the shape of...
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This is a great story and a great way to use a car battery. I admire the guy for thinking of such a nice way to propose.

In this day and age it makes you proud that some old fashion values are still surviving. Doing it in this way is certainly a first for me ,certainly not in the UK where i live. I hope that she disposed of the old battery responsibly and have a great future together, a truly great Christmas story... Eric Roberts

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Button Batteries May Be Harmful To Children this Christmas

Button Batteries May Be Harmful To Children this Christmas | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The glow of the holidays grows all the brighter with toys that blink, light up, sing and shine, but that glow could be eclipsed by the danger that lurks inside.
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Hi when i saw this article i was surprised at the amount of accidents that happen in the home, by children swallowing these small batteries. Although my wife and i have reared 8 children we have never come across  this sort of accident before. I just did not realise how many kids find these little batteries and swallow them thinking that they are sweets or candy. i have written a blog for more information on this important subject...http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=4557

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Don't Let Your Motorcycle Battery Catch Cold This Winter

Don't Let Your Motorcycle Battery Catch Cold This Winter | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Putting a motorcycle in storage over winter does not mean that owners can forget about the battery until the spring, warn motorcycle battery maintenance experts Optimate.
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This is one of those stories that makes my blood boil. The number of people, mainly motorcyclists and golfers that just leave their batteries in a cold garage over the winter period. We are always getting people back to us saying that their battery wont take any charge after winter storage . The thing to do is to keep your battery charged over the winter peiod, if the battery is too flat, then it will not recover. The answer is to invest in a "plug and forget" charging system, Optimate and Numax make these devices. All you do is connect them up and the battery will be charged when the charge drops and will be ready to go after the winter perion...Eric Roberts http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/motorcycle-batteries

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New light and powerful battery hope for EVs | TheGreenCarWebsite ...

New light and powerful battery hope for EVs | TheGreenCarWebsite ... | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Researchers trying to develop new lightweight yet high energy batteries for electric cars-have excelled, beating their own target for capacity by more than 10 per cent. That's despite a target for a 15 per cent reduction in weight ...
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Solar power when the sun has set - CNN

Solar power when the sun has set - CNN | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Solar power when the sun has setCNNThe professor of materials chemistry at MIT is leading an effort to develop a new kind of battery -- a "liquid metal battery" -- that would enable the economical storage of energy from solar, wind and other sources...
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Improving lithium battery performance - Phys.Org

Improving lithium battery performance - Phys.Org | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Improving lithium battery performancePhys.Org(Phys.org)—Lithium batteries are used in many devices such as cell phones, computers and cameras, among others.
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Development of VRLA batteries shifting focus to gel types - Global Sources

Development of VRLA batteries shifting focus to gel types - Global Sources | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Global SourcesDevelopment of VRLA batteries shifting focus to gel typesGlobal SourcesVRLA battery suppliers in China are pursuing R&D of gel variants further, although mature AGM units continue to dominate production.
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How improved batteries will make electric vehicles competitive | KurzweilAI | Better Mobility, Living, Logistics, Infrastructure

How improved batteries will make electric vehicles competitive | KurzweilAI | Better Mobility, Living, Logistics, Infrastructure | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf are expensive. Cheaper batteries could eventually change that.
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Battery Cost Reductions Needed to Make Electric Cars Economically Viable - EV World

Battery Cost Reductions Needed to Make Electric Cars Economically Viable - EV World | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesBattery Cost Reductions Needed to Make Electric Cars Economically ViableEV WorldSales of electric vehicles won't take off until automakers lower prices and demonstrate the economic benefits to consumers, according to a J.D.
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'Fast charger' refuels electric cars in a quick 90 minutes - NBCNews.com (blog)

GreenPacks'Fast charger' refuels electric cars in a quick 90 minutesNBCNews.com (blog)For those who don't know, charge time of all-electric vehicles can be a dealbreaker for the greenish technology — it can take 10 hours to charge a battery that...
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Electric car range could triple with silicon-graphene breakthrough in lithium batteries

Electric car range could triple with silicon-graphene breakthrough in lithium batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion battery research company, CalBattery, has announced a huge breakthrough in energy density that could in a few years give a 300% jump in battery energy density, that could triple electric car driving range.
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Ford Stress Tests on Its EV Lithium-Ion Batteries good For Ten Years

Ford Stress Tests on Its EV Lithium-Ion Batteries good For Ten Years | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Ford Stress Tests Its Batteries Reliably For Ten YearsTorque NewsFord has embarked on another campaign to prove that its Lithium-Ion battery will keep on going strong ten years later.
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Hi i have to say that i am not an expert on how long a battery should last,but ten years does seem a long time, i may be wrong ,perhaps they will. The story of the Lithium-Ion battery only goes back to the nineties and the technology is moving on at a very fast pace, so i think that in the future this could be possible especially with constant updates ?, good luck to Ford. Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

 

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New Improvements to Hybrid Car Batteries Being Researched

New Improvements to Hybrid Car Batteries Being Researched | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking Improvements to Hybrid Car Batteries Being Researched at ...KCOY.comSANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Hybrid cars may be good for the environment, but how about for your wallet?
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Hybrid electric car batteries for vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf are undergoing much scrutiny from the scientific community.

Much effort is being targeted towards creating a much cheaper type of battery for the future. This also includes faster charging rates, for longer journeys and turn round times. In my opinion though i think that the World of cars will be a mix of battery technologies, we are already seen new research into the regular lead acid battery. Universities are looking at ways of speeding up the charging rates... Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Something for the Future Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries !

Something for the Future Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries ! | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Advanced Lead-Acid BatteriesThe Herald | HeraldOnline.comThe operating demands of these applications have never been such that the technical deficiencies of lead-acid batteries – namely short cycle lives and slow charging rates – have thwarted...
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Scientists are now looking into the possibility of overcoming the problems of the old type lead acid batteries that are still much in use today. Rather than scrap the old ideas they are hoping that they can upgrade the charging cycle rates and find a use for these batteries along side the new technologies. These upgraded batteries could then be used for power storage and things like stop/start vehicles and perhaps other types of electric vehicles. In my opinion this will all add up to large mix of all types of batteries in use in the future from old and new battery designs and technologies.

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk  

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Use AGM Batteries to store Solas Energy and Be Prepared

Use AGM Batteries to store Solas Energy and Be Prepared | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A small 12 volt solar panel with a couple of deep cycle batteries should take care of your lighting needs.
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eric roberts's curator insight, December 11, 2012 12:10 PM

As sellers of many AGM Batteries to cutomers who use them for RV vehicles, we can see a great future in using solar panels to charge and store energy for their night time use. These new systems are developing because of the rush in the development of greener technology. The next thing to come to the battery market place will be the Lithium-Ion battery to repalce the AGM batteries, these solar panels though are now been widely used , even here in the UK we are developing solar power to advanced levels... Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Use AGM Batteries to store Solas Energy and Be Prepared

Use AGM Batteries to store Solas Energy and Be Prepared | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A small 12 volt solar panel with a couple of deep cycle batteries should take care of your lighting needs.
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As sellers of many AGM Batteries to cutomers who use them for RV vehicles, we can see a great future in using solar panels to charge and store energy for their night time use. These new systems are developing because of the rush in the development of greener technology. The next thing to come to the battery market place will be the Lithium-Ion battery to repalce the AGM batteries, these solar panels though are now been widely used , even here in the UK we are developing solar power to advanced levels... Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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AGM batteries the history and benefits they include.

AGM batteries the history and benefits they include. | All about batteries | Scoop.it
So lets have a look at what makes up an AGM battery . First developed in 1985 for aircraft to reduce weight, increase power and reliability. The acid in the battery is absorbed by a super fine...
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Nissan revamps Leaf electric car with more cruise range, cheaper model, other ... - Washington Post

Nissan revamps Leaf electric car with more cruise range, cheaper model, other ... - Washington Post | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The Associated PressNissan revamps Leaf electric car with more cruise range, cheaper model, other ...Washington PostLeaf electric car can travel further without recharging, comes in a cheaper model and tells drivers how much battery life is left.
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Renault Zoe, a Low-Price Electric Car, Wins Britain's Future Car Challenge - National Geographic

Renault Zoe, a Low-Price Electric Car, Wins Britain's Future Car Challenge - National Geographic | All about batteries | Scoop.it
National GeographicRenault Zoe, a Low-Price Electric Car, Wins Britain's Future Car ChallengeNational GeographicBefore the Renault Zoe rolls into European showrooms next spring with a promise of affordable electric mobility, the super-mini car...
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advantages and disadvantages of using deep-cycle AGM batteries ...

Deep-cycle AGM battery add a porous glass pad separator that is able to absorb a lot of electrolyte while still permitting a few of the pores to become unfilled. These empty pores behave as channels which permit oxygen to ...
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Crushed silicon powder could lead to improved longevity in electric car batteries

The secret to boosting longevity of lithium-ion batteries is crushed silicon powder, according to research from Rice University.
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Nissan Cancels Grand Opening for EV Battery Plant - PluginCars.com

Nissan Cancels Grand Opening for EV Battery Plant - PluginCars.com | All about batteries | Scoop.it
PluginCars.comNissan Cancels Grand Opening for EV Battery PlantPluginCars.comNashville Public Radio reported today that Nissan has canceled its plans for a grand opening ceremony for its Tennessee plant that will produce batteries for electric cars.
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Looking After Your Mobility Scooter Batteries Will Pay Off | Electric Scooters

Looking After Your Mobility Scooter Batteries Will Pay Off http://t.co/MsDtOFrm...
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