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VARTA Start-Stop Batteries

Start-Stop technology represents a range of technologies that all achieve the same effect: reductions in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption When the driver s...
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Varta batteries are heavily involved in the start-stop car battery revolution in the drive to control vehicle emissions.

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Numax Leisure Batteries-Tweet from @TalbotWharf

Numax Leisure Batteries-Tweet from @TalbotWharf | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Leisure batteries need replacing? 110amp batteries only £72.95 inc VAT at Talbot Wharf. #familyboatyard #shroppie pic.twitter.com/bjD6T5mxPv
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Hi we can do better than that.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/copy-of-numax-leisure-battery-110-ah-caravan-motorhome-boat-campervan-trailer


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Need to replace lead acid AGM batteries in a UPS, can I upgrade to a higher capacity? • /r/DIY

Need to replace lead acid AGM batteries in a UPS, can I upgrade to a higher capacity? • /r/DIY | All about batteries | Scoop.it
I have a 10 year old APC Back-UPS XS 1500 ups that needs a battery replacement. I pulled the old ones, they are Exide Powersafe EP1234W, which is...
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In my opinion it is always best practice to keep the same battery that you have fitted to your appliance. if it is a 12volt 10 amp battery then stick to the same. If you are not so sure then take the measurements of the battery and match it up that way. batteries with different amps are also different sizes, so if you think it is ok to  use the next size up then check the physical size, a 12 amp battery is a completely different size to say a 22amp battery.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/alarm-batteries-ups

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How to Jump Start a Car - For Dummies

How to Jump Start a Car - For Dummies | All about batteries | Scoop.it
If your battery has died, you may be able to use jumper cables to jump start it from some good Samaritan’s vehicle. If you can safely use jumper cables on your ...
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Hi a good post and image about how to jump start your car if you are caught out with a flat battery.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/battery-chargers

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Get tips for maintaining your Orlando car battery - MyFoxOrlando.com

Get tips for maintaining your Orlando car battery - MyFoxOrlando.com | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Toyota of Orlando is sharing how you can take car of your car battery. Check out these car maintenance tips!
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Good article about looking after your car battery. the battery in the picture is an Optima red top and is one of the best batteries to fit to your Start-Stop vehicle. Most new car models are now fitted with Start-Stop technology.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/optima-agm-battery-rts-42-redtop-2

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Battery warning after child deaths

Battery warning after child deaths | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A paediatrician is warning of the dangers of small lithium batteries after two children who swallowed them suffered "catastrophic bleeding" and died.
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Hi i have seen warnings about this kind of thing in the past, these small batteries can be very dangerous if swallowed by a child, so KEEP THEM IN A SAFE PLACE away from children.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes - CNET

New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes - CNET | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Using a titanium dioxide gel, researchers make a battery that could one day allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as their gas-guzzling cousins.
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HI its all could have,should,would have stuff?

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Does solar energy have a battery problem? - The Week Magazine

Does solar energy have a battery problem? - The Week Magazine | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Does solar energy have a battery problem?
The Week Magazine
Everyone hates running out of batteries. The onset of that red, depleted battery icon on your phone or laptop is a continual annoyance.
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The battery storage problem can easily be solved by using AGM battery products in battery banks, we do not have to rely on Lithium-Ion batteries which is what this article is implying . American companies such as Trojan batteries make an excellent product which can be 95% recycled, we do not even know yet what we can do to with Li-Ion batteries at their end of life.

http://batteriesontheweb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/fiamm-batteries-and-saft-batteries.html

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Safe lithium batteries with a long service life - Phys.Org

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Safe lithium batteries with a long service life
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With the help of new materials and additional improvements, researchers at Siemens have managed to make lithium-ion batteries safer and extend their service life.
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Where have we heard this before?

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eGlideGoodies on Twitter: "New Patent Pending tool to aid in lifting out heavy motorcycle batteries from small spaces. http://t.co/c1SyED5dvi"

eGlideGoodies on Twitter: "New Patent Pending tool to aid in lifting out heavy motorcycle batteries from small spaces. http://t.co/c1SyED5dvi" | All about batteries | Scoop.it
New Patent Pending tool to aid in lifting out heavy motorcycle batteries from small spaces. http://t.co/c1SyED5dvi
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This new tool will be good news because some batteries are difficult to remove from a small space. I must admit though that i have sen something similar for lifting car batteries, and also there is a strap and hook device for lifting large batteries without any carrying handles.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/motorcycle-batteries

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Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production - autoevolution

Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production - autoevolution | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production
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Last year, blue Solutions, a manufacturer of lithium-metal-polymer car batteries, went public, nearly doubling in value over the course of 2014.
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Will this just be another money wasting exercise or will the new venture take off? only time will tell.

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Deploying Electric Vehicles in Fleets - EV Fleet World

Deploying Electric Vehicles in Fleets - EV Fleet World | All about batteries | Scoop.it
EV Fleet World Deploying Electric Vehicles in Fleets EV Fleet World Increased choice is driving competition between manufacturers and competition is helping drive down the purchase price of EVs ahead of further reductions expected as large scale...
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This is a very good and in depth article about the possible use of electric vehicles in fleets, of i presume small vans. Although not for everyone it could be that some fleets and leasing companies will be offered the use of electric vans.

A good article if you are interested in this kind of thing.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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VARTA Microbattery and Höganäs Collaborate on Groundbreaking Drive ... - ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)

VARTA Microbattery and Höganäs Collaborate on Groundbreaking Drive ... - ThomasNet News (press release) (blog) | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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VARTA Microbattery and Höganäs Collaborate on Groundbreaking Drive ...
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Varta batteries have always been a dynamic and innovative company. This includes the latest of their successes, in developing a better battery for powering battery driven cycles.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/varta

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VARTA Jumps On Electric Bicycle Wave - EV World

VARTA Jumps On Electric Bicycle Wave - EV World | All about batteries | Scoop.it
VARTA Microbattery's Eric Lind sits down with EV World's Bill Moore and talks batteries and e-bikes at the 2014 Interbike show in Las Vegas, as well as the German company's collaboration with Swedish electric motor maker Höganäs to create an...
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Just one of the many battery businesses that Johnson Controls are getting involved in.

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Electric taxis from China go into service in Brussels - WantChinaTimes

Electric taxis from China go into service in Brussels - WantChinaTimes | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Belgian officials on Wednesday welcomed 34 fully electric Chinese-made taxis into service in Brussels.
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I hope that it does not run out of charge before delivering the clients to their destination ?

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Electric cars have batteries. Why not power plants?

Electric cars have batteries. Why not power plants? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A Southern California Edison wind-powered plant offers a peek at the potential for energy storage at power plants. Energy storage would allow utilities to bring more renewable energy power plants onto the grid.
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Companies like Fiam in Italy do make these giant battery storage plants for this exact purpose to store solar energy for use on cloudy days or if the wind doesnt blow and night time of course ,so this is nothing new, whole islands are supplied by wind power and solar panels and stored in containers like the one in the image.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/solar-batteries

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Mobile phone battery explodes on bus in China, fake Samsung possibly

Do you need a reason to spring a little more cash for the brand named phone battery? Well, watch this video of a woman's phone exploding in China and the extra $20 will seem like a small...
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This is what i am always going about, these batteries are setting on fire. We do not know which type of battery this was but i guess it was a lithium battery?

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What Does It Take To “Fuel” An Electric Motorcycle? Many Batteries?

What Does It Take To “Fuel” An Electric Motorcycle? Many Batteries? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Electric motorcycles and scooters, as the type name implies, run on electricity. Obviously, the two wheelers don't have a very long extension lead plugged into a socket, but instead they run on bat...
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This looks nice and compact but as i have said on many occasions, i am not so sure about lithium-ion batteries until they have stood the test of time, even transporting them is very difficult, so fitting them  to a motorbike? i am not so sure.

www.batterieontheweb.co.uk

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Electric Cars Could be Fully Charged in 15 Minutes with New Batteries

Electric Cars Could be Fully Charged in 15 Minutes with New Batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A new lithium-ion battery has been invented for electric car owners looking for a quicker way to charge their vehicles.
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Hi we are hearing claims and counter claims all the time about the great lithium-Ion battery. but when you listen to what the trade are saying, then they have not yet been proven. We are still hearing about fires?

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog

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How to Test a Car Battery

How to Test a Car Battery with a multimeter, how to check a car battery, how to test your car battery, Battery Load Test With a Multimeter, car battery check, Does your car not start, do you...
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A good little video showing you how to test a battery with a multimeter. These multimeter s are relatively cheap to buy and worth every penny.


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Interesting article on how to test a car battery.

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Nissan Dismisses Rumors It Will Reduce Electric Car Battery Production in US - IndustryWeek

Nissan Dismisses Rumors It Will Reduce Electric Car Battery Production in US - IndustryWeek | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Nissan Dismisses Rumors It Will Reduce Electric Car Battery Production in US
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"The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100 percent committed to its industry-leading EV program," spokesman Travis Parman said.
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I just wonder if this rumor could be true or not, i dont think that they are selling all that they make?

http://batteriesontheweb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/fiamm-batteries-and-saft-batteries.html

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Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned - BBC News

Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned - BBC News | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Manchester Evening News
Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned
BBC News
A second centre for research into "wonder-material" graphene is to be built in Manchester, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
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This is good news for the city of Manchester, where graphene  research has hit new heights. A further government grant will that more research and development can be carried out to help the development of new battery products.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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A Battery Bank for Off-Grid Living - Mother Earth News

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Lessons From Off-Grid Living
Mother Earth News
You can install grid-tied solar panels without batteries, but to be off-grid, you'll need batteries to store power for use at night.
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This article tells about the need to have a bank of batteries if you are using off grid solar or wind power. These batteries will store the energy that can be then released at night when the sun goes down, we recommend Trojan batteries for this purpose, they are lead acid and AGM deep cycle tough heavy duty batteries, and are excellent for this purpose.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/trojan-batteries

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Toyota Steps Away From Tesla's Batteries - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Toyota Steps Away From Tesla's Batteries - Wall Street Journal (blog) | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Toyota Steps Away From Tesla's Batteries
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, this week said the company may reach a new partnership with Toyota in the next two or three years.
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Hi I always did find it strange that Toyota were going down the Hydrogen Cell road in their car development? so why join up with Tesla you will be concentrating on the electric cars?

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Why Musk Is Building Batteries in a Desert When No One Is Buying - Bloomberg

Why Musk Is Building Batteries in a Desert When No One Is Buying - Bloomberg | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Why Musk Is Building Batteries in a Desert When No One Is Buying
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So why has Musk designed a gigafactory to produce batteries for half a million cars a year (twice the number that's been put on the road by all companies combined)?
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I guess the guy is very optimistic about future car sales, but unless the price comes down drastically, then i am not so sure.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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