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Manbat now supplying additions to Varta range - Tyrepress.com

Manbat now supplying additions to Varta range - Tyrepress.com | car batteries | Scoop.it
In September 2014, Varta announced two new developments, and Manbat reports these are now available in the UK through the network of branches it supplies. The first new arrivals are the EFB and AGM...
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Varta are a Johnson Controls company and have always ben a top of the range battery. These AGM batteries for the start-stop car market are no exception to the rule.

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Organic battery tech could work better than a woolly hat in the cold • The Register

Organic battery tech could work better than a woolly hat in the cold • The Register | car batteries | Scoop.it
Parky Prius? Frosty fondleslab? Help may soon be at hand
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More technology promises wheres it going to end !!!!

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95751 (019) Banner Leisure Battery 12V 100/110Ah-Semi Traction

95751 (019) Banner Leisure Battery 12V 100/110Ah-Semi Traction | car batteries | Scoop.it
Of course batteriesontheweb can offer the 95751 (019) Banner Leisure Battery 12V 100/110Ah-Semi Traction to suit all types of leisure vehicles.
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The Newbie's Guide to Car Battery Maintenance

The Newbie's Guide to Car Battery Maintenance | car batteries | Scoop.it
A car without a working battery will take you nowhere fast. Fortunately, if you are informed and knowledgeable about your car battery, you can prepare yourself to be self-sufficient and avoid a dead battery. We'll tell you all you need to know about car battery maintenance in 5 Easy Steps.
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It's also important to know that if the battery is severely overcharged or the ventilation is inadequate or the battery itself is faulty, a flammable concentration of hydrogen can remain in the cell or battery enclosure. A spark can cause an explosion that damages the battery, its surroundings and will disperse acid onto surrounding structures. It's very common to overcharge a battery. This should be avoided because it can lead to complete destruction of the battery and other components as well.

It's important that every car owner knows that the battery in their car should be changed every four years. Consider it to be a rule of thumb, as the battery performs at a diminished rate after this period and will have to be replaced. A load test should be performed every month by an auto mechanic. This will ensure that the battery will hold charge at very low temperatures. It's also important to keep the battery terminals clean. Simply wipe them with a mixture of baking soda and water then scrub clean with a wire brush.

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Winter Battery Testing at

Winter Battery Testing at | car batteries | Scoop.it
The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road with a dead battery in the middle of winter! Call Beach Quick Lane!
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Here's a simple battery checking step you can do on a weekly basis. Check on the battery to make sure that there is no corrosion or rusting on the battery terminals. Because there will be a loss of surface contact between the electrical cable connectors with the battery terminals, foreign or rusting residue accumulated will cause the problems of difficult start ups.

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Battery Basics - Guide to Batteries | BatteryStuff

Battery Basics - Guide to Batteries | BatteryStuff | car batteries | Scoop.it
Learn how a lead acid battery works, more about battery maintenance and the difference between flooded, AGM and gel batteries. Read the tutorial today.
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Does it seem like your getting hit with lots of info all at once? Battery technology isn't easy to understand, so let's break it down a little. Here is a summary of some basic guidelines to follow:

- Store the nickel and lithium based rechargeable battery at about half their charge. It depends on the specific battery type, but in general about half charged or 40% charged is good.

- For heavy duty, lead based power cells, follow the instruction manuals carefully. When to periodically charge them and under what conditions they should be stored, they will give guidelines for storage including.

- Lithium batteries don't keep as well as other types, so buy them as you need them. It's okay to store an extra to have on hand, but it's not worth it to buy a bunch and store until you need them. By that time, there won't be much charge left.

An acid based battery should be stored at full charge. Nickel and Lithium based power cells should be stored at half charge, or 40% charge.- Store the nickel and lithium based rechargeable battery at about half their charge. It depends on the specific battery type, but in general about half charged or 40% charged is good.

- The best place to store batteries is in a cool, dry place. If your average room temperature is over 60 degrees and you need long-term storage, or if you are using lithium or nickel based power cells, keep them in the refrigerator.

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The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why : Related Articles | OOYUZ

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why : Related Articles | OOYUZ | car batteries | Scoop.it
The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why.. Related Articles: https://t.co/EB8rPZyDT4
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According to this article then oil will not suffer. Hence, with the advent of electric cars. An interesting insight. This is what i also believe in. A future of mixed technologies and fuels.

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Dad says exploding battery in Tesla car killed his daughter, 27

Dad says exploding battery in Tesla car killed his daughter, 27 | car batteries | Scoop.it
The father of a young bride-to-be has spoken out about his daughter's horrific death after the Tesla car she was driving crashed and burst into flames.
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These are the cars that we never hear about ? A car crashing and  bursting into flames .

Probably due to the Lithium-Ion battery.

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The world's largest battery storage substation is now live

The world's largest battery storage substation is now live | car batteries | Scoop.it
In December, Southern California and Tesla quietly went live with an 80MWh battery power storage facility for Southern California Edison that can power 2,500 households or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles daily.
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This will be a common site in most of the world. Battery storage sub stations will become the norm www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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NASA, ESA astronauts install new lithium ion batteries on ISS

NASA, ESA astronauts install new lithium ion batteries on ISS | car batteries | Scoop.it
Astronauts from NASA and the European Space Agency conducted a spacewalk to install new lithium ion batteries aboard the International Space Station.
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WOW this was a long way to go to fit some batteries?

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Battery subsidies spark energy row 

Battery subsidies spark energy row  | car batteries | Scoop.it
Battery storage projects could this week win Government subsidy contracts to guarantee they can provide electricity in a crisis – despite the fact they that they run out of juice in as little as half an hour.
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Solar Storage-Why It’s So Hard to Get Solar in Florida (That’d Be the Sunshine State) 

Solar Storage-Why It’s So Hard to Get Solar in Florida (That’d Be the Sunshine State)  | car batteries | Scoop.it
To make solar panels affordable, many rooftop solar users sell excess electricity back onto the grid. But not all states allow for that.
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You would have thought that Florida was the number one state for solar power storage and solar battery storage. But like all these things apparently not?

This article explains why? it is the cost of installation that is putting the consumers off. Well well !! nothing new there then. www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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Half a million hoverboards officially recalled over fire hazard

Half a million hoverboards officially recalled over fire hazard | car batteries | Scoop.it
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on Wednesday of 501,000 hoverboards due to fire hazard.
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Nissan develops new ethanol fuel cells to jump infrastructure hurdle

Nissan develops new ethanol fuel cells to jump infrastructure hurdle | car batteries | Scoop.it
Nissan has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that taps an onboard tank of ethanol instead of pressurized hydrogen, delivering a cheaper and safer ride that it says is more user friendly.
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Chemical burns, explosive fires, they all come free with Amazon power packs • The Register

Chemical burns, explosive fires, they all come free with Amazon power packs • The Register | car batteries | Scoop.it
US issues recall for 260,000 batteries after 53 'incidents'
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This could proof about the technology of these  batteries. I have purchased many batteries from China and to-date have had no problems. China makes things that are taboo to many countries including these lithium-ion batteries.

If they were made say in the USA then they would be twenty times more expensive !!

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95901 (110) Banner Leisure Battery 12V 115/135Ah-Semi Traction

95901 (110) Banner Leisure Battery 12V 115/135Ah-Semi Traction | car batteries | Scoop.it
Of course batteriesontheweb can offer the 95901 (110) Banner Leisure Battery 12V 115/135Ah-Semi Traction to suit all types of leisure vehicles.NO FAKE AMPS
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Runnin’ on Shine

Runnin’ on Shine | car batteries | Scoop.it
See how Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy works together to build better transportation solutions.
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Solar cars usually merge the different technology found in bicycle, aerospace, renewable and automotive power companies. The design of the solar vehicle is limited by the energy level placed into the auto. Virtually all solar cars were created with the objective of solar car races.

A solar vehicle is identified as an electric vehicle that's powered only by solar energy. The power is gained through solar panels on the outside or the top of the vehicle.

Solar cars make use of PV cells to transform sunshine into electricity. 51% of sunlight actually enters the earths atmosphere. Unlike solar thermal energy which transforms solar energy to heat for business or household purposes, PV cells can directly change sunlight into electrical power.

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How to Prepare Your Car Battery for the Winter

How to Prepare Your Car Battery for the Winter | car batteries | Scoop.it
Batteries are not exciting things. They store power. They make our stuff work. You have to replace or recharge them sometimes. You can get new ones almost
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 If your vehicle is using a weak battery, try restraining from unnecessary honking. All these electronic components in your car will be draining on your battery bank thus sending its charge level into a low state.

Here are some tips you can use to take care of your vehicle battery to get it working properly. You should avoid keeping car headlights and other lights on for a long period of time when you parked your car. This will definitely drain your battery.

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Why I think Tesla is building throwaway cars

Why I think Tesla is building throwaway cars | car batteries | Scoop.it
Tesla very clearly builds some good cars.  The Model S is an incredibly well regarded car, and it certainly goes like stink in a straigh
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ECOBAT to showcase complete branding at Automechanika

ECOBAT to showcase complete branding at Automechanika | car batteries | Scoop.it
ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, is making it two in a row in Birmingham as the company again exhibits at Automechanika, the UK’
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Following their massive price fixing scandal, Ecobat are re-launching  the entire battery range.

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Stay Safe During Winter

Stay Safe During Winter | car batteries | Scoop.it
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.
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God recommendations about winter driving including extra batteries.

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Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries

Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries | car batteries | Scoop.it
The researchers predicted that 378.1GW of new solar and wind generating capacity will be installed globally over the next five years, requiring a massive amount of energy storage
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This is what every new build should look like? even here in the UK.

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This 'zero fuel' electric VW bus conversion features its own rooftop solar array

This 'zero fuel' electric VW bus conversion features its own rooftop solar array | car batteries | Scoop.it
When the classic style of a '73 VW bus is combined with an electric vehicle conversion and an onboard photovoltaic array, you get an eye-catching family-sized clean transport solution.
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Great to see something innovative from regular people. An excellent project and well done to them.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells-Chevy's Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army 

Hydrogen Fuel Cells-Chevy's Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army  | car batteries | Scoop.it
GM and the US Army are working together on a hydrogen-powered pickup truck.
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This will be an important breakthrough.The ZH2 runs a 92-kW fuel cell. Along with gigantic 37-inch wheels  which as we all know by now?combines hydrogen with oxygen and therefore generate electricity. Thus,leaving nothing but water as the byproduct.The pickup will also be fitted with a conventional battery that recaptures kinetic energy when the vehicle is braking. Altogether, the drivetrain produces a massive, 174 horsepower. Accordingly, this  feeds one of the motors. Hence, linked to all four wheels. GM’s already playing with the idea of giving each axle its own motor.

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Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle? - BBC News

Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle? - BBC News | car batteries | Scoop.it
Why is Norway - population five million - embracing electric cars with such enthusiasm?
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Super hybrid car is heading down the road

Super hybrid car is heading down the road | car batteries | Scoop.it
Aquarius Engines aims to add advantages of hybrid and electric cars cheaply to regular autos; raised $8 million in 5 days and now is in second round.

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