All batteries, even rechargeable ones, stop working eventually. When a battery is no longer doing its job, there is only one thing to do: recycle. A closer look at how batteries work, as well as what happens to them when they are recycled, helps us to understand why this step is so crucial. Why Lead-Acid...Continue Reading
Batteries have been around since the 19th century, when John Daniell invented the wet-cell battery. Daniell would likely be startled by the variety and sophistication of batteries in our day. Rechargeable batteries were one big step forward. The two incarnations therein – flooded and sealed rechargeable batteries – both have their advantages in applications ranging...Continue Reading
Battery room hazards include; electrical, chemical, fire, respiratory, ergonomic, and sheer weight of the battery jars. Addressing each of these concerns is critical to battery room safety. In-house maintenance personnel, AC electricians and fly-by-night battery installers often do not have the training, experience, and correct tools to work with these systems according to published battery...Continue Reading
When battery manufacturer Power Battery became defunct in 2011, it created a large void in the front terminal battery replacement business. Power Battery’s SLF12-205 and SLF12-250 ratings far surpassed any competition at the time. Recently, EnerSys came out with a replacement for the SLF line, the EnerSys version is the 12HX680F-FR. A valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA)...Continue Reading
[bra_blockquote align=”right”] Lead acid batteries are designed to deliver a maximum number of discharge/recharge cycles before reaching end of life at which point the battery must be replaced. [/bra_blockquote][bra_dropcaps style=”dropcap1″]B[/bra_dropcaps]atteries have a limited service life, usually showing a slow decline in capacity until they reach approximately 80 percent of their original rated capacity, which is...Continue Reading
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