When it comes to batteries, most of us do not pay much attention to them beyond size, purpose and ability to be recharged. Everyone knows about AA, AAA and D cells, watch batteries and car batteries, but when it comes to other types, few people can distinguish their purpose and performance. The key to understanding...Continue Reading
The purpose of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is to keep critical and noncritical equipment constantly powered by a flow of electricity even if the main power supply goes down. Having a UPS in place is critical for any company or individual who has extensive electronic equipment and cannot afford a moment of downtime. What Can Cause...Continue Reading
Uninterruptible power supply systems have become increasingly common for business, home security and computing applications where losses of data due to power interruptions could cost thousands of dollars, compromised data or losses of long-term customers. UPS battery arrays can power anything from emergency lighting to full-service data centers. The best batteries for providing uninterrupted power...Continue Reading
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
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