Solar Power-Used for use With Battery Charging and night battery storage

 Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Waka-Waka bring out new SOLAR POWER battery charger

A Dutch company who have invented many types of Solar power battery chargers and light, mainly for the developing countries, who do not have a stable electric power system, has come up with a great product now named as the Waka-Waka-power .solar power battery

The WWP (WAKA-WAKA-POWER) has been designed with a joint venture from a team of micro chip makers to make the WWP much slimmer and more lighter than its predecessor the WAKA-WAKA-LIGHT.

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“Place WakaWaka Power in direct sunlight for a whole day and you will notice that the battery will be completely full, even if you live in New York or Seattle (where the intensity of the sun is far less than in Texas). The capacity of the battery is large enough to fully operate most mobile phone from completely depleted, to practically full. On top of this, you will have 10 or more hours of excellent reading light as well. If you don’t charge your phone or tablet, as said before, you can have more than 40 hours of light.”… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wakawakalight/wakawaka-power-the-best-compact-solar-power-statio

New technology used in developing countries.

In my opinion this is a great breakthrough for suns energy, both in the developing countries and to contribute towards the rest of the Worlds green energy and storage problems the combined saving in energy costs must be phenomenal, if people used this charging device to charge up their mobile phones including the new type phones from this sun powered WWP solar charging machine.

This is truly a great invention by this Dutch company and in my opinion the way forward and will also eliminate the use kerosene, that is the liquid fuel used by so many African families for their lighting on a night time and causes so many burning accidents to the users.

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“ You live in a place near the equator. The climate is nice and your bananas grow well, but due the latitude it gets dark at around 6pm/18.00 hrs. And pretty fast as well,

solar power storage

Roof tiles that blend into the rest of the roof are now the latest solar panels to be used in the building of new houses in some countries.

there is hardly any twilight as many people that live at higher latitudes know it. Here, it is like a light-switch has been turned off: within a few minutes it is dark. Pitch dark”… http://flexiwaysolar.com/kerosene-lamps-the-problem/

The WWP company brought out the WWK Light to try eliminate the use of kerosene fluid for lighting. This new invention has taken to the next stage the power of the equipment to use solar power to help these people and now the rest of the World in the quest for greener and safer energy.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and the Cheap Solar power Storage Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Wheel Alignment Problems-When and Why Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Wheel Alignment Problems

Wheel Alignment Problems,is your car pulling to the left or right?

Wheel Alignment Problems are you ready for a summer trip? Is your car driving straight? http://t.co/2HICRjNSjg

The words wheel alignment

will be heard thousands of times a year by any member of the motoring fraternity. One of the most common first signs that your wheel alignment is out, will be that your steering wheel will be out of line and not feel to in a straight line, hence when you are cruising along your car feels to be pulling to one side or the other.

Wheel Alignment Problems

These tyre were a particular case of the car with Wheel Alignment Problems and it probably cost him half the price of the tyres.

 

If you should happen notice that your vehicle pulls significantly to the left or right when you are driving along in your car on what seams to be a straight, flat road, and there is not much wind about, then you will probably having Wheel Alignment Problems. Another bad sign is when you notice that your  tyres are wearing off at the edges of the tread area, then this means that your alignment will need adjusting to correct your Wheel Alignment Problems . You should take your car to a local tyre dealer or a good  garage in your local area to have its wheel alignment checked. This is an easy job for your tyre guy to perform,  If your vehicle’s wheels are not properly aligned, it will cause abnormal and premature wearing of your tyres.

When this happens it is best to take to your car  it into the local  Service centre or Tyre shop, to have your (wheel alignment or sometimes known as tracking) adjusted.

Wheel Alignment Problems

The tyres in this picture have prematurely worn at the edges due to the car on which they were fitted was having wheel alignment problems and did not get the problem fixed in time.

This can usually be done while you wait or when you have new tyres fitted. Some companies have huge expensive Wheel Alignment Problems adjusting machines and will charge from £50 to £100 for the job doing  but having your alignment carried out on a medium sized machine that operates by laser beams should only be charged between £30 and £40 for the job doing, the more expensive machines will give you a fancy print out to keep after the work is done ,but in my opinion the final alignment will be just as good.

  Some cars require a 4 wheel alignment, but you will find this out by asking you Auto centre to check this out in the cars manual or their Autodata computer data-base…

Eric Roberts… https://www.pellonautocentre.com/wheelalignment.htm

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Budget Tyres Online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Continental Tyres Engineers-looks at pot-hole damage to tyres- Pellon tyres-strengthen construction?

Continental Tyres Engineers

Tyre damaged in Halifax by a huge pot-hole,Continental Tyres Engineers to take a look

Pot-holes are an ever increasing nightmare for British road users. Continental Tyres Engineers discuss tyre construction, and explain the implications for tyres.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

This Continental tyre came to an end when hitting a hole

We have the same problem here in Halifax GB as the rest of the World concerning the “POT-HOLE” problems. It now looks like Continental Tyres Engineers are taking a look at the effect these

Continental Tyres Engineers

Continental Tyres Engineers to look at damaged tyre due to a pot-hole in the road near her home

holes have on their products.

The tyre on the wheel in my picture was the victim of an Audi driven by one of my customers hitting a pot-hole on a major road at speed,and resulted in to a very bad experience for the Lady, the make of tyre was by the way a Continental, but she did not blame the tyre once i explained to her ,what had caused the tyre to blowout,

Here are some facts about potholes from  the http://www.potholes.co.uk/facts

  • Pot-holes are a major factor in causing axle & suspension failure, which counts for a third of mechanical issues on UK roads and costs British motorists an estimated £2.8 billion every year.
  • Authorities currently pay out more than £30 million in compensation claims due to poor roads
  • Road maintenance in England and Wales is underfunded by around 55%, or £1 billion every year.
  • At current maintenance levels, the average frequency for a road to be resurfaced in England is once every 54 years. In Wales it is once every 107 years.
  • If all authorities were given the budgets they need to fix their roads, it would take English authorities 12 years to catch up with the current backlog, and Welsh authorities 14 years.

Thanks  Eric Roberts..

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Continental Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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Apollo Tyres India-Have Apollo Tyres “Bitten off More Than They can Chew ?”Cooper Tyre deal now Over

 

Cooper/Avon tyres bought by Apollo Tyres India

As we all probably know by now Apollo tyres India have made yet another acquisition by buying Cooper tyres from America, who also own Avon tyres here in Great Britain.

Some City people though are concerned about the higher debt burden when the price of raw materials is increasing and unfavorable  to the tyre industry on the whole. And the use of borrowed money for their expansion plans..

Apollo Tyres India

Cooper tyres missed by Apollo Tyres India

This take over by Apollo Tyres India will fit into their plans to expand into the North American market. The European market has been complimented by the acquisition of the Dutch company Vredestein tyres, who are specialists in producing a large range of winter tyres for all vehicle types. In fact a good friend of mine from Alcar tyres in Huddersfield is a Vredestein dealer and to this point has not noticed any difference in trading, since the take over by Apollo Vredestein. It would be interesting to hear from any LinkedIn members to the contrary.

Another Cooper owned subsidiary here in the UK are Avon tyres, who are long standing players in the British tyre market, originally specialising in the motor cycle tyre market, but now covering all vehicles for their summer and winter car tyre market. Indeed they are now one of the suppliers to the up and coming tyre retailer group known as Point-S, a large group of tyre retailers in other European countries and now expanding in the UK. As a foot note and an update as we all know the Apollo Tyres India/Cooper acquisition fell through and the take over was aborted. Apollo Tyres India are now strenghening their position in the British market, through Vredestein and are adding their product to the excellent Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme tyres portfolio, which is their main strength in the European tyre market.    The only problem that I can foresee in the future is that Apollo may close down some of the smaller subsidiaries such as Avon tyres, but to be honest I thought the same about Vredestein tyres and I have been proved wrong, although more and more Apollo tyres are being marketed along side of Vredestein as part of the same company and Avon may not be needed in the long run, who knows ?.

Apollo tyres now have a foot hold in China

Another good move by Apollo Tyres India now gives the Indian tyre giants a foot hold in China. This is because of the Chinese factories producing tyres, that were owned by Cooper tyres, producing tyres for both Cooper and Avon, along with their British factory, here in the UK.

In my opinion this takeover by Apollo tyres is a brilliant move  and you can read about the financial implications

Another good move by Apollo Tyres India now gives the Indian tyre giants a foot hold in China. This is because of the Chinese factories producing tyres, that were owned by Cooper tyres,

Another good move by Apollo Tyres India now gives the Indian tyre giants a foot hold in China. This is because of the Chinese factories producing tyres, that were owned by Cooper tyres, are now one one the main sponsors of Manchester United, since the Cooper take over fell through

of the buyout in the following article…

“After the Cooper Tire acquisition, concerns on Apollo Tyres India biting off more than it can chew have seen the stock nosedive 30 per cent in two days. At Rs 64, the stock now trades at a valuation of about 5.3 times its trailing 12-month consolidated earnings and about 3.5 times the likely consolidated per share earnings for FY14. Although valuations may be attractive, time may not be ripe yet for fresh exposures to the stock. The management expects the acquisition to contribute to earnings immediately. However, the huge debt burden taken on for funding the acquisition does pose a challenge”... http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-wise/stock-insight/apollo-tyres-tread-with-care/article4817714.ece .

Article compiled by Eric Roberts…https://www.pellonautocentre.com/avon_tyres.htm

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Goodyear Tyre Care-as Holiday Travel Season Begins – Sacramento Bee

Goodyear Tyre Care

Goodyear Tyre Care

Goodyear Tyre Care as Summer Travel Season Begins Sacramento Bee Goodyear outlets are distributing the RMA’s “Be Tire Smart, Play Your PART” consumer booklets, which stress the importance of inflation pressure, wheel alignment, tire…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear Tyre Care

 Goodyear Tyre Care

You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE

This time of year is when millions of families head out on their  holidays.

It is very important to have your car checked over and also your tyres.

You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE. If you do want to check them yourself, then do not forget the things like look out for sidewall cracking and if you are carrying an increased load then increase your tyre pressures accordingly. The pressures should be on the inside of your car door,if not look them up in your cars service manual, once again your local tyre centre will also help you with this. Like many other tyre manufacturers Goodyear Tyre Care will be issuing booklets giving motorists good information about your safety and tyres.

So be safe and have a good holiday

Goodyear Tyre Care are also promoting safety in Europe read more…

“In each country visited by the Goodyear Blimps, we will take the lead in promoting road safety messages using innovative campaigns, high profile events and social media to engage with drivers and their families. The Blimps will be the heroes of a tour that embraces road safety initiatives across Europe” said Hugues Despres, Goodyear Brand Director. Over the coming weeks, Goodyear will reveal full details of the road safety initiatives and major events that will be promoted by their aerial ambassadors, named ‘Spirit of Safety I’ and ‘Spirit of Safety II’, in each country and today reveal the type of events where the European public can get their first sighting of a Goodyear Blimp for over a decade.”…http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/news/95683-Blimp_roadsafe You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE

Eric Robertswww.pellonautocentre.com

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Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Goodyear Tyres online from our website  by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Part Worn tyre sellers-going under the Radar when it comes to the “Environment Agency” ?

 Part Worn tyre sellers re stacking old tyres are stacked in the view of the public is this is illegal ?

Part Worn tyre sellers

Part Worn tyre sellers sold this tyre to a driver with a clear side-wall damage egg on the side wall. When he returned the tyre they told him it was OK to use?wow

We are told that the average man spends hundreds of pounds(or dollars) on car cleaning materials. I can believe this, one of the reasons being that in the past five years thousands of cut price car washing companies have sprung up everywhere, here in the UK. It has also come to my notice that the same companies are Part Worn tyre sellers

Part Worn tyre sellers

Part Worn tyre sellers-SCRAP TYRES DUMPED

I think that this has been a very clever ploy, by these small car washing companies . They have tied up the fact that car owners would rather have their cars washed than buying a decent tyre. The car wash people have opened up on practically all the derelict main road sites in the country, mostly old petrol (gas) stations. Here in the UK they also Part Worn tyre sellers and second hand cars. I strongly believe that these people actually do things that are not legal.

We all pass these premises and even probably have our cars cleaned there, but how many piles of scrap tyres do we see stacked up and left outside ?. This is NOT legal. Tyre retailers have to abide by the law and dispose of our old tyres legally,we also have to store our scrap tyres in a suitable container, hidden away from the public, these are requirements of the law, but it does not apply to these car wash people. I also wonder what happens to the dirty water and detergents that comes of the cars that are washed ? I used to think that the dirty water should be filtered before going down the drain ?. I think that if I wanted a car wash that I would have to follow all manner of regulations, before the local counsel gave me permission . It would be interesting to hear other opinions of this , but hey! Perhaps I am been just a “law abiding citizen”, and perhaps an “old fart”. But some of these car washers/part worn tyre places do not look to fit into a modern health and safety Britain.

Are the Enviroment Agency ignoring this “waste tyres”developing problem

I also wonder if the EA, “ENVIROMENT AGENCY”regulations are being carried out, once again we tyre retailers are often checked by impromptu visits by the

Part Worn tyre sellers

A pile of used tyres stacked up outside a garage , when they are supposed to be put hidden away from the public.

“EA” to check to see if we have the correct documents and that we are storing and disposing of our old tyres legally, I know that this is not the case with some of these so called car washes who have got piles of old tyres stacked everywhere in the clear view of the public, in fact it looks to me that the old tyres are there to advertise the fact that they are Part Worn tyre sellers. Also if they openly flaunt the old tyres, then I wonder if they use waste transfer notes in the correct manner, perhaps they do?.

To conclude I think that these car washes should checked out by the EA , to see if they are complying with the law than we would all be in the same “playing fields” regarding the way these places look and work with proper health and safety laws and Environment Agency laws regarding the way that old tyres are stored and disposed of.

Eric Roberts.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell New Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk  by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Lithium-Ion Batteries-Bank of 1440 lithium-ion batteries to make power grid smarter

lithium-ion batteries

Banks of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Wall Street Journal

Bank of 1440 lithium-ion batteries to make power grid smarter

NBCNews.com

A bank of lithium-ion batteries big enough to supply about 500 U.S.

Great way to use lithium-ion batteries

This is one of the most productive ways i have seen to produce batteries power from lithium technology.The run of things going wrong with

Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-Ion Batteries warning sign

this battery type may be coming to an end and only time will tell. The scientists that constructed this giant  bank must be confident of its success by using smaller banks, before en barking on a massive 1440 batteries in one system. I have noticed the large amount of fire extinguishers in the picture. lithium-Ion technology is now used on many applications, i have just been offered some 22amp golf batteries in Lithium technology, but i am not sure if they stand the test of time regarding the fire problems that they have been only time will tell. The use of them in battery storage will be strictly controlled by temperature monitoring having on certain aircraft, i suppose devices, so i suppose that the overheating and fire problem will not exist.

To update this post, Lithium-ion batteries are now taking off and are used on a number of applications. These are from portable power drills to golf trolley and mobility vehicles. i still feel though that other technologies will be around in the near future, including our old favorite, lead acid batteries.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

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Toyo Tyres F1600-Zacharie Robichon first win in an open-wheel car during the Toyo Tyres F1600 stop

Toyo Tyres F1600

Zacharie Robichon writes about his first win in an open-wheel car during the Toyo Tyres F1600 stop at Shannonville Motorsports Park.

Post Updated 6th Jan 2014

Toyo tyres

Toyo have always been one of my favorite tyre companies to deal with. Most of the time over the past 30 years Toyo have been a big supplier of small independent tyre companies such as my own company here in Halifax UK. But like most other tyre companies toyo decided to go down the tyre wholesaler route , to sell their products, thus cutting out us retailers, we also had an option to buy direct, but the tyres became available to anyone to sell and toyo became just another cheap car tyre on the market. The outcome is that retailers stopped selling

Toyo Tyres F1600

English: TV personality Huell Howser rides as a passenger in a 2-seat Indy Racing League open-wheel race car at the 2009 Long beach Gran Prix. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

toyo tyres  and went onto sell other similar products. We now use Yokohama tyres and Apollo tyres in there place, although Toyo are still a good product and if their policy ever changed, i would take them on board again,”what goes around, comes around” as the saying goes.

Toyo tyres are today still supporting the F1600 race series with their tyre products. Zacharie Robichon is still a prominent contestant.

Eric Roberts...www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Toyo Tyres F1600,Zacharie Robichon

Toyo Tyres F1600

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Bosch Batteries-Expect EVs To Achieve 180 Miles Of Range “Minimum” By 2020?

bosch batteries

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Bosch batteries Expects EVs To Achieve 180 Miles Of Range “Minimum” By 2020 CleanTechnica Alternatively, even if batteries didn’t get cheaper, if their gravimetric energy densities increased enough, that would increase their range because they would be…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

  Bosch batteries

Hi all this talk about doing 100 miles or 180 miles has become a bit of a challenge for the scientist and engineers throughout worlds

Bosch Batteries,electric cars

Electric cars  dash instrument, hoping to go further on one single charge? Bosch Batteries

universities including the large battery makers such as Johnson Controls the owners of Bosch Batteries ? in my opinion in order for us to help save the planet through less emissions, the Advantages of Electric Cars  are very few  at the moment, they should be made to sell at a price that we all can afford and not the privileged few . With more of these electric cars on the road we would then see the testing and results for more distance travelled at a faster pace, and towns and cities would be installing more and more charging points, i travel in the UK

Bosch Batteries,electric car charging

Electric car charging stations are still not a common site Bosch Batteries

extensively and only seen one charging point in Chester UK, the only other ones i have seen are a few in the States and in Paris France.

Also slightly going the subject, does anyone the know the difference that hilly country makes to the distance that electric cars will travel ?. The hills and mountains must make a huge difference in the distance  electric cars will travel. I agree with a greener planet but i think that the car part of the equation, is at a too a higher cost at the moment, a better idea would to put solar panels on all roofs even here in the UK, but perhaps this would be too easy ? I have solar panels at it saves me a fortune and creates electricity into the grid, or is it because that if we all had Free Solar Panels ,then there would not be any need for all the electric companies that we have at the moment, the green issue is all about making more money for the large greedy companies. Also to round off ,the Ford motor company has started to experiment with solar panels fitted to their car roofs, that is well worth watching out for.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

 

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Vintage Car Batteries-Delivered to a customer who lives Under the Humber Bridge?

 

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Customer wanted 2×421 Vintage car batteries

 Vintage Car Batteries

Vintage Car Batteries

Some of our battery customers leave things right up to the last minute. Most of these are people who are just going of on there holidays in a caravan or motorhome, only to find out that their batteries are flat, just before they set off on there journey.

We manage to get a battery off to them most times but I have admit not all the time,(couriers can be next to useless).

However last week we received a call from a guy who lived in a nice part of the country at the far end of the Humber Bridge, in a little town called Barton on Humber. The weather was lovely and sunny, but when he tried to start his vintage car, the Vintage Car Batteries were flat and indeed the old  Vintage Car Batteries were completely d-funked.

He needed 2×421 vintage hard rubber Vintage Car Batteries and fast. Barton is not too far from Halifax and so I sent him the batteries by express couriers, (namely ME). It was a beautiful sunny day,(for a change) and so I delivered his Vintage Car Batteries, just to the Lincolnshire end of the Bridge.

Customer received his 2x 6 volt 421 Vintage Car Batteries and was highly delighted with the service.

I was also pleased with my work and enjoyed a wonderful day looking at the wonderfully picturesque Humber Bridge.

Article written by Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 Vintage Car Batteries

vintage cars can use 6 volt Vintage Car Batteries