All Battery Information

All Battery Information

As the batteries become fully charged and are no longer able to accept any further electrical energy. Consequently, the battery voltage will rise. Of course, when the voltage reaches the regulation level (varies with battery type see below) So, starts to dump power the controller’s lights are a solid red. Naturally,this energy is dissipated as heat into the surrounding environment. Significantly,more or less power is diverted to the dump load. According to how much is being supplied to the battery from the turbine.

Free gift mobility Batteries- for Disabled mobility scooter driver Eileen in Lancashire UK

Free gift mobility Batteries

Eileen gets her Christmas gift 2x new 42 amp Free gift mobility Batteries

Free gift mobility Batteries

Happy on her mobility scooter with the Free gift mobility Batteries

Toronto Star
Star readers give gift of mobility
Toronto Star
The strangers were Star readers, who spotted my column on Christmas Eve and were moved by Daigle’s Dickensian predicament.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

We  also gave a gift of two Free gift mobility Batteries ?

Just before Christmas. I was delivering a car battery to a customer in Dingle Lancashire the UK. Subsequently, I happened to take the the wrong turning into the neighbors drive. Soon, I realised that I was at the wrong delivery address. Because all that was there was a small wooden stable and a horse.

Consequently, I got out of the van. Soon, I was approached by a lady in her late fifties. To my surprise, she had lost her legs below her knees.As a result, she was walking on her knee stumps. The lady was stood up but only came up to my chest in height. My delivery van is covered with large pictures of mobility batteries for advertising. I noticed that the lady spotted this.

She asked me the price of batteries for her mobility scooter. Unfortunately, she said that she could not afford to buy any new batteries. As her present 12 Volt Battery was old and running down. For this reason, I felt very sad for lady.Hence, and continued to next door to deliver the car battery. Eileen is severely disabled after having both legs amputated.In a motorcycle accident. For this reason, her only means of getting about was on her mobility scooter. Which is battery powered. She does not have any prosthetic limbs for whatever reason. Eileen, relies totally on her mobility scooter. It was very strange to see her mount the scooter.Because she has developed a special knack for lifting herself up. Using, her now very strong arms.

Free gift mobility Batteries

The guy next door told me that Eileen could not afford to buy any new scooter batteries. Especially as how she was practically house bound. This pulled at my heartstrings. Therefore, being a good Christian i decided to give her two Free gift mobility Batteries. I returned to my stores in Halifax, Yorkshire UK and collected the two Free gift mobility Batteries to give to Eileen. I would have been choked to give her the  Free gift mobility Batteries direct and so i called into Eileen’s

 Free gift mobility Batteries

Free gift mobility Batteries for Eileen

neighbour who had bought the original battery.

The guy in and when i told him what i was doing he had a tear in his eye. I gave him the Free gift mobility Batteries, to give to Eileen, when i had gone back to Yorkshire. He telephoned me the next day to say that she could not believe what i had done for her, and she sent me a lovely Christmas card.

As an update to this Eileen is still going strong and looks after some horses for a good friend, she is still getting about on her mobility scooter and the Mobility scooter batteries, that i gave her are also  still going strong.

 


Mobility batteries

 

Post compiled by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Winter car battery problems-Your car battery needs care from time to time?

Winter car battery problems

Winter car battery problems

KTVO It don’t take that long and most shops will do it for free just as a courtesy to you and your car  and if your battery

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is kinda bad or not very good or a little weak, then go ahead and replace it because it’s better now to replace…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Winter is when your battery is likely to fail

In general most car batteries fail in service during cold weather in winter time, There are many problems that could affect your car battery. With new modern cars with all their electrics you will find that the battery will fail you suddenly, this is because of the large amount of electrics that the modern car battery has to handle, including engine management computers.

In the past if were having freezing nights. Therefore, it would take a car battery a couple of weeks to actually fail. Thus, giving the car owner plenty of time to find a replacement battery. Hence, the problem is now the car battery will fail suddenly.Usually, just where you don’t want it to. Especially, when you are out and about. Many of our customers.Who have a flat battery, will call us out. Because they are stuck in some town centre or shopping mall.

Now we say that the battery should be tested. Consequently, before the winter comes. Or at your regular service period. Predominantly, before the onset of Winter. Thus, we always test the battery and report back. Especially, if there is any signs that the battery may fail. Perhaps, in the near future. Most of our clients will respond to this and replace the battery before they get caught out."<yoastmark

More about your car battery

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Eric Roberts

020 Range Rover battery-Which VARTA CAR BATTERY for your Range Rover.

020 Range Rover battery

Your Range Rover needs a 020 Range Rover battery duty car battery

Drivers of the Range Rover come into two groups of motorists. Basically the owners of the older models will go for cheapest battery. But will also purchase the biggest battery. Hence, that they can to fit their

020 Range Rover battery

Varta batteries are outstanding quality, and this is reflected in the price. You can of course buy a Varta from an online company and save yourself some money, but if you prefer you can call into one the many dealers throughout the UK.

particular car. Consequently, which is a 020 Range Rover battery. Other people who own the newer models.Will have a tendency to want a better make of battery and also the correct battery for the car.

Some of the more up to date Range Rovers also take a battery that is larger than the 019 battery. This battery in  Varta batteries is coded as the Varta Silver L1 (120) 020 Range Rover battery and is the largest car battery fitted to these cars.

The 120 battery is only slightly larger than the 019. But it has much more capacity and the 120 battery .Hence, must be fitted because of the higher capacity. Due to the large amount of electrics that most cars are now using. Thus, to control emissions. The users of the older Range Rovers will often buy Varta Car Batteries Online. Making cost savings say compared with buying from the local garage. These earlier models have batteries that are easier to fit, usually just the same as a regular family car, but the later more modern cars should have their battery fitted by an expert at an Autocentre or garage.

020 Range Rover battery

The large 120 batteries are for a start very heavy, the 020 Range Rover battery weighs just under 25 kg the battery is also more powerful 020 Range Rover batterythan the 019 at 110 amps 920 cold cranking amps it is larger and much more powerful.

 

The Range Rover cars are premium cars and should only use premium batteries. In all my 35 years experience I would only recommend that such cars should use Varta batteries and the correct one for the car. The Varta Battery Prices are made in several European countries by Johnson Controls.

Varta also make the batteries for stop/start models of cars that use the Varta stop/start AGM batteries. These batteries are sold by Varta stockists and should only be replaced by the exact same battery that is fitted to the vehicle.

This article was written by Eric Roberts of www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk stockists of Varta Batteries in Halifax West Yorkshire.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery “Your Smarter To Fit a Varta” Quality German Battery

Varta car Battery; started in Germany in 1904

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery range

Varta batteries stands originally for (Vertrieb Aufladung Reparatur Transportabler Akkumulatoren). Interestingly,  had its headquarters in the German cities of Berlin and Hagen. Of course, in the district of Westphalia. As a result, the business was bought by a certain Gunther Quandt just after the first world war.

The Varta car Battery company then made batteries. Unfortunately,  that were used in the second world war German battle machine. Intensively,used to help power submarines and also for the German Luftwaffe. Henceforth, the batteries were made by slave labour under very poor working conditions. So, perhaps the side of Varta batteries that we should forget.

Modern Varta battery standards

The modern day Varta car Battery product is one of excellence. Of course, raising standards of the battery world with its quality products. Fortunately, After many changes in directors. Then the company ownership Varta batteries was purchased by Johnson Controls in 2002. Re-capitalization, was thought to be a great step forward in the Varta car Battery industry. Raising the standards of quality even higher than previously thought possible. 

It is thought that Johnson Controls paid in the region of $240 million for the Varta battery side of the business and the deal went through by the end of 2003, and is now one of the largest battery companies on the Planet.

Footnote- Johnson Controls have now sold their battery business section.

More reading…

“Varta car Battery Division, headquartered in Hannover, Germany, reported fiscal 2001 sales of Euro 590 million and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of Euro 29 million. It operates six battery assembly plants in Europe located in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Spain. Varta manufactures automotive batteries for BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, PSA, Volkswagen and other automakers in Europe. The company is also a major supplier to the European independent aftermarket, including customers such as Robert Bosch GmbH, hypermarkets such as Carrefour, and wholesalers”… http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/Johnson-controls-to-acquire-varta-automotive-battery-business-153918045.html

 

Bosch batteries are made by Varta batteries

 Bosch batteries are also manufactured by Johnson controls they in fact Varta batteries that are re-labelled as Bosch batteries, Bosch do not make their own batteries, worth knowing if you want to compare the prices for a similar product.

The underlying problem when buying any any product is “do you want quality or price” and the same goes for car batteries…

 

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery

Varta car Battery have one of the most in depth distributor centres in the World and are also available online through its dealer network.

 

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.

 

 

069 Lucas Car Batteries

069 Lucas Car Batteries-Do Lucas Make Their Own car batteries

Premium 069 Lucas Car batteries069 Lucas Car Batteries

So, today’s car battery market is flooded with all kinds of different makes of products. Some makes are household names. Such as 069 Lucas Car Batteries and others are not so well known. All kinds of makes are springing up. Of course,with claims and counter claims about how good their batteries are.

Significantly, one of the driving forces in this has been the internet ! Especially E-bay. This is where you are likely to find the cheapest car battery prices . Subsequently, then the problem is that do you trust what you are buying. I have noticed recently. That the cheapest price for 069 Lucas Car Batteries. Consequently, is not even a new one ! But looks like a re-used product what ever that means ! Many auto owners however will want to buy a quality product. Going for the products that are made by a reputable company. Of course, such as Lucas who make the 069 Lucas Car Batteries.

Are you selling your car ?

The truth is that unless you are selling your car. Then you should stick to a named product that you can trust. Naturally,the better makes will not be the cheapest. But you must be able to rely on the after service. Customers are better off ordering your new one from an actual web-site. Of course, than any other form of internet selling platform. The website will be accountable if you should get a problem with say a delivery that has gone wrong or a faulty battery.

You can even ring up a web-site to confirm that the one that you are buying is the correct one for your car. A few examples of names you can trust would be Lucas batteries. As i have said earlier they do not manufacture their own any more. The rights to sell 069 Lucas Car Batteries were bought by wholesalers Manbat. The company sell two standards. The Classic and the  Premium.

Lucas premium car batteries are a first class product

I have been selling car products now for well over 30 years, longer than I care to remember, and consequently I have seen these companies come and go , but the 069 Lucas Car Batteries has always kept a high standard of quality, and maintained a good high standard in the dealers. The  premium battery is a maintenance free battery (that means you dont have to top them up every two minutes) with calcium/ calcium technology, to cope with the modern car electric systems and slightly higher voltage requirements. This battery is  made by Johnson controls and is in a black casing, which is a recycled product. The  classic is more of a budget battery suitable for the older models of cars and lower engine capacities, this battery could be made by different European  manufacturers, but is selected by Manbat to offer excellent service in use.

As a footnote Johnson Controls have now sold their battery manufacturing side of the business.

069 Lucas Car Batteries

A new battery just fitted in our Halifax depot UK

You know that if you select  069 Lucas Car Batteries that you can rely on the dealer to look after you if you should occur any problems after the purchase, whether in the their store or on their website, beware of other selling platforms on the internet, they may have vanished when a problem raise its ugly head.

This article was written by Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

Lithium-Ion golf batteries (A New Breed of Battery) much lighter to carry for Golfers?

Though often overlooked, the Lithium-Ion golf batteries are one of the greatest inventions in all time.(for golfers )

In today’s world, we use batteries to power our accessories and devices such as phones, controllers, and children toys. Battery sales in the United States alone

Lithium-Ion golf batteries

progolf 16amp lithium battery

usually amount to almost fifty billion dollars a year, a number that grows annually by more than five percent per year. Lithium-Ion golf batteries in particular are becoming more and more popular because of their efficiency and power. If you are interested in lithium-ion golf  batteries be sure to check out this article.

To begin, you should know how batteries work. Batteries are in essence, a collection of several devices that includes electrochemical cells. Electrochemical cells have the ability to transform chemical energy into electrical energy which then can be sued to power many devices. Primary batteries are the most common form of battery. They contain enough a chemical energy to power a device for a set time, but cannot be recharged. . In contrast, rechargeable batteries can be recharged and used over and over.

Lithium-Ion golf batteries are among the best types of golf batteries. They last longer than other batteries. They also charge faster, saving your valuable time and are friendlier to the environment than most other batteries.

golf batteries

Golf carts can now run on lithium-Ion batteries

Lithium-Ion golf batteries are especially useful for golf batteries (buggies).

Golf carts and buggies require strong, efficient batteries that will work for several years. Lithium-Ion golf batteries fill all of these requirements. They can be used for STAR CARS, Club cars, and GEM cars. Many companies also offer a warranty on lithium-ion batteries, normally around 2 years. Many Lithium ion golf  batteries for golf carts are often much lighter than their counterparts. This is important because light batteries allow your cart to maneuver better. They also do not weight your cart down.

The voltage and amp hours of the battery vary with the type of cart. The voltage can vary anywhere from 12, 24, 36 to 46 volts. The amp hours can vary from 40 to 100 amps, though most lithium ion golf batteries are 100 Amp hours. However most of these batteries are around seven inches long, six inches wide, and are seven inches tall. Such Lithium-Ion golf batteries also offer an automatic battery management system. This is a system that is included in the inside of the battery. It helps balance your cells without any intervention needed and can cut off power from terminals if it detects high or low voltage or short circuits.

I hope you enjoyed this article about Lithium-Ion golf batteries written for Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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 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.

 

 

Quality Car batteries- And other top tips for driving your CAR in the wet winter conditions

Quality Car batteries; driving the car in winter conditions

One of the most obvious but important parts of winter driving is to prepare  for the bad weather that will be certain to affect us.

Every winter we are bombarded by bad weather, and most of us will get caught out and unprepared for the journey back home from shopping or from work. This happens time and time again to many motorists who get caught out in heavy rain and flooding similar to the weather this week, or a really fast and heavy snow storm. I f you check your car out you will eliminate most of the worry of bad road conditions, and feel safer and glad that you were prepared.Qaulity Car batteries

  • It always pays to have your car checked at a Unipart Car Care Centre for a pre winter check. This takes the form of checking your levels for antifreeze to make sure that it is the correct strength to withstand freezing temperatures, also your screen wash and oil levels must be checked. The early dark nights also call for your lights checking, how many times do you see a car with only one head on, that looks like a motorbike from a distance ?.
  • The most important things to check are your tyres. I know that I harp on about it, but please buy a set of winter tyres, this alone will help you on wet and snow covered winter roads and give you much more confidence when traveling out to work or to the shops. Many more drivers are now switching to winter tyres and are spreading the news to their relations and friends, they really do make a massive difference when driving on roads in winter time.

Check the depth of the water before going through in your car

Other advice now relates to flooding. Flooding has now become a common scene here in the UK. When you approach a flood please take care not take your vehicle  in too deep. Try to avoid the flooded road if possible and if you must go across the water make sure you stop and check your brakes on the other side, a minor point is that water could damage your exhaust pipes and catalytic converter a few weeks later. Another part of the car that is neglected in winter is your car battery. You can easily be caught stranded away from home if your battery lets you down. If your vehicle is over 5 years old it may be better for you to change the battery for a new one before your old battery lets you down. Remember it always happens when you are away from home and will cost you less to replace it , than expensive breakdown charges. if you do have to buy a new battery do make sure that you chose Quality Car batteries. They often come with a better warranty and will last longer

For more reading…

“ Quality Car batteries rarely last longer than five years so you may want to consider replacing your battery for the winter season. If you see any corrosion around the battery’s Qaulity Car batteriescontact points, clean off with a wire brush to ensure a strong connection”… http://www.which.co.uk/cars/driving/driving-advice/driving-in-snow/prepare-your-car-for-driving-in-snow/

And also…

“Winter has well and truly set in now, with flooding in some parts of the UK and snow and ice forecast. So what can you do to make sure getting from A to B is as safely as possible?”… http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/11/top-10-tips-for-driving-in-winter-conditions-303791/

This post was compiled by Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Low Weight Golf battery-Lithium-Ion Is this the dream Golf Battery ?

 Low Weight Golf battery;Will this new golf battery cost too much ?

Low Weight Golf battery;I have been selling the Lucas Golf Battery for many years now. I can remember the days when golfers tried to use the regular car batteries to power the early golf caddy’s because the first GEL batteries were too expensive to replace.

It is usually the case that when a thing first comes onto the market, then the price is high, this is what happened to the first Gel batteries and then the AGM batteries were produced

Low Weight Golf battery

Pro Golf battery 33 amp

which brought down the price, now these batteries are even cheaper because of the online battery shops and e-bay.

Golfers are a peculiar breed of consumers, they spend top dollars for the latest putter or the best balls, but do not want to buy a good battery they always go for cheapest battery on the market and then complain when the battery wont do 18 holes. They also fail to look after their golf batteries, some just chuck their battery in the boot of their cars and then tootle down to club house for a drink before leaving for. They very often leave the battery in the car boot for days before remembering to charge the battery up.

Another thing that golfers do is that they do not keep their batteries charged up over the winter period. This is one of the main reasons that they return their batteries to the dealer claiming that their battery is faulty, we normally give the battery a really good charge and they usually recover, it was just that they kept the battery in a freezing cold garage over the winter period, without charging the battery and keeping it charged all winter, as you are supposed to do.

New type of golf battery

Low Weight Golf battery

Low Weight Golf battery

The market has now introduced a brand new type of golf battery called the Low Weight Golf battery-Lithium Golf Batteries. This battery is much lighter than the conventional Gel or AGM golf battery, and should appeal to all golfers, because the new batteries are lighter they are more easily transported and easier to handle for the older retired golfer.

This new battery is also more powerful and has been designed to be the same size as the lead acid batteries that they will replace. For example the Low Weight Golf battery-Lithium batteries come in two sizes the 16 amp that will be suitable for up to 27 holes and the 22 amp for up to 36 holes. These batteries have life span of up to six times longer than the conventional battery and are 25% lighter , they also come with a 2 year warranty against manufacturers defects, this shows the confidence in this latest product.

The new Low Weight Golf battery-lithium golf battery comes with its own charger and connections including a new bag, once again they are made to the same size specifications as the old lead acid batteries. One more important point is that these lithium batteries will do 2000 cycles compared to only 300 with Gel and AGM batteries. The downside is that this product is more expensive than the other products on the market, but is far more superior and on top of the job…

More information about Lithium batteries…

“They’re generally much lighter than other types of rechargeable batteries of the same size. The electrodes of a lithium-ion battery are made of lightweight lithiumand

Low Weight Golf battery

Lucas 22 amp golf battery

carbon. Lithium is also a highly reactive element, meaning that a lot of energy can be stored in its atomic bonds. This translates into a very high energy density for lithium-ion batteries. Here is a way to get a perspective on the energy density. A typical lithium-ion battery can store 150 watt-hours of electricity in 1 kilogram of battery”... http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/lithium-ion-battery.htm

This post was compiled by Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

 

Mobility Scooter Batteries-Will Lithium-Ion batteries Replace Lead Acid Batteries

Mobility Scooter Batteries

New help for Mobilty Scooter batteries users

The advent of the “Lithium-Ion” battery will be a great relief to many users of the mobility vehicles. The 12 Volt Batteries that are

Mobility Scooter Batteries

Mobility Scooter Batteries may come out in Lithium-Ion shortly

traditionally used in this type of vehicle have always been a problem. Especially for the people that use these machines for getting about on. I would hate to think of the amount of these machines that have been caught out with a flat battery? Stuck half way on a journey and having to be rescued by a friend or relation.

Also, they have the problem of the weight of these batteries. Even the 12 volts 12 amp AGM Battery are hefty. Especially relevant, to injured or physically challenged person. The 18 amp and 26 amp are even very heavy to an able body person, so things have got to get better and for some mobility vehicle owners they just did.

From Mars landing to Mobility Scooter Batteries

One such use was presented to an American company.  Yardney Technical Products who were asked by NASA to design a new Mobility Scooter Battery. This had to be  much lighter and stronger than the

Mobility Scooter Batteries

This micro -hybrid battery will be used on mobility scooters in the future

lead acid battery. This new type of battery was to be utilised for the new stealth aircraft and later for space exploration. Now the battery has been developed for more everyday uses such as mobility scooter batteries.

The lithium batteries that are now available as Mobility Scooter Batteries. Mobility users come in the form of a single 24 volt 10 amp lithium battery. This replaces two a Lucas LSLC 20-12 10- lead acid batteries. The single battery only weighs 2.4 kg compared with the pair of Lucas weighing in at 12 kg, very much lighter in weight. The battery also requires a special charger which is a 24 volt 3 amp including all the connectors. The big advantage of the new Mobility Scooter Batteries is that they will do 2000 cycles. Compared to 300 cycles for the Lucas lead acid battery, and although the initial cost is higher, you will be saving in weight and much more power in the long run.

For more information about the lithium-Ion battery.

“The Mobility Scooter Batteries works on ion movement. This is  between the positive and negative electrodes. In theory such a mechanism should work forever. Furthermore, cycling, elevated temperature and aging decrease the performance over time. Finally, batteries are used in demanding environmental conditions. In addition, battery manufacturers take a conservative approach and specify the life of most Li-ion between 300 and 500 discharge/charge cycles”… http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries

This post was written by. Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

 

Lamping Batteries-New lighter Lithium-Batteries may be the answer.

Lamping Batteries

Much lighter to carry

lithium

lamping  batteries

It has always been a problem for the guys.Hence, that go out at night in the countryside looking for things to hunt. Usually vermin. This rural activity is often referred to as Lamping Rabbits. The general idea is to stalk the animal say a fox. Consequently, by using a lamp with a strong beam. So is pointed at the animal. Thus, the animal will then freeze in the bright light. The animal is then shot. For this reason, this is usually aimed at vermin. Such as foxes, rats and in some areas rabbits. Hence, that may have a population problem and the numbers need to be culled. The majority of lamping is carried

lamping batteries

Typical lamping light that requires lamping batteries to operate.

out by responsible country people, that respect nature and are just doing a job.

The lamp that they use is usually powered by a 7amp UPS battery, the type that is used in backup power systems, but these small lamping batteries are lead acid batteries and therefore start to become very heavy, especially in the dark when you are walking through undergrowth and in hilly woodland. Some lampers also carry a spare battery or two, so they tend to get very heavy.

 Lamping batteries

One of the great things to come to the market in recent times.Is the invention of the Lithium Ion Battery Pack. This was originally invented in America. For use on American military planes. Such as the Stealth bombers and more recently to supply batteries for the Space exploration projects for NASA.

This created a brand new battery technology that did not contain lead or lead acid. The new batteries became much lighter and more powerful, making the situation perfect for use as lamp batteries.

These lamping batteries come in two sizes the 6 ah and the 9ah these batteries are 12 volt batteries and the 9 amp lithium replaces the 18 amp UPS lead acid battery and the 6 amp replaces the 10 amp UPS lead acid battery. These batteries are much more powerful than there lead acid counterpart and are much lighter to carry around. The battery charger is also supplied and must be used with the lithium lamping batteries normal lead acid charger will not work with the lithium battery. The downside will be the initial cost , but the lithium battery comes with a two year manufacturers warranty and is more powerful and will last much longer with an added bonus of been very much lighter to carry, in my opinion the lead acid UPS battery will not have a look in compared with the new battery the lithium battery

 

Lamping Batteries

“They’re generally much lighter than other types of rechargeable batteries of the same size. The electrodes of a lithium-ion battery are made of lightweight lithium and carbon. Lithium is also a highly reactive element, meaning that a lot of energy can be stored in its atomic bonds. This translates into a very high energy density for

lamping batteries,Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

Lithium-Ion Battery Technology (Photo credit: toolstop)

lithium-ion batteries. Here is a way to get a perspective on the energy density. A typical lithium-ion battery can store 150 watt-hours of electricity in 1 kilogram of battery. A NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) battery pack can store perhaps 100 watt-hours per kilogram, although 60 to 70 watt-hours might be more typical. A lead-acid battery can store only 25 watt-hours per kilogram. Using lead-acid technology, it takes 6 kilograms to store the same amount of energy that a 1 kilogram lithium-ion battery can handle”... http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/lithium-ion-battery.htm

Eric Roberts