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.

Deep Cycle Batteries-This type of battery can be used to start your car.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Deep Cycle Batteries; You need more amps than a starter battery

Deep Cycle Batteries. This is a sort of question in reverse. Most people try to use car or leisure batteries.Hence, to fit their scooters or golf trolleys. But it is possible to use an AGM (Absorbed Glass Matting) type to start a car. Thus,this blog is aimed mainly at the motorhome/camper type customer.Therefore, that are unsure of the kind to fit.This type of battery is sealed and so can be installed on its side if required. Indeed some car makers.Of course, now provide a type of AGM Deep Cycle Batteries one to the interior of the car. Some of the Mazda range are fitted with a sealed one inside the car. Indeed underneath the driver’s seat. Because in the case of spillage during an accident.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Optima Red Top battery-Deep Cycle Batteries

The general rule when fitting an AGM  to a car is to increase the number of amps. Because of the cranking amps in a regular car battery. Are higher than those in an AGM battery. The general rule is. To fit a battery with about 20 to 25% more power in amps than a regular car starter battery. Genuine AGM deep cycle batteries are available in “Optima batteries”, from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Deep Cycle Batteries

The modern car engine with electronic ignition and fuel injection does not need as much power to crank up the engine as the older cars; this means that modern engines do not require as large a cranking amps as they used to and therefore is much less important as it used to be. However, vehicles including leisure vehicles are now fitted with power guzzling electric appliances that are more suited to using deep cycle batteries. Do not forget that the deep cycle can be totally drained and then re-charged and recover fully, but a car battery may not fully recover if totally discharged.

It will not hurt to fit Deep Cycle Batteries as a starter provided you up the amps.

If in doubt many companies now make a type of crossover battery called a leisure battery in different amps depending on how big the vehicle and amount of power the battery requires, this kind of battery is available online in Tungstone batteries and Lucas brands online at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Another kind of car now uses the AGM battery, known as the Start-stop system. These cars are now getting very popular because they automatically stop and start when the car comes to a stop, this saves energy and pollution, and by 2016 a significant number of cars will be fitted with this system, using AGM batteries.

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre, and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Working for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. Now I own a garage and MOT testing centre. Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Also their related products, anything that will help my business. Naturally, we are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Dave selling a leisure battery in Halifax

Battery Life-How Long Should Your Battery Last a few tips to look at

Battery Life

Battery Life; Deep cycle battery

The most obvious reason as to why and how long a 12 Volt Battery will last. Is the amount of usage that it will get. Also, other things that affect the longevity of a battery.Thus, are temperature and how the charge is maintained. They need to be kept at the correct temperature.Therefore, here in Northern Europe, we use batteries with a higher amp-age because of our cold climate and in the warmer regions of the World we need a lower amperage because the warmth does not need as much power to start the car. If they are used the wrong way round, then failure will-will be the result.

Battery Life

Battery Life; Battery construction

 

If a Battery Life suffers from severe overcharging. Then the Battery Life will not last a very long time. I have known overcharged batteries are only lasting a year or two, where a battery that has been charged at the correct charging rate may last up to eight years, we find that Japanese cars have the best electrical systems because of the quality of the electrical components that are of excellent quality.There can be a downside in the strength of the batteries coming here on cars from the Eastern countries, because of the warmer climates in these countries, cars can be fitted with a lower cold cranking amp battery.

Battery Life

 

Also one of the biggest mistakes that golfers make is to load a Gel with a regular type car charger. This does not work.Hence, is a common mistake when buying one for golf or mobility  you must keep to the correct charger for the right type of battery, this is the main reason for customers thinking that they have a faulty one here at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Battery for your car, golf, mobility  and ups are all available in LUCAS at internet prices

Battery Life

Battery Life; Lucas AGM  golf battery

 

for more excellent information, please click on the link below.’

http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/Battery_FAQ.htm#Lifespan%20of%20Batteries

 

Battery Life

Battery Life;Lucas top quality car battery

Car Will Not Start-It Could be Your Cars Battery is flat and needs a replacement.

Car Will Not Start

Car Will Not Start; Its usually your battery that fails

In these days of busy motorists having to get up to work earlier than ever, there is nothing worse than turning the car key and strange noises come from under your vehicle’s bonnet because of your CAR Won’t START! Or even worse still no noises at all. This usually happens on the first cold day of Autumn, and here in Car Will Not Startthe UK, this is usually October.

This October has been no exception. With some motorists calling us because their car will not start. This occurrence is an all too common phenomenon. Thus, even if you maintain your car at regular intervals. Therefore, there is no real way of telling when your engine will let you down. (unless your service centre gives you a 12 Volt Battery test report and you act on the findings).So, you can be sure that it is when you less expect it to, or you are on your way to that special occasion and when you turn the key, nothing happens, just a loud grating noise or a whirring sound from under your bonnet and your CAR Won’t START. You always fear the worse, but we find that on 90% of the time, then the problem is usually simple.

The system that enables your car to start is a relatively straightforward thing to understand. In most basic cars the ignition system works as such. When you turn your ignition switch, your batteries stored voltage travels to the ignition switch, it then goes to the next component which is the starter relay and the starter motor. This voltage then spins the starter motor which engages its gears into the gears of the flywheel, thus turning the cars engine over.

Car Will Not Start

If everything else in the engine is in good working order. Hence, the car has enough of the right fuel in the tank, then the car will start, and off you go.

Other less common reasons why your car may not start, could be no fuel, not enough spark to your engine cylinders, loose battery terminals, damaged starter wires, but it will be your battery that fails.

 Your battery faults could be picked up on a regular service

In general the older your car, the more chance you have of the battery letting you down. Japanese car batteries usually last for about five or six years from new and European cars three to four years, so if your vehicle is of this kind of age you could expect yours to fail.  We at Pellonautocentre test batteries when your car has a service, reporting the battery condition on the service checklist, most customers act on this recommendation and will have a new one fitted, so alleviating any following problems.

Car Will Not Start

Car alternator that keeps your battery charged up

 Batteries can be bought online with a next day delivery at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries- for your wheelchairs- mobility scooters- bath hoist- stair lifts etc.

 

Well, known online battery store www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Now provides a comprehensive range of quality Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries. For all mobility and golf applications.


wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bath hoist, stair lifts, etc. all these batteries have more than one key requirement.

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries powered wheelchair

 

 

These Powersonic batteries must be reliable. Because people depend on the applications day in, day out. Most customers that look for these products are physically challenged. So have other mobility difficulties and need to get around from place to place. A Deep Cycle AGM Battery will help them to perform their daily tasks. Such as going to the shops or visiting their friends.

Electric Scooter Batteries come in many sizes.Accordingly, from 10 amp up to 150 amp. Depending on the type of disability scooter that the person drives.Also available in 6-volt sizes and smaller 12-volt sizes.

We source our products from the world’s leading mobility 12 Volt Battery manufacturers including Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries and provide our customer with the very latest in battery technology and innovation. All our mobility batteries boast quality, dependability and reliability as standard, and provide an extensive service and shelf life.

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

To end with it may also possible for registered physically challenged people to claim back the VAT on their battery purchase, please ask when ordering the product of your choice.

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre, and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple for national

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

How an AGM wheelchair battery works

Tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

a physically challenged man in his wheelchair

Blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

 

Optima Car Batteries-Consider Buying an Optima- “Maintenance Free Batteries” AGM Technology.

Optima Car Batteries

Optima Car Batteries;What are Calcium/Calcium car batteries

Optima Car Batteries- Calcium/Calcium (C/C) are the next generation of car batteries. Optimas are a step further in battery evolution to the standard lead acid car batteries. Because of this you will not have  have to top the battery up with distilled water."<yoastmark

 

  • All, Optima Car Batteries has different materials to make the positive and negative plates. The plates are made of “Calcium Alloys” and not “lead antimony”. This reduces the fluid loss by up to 80% ,therefore no topping up is required. The c/c car batteries are sealed, there is no more topping up to be done.

 

  • The Optima Car Batteries will also keep its charge for a longer period, when the battery is not in use.
  • When the c/c battery is charging the gases that are given off mix with the liquid acid. This stops the acid forming on different levels. Which in turn stops the acid forming different densities and weights. This does not happen in a standard lead acid battery, and the different layers and weights cause the battery plates to “sulphate” with increased “grid corrosion”, this causes the battery charge to appear to be all-right, when it is indeed not and could let you down at any time.

Optima Car Batteries

To summarize my blog c/c maintenance free Optima Car Batteries are what you should look out for and indeed ask for. This improved technology gives you a better product when buying your new 12 Volt Battery. 

One of the main factors that I have missed out.Thus, about Red Top Optima Car Batteries. This is the fact that they are an AGM battery. Thus, to enable you to have reliable start-up every time. Whichever vehicle you choose to fit the battery.

The Optima Car Batteries REDTOP will certainly outperform and outlive the traditional batteries. When demanding cold cranking and starting applications. With an impressive high-power input. With extreme resistance to the most common aspects of battery failure.Also, the OPTIMA REDTOP is ideal for trucks, SUVs, motorsport vehicles, start stop cars and other applications that require a spill proof starting battery. This batteries reputation as a truck and tractor battery or a general car battery is unsurpassed in the battery world.

Optima Car Batteries

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. They are also members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Consequently, they also sell Economy Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Courtesy cars are on offer 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. Motor-Codes regularly carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

 

First Batteries Driven Electric Car ? Could it have been this Renault Dauphine


On a recent visit to Silverstone Race Track, Dave Smith (now left us) of Batteriesontheweb noticed a strange looking Renault Dauphine. Because of Dave’s interest in batteries, he noticed the car had “electric car” written on the boot. Dave took us a few pictures for our blog and we discovered a few interesting things, about the car.

First Batteries Driven Electric Car; First Electric car had 18x12Volt car batteries

First Batteries Driven Electric Car

Renault Dauphine, 1960 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At the time, the petrol engined Renault Dauphine was a very popular car and sold well over 2 million models between 1956 and 1967. The idea of the concept of an electric car came from the owner of Henney coach builders, a Mr R Feldman. Feldman was also connected to Exide. So, in 1959 he ordered 100 Dauphine cars. The Renault engines were stripped of all their mechanical parts. He Used an electric engine that was a general electric series wound traction type giving 7.1 horse power. In addition, this prototype used 18 x 2 Volt car batteries. With a vehicle that was much heavier than the standard petrol driven version. 

The car was very inefficient and a new electrical system was devised with the help of a Mr E Williams.

New system of 12X6Volt Electric car batteries now used

Models in 1960, were fitted with a new system of 12 x 6 Volt units giving the electric motor 72 Volts. furthermore, this car reached a top speed of 90 km/per hr as against only 60 km/per hr in the old system.The car was known as the “Henney-Killowatt” but proved to be very unpopular and with less than half ordered, the project was scrapped and only a few have survived to-day including this fine specimen pictured at Silverstone. in addition, a car battery can be bought online at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

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

 

Maintenance Free batteries-are now becoming the normal fitment on most cars and trucks

This is a short article about maintenance free batteries

 The phrase maintenance free batteries is only partly correct.  What are Maintenance Free Battery vs Conventional  Cheap Car batteries , use up some of the water in their diluted mixture of sulphuric acid electrolyte during there every day cycle of charging and discharging. The electrolyte process turns into a gas mixture of oxygen and hydrogen and escapes from the battery. WE then add water to keep the battery topped up.

Maintenance Free batteries

Lucas Maintenance free batteries

Maintenance free batteries known as MF batteries use a different type of lead alloy. They use calcium alloy of lead and not a lead antimony alloy. This reduces the gassing therefore stops the need to keep topping up your battery. Indeed means that you have no need to top up your battery during the normal life of your  Battery.
The only problem can occur in exceptionally high temperatures where the Maintenance free batteries may boil but the newer types of MF battery now have pressure relief valves that come into operation when the pressure may get too high. For further reading…http://uk.ask.com/question/what-is-a-maintenance-free-battery

Altogether these Maintenance free batteries are becoming the normal standard for modern vehicle standards and are worth buying instead of cheap batteries.

Car batteries remained much the same, the only thing that changed was the different terminals and physical sizes of the batteries, battery plates, became a new mix of alloys and lead alloys and companies the likes of Lucas batteries became the first to introduce practically sealed batteries that were maintenance free, there were no screw tops on the battery for the driver to check the acid level.

Also there was the evolution of the cars. Many cars were now coming out on more sophisticated electrical systems. Which required car batteries with more power. We found that a difference in the old type battery and the new type of battery was that the new types of battery did not give you much time after failure, one morning the battery light would come on in your car and you would need a new battery, there and then; you do not have the time any more. It is very important to remember ,that the Maintenance free batteries must be stood up in the upright position. The battery caps do not unscrew and so the battery is classed as sealed. But it is important to remember that the battery is not leak proof.

Pressure relief valves automaticaly reseal

themselves after been released, this is a major safety feature.

Car Battery Problems-Or could it be your Car Alternator that is blamed.

Car Battery Problems

Unfortunately, the two things are very closely linked. Many customers call in knowing that they have car battery problems. The number one sign is quite evident? The car will not start. This is mainly in the cold weather of wintertime.

It can also become a problem in hot summer weather when the air conditioning is working at full pelt. This problem, can show up a failing battery and give the owner what

Car Battery Problems

Typical modern alternator

he thinks are car battery problems.

I must confess that the first thing we do is to test the battery and the alternator with the same piece of equipment. This usually fails the car battery, and we then fit a new one. Nine times out of ten, this will do the trick. However, a faulty alternator could make the original problem re-occur.

When we talk about car battery problems, we need to understand a little about, what the alternator does? The primary task is to keep the battery charge topped up at the correct level. This is when the driver is using a significant amount of electrics in the cars cab.

In winter time it will be the car lights and the heater system that takes much of the power from the battery and making the alternator work hard, replacing the charge back into the battery. This could also be a clue to the driver that the car is about to have some car battery problems.

Car Battery Problems

One of the first signs is that your cars lights may appear to be shining dimmer. This is usually an alternator problem. Too much or too little power back to your battery will make your lights dimmer.

This was more common on the older type, what I call “dynamo” alternators. Lights dimming were one of the first signs that the dynamo bushes, (that created the electricity to charge up the battery) were wearing down and therefore not doing the job correctly. When the alternator was not passing enough charge, then the light would dim, or the heater would work slowly and make a distinctly different noise to what it should make.

A good point about the older type of alternator is that it could be repaired, by fitting a new set of bushes. Older mechanics would remember this well. It was a job usually given to the junior member of the garage staff.

When the earlier alternators failed then, the first thing to happen would be that the driver would start to have car battery problems. What they did was to boil theCar Battery Problems battery almost dry, and the battery needed replacing. In many cases, the alternator would fail completely and would have to be repaired along with fitting a new car battery.

Car Battery Problems

The more modern car alternator is much more complicated. They are indeed connected to the entire cars electrical system via the cars ECU (on-board computer).The modern alternator works similar to a smart charger, applying a constant charge replacement to the battery in a more efficient manner than the old type dynamo charger.

This type of alternator usually fails because of a faulty circuit board and will fail at once. These alternators are repaired by specialist companies, and we buy them as we need them as exchange units.

One thing that we have learned about batteries and alternators is that when a battery goes, we here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax UK, always check the cars alternator when we fit a new battery. This gives us a piece of mind that the new battery won’t be damaged by a faulty alternator in a few weeks’ time.

Other great reading…http://auto.howstuffworks.com/alternator.htm

096 Car batteries –Car Batteries Online-Next working day delivery

The 096 Car batteries are one of the most popular batteries to fit cars here in the UK.

096 Car batteries

This 096 Car batteries Lucas battery suitable for many diesel cars

This battery is longer in length than the other popular UK battery. The 075. The difference in fitting is that the 075 battery will fit mainly petrol driven cars. The 096 Car batteries, fit mainly diesel powered cars,

The 096 Car batteries are heavier duty. Specifically, for the diesel engines, which will require more power (cold cranking amps), to start a diesel engine on a cold winters morning. Almost all battery manufacturers make the 096 Car batteries, as I have said it is perhaps the most common battery that we now use here in the UK.

096 Car batteries now come in two different heights. Because, one is what we call a low casing and the other is the 096, which has a tall casing. The low casing battery is 175mm in height. The original and popular 096 battery comes in at 190mm height. Bothe batteries are exactly the same length and width, which is length 278mm and width 175mm.

This is important because in some cases such as certain Vauxhall car models the 096 Car batteries will be too tall and so the 100 should be fitted. Models such as the Astra diesel and Corsa diesel come out on a 100 battery and that means that the 096 will, be too tall.

096 Car batteries

Most battery manufacturers make the 096 Car batteries. These batteries can be easily bought online and shipped out to you by the next working day. 096 Car

096 Car batteries

varta 096 Car batteries Black Dynamic battery

batteries are shipped out to most UK post codes and with a little care the battery can be easily fitted by a DIY car enthusiast.

If you live in the Halifax area of Yorkshire in the UK, then Pellon Auto Centre can fit the 096 Car batteries from their huge battery stock. The opening hours are listed on their website, www.pellonautocentre.com.

If you don’t live in the Yorkshire area then you can buy the 096 Car batteries online from their sister company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk .

They sell 096 Car batteries made by many different battery companies. They recommend Lucas batteries and Varta batteries as well as their own brand Justbatteries. Finally, these are excellent products and well worth a try.

Eric Roberts

Car battery care advice for the Female driver (and men of course)

Car battery care advice, the early signs?

In the days of equality. Giving advice to women drivers is important to me. All drivers should really be treated the same. But there may be some things that lady drivers do not know about. Female drivers now make up more than 60% of our drop-in customers. To me the correct advice is important.

The sure thing about a cars battery is that it will let you down at the wrong time and the wrong place. You will be all dressed up to attend a new job interview, or at an important meeting. When your battery dies on you?

The thing is that your battery will give you a few signs of problems. Before this happens. Car battery care is the first line of defence against early car battery

car battery care

This is a battery light that you will see in many models of car

failure. Car battery care starts if you notice that your car’s engine sounds a little sluggish and could be slow to start. Early days of winter are usually when the first sign may occur.

Car battery care

There is also a Car battery care light inside your car that will start to light up when your battery starts to fail. If your battery suffers from a rapid fail, the Car battery care light comes straight on and then you will need to have it checked out. The Car battery care light looks like a battery, so it should not be mistook for any other light.

If the light does come on, then take your car to your local garage, before your battery fails and lets you down.

Another Car battery care sign is if your cars lights dim in any way. This is difficult to notice, but you may notice it more if you live in an urban area with little or no street lighting. Drivers often take more notice of things such as lighting when they are driving and have to use their lights all the time especially in wintertime.

Unfortunately these are the main early signs of car battery failure. If they do happen though get your car checked out. Another good point is also by having your car serviced at regular intervals. Your garage will check the battery condition as part of the service. If the battery is showing poor results then the garage will notify you and advise you about a new battery. here in Halifax Yorkshire UK, we offer all our customers a free battery check, with no obligation to buy.

Hope this helps Eric Roberts