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.

Motorcycle Battery season is almost here for you Bikers?

Motorcycle Battery choice could be very important

When it comes into February, I know that certain groups of people, start to think about the spring arriving and in fact start to prepare for the new year ahead. These include people who are gardeners, golfers and other outdoor pursuers which include the motorcyclists.

I know that we often see the motor bike guys during winter time, riding their bikes, but most are fair weather riders who tend to park their bikes away until the better weather arrives in spring. I do not intend any insults when I say fair weather riders, but who wants to ride about in ice and snow on a motor bike, as I say they usually wait for the better weather, before they think about getting their bikes and their motorcycle battery out.

 

First thing to check is your motorcycle battery

This is the start of the busy season for outdoor pursuit batteries. UPS batteries and lawnmower batteries, as well as motorcycle and related machines, such as jet skis and quads. All the users of these types of machines start to look at their batteries, to check the condition after the winter break.

I normally recommend a straight replacement battery but I have been impressed by the quality and safety aspects of the Odyssey batteries. These batteries are just the thing for the modern high powered bikes and a new battery often makes the riding life much easier.Motorcycle Battery

I am not going to harp on about the care of your

Motorcycle Battery

through the winter time; this article is aimed at the person who will need to replace their battery, either through the age of the old battery, or the simple fact that your old battery has just had it and a new one is required.

Odyssey

Motorcycle Battery

are not your run of the mill  battery. They are often used in racing and rally cars, because of their high power and sealed safety issue. They are made to higher and stronger standards that the normal lead acid bike battery and therefor can take bigger knocks and vibrations.

AGM batteries are fast becoming the battery used in many modern applications. One of the latest uses for the AGM battery is on the Start-Stop cars, where high power is needed and a deeper cycling mode for the battery. This is where Odyssey come in, they are in fact sealed AGM batteries, and will not require any topping up in the life time of the battery. I am not going into the details of how they are made, but you only have to feel the weight to realise how well packed the battery is with its cells.

These batteries can be installed on their sides or in rally and race cars inside the cabs, because the battery will not spill out any acid if tipped over, because it is completely sealed. An Odyssey Motorcycle Battery will fit straight onto the bike, but some may require a clamping kit which is available.

Charging the Odyssey battery is very similar to the standard lead acid battery, but requires a faster charge rate to keep the battery fully charged at all times, this is not a problem as your charger will take care of that or your bike if you go on long distances, but for local short trips then you should always use a charger for any battery that you choose for you motor bike. All charging information is available on the Odyssey battery web site.

odyssey batteries

Make sure that your terminals are clean with no broken cables

Replacement motorcycle battery tips.

Because of stricter recycling laws, it is always best practice to return your old battery to the place of purchase, if you buy the battery online, then you can take it to your local council waste site where they have special area set aside for your old lead acid battery.

Always check your battery terminals and cables for acid damage and replace them where necessary.

Make sure that your Motorcycle Battery hold down where you fix the battery to the bike is secure, if not them please make it secure before using your bike.

Make sure that the terminals and any other nuts and bolts are correctly tightened when fitting your new battery.

Finally we sell many types and makes of batteries at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk and we recommend Odyssey batteries as a safer alternative to the normal lead acid Motorcycle Battery.

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jumper Cables are worth keeping in your Car Boot in case of your Car Battery problems

Keeping jumper cables in your car are a necessary requirement in my opinion.

So, they are one of those pieces of equipment that you may never need. However, you dare not do without them. Importantly, in case your battery goes dead on you. Or you are about to become a “Good Samaritan” and be at the right place at the right time!

Jumper Cables

Fitting a new Lucas car battery after the original failed to start and would not jump off

Of course, to help out a fellow motorist who is in a desperate need of help. Imperatively, to start his car and there you are with your Car Jumper Cables to help them out.

I must admit that I am a caring person and I do probably carry this sort of thing around with me to offer help to others. Car batteries will eventually die on you and the problem is where they will die on you not when. It is always sods law that your battery will fail you in some awful place such as the shopping centre twenty mile away.

Good idea to join breakdown scheme

jumper cables

Jumper cables fitted to one of the batteries

One thing that can be done is to join one of the national breakdown schemes. Importantly, they could come out and help you. However, it is always when you forgot to renew your policy. So, when these things happen! Wow, if only you had put a set of jump leads in the boot of your car?

It is not a perfect world and hindsight is a wonderful thing? It is a good job that the guy in the car parked next to you. Happily, has a set of leads in his car and he is willing to help you out!  Having the ability and the tools to help boost other drivers battery is a wonderful thing. There are many true stories associated with a driver having to give a stranded motorist a boost from his own car battery with a boost cable. In fact anywhere that a car stops, means that it might not start again, without a boost.

The last guy that I helped out was trying to leave a ferry, between England and France

But guess what! His car battery was flat and we was been towed out of the ship by a fork truck. I of course stepped into help! Especially, when I saw that he was stranded and started his car battery with my trusty jumper cables. This helped him drive about to look for a new car battery, but it saved him time waiting for a breakdown truck to arrive.

We always get advice from the motoring organisations. So, to prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter. but most of us do not take a blind bit of notice. Things like take a shovel and a blanket! But we never do! Because it is never going to happen to us. Well this is just the same as jump leads, we are never going to need them, but we do?

Keep jump cables in your boot !

Just by owning some jumper cables and keeping them in your car will one day help you or a fellow motorist? Even if you do not know what to do then there will be someone there who will use them for you and know which way to connect your cables to the car batteries.

I have added a useful video onto this post that shows you what TO DO and where to connect the jumper cables to the two Car Battery Problems.

The main point of this post though, is to make sure that you do in fact carry a booster cable around with you, because you never know when you may need one.

Disclaimer

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.

Eric Roberts

Battery Storage systems could significantly reduce the power of the National Grids.

Battery Storage systems

Battery storage systems-(was not an option)

Because of the way that we built our national power plants. Interestingly, in some cases over a hundred years ago. Importantly, will have to change in the future! Of course, to meet our electrical needs. So for the production of solar energy and its Battery Storage systemsdistribution. Through our home solar panels collections and solar collection farms. Including the wind turbine installations.

So the original “national grid” plants were originally owned by the government. But in recent times were privatized here in the UK by the Conservative government. Of course, led by “Margret Thatcher“. These massive coal and gas powered installations distributed power all over the “British Isles“. Subsequently, many of the power stations were located in coal mining areas of Yorkshire. Importantly, where the coal was transported locally. Resulting in the electricity being sent across the country. Carried on massive power line systems. Then diverted into smaller sub-stations. So,then before distributed to homes and businesses. Of course, usually in an underground power network.

Things are about to change

In recent times we have seen massive investment into the solar energy collecting market. Including, the introduction of new technologies.  Such as wind turbines and solar panel farms that turn the sun and the winds energy into producing electricity. Most people will now have seen these giant turbines across the countryside of most countries. Technological advances including battery storage systems will soon mean that things may have to change in the near future. Importantly, for these nationalized electric companies. Increasingly, as the end consumers start to install solar systems to their homes. Including many businesses across the world.

The price of fitting a solar system to your roof has come down dramatically. mainly because things have become mass produced and affordable. Helping people reduce their electric bills. The only other problem has been that the power produced could not be stored! Until recent years when battery storage systems have become widely available. So, becoming more easily installed using a few simple instructions.

Advantage to isolated communities

This has become of great benefit to cut off people who live in the country. Or in larger countries the “wilderness” . Of course,who are now able to make the production of electricity.  Storing it for the night use when the sun goes down. This can also lower the cost of their energy . Consequently, which has gradually become one of the most expensive household items in recent years.

Interestingly, I have electricity collecting panels on my roof. Selling the electricity back to my provider. Thus reducing my electric bills by half. Here in the UK we are limited to the number of solar panels to one roof. For this reason I don’t think that we are allowed to go self-sufficient. Of course, by producing all our own electricity. However, some countries are different. Such as the USA, where consumers can go their own way.

In many people’s opinions the day is not too far away when our roof panels will generate electricity which will be stored in a battery storage system. The householder will own an electric car and along with powering the rest of the house, the battery bank will also charge your car battery at night time, totally self-sufficient in electric power.

As I have said this is a perfect scenario for the perfect little houses in a perfect little village, but what about the rest of the population who live in multiple units and don’t even have their own roofs. Could we be looking at communal units of solar panels and storing the electricity in a battery bank, or is that a dream?

Island communities go solar sufficient

Perhaps not, because I have heard of some island communities, who have become self-sufficient by using this method. The batteries are packed into a 20 ft cargo container and the Battery Storage systems will store electricity to be used at night. This also eliminated power failures due storms and broken cables causing outages. The sun reliant system was fitted using up-to-date technology and now works perfectly leaving the island self-sufficient, by using the suns energy and storing it in batteries.

Battery Storage systems

Fiamm power Battery Storage systems unit to supply a whole Island

My interest in all this is that I sell solar storage batteries. Subsequently, I am very interested in the whole sun collecting  project. I cannot see the end in the national grid model! But alterations are going to have to be made in future. So, to accommodate the public’s wishes to produce their own electric power on their own premises. Neither do we know what new future technologies will be available. Especially, for collecting the suns power. Significant ideas are coming along all the time.

There is one thing for sure that governments are going to have to face. Giving this greenhouse gas  problem much thought in the future years ahead. Of how we use the power of our sun in years to come.

Eric Roberts

 

 

Peugeot 406 Lights

Starter Motor on my Jeep made a loud Clunking Noise

Starter Motor

Suspected starter motor

A few week ago now, a guy came into my garage and asked us to fit him a new battery. We always test the old battery, unless the customer tells us the old one is completely dead. This guy Starter Motorhad a Jeep and we said that the battery had been slow to start the car for about a month now and he thought that it was going to let him down completely. He worked in Manchester about 30 mile away from Halifax here in Yorkshire and so did not want to risk expensive breakdown chargers. We fitted a new battery and the guy went away happy. After about a month the guy turned back up again.

He said that the problem appeared to be cured after the new car battery was fitted, but recently he had started to hear a low level clunking noise coming from the engine when he started the car. He said that it was the old problem that was occurring and could the battery be faulty?

This also happens with a faulty alternator.

The first thing that the customer does is to buy a new battery, then a few weeks later , the car still has starting problems because the alternator has been under-charging or over-charging. Eventually the car has to have a replacement alternator. It is the same with the starter motor, although the starter is not as common a fault as the alternator, at least not here in Halifax.

Our top mechanic Ryan went out to check the car out and found the clunk was indeed coming from the starter motor when starting the car. There are a few things that you need to know

about diagnosing this problem. The main one is when you try to start the car, (and this applies to all cars and vans, in fact any vehicle that is fitted with a starter motor, will have similar symptoms) you turn the key to turn the engine over, but nothing happens, the engine will turn over. This is what would have eventually happened to the Jeep.

Also when you try to turn over the engine you hear a loud click.

In this case the car’s engine will still not turn over. This scenario is also the same as a dead flat battery, but I am presuming that the cars have had a new one fitted, prior to the starter clicking again. This can go on for a little while and sometimes the car will eventually start. The starter engages with the vehicles flywheel and turns over the engine until the car starts, and sometimes it is the starters gear teeth that are broken. But if you are lucky enough the hit the starter key at the right time, then the car may just start.

Back in the olden days cars with inline engines would have a cranking handle. So that you could turn over the engine, by hand (if you were strong enough). However cars started to come out with front wheel drive engines and the cranking handle became obsolete.

Our Jeep needed a new starter motor

Ryan very quickly diagnosed that the starter motor needed replacing, and after giving the gut a price for the job, Ryan began the difficult job of removing the old motor. Years ago the starters were easy to find and replace, but the advent of the computer designed cars, the manufacturers can squeeze parts onto an engine where

jeep, starter motor, and battery

New and old Jeep starters side by side

they previously could not. This Jeep was no exception and the starter was tucked away in nowhere land and very difficult to remove, right up the back of the engine, certainly not a job for the DIY car repairer, on his back on the drive at home.

The new part arrived and was fitted back in the engine by Ryan. The problem was that the teeth on the old motor were worn away, and were not connecting with the flywheel. Sometimes we find that there is an electrical fault, but not in this case. The old starter was sent back to the supplier and then returned to the company that will recondition the starter to repeat the cycle again when the next Jeep start motor goes wrong.

We normally carry out the following tests to ascertain whether or not a new starter motor  is required.

A- We always test the battery first. This is by using a simple multi-meter test.

B- We will check that the starter motor is getting 12 Volts on to its Battery Circuit.

C- We always check that the starter motor is receiving the electrical current from the ignition switch.

D- We carry out a voltage drop test on the starter battery and ground Circuits. We do this using a 12 volt battery and a connecting wire to test whether or not the starter is engaging or not. We test this in a vice on the bench.

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

Eric Roberts

Battery Boxes-Selecting the Perfect Battery Box

Battery Boxes

Battery Boxes

Battery Boxes

A battery box is a necessary luxury that every automobile/boat owner should purchase. It keeps the battery safe from vibrations, heat as well as dust. If you are looking for the perfect battery box on the internet, here are the few features that you must look out for.

Perfect Fitment

A box that fits the battery in loosely is very dangerous. Such boxes can actually do more harm than good. You can find battery boxes on the internet that have adjustable sizes and filler materials. These fillers keep the battery intact in one position even in case of a jerky and tough vibrations. The perfect fitment will also keep the battery correctly fixed to the bottom of the box to safeguard the delicate electrical connections.

Waterproof Nature Box

In case of a marine battery, it is very important that you choose marine battery boxes that is lined with waterproof materials on the exterior. If excessive saltwater enters the battery through the vent holes, the electrolyte can be permanently damaged. The waterproof nature of the battery box/casing will prevent such mishaps, keeping your battery safe even in case of major water splashes.
The battery box in case of a marine battery should also come with extendable plastic covers to keep the vent holes safe and away from any saltwater.

Adjustable Straps

Most automobile battery boxes do come with adjustable straps to keep the battery intact in one position. However, these straps have a very small limit of tolerance. Make sure that the straps on your battery box have a large number of settings on it to keep the battery comfortably tight. You should not tighten the straps very hard either. This might result in constant wear and tear due to the vibrations.
The adjustable straps also help in putting a small room for clearance between the walls of the battery box and the battery itself. This clearance prevents the transfer of shocks and vibrations from the external environment.

Easy to Lock/Unlock

The best battery boxes are easy to lock and unlock. This feature allows you to easily remove the batteries for a recharge. The easy lock/unlock feature should not compromise on the safety of the battery in the first place. Instead, the perfect balance between easy access as well as safety is the number one criteria for a battery box.

Vibration Proof Lining

The highest quality of battery boxes features a vibration proof lining on the inner walls. This lining helps in dampening the shocks and vibrations from the external environment correctly. The vibration-proof lining also keeps the battery intact in case of sloshing of the electrolyte on the sides of the walls due to turbulence on the vehicle.

Choosing a battery box that fulfills these 5 criteria will allow you to keep your battery safe and sound. Apart from this, it is always advisable to mount the battery box in a position where it takes minimum damage due to turbulence. Doing so will increase the life-cycle of the battery significantly.

Driving in Winter

Britain’s Washout Easter-Family discovers camper van really just a prison cell on wheels

Britain’s Washout Easter

Britain's Washout Easter

Britain’s Washout Easter

Easter came much earlier this year. As a result, we had a much greater chance of getting some bad weather. And sure enough did we get some bad weather?

It threw everything at us. Snow,sleet,rain, ice and a tiny slither of sunshine. It was horrific?

As a result, people must have been truly fed up, for the want of a better word. Many caravaners and motorhome drivers pre-book their destinations well in advance. Of course you just would not expect the weather to be so bad? but bad it was.

Fortunately, we stayed indoors in front of a nice log fire. Because we sell leisure batteries then this is one of our busiest times of the year. As a result, we were talking about the poor frozen families who must have been stuck inside their campervan for days. hence, not been able to venture out because of the cold, snow and torrential rain. Our local river was less than a meter from bursting its banks. In fact some parts of Yorkshire were indeed flooded.

Not wanting to rub salt in their wounds

But you can bet that the battery systems were working overtime trying to keep the frozen occupants warm and interested in life. I believe that the family in the attached article were trying camper vanning out for the first time. So, they could not have chose a worst weekend. Apparently, all they did was to try and keep warm and play cards.

This reminds me of a family holiday in a UK resort called Cleethorpes. My parents took us away for the first and last time on holiday in a caravan. What a nightmare? it rained for the full two weeks. We had a gas fire that almost killed us all with the fumes and I caught a bad cough. Thus keeping everybody awake as I coughed all night. (Those were the days) I think not.

Eric Roberts

A COUPLE who spent the weekend in a camper van with their children have realised it is basically a punishment cell on wheels.

Source: Family discovers camper van really just a prison cell on wheels

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Solar Energy Batteries- May Vie With U.S. Oil Boom as Energy Changer

Solar Energy Batteries

Solar Energy Batteries

The rapid development of rooftop solar and

Solar Energy Batteries storage technology 

could be as trans formative to the economy and modern life as the U.S. oil and gas boom, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. (Batteries May Vie With U.S.

 

Eric Roberts’ insight: Solar batteries

The USA Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has come out with a statement that I have been talking about for a couple of years now. In this article, he says that the USA could start to be getting independent of the national energy providers if the growth in solar Renewable Energy and other renewable resources can keep growing at the present rate.

In my opinion, the public in America. Of course, and other continents such as here in the UK. Have really grasped the nettle as far as going it alone with solar energy. The solar panels in this picture are situated in a small town in West Yorkshire UK.

Starting producing energy from the Sun as early as February. The electricity that is produced by these solar panels is sent straight to the electricity grid. Through a reverse meter and the electric company pays the house owner for the electricity that is provided.

In America there is a growing trend to store the electricity. Hence, that is collected from the panels. Into banks of Solar Energy Batteries. This is also useful in rural and more isolated areas. Where the batteries can store the electricity. As a result, for use at night by the house owners.

The most effective type of Solar Energy Batteries to use is AGM batteries.

 

These AGM batteries will cost more in the first instance. But will give better service due to the ability to have much greater charge and discharge cycles. Than say a normal lead-acid Car Batteries.

There are many DIY videos available. Showing, householders how to set up a Solar Energy Batteries system. One of them is Trojan AGM Battery. Subsequently, these batteries are very suited for the use with solar energy. So, anyone thinking of doing this should look at the Trojan AGM product.

Like the USA energy secretary Ernest Moriz. I too wonder how long off are we before we are producing more electricity. Say than the national providers and what happens then?.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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Trojan Motorhome Batteries

Caravan Batteries-time to check and test them before the new Spring season arrives.

Caravan Batteries

Caravan Batteries

As I am sat here writing this article. I must admit, that I am envious of all the people who are now buying their caravan batteries. So, in preparation for the new caravan season. The year has

caravan batteries

New caravan batteries have onboard

been a poor year for car batteries, because of the very mild winter.

I suppose though that we battery dealers should not really complain. As we have had a decent run of very cold winters. Hence, we should have known that we were due to have a mild one. So, and we certainly did. In fact, it is the first year that I can ever remember in my 65 years. Where we did not have any snowfall whatsoever.

We have now written last winter off as a bad year.Especially, for car batteries  sales. Thus, we are already looking forward the leisure and caravan batteries season. Which has already started with a bang, (what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabout) as the saying goes.

Britain is now largest touring caravan market in Europe. We took over from the then number one country Germany in 2003. Of course, we were still number one in 2006 when the latest figures were released by… http://www.politics.co.uk/ .It is estimated that there are over half a million touring caravans in the UK. Including another 330,000 static caravan holiday homes. I am going to write about the growing number of motor-homes in another article.

Caravan Batteries

Over the years, many caravan owners have asked me the same question? Is there a difference between caravan batteries and car batteries? And the answer is YES. In the early days, car batteries were used to power the minimal electrics that caravans would use. There were no TVs, Fridges and all the other modern day electrics that you can see in today’s modern caravans, just a few light bulbs and an electric pump. The normal car or truck battery would have done the job perfectly.

Now we have seen the development of the new type of leisure batteries. The most popular one that we are now selling is, in fact, a 100 amp battery that is made and developed by the largest battery maker in the World Johnson Controls. They decided that the design of the car battery was fine, but it needed to hold more storage than starter power. This was done by using thicker plates that were able to store more power to supply the caravan with the electricity that it needed for the evenings.

LV24MF caravan batteries are a good buy.

This type of battery is known as the LV26 was then marketed as a leisure battery and would provide the caravan owner with auxiliary power, which as able to be

Caravan Batteries

Caravan Batteries; 2x 75 amp Lucas Leisure Batteries

charged by the car’s electric system on a route, or as now with the use of solar panels, on a sunny day. You can upgrade to an AGM battery system, which will work better with solar panels, because of the better charge and discharge rate, but for the average caravan trip the LV26 will be perfect for the job, these caravan batteries have now been tried and tested over the years and generally do a good job and will give the caravan owner good service for about four or five years.

To aid in prolonging the life of your caravan batteries, I would invest in a 12v smart battery charger, and connect it to your battery over the winter period, when your caravan is not in use, we recommend the chargers that are made by Ring Automotive and are available online. I hope that this article is of use to you and happy caravan trips.

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Cheap Caravan Battery business now for 40 years.

UPS Batteries Have Many Uses

Trojan Leisure Batteries by Trojan recommended for Caravans and Motorhomes

Trojan Leisure Batteries

Trojan leisure batteries are more expensive but can last up to twice longer

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Solar charging including, Leisure Batteries. Is becoming ever more popular amongst the people who own Motorhomes and caravans Best Caravan Batteries. In the past the owners of these vehicles would use a cheap car battery, but

as the caravans became more sophisticated and the manufacturers added more luxuries that were controlled by electricity, then so the power supply to operate these electric gadgets had to be more powerful and specific Leisure Batteries were developed by the large battery companies.

The normal car battery was simply not adequate to use on most of these kinds of vehicles. The car battery is designed to start the car in any type of weather, from hot to freezing cold temperatures, the car batteries Caravan Leisure Batteries are expected to start your car. These batteries will show you the CCA (cold cranking amps) on the battery label and although they worked when caravans and the early motorhomes did not use much electricity, they are no good to use now, because the battery requires more storage and not CCA’s.

Trojan Leisure Batteries

These new types of  Leisure Batteries were developed with electric storage in mind. The battery looks like a large car battery. But has in fact been given thicker cells. So, to enable the Leisure Batteries to store more power. These batteries connect in line with the motorhomes charging system. Or a new system that is getting more popular is the use of solar power. Hence, to charge up the batteries. When the owner travels away from a power supply, say in the wilderness or in a farmer’s field.

These new types of Trojan Leisure Batteries are usually sealed. But contain a pressure release valve which will let off any excess pressure.Consequently, if for some reason the battery overheats. Or for some other reason such as very high temperatures. Of course, this can happen but is very rare. In fact I have only seen one leisure battery that has exploded. As a result, I have taken a picture to show on the blog post.

These batteries are made by Johnson Controls

the World’s leading battery development company and battery manufacturer, making famous brand names such as Varta, Lucas and Numax batteries. The most popular part numbers for leisure use are LV22 and LV26, both batteries are a single post and will fit most caravans and motorhomes.

The next type of battery that can be used is the AGM battery (absorbed glass mat). This battery has glass fibre particles added to the acid to make the liquid acid into a type of paste, and because of this, the Trojan Leisure Batteries is totally sealed and can be stood in any position. This battery is most suitable for all battery storage needs because it will charge and discharge at a much

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higher rate and will last much longer than the lead acid leisure batteries that I have talked about earlier.

One of the leading AGM manufacturers in the World is Trojan for leisure batteries

And these are the batteries that are recommended by the expert in the attached video.The video is all about solar storage for the home, but I am impressed with the way that he visually shows the different batteries that I have tried to describe, I feel that a video can save many words and many people are visual and can understand more when they see pictures.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

Solar Batteries-Is It Time for the Utility Companies to confront the need for Solar Storage?

Solar Batteries

Solar batteries could also help Europe

I think that at the moment this is an American problem for the near future. But could it turn the economic tables for the poorer Southern countries in Europe. I

Solar Batteries

Large bank of batteries used as Solar Batteries

started to write this article. So, about the growing threat that is coming from the huge increase in solar panel use. Growth of Solar City the country’s largest installer of PV solar panels. Consequently, combined with the ambitions of American car maker Tesla Motors,.Who’s intentions are to build a massive battery building plant. So to help bring down the cost of building the car batteries that are used to power their electric cars.

It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries. Are to be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. This type of system is used at the moment. By thousands of homes in America. Especially in remote areas where it is not possible to connect to the national electricity grid. Using in built-up areas in our cities and towns.

The national grid has been supplying homes

Industries with electricity now for more than a century. In my opinion are now becoming under threat from the joint efforts of these two fast growing energy providers. Including the energy storage companies, Tesla cars and Solar-City. The two companies have used the Lithium-Ion batteries on trial in California. For general usage and soon realised that this was going to be of great use by integrating it into the Grid.

Here in the UK. Most solar panels do not store the electricity in solar batteries. But use an inverter to change the DC power that is produced by the solar panels. Subsequently, into AC power that is used by the national grid system. The electricity passes through a meter and the electric company buy the electricity from the home producer. If this is the case here in the UK, then I see no problem with a similar system in the States, especially for town and city dwellers.

 

The possibility of huge amounts of electricity being produced in the future opens up other arguments, such as why should we build more fossil fuel power plants or indeed nuclear, when it will be possible to store the electricity in massive battery storage plants. Surely we are swiftly approaching the time for all the parties involved to get their heads together and smell the coffee.

It does not take much figuring out, that here am I on a sunny march day watching my solar panels meter clicking over and reducing my electric bill, times this by millions and the income of the utility companies will collapse. This is only possible because of the technology that is speeding along at the rate of knots.

Solar batteries; could be used to store electricity in the Northern Hemisphere?

This brought me to my earlier thought. Here in the UK, we do use solar panels, but we have limited amount of actual sun power, because of the tilt of the Earth the sun is very low in winter and therefore not at the right angle to supply rooftop solar panels with enough energy. The spring and summertime are fine and we can get the regular strong sun to make solar panels a viable proposition.

To me, this would be a great challenge for the European Union. It is not rocket science to see that the Southern European countries have much more sunshine hours than the richer

Solar Batteries,solar power batteries

Solar batteries in storage bank

Northern Hemisphere countries such as Germany and the UK. Therefore would it not make economic sense for the Southern countries to produce the electricity from giant banks of solar panels, such as the ones in the deserts of America and the Northern countries.

It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries

can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. could store the surplus for use in winter time, by using the battery technology from out of America. The countries such as Greece, Spain and Portugal not forgetting Italy, would produce the energy and sell it to the North. This is done at the moment here in the UK, as we buy some of our electricity from the nuclear power stations in France.

I have read an article about solar facilities in Greece and Spain from an excellent article by Forbes on…http://www.forbes.com/sites/christophercoats/2013/03/19/whats-behind-the-sudden-solar-surge-in-greece/ 

This is about solar power and It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. at a local level but we are not far from the whole of the World having to look at the big picture, as we have a great chance to change the World into a greener and better way to live, whilst also reducing our need for fossil fuels.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.