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.

Nissan Leaf Batteries-Want To Buy, Not Lease, Replacement- Electric- Car Batteries

Nissan Leaf Batteries

PluginCars.com Nissan Leaf Batteries Owners Want To Buy, Not Lease, Replacement Batteries PluginCars.com Nissan North America in June launched its LEAF battery replacement program, designed to give owners of high-mileage LEAFs a way to ensure that their…

 

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Lithium-Ion Electric car batteries

This is news to me but possibly good news, I wonder if in the future the battery market will be like it is today. With many manufacturers selling to many dealers as a World wide

Nissan Leaf Batteries

Hydrogen cells are one of the competitors to the Nissan Leaf Batteries lithium-Ion cars of the future

market, or will the car makers try to keep the cheapest car batteries to themselves.

Certainly according to this report the customers want to buy their own Nissan Leaf Batteries and source them at the best price when they need replacing, at the moment i can not think past the post and can not imagine what the size of the battery market will be  when the cars become second and third hand.

At the moment we have a vibrant battery market, with many companies large and small having a share in the market ,but will this always be the case ?. Lithium-Ion batteries are now looking like the battery that will be used as the Nissan Leaf Batteries , along with other technologies, such as Hydrogen fuel calls. Another big development is with the Start-Stop car battery. You may ask How Does Stop Start Work?. This operates on the what you could call standard type vehicles and works by the cars engine being switched off when the car stop and re-starting when the car starts again saving fuel in the process. These batteries are 12 Volt Battery technology and are lead acid batteries and AGM batteries, this is because of the higher charging cycles that are available with different materials used in the making of the plates.

What do you think Eric Roberts..

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Varta Car batteries-Varta Car Batteries Online UK made by Johnson Controls

Varta Car batteries

Wheel Alignment Problems

varta 096 Car batteries Black Dynamic battery

Our company is regarded as the UK’s No.1 supplier for all things battery related. Please visit our website to view our huge range of Varta Car batteries

Varta Batteries –A little History

“Varta batteries stands originally for (Vertrieb Aufladung Reparatur Transportabler Akkumulatoren) .With its headquarters in the German cities of Berlin and Hagen . Hence, in the district of Westphalia. Consequently, the business was bought by a certain Gunther Quandt . Just after the first world war.

The Varta Car batteries company . Then made batteries .Used in the second world war German battle machine. Batteries they made were used to help power submarines . Also for the German Luftwaffe. Mostly, the batteries were made by slave labour. Thus, under very poor working conditions. Perhaps the dark side of Varta Car batteries that we should forget.

Varta Car batteries

Varta Car batteries

The modern day Varta product . Therefore, is one of excellence . Raising standards of the new car battery world. With its quality battery products. After many changes in directors and company ownership . Varta Car batteries was purchased by Johnson Controls in 2002. Hence,this was thought to be a great step forward . Of course, in the battery industry . Raising the standards of quality even higher.

It is thought that Johnson Controls . As a result, paid in the region of $240 million for the Varta Car batteries side of the business .Accordingly, the deal went through by the end of 2003″...www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres .Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com .hence, using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Consequently, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. lastly, carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Lithium batteries Good Future- are the big hope for electric cars. Lithium sounds f…

Lithium batteries Good Future

Lithium batteries Good Future

Lithium batteries Good Future

Consequently, Lithium batteries are the big hope for electric cars. Subsequently, Lithium sounds familiar. Not just from Mr Firths Chemistry class. Also. Aren’t Lithium the exploding things in laptops  and banned from flying on airlines.

Fires in these batteries are common place? In my opinion then fire incidents are being swept under the carpet. Hence, and are no longer reported. However only time will tell if these batteries are safe. So and can be recycled safely.

Lithium Ion batteries are very energy-efficient. But do not have a long life cycle. Subsequently, like the Nickel battery. Another “No” is that they And they are pretty expensive to replace. Also,if you have one faulty cell, then you have to replace the entire unit.
( Tesla have solved this particular problem, with replaceable blades in the Roadster batteries. So you can just replace the faulty blade. These electric car batteries only come with the $100K Tesla car. Attached and are not available separately! The Roadster has over 6000 lithium ion batteries. Hence, to power its high speed.). Other instruments including laptops do use lithium batteries. When used in electric cars. Then these problems have been largely eliminated. Thus, by placing the electric car batteries in a stronger casing unit.

Lithium batteries Good Future

As we all know. Governments have been throwing billions into battery development. mostly throwing money at the universities. it has been a success up to a point. However, I still think that the electric car will only be a small part of the total vehicle mix. In the future then the humble lead acid battery will still be going strong. At the moment there are an estimated 20’000 electric cars in the UK. Compared to a total number of 25.6 million vehicles on our roads in 2017.I also find it a funny thought, that 200 electric cars all turn up at once for batteries charging on a motorway service area.

Eric Roberts

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

Lithium-Ion Batteries Updated

lithium-ion batteries

Banks of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Wall Street Journal

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

NBCNews.com

A bank of Lithium-Ion Batteries Updated- big enough to supply about 500 U.S.

Great way to use lithium-ion batteries

This is one of the most productive ways I have seen. Hence, to produce battery power from lithium technology. Including, the run of things going wrong with this battery type.

Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-Ion Batteries warning sign

May be coming to an end but only time will tell. Scientists that constructed this giant  bank. As a result, must be confident of its success.Experimenting, by using smaller banks.So before en- barking on this massive 1440 batteries in one system. Also noticing the large amount of fire extinguishers in the image.

lithium-Ion technology is now used on many applications.Therefore, I have just been offered some 22amp golf batteries built with Lithium technology. Of course,I am not sure if they stand the test of time. Thus, regarding the fire problems that they have been only time will tell. Of course,the use of them in battery storage will be strictly controlled by temperature monitoring having on certain aircraft, i suppose devices, so i suppose that the overheating and fire problem will not exist.

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

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Eric Roberts

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

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

Bosch Batteries
bosch batteries

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

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

 

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  Bosch batteries

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

Bosch Batteries,electric cars

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

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

Bosch Batteries,electric car charging

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

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

Also slightly going the subject, does anyone the know the difference that hilly country makes to the distance that electric cars will travel ?. The hills and mountains must make a huge difference in the distance  electric cars will travel.

Bosch Batteries

I agree with a greener planet. But I think that the car part of the equation.Therefore, is at a too a higher cost at the moment. Hence, a better idea would to put solar panels on all roofs.Even here in the UK. Perhaps this would be too easy ?

I have solar panels at it saves me a fortune and creates electricity into the grid.Of course, or is it because that if we all had Free Solar Panels.Then there would not be any need for all the electric companies. Hence, that we have at the moment.Of course, the green issue is all about making more money. Of course, for the large greedy companies. Also to round off ,the Ford motor company has started to experiment with solar panels fitted to their car roofs, that is well worth watching out for.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies. Hence, before starting my first business. Now owning 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.

 

 

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Golf cart batteries-Deep Cycle- are also deep-cycle and are the most suitable for…

Golf cart batteries-Deep Cycle

Golf cart batteries-Deep Cycle

Pro Golf 16 amp lithium battery

Golf cart batteries-Deep Cycle

Golf cart batteries are also deep-cycle and are the most suitable for use in electric car conversions, where you do not have the access to state-of-the art technology, like electric car manufacturers have.

Deep cycle batteries can be depleted to 80% of their charge before they need to be topped up.

( Marine batteries, are sometimes called ‘deep-cycle’ and sometimes used for electric vehicles, but are not recommended because they are not true deep-cycle, more like ‘mid-cycle’ and have too short a life.).

Electric car batteries work the opposite way.

Batteries are used in gas car engines as well as electric cars. Electric car batteries are deep-cycle ones. Shallow-cycle means that if you leave the lights on overnight, 5% of the battery will be depleted and it will go flat. You’ll have to find some kind person with a jump lead to give you back enough charge to get you going again.

Golf cart batteries-Deep Cycle

Batteries are used in gas car engines as well as electric cars. Gas cars use shallow-cycle batteries. Electric cart batteries are deep-cycle ones. Deep cycle batteries are used in solar panels, so that when the sun does shine, you can get most of that power over a long period. Other types of deep-cycle batteries are those used in heavy-duty machinery, like forklifts.

Electric car batteries work the opposite way. They are made of stronger, metal electrolyte plates. They are ‘deep-cycle’, because they need to provide a lot of power over a long period before recharging is possible. A gas-car battery is made up of light foil electrolyte plates. This small battery is only needed to power the ignition, lights and other accessories. As a result AGM deep cycle batteries are still king.

Eric Roberts

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

Vintage Car Batteries

Customer wanted 2×421 Vintage car batteries

 Vintage Car Batteries

Vintage Car Batteries

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

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

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

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

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

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

Article written by Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk .Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Having an official MOT testing station.Members of Motor-codes.Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 Vintage Car Batteries

vintage cars can use 6 volt Vintage Car Batteries

Solar Panels Quantity- How Many are Needed To Power supply your House with energy?

If you care about the environment and want to lead a green friendly existence then solar panels are fantastic! What Solar Panels Quantity will reduce your carbon footprint.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Many people use Battery storage systems now with solar panels

Solar Panels Quantity

A small battery bank that can be used for solar energy storage

 

Solar power is now getting more popular, even here in the UK. You have only to drive around to see that many homes have now got solar panels on the roofs of their houses.

Solar Panels Quantity

The legal amount of Solar Panels Quantity in the UK is for a 16 panel system.

Here in the UK the Solar Panels Quantity is 16 panels per roof and the power produced goes in to the National Grid system. The money that is generated on the reverse meter is then deducted from the electricity that is used.

People also use solar panels on their mobile homes and touring caravans. This can also be used for power storage using an inverter and deep cycle AGM batteries to store the electricity for use at nigh-time. Many changes are now happening due to the increasing amount of homes across Europe that are taking up the generous offers from the various governments to install Solar Panels Quantity (Government Grants Solar Panels). Indeed i believe that  Germany produces half the electricity that the whole country generates. The UK are a bit slower but as i travel around you can see more and more homes installing the correct Solar Panels Quantity to their roofs, and now you can buy a Solar Panel Caravan.

Solar Panels Quantity, is also going to play a huge part in electric supply systems via solar power and wind turbines. The problem is at the moment, that the national electricity grids are having to cope with too many peaks and troughs. This can only be corrected by a battery system, a way of storing the energy supplied by the sun and then releasing it at night when the sun has set and the electric can be used to power households. The most efficient way to store the batteries at the moment is to use Deep Cell batteries, connected up in a battery bank and depending on what size you will need for your particular storage needs.

Car Starter Batteries

Apollo Power Car Batteries- are Re-born again after closure due to imports

Apollo Power Car Batteries

Apollo Power Car Batteries

Of course, as a car battery dealer for most of my working life. So, I am not surprised that this famous battery name from the past. Indeed, has cropped up again. The Apollo name comes from the period that included other well known battery names. Not surprisingly, such as Crompton  and indeed Oldham . Of course, who had a TV advert, which gave the battery an unforgettable slogan, “I Told,em Oldham”. Probably best remembered by us older generations.

The difference now is that in the seventies they  were made in the UK. Of course, these days the batteries are imported and use the Apollo Power Car Batteries name and logo. This came about because of a sales battle that took place. Hence, between two of the largest battery wholesalers in the UK. Manbat and UKB. Both from the Manchester area originally, and like the two football teams “City and United”, the companies are both arch rivals.

battle for Logo ?

The two companies were in a bit of a battle to buy the Lucas battery name and logo. Subsequently, from a battery company that went into liquidation. Located in Corby, in the Midlands area of the UK. So, I was not familiar with the ins and outs of the different bids. Including, how much the winners paid. But Manbat came away as winners. Of course able to use the famous name of Lucas batteries. Lucas no longer make car batteries. Consequently,their battery products are sourced from battery manufacturers all over Europe and Asia. Naturally, the premium range of batteries are made by Johnson controls, now bought out by another company. Including, the same company that make Bosch and Varta batteries, and are of a very good pedigree.

In my opinion UKB were very disappointed ! That they were unable to acquire the Lucas brand name and so searched for the availability of some of the other battery brand names. They were able to identify the names that were up for sale and purchased the three names of Oldham and Crompton batteries, adding them to their own Platinum battery series. We at Batteriesontheweb  have now become Apollo Power battery dealers in the West Yorkshire area of the UK and are very proud to be associated with this great name.

Apollo Power Car Batteries bought direct

Eric Roberts remembers when he used to travel to Market Harborough and was able to buy a minimum of 100 Car Batteries in a mixed order, my van was nearly touching the ground with the weight, but because we bought direct from the manufacturers we were able to make good profits, not like today when we only make a small profit. Because we have to buy from the middle man as all the battery makers have moved out of the UK.

Tungstone Car Batteries

English: Filling a car battery with distilled water (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Article written by Eric Roberts

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Ford Escort RS1600-My First Dream Car

The Ford Escort RS1600 would be the one for me,(but it never happened) ?

Of course, the first time that I came across this car, was when I worked for one of the Goodyear tyres outlets Tyreservices GB. Unfortunately, the company no longer exists ! But in the sixties and seventies the company was a large thriving business. Significantly, this was the time that the tyre manufactures were expanding at a rapid rate. So were  buying out tyre retail depots all over the UK. Trying to secure a top place for their tyre products.

Whole companies and single tyre depots were bought out by the tyre giants. So, in order for them to have a full coverage of depots in Great Britain. I remember getting promoted to Branch Manager .

It was then that I became interested in car rallying.


Ford Escort RS1600

Tyreservices began sponsoring a female driver called Chrissie Ashford in the late 70,s !  She was from North Yorkshire not too far from my depot in Huddersfield . All the depots received a memo asking for volunteers to fit the Goodyear rally tyres for Chrissie Including a few other competitors at the local rallies. Including stages of the Mintex rally staged in Yorkshire.

So, thinking this was a great opportunity for me to gain some knowledge . So I became involved and this is where I began to be interested in the Ford Escort RS 1600, because this was the car that I would be following around the rallies.

I believe that the car was then known as the Ford Escort Mexico and in 1970 the car became available to the public as a road going version called the Ford Escort Mexico. I can remember that we still had some working “woolen mills” in the area. Consequently,the Mexico’s were often bought by the rich sons of the wealthy mill owners. So we changed few tyres on these cars, Goodyears of course.

These Ford Escort cars were tremendous to watch

The road version of these classic racers the Mexico were miles away from my budget, as a branch manager we were poorly paid and could not afford one of these cars even the second hand car cost more than I could afford and in fact kept there prices high, I remember that I had to make do with yet another Mini.

The Mexico was capable of doing 0 to 60 in about 10.5 seconds and would cost around the £1100 brand new. Far out of my reach ! You must not forget that in those days there were no easy payment deals. That are available to today,s car buying public. So, this car did not have many competitors either.It was virtually in a class of its own. Even today one of these in good condition would

Ford Escort RS1600 on goodyear tyres

Ford Escort RS 2000 Rally Spec

cost you anything up to £20,000.00, (that’s how good they were). This car was tremendous to watch on the road and in the rallies.

The tyres were mainly different sizes of wide 13 inch, the road tyres were different to the rally tyres and the battery was the first type of heavy duty with the “bolt on terminals” part number 085 battery (still available today)

For far more information…

“The engine however, was the most important part of the Ford Escort RS1600 as it was the first block that Cosworth – at the time, a very small company – had produced. ‘Cosseh’ as it became known as in later years, bored the engine of the Twin Cam out to 16 valves and dubbed it the BDA (Belt Drive A-Type). Cosworth used a clogged belt drive to spin the cams in time, and combined this with twice the number of valves. The result was the 1.6 litre engine having an increased output from 109 to 120 bhp for street use, and the RS1600 cemented its place in the hearts of driving purists over the world thanks to its light body, sharp handling and decent amount of power”… http://classiccarmag.net/ford-escort-rs1600-history/ .

This was a great part of my life as I also met my wife, who also worked for Tyreservices GB at the Dewsbury Branch.

Eric Roberts

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