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Lead Acid Auto Batteries-will Not Store for very long without regular charging?

Lead Acid Auto Batteries

You must not store discharged Lead Acid Auto Batteries

Lead acid batteries were a great invention; they have been going strong for over 130 years. Although they may be under threat from today’s lithium-ion batteries, I believe that they hear to stay even much longer, with petrol and electric cars driving side by side. The lead acid batteries have supplied us with Cheap Batteries for the last 60 years, with mass production (mainly from the East and China) lowering the cost of motoring. Customers were able to buy batteries online through the internet.

The advanced battery has been durable and dependable when it is also used correctly. The discharge rate is amongst the lowest in the world and is capable of high discharge rates while

Lead Acid Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries-Smart chargers are now more affordable to buy to keep your battery in tip-top condition throughout the winter period.

Delivering bursts of energy that are capable of starting your car engine on a cold morning.

The big problem occurs when you store your lead acid battery in a “DISCHARGED CONDITION”. The 12 Volt Battery will never re-charge again. The battery has a limited number of fully discharged cycles and will only take a couple of deep discharges. The electrolyte in the battery can easily spill, causing environmental damage if spilt.

Lead Acid Auto Batteries

We have a customer in Lancashire in the UK who has been using cheap car batteries to start large electric generators that are transported, on site. The batteries have been used to start the generators and charged by an alternator when it is running similar to the way a car works.

Lead Acid Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries-generator other generators in Lancashire

 

But when the batteries are left unused

But when the batteries are left stood and unused. Hence, for perhaps 2 or 3 months. Therefore, allows the batteries to discharge totally.Eventually, deteriorate until they can no longer be used. Thus,    the company then wanted to change the batteries under warranty?. This problem will also happen to a battery that is left unused, in a car for long periods. As a result, without been charged.Therefore, the lead-acid car battery has to to be charged fully, at all times. 

Then be tested at regular intervals. Hence, to maintain the charge otherwise, the battery will quickly deteriorate and fail. Even in the warranty period. This procedure also applies to other uses of lead acid batteries. Including, AGM golf batteries, motorcycle batteries and Leisure Batteries all of which, should all be fully charged . These days you can buy a smart charger that will keep your battery in a good state of charge over the winter period, or any other time when the battery is dormant.

Eric Roberts

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries-Quality batteries for the mobility community vehicles and Aids

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Batteriesontheweb now provides a comprehensive range. Of quality LUCAS batteries for all mobility applications. Including, Wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bath Hoist, stair lifts, etc. All these batteries have more than one key requirement.

These Lucas batteries must be reliable. Because people depend on the applications day in, day out. Most customers of these products are disabled. Therefore need to get around from place to place.Hence, the batteries also help them to perform their daily tasks. Such as going to the shops or visiting their friends.

So Mobility batteries come in many sizes. Thus, from 10 amp up to 150 amp.Depending on the type of vehicle that the person drives.

We at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk always try to source the best batteries. naturally, at a competitive price. Of course. as well as Lucas we also sell Powersonic batteriesWe consider these makes as amongst some of the best-stored energy solutions for Second Hand Mobility Scooters and other mobility applications. Both these applications are AGM 12 Volt Battery, which is the most suitable types for the fitment of mobility scooters. These batteries are sealed and totally maintenance

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Free all you do is remove your old dead one and fit the new one.

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

These batteries come to you fully charged and ready to go.We know the quality of these products as being of a high standard, but we do give a 12 months guarantee with these batteries just in case there is a problem with the battery when delivered by the couriers. These AGM’s  are filled with an Absorbent Glass Matting that mixes with the lead acid to form a paste, and this enables the battery to charge and recharge in much deeper cycles. In other words, you can run an AGM battery right down, and it will recover after charging, where a free running lead acid battery that is fitted to a car can only be discharged to 80% before it starts to break down and to fail.

 We source our products from the world’s leading mobility scooter battery manufacturers 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.

Eric Roberts

lead-acid batteries

Maintenance Free Batteries two-What to look out for in the latest sealed lead acid battery

Maintenance Free Batteries two

Choose Maintenance Free Batteries two when possible.

Maintenance Free Batteries are known as “sealed batteries. These types of batteries are sealed to the motorist. Because, the MF batteries do not require any topping up, with distilled water . 

The story goes back to the manufacturing process. So,when the Maintenance Free Batteries are first made. It starts off with the lead alloy plates. Consequently, that will hold the batteries charge. As a result, the plates in the MF batteries are made from lead and lead-calcium alloys. So, and not of a purer lead as makes up the normal lead-Antimony battery.Therefore, you often see with the screw tops fitted.

This mixture of lead-alloys makes it possible for the sulphuric acid to act in a different way, in fact the MF batteries do not loose the same amount of water/acid therefore you do not have to top up your battery , as in the normal car battery with a screw top lid.

Also, the way in which you car battery is charged can be important.

It it therefore possible. Hence, to fit the Maintenance Free Batteries with a sealed lid. So there is no topping up. The only addition to the sealed cover is two small Maintenance Free Batteries twovalves. Often, when the battery reaches a very high temperature. naturally, this valve will release the pressure and then re-set itself.

The MF batteries come in all the same sizes. As conventional lead-antimony batteries. Because the MF batteries has a flat top. Non-sealed batteries have six screw tops.Thus, to allow you to top the battery up. In other words, if the battery has screw tops then it is not an MF battery.

In my opinion, the MF batteries are a much better option,

when buying a new battery and once again look at the tops when purchasing on the internet, if they have tops then odds on they are NOT Maintenance free batteries.

Lucas are MF batteries with models to fit all cars, they will be dispatched for following day delivery on weekdays in mainland Britain. In addition to the MF range then the AGM batteries are now popular. Especially for the Stop-Start vehicle technology.

About Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

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

Maintenance Free Batteries two

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Wonderful Triumph Car- Spotted when Delivering Batteries to a Customer in kent UK

Wonderful Triumph Car

Wonderful Triumph Car; I always look out now for vintage cars when out delivering my batteries

Now that our internet car batteries site has taken off, I am always on the lookout for a beautiful well kept old cars or other transport related items to use on my blog. I have been surprised at the things that I see driving around the UK. Either delivering or sorting people’s battery problems out. We trade on the internet this takes me all over the country.  I have now developed an interest in vintage cars and their history of course along with other exciting motor things that I may come across.

Wonderful Triumph Car

Triumph Roadster(covered in morning mist)

 

The latest cars I came across were in a car park in Folkstone Kent. The cars were 1948 Triumph Roadsters because there were two I presume that they were going to some show. These cars were probably running on Six Volt Black Rubber Casing, later cars started using 12 Volt Battery similar to what we use today.

These cars were primarily 1776 cc overhead valve engines with a single SO carburetor. They had a three-speed gearbox which was column change and could reach a maximum speed of around 80 mph.  

Wonderful Triumph Car

wonderful triumph roadster

The car was only a three seater and had a detachable roof that could be removed on a sunny day.

Triumph as a company was bought by Sir John Black owner of Standard Motor Co and was interested in promoting the Triumph brand as an upmarket car to compete with the Jaguars. The Roadster was the first car built under the Standard name, in their factory in Coventry England.

In my opinion they certainly did a good job and the car still looks a great car today.

 The black batteries used in these old cars can still be bought

 from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk and for any-more information on these wonderful cars please click on to the links below

  http://www.triumphroadster.org.uk/index.php

http://www.flickr.com/groups/carguide/discuss/72157624860811365/

 

 

About Eric Roberts

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

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

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

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.

 

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.

 

Leisure Batteries Storage time again as Winter approaches?

Leisure Batteries Storage

It is storing your Leisure Batteries Storage time

Leisure Batteries Storage

The extremely mild weather here in the UK. Has brought out all the spring flowers,(earlier than normal). It is also bringing out the caravan and motorhome users, into thinking about their first 2014 trips out. Hence, judging by the amount of leisure batteries that we are selling at the moment.

Normally we see a surge of sales and inquiries just a few weeks before Easter. But this year the sales are coming early. One of the most popular batteries that we sell. Thus,to the caravan and campervan (RV) fraternity is the XV31 110 amp leisure battery . This battery is made by a battery manufacturer in South Korea. This also covers smaller battery sizes, including XV 23, XV 24, and XV 27 and, of course, the XV31. This battery along with the LV26, and along with the smaller LV 22 are made by Johnson Controls . Of course one of the World’s leading battery developer and battery manufacturer.

This year is a particularly good time to buy this Leisure Batteries product. Because due to the mild winter.Subsequently, the sales of car batteries have dropped off. Meaning the leading battery companies are well down on sales of car batteries.So,are looking forward to the next battery season. Which includes the sale of leisure batteries, motorcycle batteries, mobility scooter batteries, golf cart batteries. Including, other seasonal things such as lawn mower batteries. Of course, the guys who are lucky enough to own a classic car. Classic car batteries are huge sellers.

Leisure Batteries Storage

What normally happens is that the owners of these types of battery-driven machines equipment will get them out as soon as the weather improves and start getting warmer, which is normally around April time here in the UK. But this year we are about three weeks to a month in front, due to the mild weather. In fact, I have recently seen a butterfly and many bees flying about and also the grass on my lawn needs cutting for the first time after the winter.

People all over will be getting out their golf and gardening equipment only to find that their battery is flat and will not work. Most of the time the battery will recover when it is charged, but people are reluctant to charge their battery throughout the winter months. Up to recent times, the battery chargers were of the old fashioned types that you put onto your battery

Leisure Batteries

A very small Bedford camper van in the South of England.

and then took off when the battery was fully charged but these days you can buy what they call “intelligent battery chargers”. These chargers are made by well-known companies such as Ring Electrical and “Numax”, and are well worth the investment. What you have to do is find out the correct amps that you require for your size of the battery, remove the Leisure Batteries from the caravan or lawn mower, whatever it is on, give the Leisure Batteries a clean and if it is not a sealed battery, check the levels.

You can then connect the leisure battery to the smart charger

, (preferably in a frost free place) and leave it to charge all the winter long. The charger will then keep your leisure battery charge topped up to the correct levels and automatically switch on and off when charging is required. This way you will end up with a nice clean fully charged the battery when the time comes to use it.

Eric Roberts