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

Free gift mobility Batteries

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

Free gift mobility Batteries

Happy on her mobility scooter with the Free gift mobility Batteries

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

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

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

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

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

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

Free gift mobility Batteries

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

 Free gift mobility Batteries

Free gift mobility Batteries for Eileen

neighbour who had bought the original battery.

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

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

 


Mobility batteries

 

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

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

Mobility Scooter Batteries

New help for Mobilty Scooter batteries users

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

Mobility Scooter Batteries

Mobility Scooter Batteries may come out in Lithium-Ion shortly

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

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

From Mars landing to Mobility Scooter Batteries

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

Mobility Scooter Batteries

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

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

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

For more information about the lithium-Ion battery.

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

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

 

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

Lamping Batteries

Much lighter to carry

lithium

lamping  batteries

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

lamping batteries

Typical lamping light that requires lamping batteries to operate.

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

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

 Lamping batteries

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

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

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

 

Lamping Batteries

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

lamping batteries,Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

Lithium-Ion Battery Technology (Photo credit: toolstop)

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

Eric Roberts

UPS Batteries Have Many Uses-12 Volt 12 Amp are very popular

UPS Batteries Have Many Uses

UPS Batteries Have Many Uses; 12 volt 12 amp in most backup batteries supply systems ?

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I would not be exaggerating to say that that the 12 volts 12 amp UPS  (uninterrupted power supply) battery will be found in most large offices around the World. The most common

 

usage for this one is as a backup supply source of power in the event of a mains power supply failure. When the mains go down then the 12 volts 12 amp battery bank kicks in and allows the computers to carry out a proper shutdown, saving very valuable data from being destroyed. The UPS battery will be used in very large banks of backup systems .

These UPS Batteries Have Many Uses including, backup systems will usually come within a surge circuitry and also have a built in filter this will protect the circuits and the computer from power surges, these surges are known as transients, spikes and surges and can destroy and even delete data as well as damaging the computer equipment. One of the commonest forms of power surges is lightening, even if an adjacent building is struck then a surge can occur and damage an unprotected computer system, but thanks to the 12 volts 12 amp battery then this will be protected.

For further reading…

“Even entry-level battery backups provide visual and audible alarms based on various states of alert. They also include automatic shutdown software that controls the connected microcomputer via USB port so that if the user happens to be away from the computer when the power fails, the system takes over and initiates safe shutdown procedures before they drain”… http://battery-backup-review.toptenreviews.com/what-exactly-is-a-computer-battery-backup-and-which-one-is-best-.html.

 12 volt 12 amp batteries also fit many mobility scooters

This 12 volts 12 amp is also now used to power some smaller mobility scooters. As a result, it takes 2 these 12 volts 12 amps to make a 24-volt system . UPS Batteries Have Many Uses and here is some very important information about the care of your 12 volts 12 amps when they are not in use and during the winter months from an excellent website called www.easymedonline.com…

 Always store your batteries FULLY CHARGED.

– Check all batteries once a month and recharge as needed.
– Wet ones can hold their charge up to 3 months.
– Sealed ones can hold a charge for up to 6 months.
– When storing a chair or scooter for more than 2 weeks, charge them and then disconnect them.
– Avoid hot and cold extremes when storing.

What is the proper way to store batteries for the Winter?

A: Store them fully charged. Check them once a month and recharge as needed. Sealed ones can hold their charge from 6 to 12 months. Remember, if storing your chair for longer than a couple of weeks, it’s best to charge them up  and then disconnect them”…http://www.easymedonline.com/more/batteries.html

 by Eric Roberts 

 

Lead Acid Storage Batteries-Are they the answer for storing Solar Storing

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries;You will need a Deep cycle lead acid batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Many people are using solar energy. Hence, to bring down the cost of their energy bills. Or to use when out and about in their motor homes and R/V vehicles. Here in the UK. Particular, customers buy many what is known as“Leisure batteries”. Which are a sort of hybrid between a starter and a storage battery.

In most cases. This type of battery. Thus, is sufficient for the purpose. Of perhaps going off on holiday for a few weeks in a year.Perhaps, on a touring holiday. Hence, charging the battery up whilst the vehicle is been driven. As a result, via a charger or the alternator. Incredibly, keeping more up to date charging by means of a portable solar panel.

As I have said.These types of batteries are more than adequate for this usage. However, some people want to use Lead Acid Storage Batteries.Consequently, to store the electricity produced by turbines or solar panels. In my opinion this is a different proposition. Requiring, different batteries to the leisure batteries.So that are common here in the UK. Especially, a type of battery that should be used is the deep cycle battery. These Lead Acid Storage Batteries. Therefore, have much larger plates than the typical car and leisure battery. Therefore, can be charged and discharged.Very similar to the batteries used on boats and marine applications. Not forgetting golfing carts and mobility applications.

 Lead Acid Storage Batteries- These are known as an AGM batteries (absorbed Glass Matting).

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Lead Acid Storage Batteries-Solar panels can use back up storage AGM batteries

These Lead Acid Storage Batteries take a much bigger cycle and are totally sealed, with no requirements for ventilation . The other option is a GEL but in my opinion the GEL  is now going out of favour towards the AGM battery, one of the reasons is the cost of the batteries, AGM are cheaper than GEL  and are also easier to re-charge, more suitable for solar energy storage. For further reading…

 “For solar charging applications, you instead want a deep cycle battery, similar to those used for marine vessels or golf carts – a typical car battery will not work. Deep cycle batteries are designed with larger plates and different chemistry to avoid the corrosive effect of frequently using the full capacity. They are designed to be regularly deeply discharged using most of its capacity .Flooded, vs. GEL vs AGM.

There are a few types of lead acid deep cycle batteries: flooded, sealed gelled, or sealed AGM. For most situations a sealed AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) is the safest and best option. AGM batteries require little maintenance. There is no need for ventilation and they will not spill. Flooded batteries have the advantage of being significantly less expensive, but they require adequate ventilation, maintenance, and also have the potential liability of tipping or spilling.

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

 AGM batteries are typically lighter and less expensive per amp-hour compared to gel. As an example, on Alt E Store a Trojan AGM 12V 100 amp-hour battery is 64 pounds and $241, or 0.64 lbs/AH and $2.41/AH. A Trojan Gel 12V 77 amp-hour battery is 52 pounds and $231, or 0.68 lbs/AH and $3.00/AH. In addition gel batteries need to be recharged in a specific way that is not optimal for solar. Basically, AGM batteries are more forgiving in the way that they are recharged”…

all so more solar reading…

Of these things, the one you should be spending the most money on is the batteries. Most systems have enough battery backup to power the whole house

Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Trojan Lead Acid Storage Batteries

for 5 days, if the sun did not show itself. This might seem a bit excessive because if the Sun does not rise for 5 days then we all have bigger things to worry about than powering our electricity”… http://howtofixcars.blogspot.fr/2012/08/solar-power-material-list.html

Eric Roberts

Waste Battery Recycling-Dispose of Old Batteries safely in Your Own Area

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Dispose of your old batteries safely

This post is about Battery Recycling. Hence, the right thing to do when disposing of your old battery. Therefore, it does not really matter which type of battery that you are disposing of. But for now I really mean your old 

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Waste car and tuck batteries ready to go for recycling almost 95% of these will be recycled a fact that not many people know outside the battery industry an excellent achievement.

golf,scooter,mobility,ups and car batteries. What most people do not know is that these types of battery are re-processed and go for Waste Battery Recycling . Almost all these batteries can be made into brand new ones. If you buy your battery from the internet.

Then you will probably have to dispose of the old one yourself. Perhaps, if you are a disabled person you should ask a relative or friend to dispose of the old battery for you. We find that for some reason our customers want to save their old battery. But they deteriorate even further.

Especially, with age and really should be got rid of. You will find that your old batteries. Will be accepted at your nearest council Waste Battery Recycling plant or licensed scrap metal dealer. Either, you or a friend can take them to the tip. Because they will be taken care of and then  be reprocessed into new ones. Job done!www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

For more reading about batteries re-cycling

“While it can be easy to just consider throwing your old battery into the trash, its actually against the law. Most of the UK requires that Waste Battery Recycling should be done through a safe means of disposal. Usually this means taking them back to the store where you purchased them, or finding another available waste disposal.

Currently less than 25% of used ones are returned using a safe disposal method, which does actually harm the environment through landfills and other trash disposal”. Andalay High Performance Solar Power Systems … Currently less than 25% of used batteries are returned using a safe disposal method, which does actually harm the environment through landfills and other trash disposal
At the moment 95% of waste battery products are re-processed into new ones. These are from the ones that safely make it to the re-processing plant. Some are discarded or just dumped, but the battery re-processing rates are in fact getting higher and higher, which is a great attribute to the industry, from cradle to grave so to speak.

Eric Roberts

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Old battery discarded on a beach

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Mobility Scooter Battery-A Look at Maintenance For Mobility Scooter Batteries

Mobility Scooter Battery

looking after your Mobility Scooter Battery

After all the rain we have had this summer here in the UK. So you just can not help but to feel sorry for the poor people who have to get about on electric mobility scooters. It is bad enough us all getting caught out in an heavy rain shower. But can you imagine what it must be like when you battery goes flat. Hence, you and your scooter are stranded miles from home.

This is what can happen when the weather is so unpredictable. We at Pellon Halifax always advise our customers that it is a good idea to keep a spare fully charged Mobility Scooter Battery at home, then if you do get stranded with your Mobility Cars , help will not be so far away, a phone call is all that is needed to a friend or relation and a spare battery could be there in a matter of minutes, so it is well worth considering this advice and keep a spare battery at home or at a friends house in case this type of emergency ever arises…Eric Roberts http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

More reading about Mobility Scooter Battery

“There you are, 2 miles from home, in the pouring rain and your scooter crawls to a complete standstill. This is a story that many of us are familiar with and, no matter how much you may not like it, the chances are it is our fault. By not looking after our mobility scooter batteries correctly, we are just asking for trouble”…More reading http://oncolinthera.com/correct-maintenance-for-mobility-scooter-batteries/3326

Mobility Scooter Battery

A typical mobility scooter that we all see now every day in our towns and cities, all rely on a good mobility scooter battery and charging system.

“Battery lengths vary in every scooter model. The average length is between 12 to 25 miles. The battery can be recharged either by placing it in a recharging box or plugging it into an electrical outlet. Your Mobility Scooter Battery will need to be replaced annually in order for the electric scooter to run properly”… more reading http://www.sleeppositioner.net

Eric Roberts

Johnson Controls AGM-Brings AGM Battery Technology to North America

Johnson Controls AGM

Johnson Controls AGM;AGM batteries are made from the addition of “Absorbed Glass Matting” to the lead acid.

Johnson Controls AGM

Johnson Controls AGM

Of course, this battery technology is used widely in Europe. Especially, for Mobility vehicles and golf buggy applications. So,these batteries are sealed and do not leak. Consequently, giving the batteries a safer environment if they were to be involved in an accident.

Significantly, they are now been used in the new “Stop Start” technology. Soon to be coming into the car market in Europe. Importantly, on cars such as BMW. When the car stops say at a red traffic light then the engine stops. Subsequently, when the accelerator is pressed to start the car the engine restarts.

Another advantage with the Johnson Controls AGM batteries. Of course, is that they can be discharged to a lower state and will still retain the power required to re-start a car combustion engine. Naturally,these batteries will be coming more popular in the next few years, and you can see more about this subject in the excellent article bellow.

AftermarketNews.com (AMN)Johnson Controls Brings AGM Batteries Technology to North America.

“America Aftermarket News.com (AMN) Johnson Controls AGM, Brings AGM Battery Technology to North America According to Mike Carr, vice president and general manager North…”There are several benefits in opting for AGM batteries over conventional batteries, including longer life in demanding applications (such as today’s vehicles with an ever-increasing level of electronic content), as well as being completely spill-proof and maintenance free. The AGM batteries can last up to two times as long as conventional batteries, according to Lisa Franklin, director AGM product and market development”… the author of this post is Amy Antenora.

Johnson Controls AGM

Johnson Controls AGM;Lithium-Ion battery unit

click the link bellow for further reading.

http://www.aftermarketnews.com/Item/102641/johnson_controls_brings_agm_battery_technology_to_north_america.aspx

Eric Roberts

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

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Quality Car Batteries-The Best Place To Find Good Quality new batteries

Quality Car Batteries

Quality Car Batteries

The car industry is filled with plenty of players who offer a variety of Quality Car Batteries equipment and accessories.

Of course, you need to be quite careful when buying batteries online. Selecting the right company to deal with. So as to ensure that you get the best car battery for your vehicle. Importantly, focusing on working with experienced and reputable online companies.

Many car owners do realize that almost every part of the car can be repaired . Naturally, should their car happen to break down or wear out. The professionals in the industry have mastered the art of getting these parts to work again with the same proficiency.

Of course, it’s no secret that the engine is one of the most important sections of the car. This is because it is ideally the powerhouse that brings the entire car to life. This being the case, it is important that each and every component of the engine needs to be in the top condition. Your car battery is an example of an important component.

The car batteries store the power 

Important to realize that the battery not only starts the engine.  But to also power other gadgets installed in the car. Including the cars on-board computer. The market place is flooded with quite a number of cheap car batteries. Consequently, which you can buy and are easily installed in your car.

In addition to being affordable, the Quality Car Batteries also happen to offer an exceptional performance. Of course, which sustains the functionality of the car. They have an exceptional longevity which is backed by a good warranty system.The manufacturers of the Quality Car Batteries such as Apollo Power Batteries have guaranteed that in as much as their products are cheaply priced.

Of course, this does not mean that they have compromised on the quality and performance of the batteries. The whole idea here is to provide a reliable supply of cheap car batteries. So, that will eventually give vehicle users a peace of mind. You can easily be able to buy a fully functional Quality Car Batteries at a cheap price.On the positive side,  you can spend the saved cash on other important items.

There are plenty of the Quality Car Batteries in stock hence you can be sure that you will easily find one that suits your car engine.

The professionals involved in the sale of the Quality Car Batteries and Leisure Batteries happen to be quite conversant with the entire repair system of car parts. This means that you can also get additional assistance with your car performance as you buy the battery. Those are the benefits that are derived from working with a reputable company as they tend to offer an all round professional service. You can therefore look forward to making a great saving when you acquire a cheap and high quality 12 Volt Battery.

About Eric Roberts

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Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery industry now for 40 years. Working 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, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries-This is an important thing to watch out for when buying a battery online

Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries

Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries and Lucas car batteries require less maintenance

This is an important thing to watch out for when buying a battery online. Some companies sell inferior products and claim that their car batteries are MF

(maintenance free) When there not. An MF battery will be sealed and have no sign of filler caps on top of the batteries at all; they will have a flat top. Although no lead acid battery is sealed? If you laid one on its side, it would leak acid. Only AGM and Gell batteries are indeed sealed.Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries

Therefore, 12-volt lead acid Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries.Hence, will use up a large percentage of liquid in the battery. Because of the constant charging and dis-charging.Thus, Coupled with the heat from the engine almost boils the acid and causes evaporation, with the loss of liquid and the need to top the battery up with “distilled water” just like in the old days you will regularly be topping up your battery.

The liquid in your Maintenance Free is a diluted mixture of sulphuric acid and water known as the electrolyte. The process turns into a gas mixture of oxygen and hydrogen and escapes from the battery, thus you will have to top the battery up.

 Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries; MF car battery a must for the busy driver

 In a conventional battery, (This is recognised by having open screw tops in each cell )  we then add “distilled” water to keep the battery topped up to the correct level.

Maintenance, free is known as MF batteries.Hence, such as Lucas batteries and Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries. For this reason, all, use a different type of lead alloy in the makeup of the cells, made of a calcium lead alloy known as calcium/calcium (C/C). MF car batteries also use calcium alloy of lead and not a lead antimony alloy as in the cheap batteries. So it reduces the gassing as in the typical lead acid battery. The fact that there is no water loss allows the battery to be sealed thus eliminating the need to have to top your battery up, a great benefit. You do not need to top the battery up, once fitted the battery will never require any maintenance. Thus it is an MF battery.

Eric Roberts