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Overheated Car batteries-Can cause an Explosion also Extreme Heat Can Burn Up Your Car Battery

Overheated Car batteries

Overheated Car batteries

Overheated Car batteries

Of course, the main reason for a battery exploding is over charging? Therefore, it is important to explain some of the reasoning behind simple charging methods.

Some battery chargers. Hence, need to be connected to a main power supply. So, during the charging process. While others are rechargeable and a power supply is not necessary. These portable chargers can be used in charging a car battery anywhere and they are easily transported too.

Here at our garage, Pellon Autocentre, in Halifax, Yorkshire ,UK. We very often have to go out to cars with starting problems. Of course, these problems differ. But the main problem is a flat battery.

For this, we use our portable battery charger. This portable charger uses a 12 volt 22 Ah AGM battery. The type used on mobility scooters and golf trolleys. These are good as long as you do not forget to charge the charger up. Especially after use?

Other types of portable charger are the ones that are simply plugged into the 12-volt outlet socket. Usually the cigarette lighter port. As a result these small chargers are able to charge the battery of the car at a low rate of amps. More modern equipment now include solar chargers. These are reasonably cheap and can be used where there is no mains power supply. Often used by campervan owners to charge up their campervan batteries.

Overheated Car batteries

This is the advice where the possibility of an explosion may occur? Most types of lead acid batteries give off a gas. Especially when they are being charged up. Therefore, you should take into consideration some important safety measurements. Avoid smoking or any other types of naked lights when working on the car battery. Especially, while charging the battery? Because the hydrogen and sulfur dioxide gas from the battery may cause an explosion. Causing an unwanted accident.

This is the reason why batteries should be charged in a well ventilated area. To properly charge a battery. Take note if the fluid level is above the lead plates .This is if the battery is a screw top type? To prevent the battery from overheating, charge it on the lowest charger amps setting. Of course,it will take a longer time to charge the battery. Subsequently, if a faster charge is required, then a higher Amps must be set on the charger.

The big problem occurs when the battery is being overcharged. This is what causes problems in the charging room. Sulphuric acid contains sulphur, and hydrogen sulphide  (H2S) can be a possible by-product of over-charging and battery decomposition. When overcharging then the sulphur smells like rotten eggs. So it is a very bad smell. Just to “add salt into the wound” then Hydrogen is also given off by a battery. Although this is not toxic high concentrations give off a highly explosive gas.

So as you can see the dangers of charging a battery. However, over the number of years that I have worked in the battery trade then only one explosion from an over charged battery has occurred. it is just common sense really.

Eric Roberts

 

Varta car Battery

096 ApolloPower Batteries-are one of the best battery products you can find online.

096 ApolloPower Batteries new kids on the block 

096 ApolloPower Batteries

096 ApolloPower Batteries

Of course, your car battery is a very important part of you car. Significantly, the  car battery is essential as it starts the cars engine. So, if you own a car you know that a battery failure can lead to a lot of inconveniences.

Consequently, it is necessary to look for the best ones that will never fail you. When thinking of the best ones to buy it is essential that you consider a quality battery at an affordable price.
Naturally,  there are so many manufacturers of car batteries. Therefore it is necessary to consider the best that you can afford to buy.

The leading manufacturers of car and motorcycles in UK for a long time are  Lucas and Varta .These are made by the famous Johnson Controls (now bought out by a private equity firm). So, who  have a reputable image in manufacture of battery products over many years. Specifically, they have been known for offering the best types of car and motorcycle batteries.

Reliability and quality

Reliable quality is given the highest priority during the manufacture of these quality car batteries. Of course, these battery products are known for their exceptional quality. Being, easily distinguished from the rest. Significantly, manufactured under very high level of technology. These batteries are also rechargeable. So, all ApolloPower batteries are manufactured in different sizes to fit different car needs of people.

They store the energy for a very long time. Specialization in car batteries has ensured that our products are always at the front and leading in the battery market, including the leisure battery market.
These batteries are well known for their long lasting durability. They  have a life of more than five years and carry a manufacturers guarantee of three years . Once you buy them the  need to buy another battery can be kept completely out your mind for the next five years or more. Durability ensures you are always guaranteed proper function of the car, and  will always work with a minimum of fuss and problem free.

096 ApolloPower Batteries are always available from our website

This ensures that the needs of all car drivers are adequately met. The battery products can be bought from batteriesontheweb.co.uk online and shipped for those who live in extreme areas. Shipping is done at very low costs and should arrive on the next working day. This delivery is to most UK post codes.
Reviews from the customers are always welcomed by the manufacturers.

They have made sure that customer needs are always met. The 096 ApolloPower green label  batteries are sold with a warranty of three years. Subject to the battery failing a battery test. Accordingly, your 12 Volt Battery can also fitted free of charge. On the understanding that a battery purchase is made here at our Halifax fitting station.
Online, battery products are available at excellent  prices. Eric Roberts has made it difficult for customers to find a high quality and reliable battery at such a price. The price of the battery is affordable by all car owners. An amazing thing is that the 096 ApolloPower Batteries car products  are also sold at discounts on our website www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

When there are sales promotions our batteries are sold at a price that always leaves the customers happy.
A purchase of these products solves all the car batteries failure problems that you may of  experienced before. Many of our customers who have purchased our batteries have always highly rated them. Previous customers have always testified of the exceptional qualities of them. When one is thinking of the best batteries without any failure it is necessary to consider 096 Tungstone Batteries.

 

Eric Roberts

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

Winter car battery problems-Your car battery needs care from time to time?

Winter car battery problems

Winter car battery problems

KTVO It don’t take that long and most shops will do it for free just as a courtesy to you and your car  and if your battery

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is kinda bad or not very good or a little weak, then go ahead and replace it because it’s better now to replace…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Winter is when your battery is likely to fail

In general most car batteries fail in service during cold weather in winter time, There are many problems that could affect your car battery. With new modern cars with all their electrics you will find that the battery will fail you suddenly, this is because of the large amount of electrics that the modern car battery has to handle, including engine management computers.

In the past if were having freezing nights. Therefore, it would take a car battery a couple of weeks to actually fail. Thus, giving the car owner plenty of time to find a replacement battery. Hence, the problem is now the car battery will fail suddenly.Usually, just where you don’t want it to. Especially, when you are out and about. Many of our customers.Who have a flat battery, will call us out. Because they are stuck in some town centre or shopping mall.

Now we say that the battery should be tested. Consequently, before the winter comes. Or at your regular service period. Predominantly, before the onset of Winter. Thus, we always test the battery and report back. Especially, if there is any signs that the battery may fail. Perhaps, in the near future. Most of our clients will respond to this and replace the battery before they get caught out."<yoastmark

More about your car battery

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Eric Roberts

038 Car Batteries- Now fitted out with a new label style, This helps with warranty dates

Post Updated 2nd Jan 2014

Lucas 038 Car Batteries from Manbat

038 Car Batteries

038 Car Batteries

lucas has always been a well known name in the field of car electrics. Unfortunately the original company split up and the different sections were sold off or indeed the brand names were sold off. This was the same with the Battery section of the company .The Lucas battery franchise was originally bought by Energy batteries in the Corby area, unfortunately Energy went into the hands of the receivers. The Lucas franchise was then bought by Manbat in 2009 and trades its own battery products under the name of Lucas. Although Lucas do not make their own 038 Car Batteries Manbat use batteries of excellent quality for their premium 038 Car Batteries range and the Classic range of batteries. We  at www. batteriesontheweb.co.uk  are the Yorkshire dealers for these excellent products.

Lucas batteries

“Now, in its most noticeable move to date, Manbat has made fundamental changes to the existing packaging. Core to the re-branding objective was to make the Lucas name and green colour scheme far more prominent than on the previous design, which only carried a small Lucas logo with a hint of green. The new design however, brings the green that the brand has been historically associated with and the Lucas name to the fore through an attractive design that stands out from the competition and emphasis the brands heritage”...http://www.totalkitcar.com/2012/08/16/power-packed-new-packaging/

The 038 Car Batteries also fits other battery applications. The 038 Car Batteries are used mainly on classic cars. The early mini’s and Austin Alegro cars were all fitted with the 038 Car Batteries. The battery also fitted cars made by Vauxhall cars. This includes the best selling Viva range in the 1960’s and some of the Triumph groups cars. This included the Triumph Spitfires and saloon cars such as the herald and the Vitesse.

Many battery companies change labels every so often. It is a way of telling when a battery was made. This helps them with warranty claims. Many claims are rejected because they can tell how old the label is.

Eric Roberts

Lawnmower Battery Care-Time to dig out and replace your old battery-Care advice

Lawnmower Battery Care

Lawnmower Battery Care; Your lawnmower battery probably didn’t make it through the Winter?

Another spring is here and its grass cutting time again. The temperatures are starting to get milder. But as I write this blog the rain’s been falling for the past 2 weeks. Hence, and its freezing again. You get home from work have to the central heating on to keep the house warm. So think about your poor  mower battery stuck in your shed or garage all winter.

Lawnmower Battery Care

Typical battery start-up  mower (looks a bit like Tony Blair?)

 

Your battery will have been well forgotten about. Thus, and is probably dead by now. The problem is that your grass is slowly growing. Therefore, and needs that regular cut. Get in the shed and dig out your lawnmower battery. Because, you know it makes sense. It might be one of the worst summers on record.Thus, my lawn has been growing for three weeks without a mow.Naturally, it’s four inches long now and getting out of control.(at least, I have got a new battery, ready for the first sunny dry day to attack my grass)

Now you have dug the mower out you try starting it. Here goes? A few puffs of smoke and bangs. As expected, the old one is cold and frozen all winter and is totally dead. Yes, you shout! I can watch the match now, I have an excuse. “Sorry dear but the mower battery is dead”,”ill put it on charge and cut the grass in the morning”. You’ve always got an excuse she says and goes to see her daughter down the road while you open a glass of beer and watch the match,”perfect”.

Lawnmower Battery Care

This is how it goes for 90% of the guys, cutting grass is just another chore thrown at us by our wife’s. The gardeners are the ones who take their mower battery off their machine before the Winter arrives and charges the mower battery up to make sure it makes it through the winter. In my opinion, if the old one is more than two yeas old then it should be changed at the beginning of the new grass growing season in the spring and is not worth keeping or charging and needs to be replaced. Remember though if you throw away the old one and make sure that you write down the part numbers and letters so that you can order the exact same size for the next spring.

If you are like the first guy and do not like gardening then the easiest thing to do is to through the old one away and buy a new one. Your Electric Lawn Mowers battery can be bought online and batteriesontheweb store on e-bay carry a good selection, but it is important to write down the numbers and letters on your old lawnmower battery and get the correct one. You will find plenty of cheap batteries

Your lawnmower battery should be changed at regular intervals

Lawnmower Battery Care

A popular 896 Ride on Lawn Mowers battery

online, and all are good quality. You can buy lawnmower batteries with a next day delivery online. Most normal lawnmower batteries come with a 5 amp battery, or ride on mowers have a 24 amp battery and 32 amp batteries.

 Eric Roberts

 

 

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

Car Battery-Which choices-Your Guide to the Car Battery

 

Get valuable, relevant advice from the UK’s leading driver-focused road safety organisation (Your Car battery can die at any time of year but more likely when the cold temp hits the battery.

Your car battery

Like so many products these days, car batteries are better made than ever.  I am of coarse talking about the 12 Volt Battery that at the moment fit most of cars that are on our roads. The lead acid battery has been with us for many years now and has now developed into a reliable part of your cars electrical system.

Over the years we have noticed that the batteries fitted to Japanese cars seem to last the longest from new, usually about seven years before replacing. The batteries on car batteryFords and Vauxhall cars only last about three years before a replacement is required. I do not really know why this, I guess it must be something to do with the rest of the cars electrical system. The batteries that the cars are fitted with original equipment are usually of good quality. We know this because we can buy the same products from the battery manufacturer with different make labels.

For instance Johnson Controls, one of the World’s biggest  makers of the New Car Battery (if not the biggest) make batteries for the car manufacturers and for the replacement battery market, so unless they are told to make the batteries to a lower standard, the products should be the same quality. We buy batteries that are made by Yuasa, In 2004, Yuasa Japan merged with Japan Storage Battery to form GS Yuasa Corporation.

When we replace a Discount Car Battery from a car that has been made in the Far East almost every battery that we replace is either a “GS” battery or a “GLOBAL” battery and these batteries appear to last longer than their European counterparts, or is it the Far Eastern car makers that make their cars electrical systems better?. It please me though because the Tungstone batteries that we sell on Batteries OnThe Web.co.uk  are made by Global batteries and also Fiamm Car Batteries in Italy.

 

See on www.motoringassist.comtungstone battery

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 have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.