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lead-acid batteries- How they were developed and improved-Eric Roberts

 

Bill explains the essential principles of lead-acid batteries. He shows the inside of motorcycle lead-acid batteries, removes the lead and lead-oxide plates an…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Lead acid batteries have now been around in their present form for many years.

It is only in recent times that the lead acid car battery has been overcome by the more modern technology batteries that are now being developed for the modern electric and

lead acid batteries

How an AGM battery works

hybrid car manufacturers, due to the rush for a more environmentally friendly battery products, such as the Lithium-Ion, that are now used many car models such as the Nissan leaf and the Toyota Auris hybrids.

In my opinion though, the ever faithful lead acid batteries, that we still use in the millions, will still be around for many years to come. They have been tried and tested and proven for almost a hundred years since their invention in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté.

Nothing much has changed in the past forty years of time,that I have bought and sold batteries. Car types have had modifications such as different lead alloys are now used in the manufacture of the plates and the development of casings to help suppress and resist vibrations. Most truck and car ones are now sealed and maintenance free, so the motorists do not have to top them up any more, but some battery makers have the old fashioned screw tops, so that you can top up when the acid  has evaporated.

The big development came when the AGM lead-acid batteries was invented in 1985 for military use and was developed by Concorde batteries for commercial use outside the military. The AGM (absorbed Glass Matting) lead-acid batteries is completely sealed and now used in hundreds of applications, although once again these batteries may be slowly replaced by the Lithium-Ion batteries. I know that some golf trolley ones are coming out in Lithium-Ion, but at the moment they are very expensive and golfers have a reputation of shall we say, “not putting their hands in their pockets”. The Lithium-Ion’s  were also developed for the military and used on the stealth bombers and they were also used in space flight and on the Mars Lander Craft “Curiosity”.

Another recent development of the lead-acid batteries has been the introduction of “stop Start” technology used on some new models of cars. This was developed by the World’s leading battery company, Johnson Controls. The trade name that they use for these batteries is Varta batteries. What happens is when the car stops the engine is switched off and

lead-acid batteries

Micro hybrid battery similar to the one used in the Mars lander

when the car wants to set off again the accelerator is pressed and the car restarts. The batteries for this job have to be more powerful that the standard lead acid battery and so the AGM battery lead-acid batteries are used.

In my opinion the lead acid battery will be further developed and used on other applications that have not been invented yet, and will still be a player in the crazy mixes of the development of the modern car, their big advantage is that they are almost 100% recyclable, which is more than can be said about the lithium-Ion batteries.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Cheap UPS  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 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. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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EV Batteries?- How Cheap Are they really?Climate Denial Crock of the Week

ev batteries

I’m finding Chevy Volt replacement ev batteries online for about $2,300. $2,300/16 kWh = $144/kWh. Retail. On the GM Parts Store site a replacement battery for the 2012 Chevy Volt is listed at $2,305.88.

 

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Why a replacement ev batteries any how ?

EV batteries prices

This article shows the prices for the  EV Batteries replacement but I was wondering why would you need a replacement anyhow?

According this good and in depth article a replacement battery would cost $2000 and more, but why would you have to buy one? The old  EV Batteries should be replaced free of charge if found faulty, like any other part of the car. Some of the European car makers, such as Renault, lease the batteries out when they sell an Electric Car, so I can only assume that the same warranty reasons will apply to them.

In my opinion, when the EV batteries will need replacing in a few years’ time, then the technology that is carried out at the moment will have drastically reduced the battery prices by that time. All this new development will probably reduce the size of the batteries, to a more realistic and affordable size. Johnson controls are developing a

ev batteries

Nissan Leaf battery unit

Lithium-Ion battery at the moment that is much smaller than its predecessors.

The only reason I can think of for an EV car to need  new EV Batteries, is after an accident. Because of the battery power train size there is likely to be damage caused by an accident. This brings me to the cars insurance, is the possible scenario of a crashed EV car requiring an expensive battery going to put insurance premiums, or will the cost be spread amongst us all?

There is no doubt that the EV car will play a significant part in the future of fuel efficient cat technology, with batteries that can last for years due to the advent of silicon “Nano” battery technology and car manufacturers will keep up with these improvement trends.

The charging rates are also getting much better, with charging time expected to get down to as low as 15 minutes for an 80% charge but my money is still on Hydrogen cell technology. However, this is a good article and worth a click to read.

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. 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.

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VARTA BLACK dynamic C14 Car batteries-BatteriesOnTheWeb-Motorcycle …

VARTA BLACK

VARTA BLACK dynamic c14 Car Batteries with entry levels of electrical equipment may need less battery power, but they still demand superior starting, consistent performance and absolute reliability. And that’s exactly what you get with …

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Varta batteries have always been outstanding quality .

We at batteriesontheweb.co.uk are VARTA BLACK stockists for the West Yorkshire area of the UK, and can offer a full range of car and motorcycle batteries to fit most cars, here in the UK.

VARTA BLACK batteries as we all probably know by now, are owned by the world’s largest battery company Johnson Controls. Johnsons have always maintained that the Varta brand is their premier brand and so it came as no surprise when they announced that the new generation of Start-Stop batteries will be made as the top brand.

It is expected that by 2018 the majority of new vehicles will be using Star-Stop technology and so Johnson Controls have devised a dealer service programme to train the technicians at the fitting depots how to use their newly developed hand held electrical equipment to tell the on-board computer that they are fitting a new battery. The new style AGM batteries are part of the total computer system of the all-electric cars that are also charged by the braking system of the cars. The cars that are fitted with the Start-Stop battery system, but run with a conventional petrol/diesel engine can have the battery changed in much the normal way as fitting a  standard 12volt Car Battery.

The Varta batteries will be built in the companies Factory in Zwickau, Germany in a new million Euro plant that is the world’s largest producers of AGM batteries. The AGM batteries, (Absorbed Glass Matting) are a much more powerful battery, and will stand larger surges in deeper cycles and so are more suitable for constant Stop-Starting. The new extension to the factory is expected to produce 6.5 million batteries a year and this will double the number of employees at the factory.

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We offer a next working day delivery and we can ensure an excellent no fuss delivery with our excellent packing methods, and with great care from our carriers we can insure a smooth delivery in 99% of cases.

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Johnson Controls-To make Smaller battery pack which may jolt auto industry – The Detroit News

Johnson Controls

Post updated  15/2/2014

Daily Tech Johnson Controls smaller battery pack may jolt auto industry The Detroit News Plymouth —Global automotive supplier Johnson Controls says it has reduced a micro-hybrid battery pack from the size of a car trunk to the size of a shoebox,…

Johnson controls are a leading battery pack company

This is yet another major step that Johnson controls are involved in, a realistic sized Lithium Ion Battery Pack.

One of the new range of Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery will be used to power a boat outboard motors and electric motors made by Torqeedo a German boat manufacturer who will use these  new  Leisure Batteries, (that will be made in Johnson controls Holland plant). The new marine batteries are to made from a

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Johnson Controls offices

modified version of its plug in Hybrid electric vehicle battery, that will be waterproof and will not be effected by the salt water on marine boats.

Johnson Controls are one of the largest manufacturers of 12 v lead acid batteries in the world and are now getting involved in making batteries from the new technology era that we are getting into.

Johnson Controls

Some of the new types of batteries are creating some problems at the moment for the scientists to find answers to.This includes overheating and the length of time that these batteries will last on one charge, but i am sure that answers are imminent in the near future.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Subsequently, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies . Of course, in my younger days. Naturally, before starting my first business. As a result, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Consequently, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products . Thus, that will help my business to grow. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes.Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

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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.

 

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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 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.

 

Johnson Controls buys 90% stake in Colombian battery maker – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Johnson Controls buys 90% stake in Colombian battery maker
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Johnson Controls Inc. said Friday it has acquired a 90% stake in battery supplier MAC, which does business in Central and South America.

Hi what can you say about Johnson controls

“They are the World’s biggest battery makers and have made significant progress in its expansion plans and that now includes this acquisition in South America. Johnson controls have always been at the forefront of automotive technology and that includes their battery division.

Johnson Controls latest line of development is a compact Lithium-Ion , that is not much larger the a normal lead acid car battery. The battery is a 24 volt battery and is being looked at by car manufacturers with much interest. Johnson controls also brought the AGM “stop/start” battery onto the market and has been used on many new models. The only point that I would like to make is that as a Varta Battery dealer we have to have a special electrical device to enable us to change the battery, which costs about £600?

Other than that we sell many battery products that are made by Johnson controls, these include Varta batteries, Lucas batteries and also Numax Johnson Controlsbatteries, all of which are excellent quality.

Going back to the new 24 volt battery, this new battery is expected to lower emissions and improve the cars fuel economy to help make a greener planet. Another good point is that this battery is expected to a cheap battery compared with the massive price tags on the Lithium-Ion batteries used on the EV electric vehicles that are in use today. This battery could also replace the standard lead acid batteries now fitted to new cars, but there is an issue with the disposal of the old batteries and as now the problem has yet to be solved”

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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.

 

 

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Cheap Car batteries-A Place Where You Can Get A Good Deal On Your Car Batteries

Looking for cheap batteries for your car? Here are some excellent tips to keep in mind to find cheap car batteries.

eric roberts‘s insight:

Cheap Car batteries and Quality

 

Most motorists are looking for  cheap car batteries at the moment, but you can get quality car batteries at a cheap price. The main thing to start with is the reliability of the company and can you trust them if you have a problem. Also to keep your side of the bargain are you honest about the correct use of the battery. One guy recently bought a battery to use on a go-kart and did not charge it in between races then complained that the battery was faulty; we get many similar cases like this. So if you are buying a battery for your car fair enough, but if you are using it for other reasons, you will have void the warranty, because we have no way of knowing that the battery was correctly charged, as a good working car would do.

the driving force behind start-stop. – VARTA Automotive

Going back to where I was, cheap car batteries are not always the best option. If you are selling the car then it would be a good idea to fit the cheap car battery, but if you are intending to keep your car then you should look for the best name that you can afford. You would be surprised at the variation of battery makes that are out there in the market place, the choice that we have is fantastic, so make the right choice for your car.

Another point to consider is the choice of Car Batteries for the later models that are full of electrics. If you own this type of car then it is important that you stick to the same powered battery that was fitted as original equipment. Do not skimp for a less powerful battery. Even the newer Peugeots can now come with electric doors and stop-start technology, so be smart and choose a well-known make such as Lucas car batteries or Varta batteries, both made in

Cheap Car batteries

Fitting a new Lucas car battery after the original failed to start and would not jump off, cheap car batteries are not always the answer

Europe by Johnson Controls the World’s largest battery manufacturers, supplying a top class product and all the time creating better battery products for today’s greener car technology. You could also go for Tungstone batteries made by Global batteries.  As I have said previously the cheapest is not always the best and go with an established company where you know that any future problems will be solved.

Article written by Eric Roberts…   www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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.

 

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Motorcycle Battery care-You Must Constantly Check Your Motorcycle Batteries – Require Much Care

Motorcycle Battery care – Require Much Care People generally have a feeling that a “maintenance-free battery” would need no care and they will simply put it (…) (Motorcycle Batteries – Require Much Care http://t.co/CUOvGw5UIS

 

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Varta Motorcycle Battery care

Most bikers (motor cyclists) replace their old flat battery with the cheapest well known make of battery that they can find. We find that the best sellers are a battery called

Motorcycle Battery care

Lucas motorcycle batteries on display in Halifax Yorkshire UK

Numax, Lucas and Varta, who are all made by the same company, Johnson controls.

Most replacement batteries will come in a dry state and an acid battery pack. The procedure is simple. When the 12 Volt Battery arrives you should check to see if there is any damage or not and that the contents are all in order. If everything is fine, then prepare to fill the battery with the acid. The best place to do this would be outside if possible, just in case you spill any of the acid, you wouldn’t want to ruin your best carpet, would you?. When the motorcycle batteries are filled, you should leave it outside to stand for an hour and the battery should be back to a fully charged state. I always recommend that you should trickle charge the battery, just to make sure, and then fit it to your bike and try it out. Another good point that I should make would be to make sure that you clean all terminals and the place where the battery sits.

It is always important to keep your motorcycle batteries and its carrier clean at all times, giving the correct Motorcycle Battery care, although all the bikes that I have seen have always looked immaculate, so I am sure that the battery is also looked after by the biker. Even a battery that is maintenance free will need some care and cleaning, especially the terminals which by the way should have a smear of Vaseline applied to protect them from the elements, Motorcycle Battery care is most important, for a longer lasting battery.

You must keep your motorcycle batteries charged upMotorcycle Battery care

If you don’t possess a charger I would recommend that you buy one. Most bikers only use their bikes in summer time, so the battery will be unused and not receive any charge during the long winter. Once the battery discharge’s to a certain level, usually below 80% capacity, then it is unlikely to recover, as the plate solution starts to break down and settles to the bottom or the battery acid causing a short circuit. This can be avoided by buying a smart charger and leaving the battery on charge all the winter. When the battery charge starts to drop the charger will kick in and start to re-charge the battery again, it only uses electricity when the battery is being charged, chargers are available from Numax and Ring Electrical and are a great thing to have to prolong the life of your battery, giving the correct Motorcycle Battery care.

This also applies to AGM sealed batteries, they too will need charging throughout the winter or when the bike is not in permanent use.

Article written by Eric Roberts …  www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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.

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leisure battery

Leisure Battery Suppliers UK, All types of 12 volt Leisure Batteries- Online to most UK Areas.

Leisure Battery Suppliers

Leisure Battery Suppliers

Leisure Battery Suppliers

 

As a result, we sell all types of 12 volt Leisure Batteries and Deep Cycle Batteries Online.Hence, with UK Free Delivery. Leisure Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries 12 Volt. Including Caravan Batteries, Motorhome Batteries, …

 

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Leisure battery

BatteriesOnTheWeb offer great choice and quality at excellent prices

One of the most up and coming Leisure Battery Suppliers to trade on the internet are Batteries On The Web . The company have now been trading online

for five years. Of course,and are rapidly building up a reputation. Thus, for their service and an excellent range of battery products.

The owner has actually been in business selling Batteries for 35 years . Consequently, in his battery store located in Halifax West Yorkshire UK. Because of their success they decided to start selling on line using the web name of www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk . The company have now gone from strength to strength; selling many different types of Caravan Leisure Batteries, such as for golf, UPS systems, trucks, tractors even for kids ride on toys and many more applications.

The online store are one of the countries largest Leisure Battery Suppliers and also offers other  top name batteries, most of who are made by Johnson controls, the World’s biggest battery makers or made by Yuasa batteries. Some of our

leisure battery

Johnson Controls Leisure Battery Suppliers a snowy winter scene

names include Varta, FirstPower, Trojan batteries, Lucas batteries, Numax leisure batteries and much more.

They also sell other products such as Ring Electrical battery chargers and C-Tech battery chargers, along with Poorboy’s car cleaning products. Altogether a good selection for the online customer to browse through.

The companies motto is “We offer old fashion Values, using modern day technology”

Eric Roberts member of  POINT-S

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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Start-Stop Batteries- now a new type of Micro Hybrid Battery from Johnson Controls

Start-Stop Batteries now Micro Hybrid Battery-Johnson Controls

As I have stated many times Johnson Controls Aldershot are the World leading car battery makers, they now have battery production plants all over the Planet. Johnson Controls make the batteries that we sell under the name of Lucas and Numax.

Their latest project was the invention of “ star-stop” technology, now in use on many new car models in the States and Europe. These batteries can cut fuel bills by as much as 8% and they work by the car engine stopping and then restarting at say a busy road junction, saving the car engine from idling and therefore saving fuel.

Start-Stop Batteries

The new Micro hybrid  battery

The next challenge from Johnson Controls was to make cars even more fuel efficient, without the use of the massive cumbersome batteries now used on the latest EV vehicles.

New 48volt Micro Hybrid battery are the next generation from Johnson Controls

This new 48 volt micro hybrid battery will be to power the cars electrics while the car will also require a small 12 volt starter battery similar to the 054 battery that is used today. The new battery uses Lithium-Ion technology, but is far more compact for car use than its predecessors.

This new micro hybrid  battery is expected to lower emissions and improve the cars fuel economy to help make a greener planet. Another good point is that this battery is expected to be a cheap battery compared with the massive price tags on the Lithium-Ion batteries used on the EV electric vehicles that are in use today.

This new 48 volt micro hybrid battery looks like being a winner and is expected to save 15% on the cost of fuel a claim that is interesting car makers all over the World…More Reading…

http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/content/us/en/about/our_company/featured_stories/48-volt-micro-hybrid-battery.html 

The new micro hybrid battery is expected to be on show at the North American national Auto Show in Detroit, on the 14th January 2014. According to Alex Molinaroli Johnson Controls president…

“Johnson Controls sees opportunities for the development of evolutionary energy storage systems that offer even more fuel efficiency than Start-Stop at less cost than a

Start-Stop Batteries

A heavy duty starter motor use on start-stop cars

hybrid or electric vehicle,” said Alex Molinaroli, president, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. “Even as Start-Stop vehicles become part of the mainstream in Europe and start to take hold in the U.S., Micro Hybrid technology has the potential to deliver the next level of fuel efficiency along the spectrum of vehicle performance, reaching upwards of 15 to 20 % in fuel economy.”

I personally am looking forward to the challenges ahead in the battery world and Johnson Controls appear to be one of the leading players.

Written by Eric Roberts…  www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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.