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Britain’s Washout Easter-Family discovers camper van really just a prison cell on wheels

Britain’s Washout Easter

Britain's Washout Easter

Britain’s Washout Easter

Easter came much earlier this year. As a result, we had a much greater chance of getting some bad weather. And sure enough did we get some bad weather?

It threw everything at us. Snow,sleet,rain, ice and a tiny slither of sunshine. It was horrific?

As a result, people must have been truly fed up, for the want of a better word. Many caravaners and motorhome drivers pre-book their destinations well in advance. Of course you just would not expect the weather to be so bad? but bad it was.

Fortunately, we stayed indoors in front of a nice log fire. Because we sell leisure batteries then this is one of our busiest times of the year. As a result, we were talking about the poor frozen families who must have been stuck inside their campervan for days. hence, not been able to venture out because of the cold, snow and torrential rain. Our local river was less than a meter from bursting its banks. In fact some parts of Yorkshire were indeed flooded.

Not wanting to rub salt in their wounds

But you can bet that the battery systems were working overtime trying to keep the frozen occupants warm and interested in life. I believe that the family in the attached article were trying camper vanning out for the first time. So, they could not have chose a worst weekend. Apparently, all they did was to try and keep warm and play cards.

This reminds me of a family holiday in a UK resort called Cleethorpes. My parents took us away for the first and last time on holiday in a caravan. What a nightmare? it rained for the full two weeks. We had a gas fire that almost killed us all with the fumes and I caught a bad cough. Thus keeping everybody awake as I coughed all night. (Those were the days) I think not.

Eric Roberts

A COUPLE who spent the weekend in a camper van with their children have realised it is basically a punishment cell on wheels.

Source: Family discovers camper van really just a prison cell on wheels

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.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

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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Leisure battery LV22MF Numax leisure- Batteries can give you as much as 150 Amps per hour?

Leisure battery LV22MF Numax leisure

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries are amongst the best batteries available to the Caravan and Motorhome community, not forgetting the lucky people who own a river craft or a canal pleasure boat.

All these types of vehicles require a battery. Or a number of batteries to supply them with electricity.Especially, where there are no mains power points. Usually in the wilderness or some isolated canal boat moorings.

Numax are not necessarily Cheap Leisure Batteries. But they are one of the more reliable battery products. Of course, for this usage on the market. In fact I have only ever seen one faulty Numax battery. As a result, since I started selling then six years ago.

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries

A typical narrow boat using leisure batteries for the electrics and solar panels.

Leisure battery LV22MF Numax leisure

The Leisure market battery products are always on show. Hence, at some of the country’s top leisure and outdoor shows. Because of this the Numax name has become very popular. Also because of the internet, the Numax Caravan battery has actually come down in price. So, is now one of our best selling products that we offer online.

The most popular battery is the XV31MF battery. This is an 110 amp one and is our best seller at the time of me writing this article. The number two, Leisure Battery is the  LV26MF , which is a 100 amp battery.

Following close behind is the Leisure battery LV22MF Numax leisure

This is a 75 amp battery and is used for the person who goes away at weekends and the occasional two weeks holiday. When the first Motorhome Battery came out, the industry used the regular car battery; in fact the 100 amp leisure battery was derived from the 250 car batteries. The car battery was modified with thicker calls to hold more charge and was then known as the LV26MF battery for leisure use. The original 250 car battery was a starter battery and had to provide the power up front to start a car.

As the leisure market began to grow, then so did the size of the caravans and motorhomes. This meant that bigger batteries were needed, because portable televisions and fridges could fit into the larger vehicles. In the early days these came in the form of truck batteries, which were the largest batteries available. This led to the development of the XV31MF leisure battery which once again had thicker plates to store more power, as the truck battery was a starter battery and needed the power up front to start the vehicle.

Leisure battery LV22MF Numax leisure

One thing that has surprised me is that more people do not connect 2 x LV22MF batteries together. These batteries are LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries and connected together in “Parallel” will give you a 75 x 2 capacity which is 150 amps, a much larger capacity than a XV31MF battery would. The main criteria is that you use the two exactly same batteries and the same number of amps, the system will remain at 12 volts and in my opinion would be worth looking into.

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries

Modern motorhomes need powerful batteries

Disclaimer

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.

Leisure Battery- to Leeds University ends in a nice surprise?

Post Updated 23rd Dec 2013

Wanted to buy 110amp leisure battery

 Leisure Battery;When the phone rang for the hundredth time on Thursday it was a call from a well spoken gentleman with a well educated Scottish accent. He wanted to buy a  leisure battery to go

leisure battery

Large motorhome ready to roll ?

into his motorhome. He chose us from our battery web site www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk, and also the fact that we were from Halifax and we were not too far away, as prompt delivery was important.

 

He turned out to be head of the Devonshire Hall Cumberland Road, part of Leeds University. The university had broke up for the Easter term and he found out that he had a dead battery and therefore required a new one.

I arranged to meet him outside the Devonshire halls at 8.30 am on the following morning with his new battery, as he said that he has a tight schedule. This is just an example of the personal service that we give to our online battery service. While I was waiting I took a walk through the gate into the Devonshire halls outside area. I could not believe my eyes at the outstanding beauty of the building what a shame it is hidden away from the public, the students are so lucky to study in such outstanding architecture of the buildings.

 Sent back old leisure  battery for re-cycling

The guy arrived a little late and he asked if I would drop the new leisure battery off at the back of the buildings into his garage, I obliged accordingly but when he opened his garage door there was a second surprise, the guy owned a 1967 BMC 1100 car in white. He pulled out the car so that I could take a photo for my blog, and gave me two old batteries for re-cycling, This was a great trip out for me (how sad).

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.

 

BMC 1100 1967 model

Flat Lawnmower Battery-Winter Time Over again time to Charge Up your Mower Battery?

Flat Lawnmower Battery

check out your Flat Lawnmower Battery it probably won’t  make it after the Winter ?

Another new grass cutting year is upon us. Naturally, it’s spring time again. The temperatures are warming up and the days are starting to get longer. You get home from work and your wife complains that “the lawn needs cutting”. For this reason, the last thing on your mind. Because you wanted to watch the football match.

After dinner, you put on your old gardening clothes. Of course, thinking that you don’t want to loose “browny points”. Hence, just by not cutting the grass. You climb over a mountain of obstacles in your garage to try to get to your forgotten lawn mower. There it is ? , you pull the thing out and check that you have petrol in the can, You have, “not so good your thinking”.

Now for starting it, here goes? A few puffs and bangs and the mower has a Flat Lawnmower Battery, Yes you shout I can watch the match now, I have an excuse.

Flat Lawnmower Battery

Flat Lawnmower Battery-Lucas batteries can be used on all types of lawnmowers

Sorry dear but the lawnmower battery is flat ,ill put it in charge and do it in the morning. You’ve always got an excuse she says and goes to see her sister down the road while you get the bears out and watch the match,”perfect”.

Flat Lawnmower Battery

This is how it goes for most guys, cutting grass is just another chore thrown at us by our partners. Some of us actually like gardening. The gardeners are the ones who take their lawnmower battery off their machine before the Winter comes and charges the Flat Lawnmower Battery up to make sure it makes it through the winter. In my opinion, if the lawnmower battery is old then it should be changed at the beginning of the new grass growing season and is not worth keeping or charging for long periods. Remember though if you throw away the old battery make sure that you write down the numbers and letters so that you can order the exact same size lawnmower battery the next spring.

Your lawnmower battery should be changed about every two years.

If you are like the first guy and do not like gardening then the easiest thing to do is to throw the old Flat Lawnmower Battery away and buy a new one. Your lawnmower battery can be bought online and 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 good lawnmower battery care advice websites and all are good quality. Many of the standard types of lawnmower now have key starting with a 12 volt 5 amp Lucas battery fitted. These are miles better than using a pull chord and breaking your neck?

 Eric Roberts

Leisure Marine Batteries-New Style “Marine Batteries”-Sealed lead Acid and Deep Cycle.

Leisure Marine Batteries

Most Leisure Marine Batteries are now hybrids

Most Leisure Marine Batteries that we buy today are “hybrids”. They are a cross between the regular starter and the Deep Cycle Battery. This new type of marine Battery is now of a high standard. These marine batteries are of course completely sealed. The batteries are fitted with special valves that release pressure that may build up. Especially, in the battery when it is overheating.

The Marines cells are made of a lead-sponge material . For this reason, this is usually made of thicker material than the lead sponge in a starter battery. This type of marine leisure batteries is used on smaller craft. Thus, that are used for pleasure boating. For this reason, for longer sailings especially for ocean-going vessels. Therefore, I think that the true deep-cycle batteries are utilised.

Leisure Marine Batteries

Leisure Marine Batteries-Boat batteries wired up for marine batteries

We at  BatteriesOnTheWeb also sell marine ones with twin negative and twin positive posts this enables the boat owner to join other electrical items, things to the system  such as other electrical accessories.

Marine batteries are displayed in (Marine cranking amps) also known as MCA.  

Marine batteries have calcium/calcium plates requiring no maintenance.

As I have stated. It ‘s hard to tell the difference between the two types of batteries. Because in general if it looks like a car type with the caps on the top to allow you to check the electrolyte levels, then it will be a standard car one. These batteries are marine batteries

The rest of the materials used such as the oxides and separator materials. For this reason, gives a much higher capacity.

These batteries are available online in Lucas and Pennine-Kingpower from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

Leisure Marine Batteries

Leisure Marine Batteries-65 amp marine/leisure battery

 

 

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

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries- for your wheelchairs- mobility scooters- bath hoist- stair lifts etc.

 

Well, known online battery store www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Now provides a comprehensive range of quality Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries. For all mobility and golf applications.


wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bath hoist, stair lifts, etc. all these batteries have more than one key requirement.

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries powered wheelchair

 

 

These Powersonic batteries must be reliable. Because people depend on the applications day in, day out. Most customers that look for these products are physically challenged. So have other mobility difficulties and need to get around from place to place. A Deep Cycle AGM Battery will help them to perform their daily tasks. Such as going to the shops or visiting their friends.

Electric Scooter Batteries come in many sizes.Accordingly, from 10 amp up to 150 amp. Depending on the type of disability scooter that the person drives.Also available in 6-volt sizes and smaller 12-volt sizes.

We source our products from the world’s leading mobility 12 Volt Battery manufacturers including Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries 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.

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

To end with it may also possible for registered physically challenged people to claim back the VAT on their battery purchase, please ask when ordering the product of your choice.

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. I have worked for a couple for national

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

How an AGM wheelchair battery works

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

Powersonic Mobility Scooter Batteries

a physically challenged man in his wheelchair

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.