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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

Mobility Scooter Battery-Driving about on your Mobility Scooter can be Dangerous? General Safety Advice.

Mobility Scooter Battery

Mobility Scooter Battery- and- General Safety Advice.

We have all seen the massive increase in mobility scooter ownership. Say over the past ten years or so. It is now a massive market place for the companies that sell the scooters. Including, the Mobility Scooter Batterycompanies who sell spare parts. Including consumables such as scooter batteries and scooter tyres.

In the past few years however safety organisations have become increasingly alarmed about the increase in accidents and general safety and looking after their scooters and equipment. Many minor accidents are reported and many are not reported, so that many accidents do not get into the statistics, probably only the serious ones are reported and are found out about.

One accident in particular comes to mind, that is the story about the lady and her mobility scooter that fell off the platform at Barnsley railway station, onto the track in front of an oncoming train. The lady came from nearby Monk Bretton and had to be airlifted by the air ambulance to hospital. This is one of the many accidents that are reported but many are not.

The most common incidents occur in shopping centres when shoppers are run over by these scooters. Because they are operated by mobility scooter AGM batteries, they are almost silent and some people cannot hear them coming from behind, some shoppers just walk out from a store, straight into the path of an oncoming scooter causing an accident.

Mobility Scooter Battery

Other probably more dangerous accidents occur on the roads. Where my garage is situated in Halifax. We are located on a fairly steep hill. On most days you will see elderly or disabled people on their scooters. Driving down the hill as fast as they can go. Also, we are situated on a set of traffic lights. Subsequently,the scooter users hardly ever stop at the red light. Either when they are on the road or on the pavement. How there has not been a bad accident I will never know?

Here in the UK we are starting to realize that  Mobility Scooter drivers should be made aware of the danger’s. So, and be more aware of the problems that they could face. Thus, when they are on a trip out. Especially now that spring is around the corner and the scooter owners will have a better chance of getting out and about.

As a side note scooter owners should check their AGM Batteries . Hence,mobility scooter, batteryfor charge and the general condition. Before they venture out. If you are not sure about the condition of their 12 Volt Battery . Consequently, they are better replaced. So that you can carry out the journey without running out of power. So,struggling to get home. It is well worth investing in new mobility scooter batteries every two years.

Mobility scooter battery and tyre advise

Tyresafe.org are launching a wealth of free advice to increase the safety of scooter riders when they are out on the road. The campaign will be known as the “PACT” and I believe that a mobility scooter driver awareness course was also started off in Norfolk. More reading… http://www.norfolkpact.co.uk/safe-scoot/

Although these scooters are easy to drive, the problem arises because of the lack of knowledge that the scooter drivers have when driving on the roads. In fact many of these drivers have never driven a car before and know nothing about road safety or the Highway Code.

Tyresafe have moved into give the scooter driver’s advice on their tyres. They have started off by recommending that their tyres should be checked at least three times a week. The scooters handbook will give the correct pressure. Just like car tyres it is very important to put the correct pressures into the tyres, if the pressures are too low then the scooter will be unstable and would swerve and also wear out the tyres tread and as a I have seen first-hand, the tyres will blowout, causing the scooter to become stranded with a flat and damaged tyre, so it is most important to check your tyre pressures and if you are disabled ask an able bodied person to help you, you can also drive or take your scooter to your local tyre centre who would only be too pleased to check your tyres for FREE.

Mobility Scooter Battery

Finally, to ensure proper grip, especially in wet conditions, riders should check that their tyres have sufficient tread depth. Scooters with less than 50cc need to have all of the grooves of the original tread pattern visible whereas those over 50cc must have at least 1mm of tread depth across the central three quarters of the tyre with visible tread on the remaining mobility scooter, batteryquarter…

http://tyresafe.org/media-centre/latest-news/572-new-safety-advice-launched-for-scooter-riders#sthash.5yx2Rzl6.dpuf

In my opinion courses for mobility scooter drivers will become more available across the UK. If you see of one then you would be advised to join the course to make our roads and pathways a safer place for all road users and pedestrians.

Eric Roberts