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Dr Michael McDonagh – CTO Microtex Energy

Dr Michael McDonagh writes interesting neutral articles about various battery related topics in this blog – BattChat

OPz Stationary Batteries

A Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery is simply a lead acid battery in which the electrolyte has been immobilised in order to recombine hydrogen and oxygen. It has a sealed construction with pressure release valves to prevent gases from escaping…

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Origin of lead acid battery

A Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery is simply a lead acid battery in which the electrolyte has been immobilised in order to recombine hydrogen and oxygen. It has a sealed construction with pressure release valves to prevent gases from escaping…

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What is a VRLA battery?

A Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery is simply a lead acid battery in which the electrolyte has been immobilised in order to recombine hydrogen and oxygen. It has a sealed construction with pressure release valves to prevent gases from escaping…

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Microtex OPzV Battery

Tubular GEL batteries

Tubular Gel Valve Regulated lead Acid Battery are lead acid batteries with tubular positive plates for cyclic applications and it is sealed for its service life and are maintenance free. The Gel is manufactured in a secret recipe with German technology, where the electrolyte is jellified in a fumed silica base.

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How to correctly charge a battery?

A battery is an electrochemical device which stores energy in a chemically bonded structure and releases the energy in the form of electrons resulting from the battery’s chemical discharge reactions. Charging the battery provides the electrons to reform the chemical bonds which are stored in the battery’s active materials.

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VRLA batteries – explained

A Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery differs from a vented battery in that it is sealed using a pressure relief valve which prevents the gases produced on charging from escaping. Keeping the gases in facilitates their recombination to re-form water which is lost on charging due to electrolysis. In order to ensure that the oxygen and hydrogen…

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Batteries for power plants in Europe

The British company Chloride introduced in the 60es the so-called High performance Plantè battery followed by the other European companies. In Germany the type was called GroE. The cell was characterized by still the Plantè plate for the positive, but a flat plate with a PbSb alloy for the negative. The strap and the pillars were also made in a PbSb alloy.

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Microtex ERickshaw Battery

E Rickshaw batteries

This article compares lead acid batteries with Li-ion and addresses many of the misconceptions associated with both of these chemistries.
Advantages of lead acid batteries over Li-ion

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PVC battery separators

An overview of characteristics, manufacture & test methods.

PVC battery separators are microporous diaphragms placed between the negative and positive plates of lead acid batteries to prevent any contact between them to avoid internal short circuit but at the same time allow free circulation of the electrolyte.

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Microtex EV Battery

Golf cart battery

n the following sections I will be listing the most common applications and examining the most useful leisure battery characteristics to look for. These will be compared with the Microtex Golf cart battery products and their unique construction and design features to see how well they cover the application requirements.

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Microtex Mining Locomotive Battery

Mining locomotive Battery

In this Blog, Dr Mike examines the requirements for the very difficult underground duty of mining locomotive batteries. Whilst the safety requirements are understandably the main focus for battery designs and materials, we must not forget the importance of performance and the practical difficulties of maintenance and charging batteries in this environment.

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Lead acid battery or lithium ion?

This article compares lead acid batteries with Li-ion and addresses many of the misconceptions associated with both of these chemistries.
Advantages of lead acid batteries over Li-ion

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Microtex Traction Battery

What is a traction battery?

​In the second in his interactive series Dr Mike explains what features are required to make 2V lead acid traction battery cells for fork lift trucks. He also gives valuable advice on how to choose the best fork lift truck battery for your particular requirements.

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12v tgel battery for solar

Sizing of batteries – for solar energy

A correct battery specification will ensure not only a satisfactory autonomy but also a long and cost-effective battery life. The following is a guide to obtaining the detailed and correct information necessary to calculate the size of battery required to maximise its performance, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.

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Dr Mike CTO Microtex Energy

Hello battery world!

Dr Mike, CTO of Microtex Energy writes interesting neutral articles on battery technology that leaves you wanting to read more…

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