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Dr Michael McDonagh – CTO Microtex Energy, writes industry neutral, scientific articles on battery chemistry

2v 800 OPzV Battery Bank

Tubular GEL batteries

Tubular Gel Valve Regulated lead Acid Battery are lead acid batteries with tubular positive plates for cyclic applications…
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UPS & Inverter Industry

How to charge a battery?

A battery is an electrochemical device which stores energy in a chemically bonded structure and releases the energy…
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E Rickshaw in rural India

Erickshaw batteries

These vehicles are 3 wheelers pulled by an electric motor ranging from 650-1400 watts. They are mostly manufactured…
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PVC battery Separators

PVC Battery Separators

PVC battery separators are microporous diaphragms placed between the negative and positive plates of lead acid batteries to…
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Golf cart batteries

Golf cart battery

The requirement for powered vehicles such as golf cart buggies, electric canal boats and barges, camper homes or…
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Mining locomotive battery

mining locomotive battery

The working environments of mines do differ depending on their location and the material being extracted. An underground…
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Solar Industry

Sizing of Lead Acid Batteries

To ensure a system that satisfies the usage requirements it is necessary to obtain a reasonably detailed picture of the loading and run time autonomy of the battery. Allowances…
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OPzS battery

Lead acid battery or lithium ion?

The perception in the public domain is that lead acid batteries are old technology. Lithium ion batteries has a different perception, it is modern, cleaner, it has 3 or…
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Mining locomotive battery

mining locomotive battery

The working environments of mines do differ depending on their location and the material being extracted. An underground coal mine for example will focus on fire abatement and protection…
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Materials Handling Industry

What is a Traction Battery?

According to European standard IEC 60254 – 1 lead acid traction batteries are used as power sources for electric propulsion in applications which include road vehicles, locomotives, industrial trucks…
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UPS

How long will an inverter battery last?

What is an inverter battery used for? Not so long ago, the inverter battery was predominantly used in commercial applications such as power stations and the automotive industry for…
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Golf cart batteries

Golf cart battery

The requirement for powered vehicles such as golf cart buggies, electric canal boats and barges, camper homes or tent lighting all have the same basic operating pattern.
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PVC battery Separators

PVC Battery Separators

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
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E Rickshaw in rural India

Erickshaw batteries

These vehicles are 3 wheelers pulled by an electric motor ranging from 650-1400 watts. They are mostly manufactured in India and China. Most have a mild steel tubular chassis…
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SMF 12v 33AH

VRLA Batteries – Explained

The term sealed maintenance free or SMF means that water additions are not required over a VRLA battery’s guaranteed lifetime. Most VRLA batteries will still need some maintenance such…
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UPS & Inverter Industry

How to 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…
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2v 800 OPzV Battery Bank

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…
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SMF 12v 42Ah

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…
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Solar Battery

Origin of lead acid battery

It is the lead acid battery chemistry which is still, after 160 years since its invention, the most prolific provider of stored energy on the planet.
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