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Microtex Forklift Battery

What is an equalizing charge?

The intention of equalizing charge is to bring the on-charge voltage of a lead-acid battery to gassing levels so that all the unconverted lead sulphate is charged to lead…
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12v Solar Battery range

Glossary of Battery Terms

The following summary is a short version of terms used in everyday dealings with batteries and battery technology. It is not comprehensive and is designed to provide the layman…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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