Monthly Archives: May 2016

Infographic – NiMH Batteries vs NiCD Batteries

NiMH batteries vs NiCD batteries infographic comparison

Types of Lead Acid Batteries

lead acid battery

There are many types of lead acid batteries which come in various shapes, designs, and sizes. They are immensely popular because they are robust and rechargeable. Most of them require little maintenance and with proper care, can serve you for a long time. In the section below, we shall look at different types of batteries […]

Battery Sulfation

Battery Sulfation

​Battery Sulfation refers to the buildup of lead Sulfate crystals on the plates of lead acid batteries. Actually, it is one of the major causes of early failures of sealed or wet cell batteries (along with vibration and damaged charging plates).​What Causes a Sulfated Battery?​Sulfation is not a strange phenomenon. Lead acid batteries often develop […]

How To Test Batteries

How To Test Batteries

​There are several ways to test the various types of batteries available and determine how much power is left in them. Among the many battery testers available today, not all are accurate as “capacity” is not always easy to detect. Without accurate battery testing, wastage can occur through the unnecessary replacement of batteries. Understanding how to test […]

Car Battery Life

picture of car battery

Understanding and Prolonging Your Car Battery Life There are a wide range of car batteries to suit all vehicle types, and it’s a necessity to have the right battery for your car. In the past, it was often just a simple case of replacing your old car battery with a new one. In this day […]

How To Restore A Battery

A Picture of a Dead Battery

How To Know Whether Or Not It’s Possible To Restore A Battery There are so many different types of batteries out there used for a multitude of purposes. Depending on its use, batteries can be relatively expensive, so people often ask if it’s possible to restore a battery, and how to tell if the battery […]

Types of Rechargeable Batteries

various sized nimh batteries

There are many types of rechargeable batteries, each with different uses and applications. These batteries differ from non-rechargeable, disposable batteries which are discarded after use. Initially, rechargeable batteries are more expensive than disposables, however they can be recharged and re-used many times before disposal, thus becoming more cost effective in the long run, as well […]

Battery Reconditioning

Battery Reconditioning - Car Battery Black and White

Battery reconditioning is a way of prolonging the life span of various types of batteries. When reconditioning a battery you are essentially bringing old batteries back to their original working condition – restoring them to their full capacity. Unfortunately, all types of batteries decrease in performance over time, whether they be laptop batteries, car batteries, […]