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Why AGM batteries should be used in fire systems

  Fire panels, hydrants and sprinkler systems all depend on batteries to function in the event of an emergency.   For technicians in the fire systems industry, selecting the right type of battery is critical to ensure its compliant, meets specifications and will supply power to the equipment its connected to.  

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Why cyclic batteries are essential for solar powered road signs

  Deciding on the right type of industrial battery to use in a solar powered road sign, such as a variable message board, radar/speed sign, or a weather warning sign,  is crucial to ensuring the sign always remains functional.    In this blog post, the experts at Valen explain the importance of using cyclic batteries in solar powered road signs as.

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What’s the difference between PWM and MPPT solar charge controllers?

A highly critical component of any solar system, whether it’s used for powering a communications tower, road sign or even a caravan, is the solar charge controller. A solar charge controller is a device used to control the charge coming in from a solar system to the batteries. They are essential in ensuring batteries are not overcharged.  

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What are the effects of temperature on VRLA batteries?

Every VRLA battery is engineered to meet a specific design life, provided the battery operates at a recommended temperature. Different applications call for different lengths of design life, which in turn affects the specs of a battery and the requirements it must meet.

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AGM vs Gel - which battery technology is best for my mains powered communication site?

Phone towers, radio repeaters, base stations - they all rely on some form of battery system, whether it's an AGM battery or a Gel battery for energy storage and back-up power.

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4 Benefits of using a Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery for Remote Communications

  A common issue for those working on mission-critical, remote communications projects is choosing the right battery technology to ensure Service Level Agreements (SLA's) are met across different sites.  Guaranteeing uptime and arranging maintenance can be particularly difficult for solar-powered remote locations.  Thankfully, Lithium batteries.

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How to correctly conduct load testing on batteries used in fire systems

Batteries used to start pumps in fire systems play an integral role in protecting the lives of people in both residential and commercial buildings.  Technicians who install and maintain fire systems are required to conduct regular battery load testing in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851.2012. This Standard outlines specific requirements.

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Which battery for fire pumps & panels?

You need to install an approved battery into your fire pump or panel. But how do you know which battery technology or brand is the correct one to install?  Valen has the solution for you with information and an answer to your questions.   

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Which Battery Tester is best for testing Communication Batteries?

Which Battery Tester is best for testing Communication Batteries? Is there a tester I can use while my telecommunication system is still connected and live? How do I test how long my radio site batteries are going to last? Technicians from the communications market often ask these questions, and Valen has all the answers for you!

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What's the Advantage of Gel Batteries for Solar System?

  Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery suppliers will always tell you that Gel batteries should be installed in solar systems.  But why? What's the advantages of Gel batteries for solar systems? Why can't I install an AGM battery in a solar system? The team at Valen are here to support you with information as to why you should be installing.

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New & Improved RE856 Battery Impedance Tester

The RE856 Live Circuit Battery Impedance Tester is the dependable and ideal battery impedance tester for technicians in many different industries including Communications and Water! Innovation is key to our industry and we are continuously finding ways to improve our products and services for our clients; the RE856 is no exception.

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Fire Compliant Batteries & Battery Testers

Looking for Fire Compliant Batteries & Battery Testers? Concerned about your Battery or Battery Testing equipment product compliance? At Valen, we understand the seriousness of product compliance within the fire industry. So we ensure the following products are backed by the necessary certifications and standards.

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The HIOKI 3554 Impedance Tester - What, How & Why?

The Hioki 3554 is an impedance tester which measures the Battery Impedance in mohms (mΩ). Like all impedance meters, the Hioki 3554 has the ability to test batteries simultaneously. It can also test within live circuit and take accurate comparative readings for early diagnosis of a battery failure.

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How to Charge Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair Batteries

Neglecting to charge Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair batteries could reduce your scooters' driving power and interrupt the freedom you've come to rely upon and enjoy! However, if you follow the instructions below, your Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair will always be ready to take you wherever you need to go and when you want to go.

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Cold Weather Deep Cycle Batteries

When the weather starts to get colder, we often get asked the question, how does the cold affect my batteries? The answer will depend on the battery technology as each technology has its own characteristics. However, like human beings, all VRLA batteries perform best when stored and operated at room temperature (around 20°C).

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How to Choose the Correct VRLA Battery Tester

Which Battery Tester is correct? Which Battery Tester should I use to Test my VRLA Batteries? These questions are regularly asked by our clients - the answer is dependent on which Battery technology and Battery sizes you want to test. In this blog post, the experts at provide a quick guide to choosing the VRLA battery tester for your needs. For a.

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What causes VRLA Battery Failure?

Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries are the primary source of power for many applications. From Mobility Scooters and Cleaning Machines to mission-critical Communication systems - we rely on these batteries.  We all want to ensure longevity from our battery system, but first, we have to understand the reasons why VRLA batteries fail.

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The Best Battery for your Mobility Scooter

The answer will depend on how much you use your scooter. Just like there are different shoes for different uses; so also with batteries for different levels of usage.

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How to Safely Handle Lithium Phosphate Batteries

 

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How to Safely Handle VRLA Batteries

Like most industrial batteries, VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries are very easy and safe to handle. Because the electrolyte in the battery is immobilised using either Gel or Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM), VRLA batteries are considered to be ‘dry’ or ‘sealed’ and can be handled and shipped accordingly as non-dangerous goods. A VRLA battery is.

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How to Safely Store VRLA Batteries

To prevent potential damage and ensure an optimum cycle life, industrial batteries always need to be safely stored. VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries, sometimes referred to as SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries, are known to be relatively easy to store and handle.

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