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What's the difference between Cold Cranking Amps and Cranking Amps?

Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) or Cranking Amps (CA) are ratings used when referring to the current (power) that a battery can output. 

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Get the most out of your mobility scooter!

Ever wondered how to make your mobility scooter batteries last that little bit longer? Wanting to get the best return on your investment? 

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5 Essential Tips for your Mobility Scooter Battery Maintenance

Every mobility scooter owner needs a quick hack list of to do's to get the most out of their mobility scooter batteries. But what's recommended? 

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Why does the mobility scooter battery keep dying?

Does it seem like there's an ongoing problem with the battery? Does it keep failing prematurely? 

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Can you overcharge mobility scooter batteries?

Worried you might overcharge your batteries? Scared your batteries may bulge and become ruined? The answer to this question lies in the charger.

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Can I half charge my Battery and then use my Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair?

A deep cycle battery is the power source for your Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair. A correctly maintained Deep Cycle battery is vital to the performance of your Mobility equipment. 

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How long should a deep cycle battery last for?

Every deep cycle battery, whether it’s an automotive, VRLA or Lithium battery, is engineered to meet a specific design life, provided that the battery operates within the recommended operating criteria.

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How can I prolong the life of my deep cycle VRLA batteries?

  Every deep cycle VRLA battery is engineered for a specific demand. Battery application, required design life, operational temperature range and performance criteria are all taken into account to ensure that the battery performs as expected.  It’s always best to ensure you utilise the correct type of batteries in your systems in order to achieve.

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What can happen if I use the wrong type of deep cycle battery?

  Every deep cycle VRLA battery is engineered to meet a specific demand and should only ever be used for the intended application. Factors such as cyclic design life, charging requirements, physical constraints, capacity and impedance all need to be taken into consideration when choosing a deep cycle battery for any type of project.

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How to manage deep cycle batteries in hot weather

  When the weather starts heating up, the team at Valen often get asked the question, how do I manage deep cycle batteries in hot weather? The answer depends on the system specifications the battery is being installed into and the battery technology that is chosen for the system.

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The next big thing in testing your solar-powered road sign batteries without flattening them

 

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How to Correctly Connect Batteries in Series and Parallel

  Ever wondered if you are correctly connecting up your deep cycle battery system?   In this blog, the expert team at Valen will walk you through the correct way to connect your battery system to make every installation and maintenance project a success!

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How can I maximise the life of my VRLA battery system?

Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries play a crucial role in providing power in UPS, communications and road sign applications. For large scale installations requiring multiple VRLA batteries, a common concern is how to maximise battery service life to reduce maintenance time and replacement costs. 

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Battery Design Life vs Actual Life Expectancy

Every type of VRLA battery will list a ‘design life’ on the Battery Specifications sheet. Design life can range from 8 years for a standard AGM battery or 20 years for a top-of-the-line Gel battery.

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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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