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How to Safely Transport Valen Lithium Phosphate Batteries via Road Freight

We've all seen the news articles saying Lithium batteries aren't safe for transport, Lithium batteries are dangerous.

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Which Battery Tester is correct for Testing Lift & Elevator Batteries?

How do you know your lift and elevator batteries are performing? 

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What is C-Rating?

C-Rating is an informal way of describing how much current the battery can safely deliver. 

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How to Test my UPS Battery

UPS or Uninterruptible Power Supply units are found in many mission-critical power applications. The task at hand that they perform in the case of a power outage is invaluable.

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How to determine if the Batteries or Battery Charger is the issue

There's something wrong with your clients Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair, and you think it has to be the batteries or battery charger.

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Where do I find a Replacement Battery for my Medical Device?

There are many devices in the medical field that have Valve Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries installed.

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How to Size an Emergency Power System or UPS Battery Backup for an Operating Theatre

When sizing the Emergency Power System for critical applications, such as an Operation Theatre, certain factors need to be thoroughly investigated and accurately calculated so the best solution can be provided.

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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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What's the difference between AC & DC?

Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) are notable for inspiring the name of an iconic metal band, but they also happen to sit right at the centre of the modern world as we know it. 

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Flooded vs Sealed Rechargeable Batteries

Batteries have been around since the 19th century when John Daniell invented the first practical battery called the Daniell cell. Daniell would likely be amazed at the variety and sophistication of batteries in our day.

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What is Battery Sulphation?

How many times have you said to yourself, "My battery won't take or hold a charge" or "I'm losing duration of battery use time!"

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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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Which battery tester is best for testing mobility scooter batteries?

Is there a battery tester will test both the batteries and the battery charger? 

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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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VRLA vs Lithium Batteries in Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs

High quality, reliable rechargeable batteries are essential for powering any mobility scooter or electric wheelchair.

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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 do I safely transport deep cycle batteries?

When transporting any type of deep cycle battery, there are a few fundamental principles which need to be followed to ensure everyone stays safe.

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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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Can I connect Lithium batteries in series?

A common question we get asked about in relation to Lithium batteries is how to best connect multiple batteries together to achieve correct voltage or capacity for a specific system. At Valen, we don’t recommend series connecting Lithium batteries. However, Lithium batteries can be placed in parallel if required and done correctly. 

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

 

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AGM vs Gel Batteries in Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs

A high quality and reliable rechargeable battery is essential for powering any mobility scooter or electric wheelchair. Gel batteries are widely used in mobility aids as opposed to AGM batteries. Over the years, many of our customers have asked us why this is the case.

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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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Which battery is best for my solar powered road sign?

VMS signs, radar signs, arrow boards and portable traffic lights all rely on some form of a battery system, whether the battery is an AGM, Gel or Lithium battery. Often these battery systems are charged by solar panels, and in some cases, the charging only happens when the sign is back at base. 

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How to correctly charge starter batteries used in fire pumping systems

  For technicians in the fire systems industry, it’s not only important to ensure that the right type of starter batteries are used in diesel powered fire pumping systems, but that the correct charging methods are always followed.

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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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What size VRLA battery charger do I need?

Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries are widely used in a number of different applications, from mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs through to communications sites.   When you install a Gel or AGM type battery for any application, you need to ensure you’re using the correct size battery charger for the technology and size of your.

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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'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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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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How to Safely Handle Lithium Phosphate Batteries

 

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