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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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Can you charge mobility scooter batteries with a car charger?

When looking after your deep cycle battery, it's essential to ensure you use the correct battery charger.

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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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How long do mobility scooter or powered wheelchair batteries last?

Like the longevity of most products, the answer to how long your battery will last depends on a few vital but simple factors.

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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 to test Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair Batteries

Mobility technicians understand that Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair call-outs can often be related to an issue with the battery. However, these battery issues may not ultimately be a battery fault.

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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 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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Can I use the same charger for VRLA batteries and Lithium batteries?

When installing any type of deep cycle battery, it’s important to ensure you use a battery charger suited to the specific battery technology being used. Lithium Phosphate batteries function very differently to VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries and therefore have different charging requirements.   

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A Guide to Mains Powered Battery Charging

  When you’re installing any type of deep cycle VRLA battery, you need to ensure you’re using the correct battery charger for the battery technology and size. If your battery is unable to be fully and correctly charged, it cannot operate at its peak performance. In this blog, the experts at Valen take a look at the most widely used option for.

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A Guide to Solar Powered Battery Charging

When you’re installing a deep cycle VRLA battery system, you need to ensure you’re using the optimal charging method for the size and type of batteries being used.  If the batteries are unable to be fully and correctly charged, the system cannot operate at its peak performance. In this blog, the experts at Valen take a look at solar powered.

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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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