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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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Front Terminal vs Monobloc batteries in Communication Sites

Struggling to conduct onsite installations and maintenance because you're installing monobloc batteries? Are your batteries failing because you don't have an additional source of venting available? Have you considered installing Front Terminal batteries in your communication site? 

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 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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