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All Battery Stuff

All Battery Stuff

Of course, as we all know ? Car batteries are also known as lead acid batteries. Hence, the lead acid battery has now been in use for over a hundred years. So, the basics of the lead acid battery are the same now as they were when cars first came out.
Having knowledge about the car battery. Consequently, will enable you to have fewer problems. Especially, when looking after and buying a new vehicle battery. Therefore, batteries are not so complicated. Thus this video will give the motorist a better idea about connecting batteries together.
Of course truck batteries are power storage units. Accordingly, what you take out of the battery, must be put back in? Naturally, the modern day commercial battery does a massive amount of work. Modern vehicle have many electrical appliances on-board. Because of this the battery must be kept in top condition.
For this reason, your battery has to power the cars computer system. The computer system helps the car to run as efficiently as possible. So to comply with emission rules. Some cars and motorhomes are coming onto the market, with more than one battery.

H2USA, Department of Energy Announce New Tools for Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Deployment | FuelCellsWorks


H2USA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced two new tools and the release of two reports developed through H2USA to support hydrogen fueling

To follow recent article. Hence, the USA are studying ways of setting up the Hydrogen fuel cell car filling station network. This is well worth a look at ? Because as far as i know. As expected the Americans are well ahead of anything .

“H2USA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced two new tools and the release of two reports developed through H2USA to support hydrogen fuelling infrastructure deployment.  H2USA is a public private partnership co-launched in 2013 by DOE and industry to develop hydrogen infrastructure and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across the United States”


In the USA the Department of Energy. They have launched a private/public joint venture. That therefore, will be looking at ways of setting up a network of filling stations. Thus,  to accommodate the growing possibility of Hydrogen cars.
Her in the UK. For this reason, are also looking at the problem through the eyes of the UK.  Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

As a result, the association have been spurred on by the plan to provide £11 million to support. So for a network of hydrogen filling stations to be rolled out across the UK. This follows a recent successful campaign. As expected, from a group known as UKH2 Mobility, who supports the network of hydrogen fuel facilities.
As you can see from my image. Naturally, there is already hydrogen fuel filling stations. All dotted around Europe. Therefore it will only be a matter of time. Before we see these as common place on the existing forecourts across the world. Thus, similar to the addition of LPG gas pumps.

To bring this post more upto date.  Countries are expecting to roll out the pumps. Henvce,  to be able to sell Hydrogen fuel to motorists.


Toyota Mira—on the hydrogen highway – A race between hydrogen and batteries-

Toyota Mira

Consumer Reports drives the 2016 Toyota Mira

—on the hydrogen highway. The promise of free fuel for three years makes this fuel-cell car an intriguing option.

This is one of my best bets for the car of the future.Hence, along with the battery driven car. Toyota have indeed spent millions of dollars. Thus , developing the Mira. Which are expected to travel 300 miles. So using the fuel that consists of a high pressure hydrogen gas. As expected, the gas will be stored in two fiberglass  fuel tanks.

This will give the Toyota Mira a big advantage over the battery driven Lithium-Ion cars, that are at present being developed by a number of car makers.

The hydrogen fuel. Therefore, is expected to be eventually rolled out. Therefore, onto conventional filling stations. Thus, across Europe and the USA, including Japan. The car will fill up in a similar manner to LPG cars are now, and only take a few minutes to fill.

Department of Energy (DOE) are looking at setting up a network of Hydrogen fuel stations across America. H2USA are looking at the financial implications and costs of setting up a network.

My own opinion is that all the new technologies will be battling it out for the most cost effective solution to fuels for cars of the future. Crude oil prices, will still have a say in the matter. As new oil fields are still being found. Even in the UK. We have found new oil reserves in the county of Kent. I do believe that the fuels such as hydrogen that could run along the same infrastructure as petrol (gasoline), will be the more successful fuel. The sales of battery driven cars are already falling because of the massive drop in petrol prices so the regular driver is only concerned about his pocket and not the environment.


leisure batteries -Which one do you buy- a guide from the The Camping and Caravanning Club

leisure batteries

leisure batteries

Selecting the correct leisure battery for your needs is not as easy choice, this data sheet is aimed at providing knowledge of the anatomy and principals behind leisure batteries to help you make an informed decision.

This leisure batteries article is a very long and drawn out article, but you can pick up some good bits?

As a result, I think that it could be complicated subject to some people . Hence ,I would recommend that two basic types of batteries should be used . Especially, for the leisure market. Mostly used by motorhomes and caravan users. The best one  for the person who goes away . So for long weekends is the specified leisure batteries. Specially, developed for this market. Thus, they are a crossover between a starter battery and a storage battery . Coming in the Amp sizes of which the most popular ones are. hence, the 100 amp and the 110 amp batteries.

The other type of leisure batteries is the one for use on more adventurous outings and longer journeys. These  in my opinion are the AGM batteries, such as the Optima range of batteries, or indeed most good makes of battery.

The AGM battery is a deep cycle battery and will take much more dis-charge than the other type of leisure batteries. You can totally drain the battery and it will recover on charging.

Which type of leisure batteries for you?

It is now the middle of March and motorhome and caravan people are getting ready for another busy season ahead. In my opinion it is right that you buy the correct battery, which suites your type of vacation, so buy the best battery that you can afford, the choice of battery is fantastic, but you get what you pay for?

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.


solar-Charged battery-could challenge Australia’s soaring electricity prices 

solar-Charged battery

Importantly, solar-Charged battery-Z Cell developer says its battery for homes is more efficient and recyclable

Of course, this is where the countries with good sunshine will benefit in the future?

solar-Charged battery
solar-Charged battery-Roof tiles blended in with roof tile shape Solar panels will be a common site including Australia

battery storage systems have already been successful in different parts of our planet. This includes whole Island communities. The batteries are stored in 20 ft containers and are charged by the sun during the day. The energy stored in the batteries is then released at night, making a 24-hour cycle.

This system would be ideal for the remoter parts of Australia. And then spread to the outskirts of towns near to the outback. This will relieve the coal and oil powered national grid and become more eco-friendly.

Solar Battery Storage

Coincidently, then I have just had my storage batteries changed due to the batteries being faulty. Fortunately, the batteries were under warranty. The ones fitted were tubular cells made by Leoch. We have 6 x 110Ah sealed batteries fitted but they were under performing.

My Powervault system came with a 5 year warranty and we were on the second battery change. So, when the guy arrived to change the batteries then I had a conversation about why the batteries did not last so long.

In his opinion then solar charging is too erratic. Consequently, he thinks that the charge and discharge is too spasmodic and no good for the batteries health.

Regular charging a must!

Of course, this is a good point. Importantly, batteries require a good steady charge and di-charge cycle. In my case then I also use “Economy 7” to charge the batteries at a cheaper rate at night.

However, even with this then I have had 2 battery changes in 4 years?

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Scrap car battery-What to do with your old scrap car battery – Independent Online

Scrap car battery

Independent Online What to do with a scrap car battery Independent Online But last weekend a friend and I were chatting over a recalcitrant carburettor in his garage when I noticed a number of (obviously second-hand) car batteries in one corner,…

I wrote this short article about car battery care . Of course including what to do with your old scrap battery. After doing a little research, I find that for some really strange reason drivers in the UK keep the old scrap car battery in their garage? this is really strange? when i have asked them why they do this they all reply with a similar answer.

The answer is that they are saving the old battery in case they need it in the future. When i asked them why they say that, you never know when you might need one”

But i explain that their battery is dead and only scrap, then they don’t believe me and still precede to keep it.

Your old car battery is actually worth a few pounds! As a

battery retailer we collect the old batteries and then take them to the waste collection centre.

All of the waste scrap car battery journeys are covered by the “transfer of waste” regulations, here in the UK and waste collection centres can only accept the scrap  battery delivery, if they are officially registered with the government.

The movement of waste battery products in the UK is strictly regulated. if you are disposing of a single scrap car battery, then you can take it to your local council waste facility, where you can place it in a specially marked place. Please do not throw it away or in your household bin.

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069 Car battery-Apollo-Power battery or upgrade to a Quality Lucas battery.

Car battery

Consequently, we are now coming up to our main battery season? winter time. Therefore, as the nights get shorter and colder. Then your car battery will have to work twice as hard. This Apollo-Power battery from Batteriesontheweb in Halifax Yorkshire. Is a top class battery at a budget battery price.

The battery in the image is in fact a 069 and fits many imported Japanese car and pickup truck models. Nissan’s in particular use this model of battery. The 069 car battery also fits Mitsubishi L300 2.5 Diesel pickups and also the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV 5.2i many more include Isuzu Trooper SUV 3.2 petrol, in fact this battery fits many similar types of vehicle not forgetting our own Land Rover Discovery (most models).

069 Car battery

The battery is a sealed lead acid, low maintenance battery. Hence, which are commonly used on today’s modern cars. Many of these large pick-up trucks are actually fitted with more that one 069 car battery. Thus ,two batteries are required to turn the large diesel engines over on a cold winters morning.

The label name of Apollo-Power batteries was the brainchild of Eric Roberts. “We source the batteries from the best companies, at the best prices and pass the savings on to our customers” said Eric.

Apollo-Power batteries have a full range of batteries to fit most cars imported into the UK.

The batteries are all spill proof and come with a three year warranty.

Lucas Premium  batteries

This battery brand was originally manufactured in the UK by a private company, but closed down due to cheap imports. The brand was revitalised by a battery importer from the Manchester area of the UK.

The Lucas battery brand comes with a three year warranty and is a spill proof sealed lead acid battery.

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Varta batteries in Yorkshire – We offer Varta batteries at cheap battery prices online, with a next working day delivery…

We offer Varta batteries at cheap battery prices online, with a next working day delivery…

Varta batteries in Yorkshire

Here is an article discussing the perks of selling Varta batteries in Yorkshire.

It is clear that Varta batteries are superior when compared to other car batteries due to their quality and dependability. Yorkshire consumers can benefit from this distinction.

Varta has earned a great reputation in the automotive sector, with customers being willing to pay more for their goods due to the brand’s trustworthiness.

The company also has a range of batteries appropriate for many different vehicles and applications that can handle the extreme climates of Yorkshire with reliability.

If one requires a battery for a car, truck, or motorcycle, Varta has a battery to fulfil that need.

In addition to this, the company offers great support to its partners including training and marketing materials. Selling Varta batteries can be extremely lucrative due to the positive reputation they have for longevity and reliability.

In conclusion,

selling Varta batteries in Yorkshire offers numerous benefits – from increased customer satisfaction due to the superior quality and reliable reputation, to the extensive range and higher profit margins resulting from the customers’ willingness to pay a premium. All of these factors make Varta a great choice for retailers in the region looking to supply car batteries.

Of course, Varta batteries are amongst the best batteries in the world. Traditionally, these batteries are made by the famous Johnson controls in various factories across the EU. Updating they have now been bought out ?

Varta car batteries come in three distinct qualities.

Lower end of the car battery market comes the Varta Black. So, which is a most suitable battery for the regular car that’s perhaps over five year old.

Secondly, comes  the Varta Blue (the one in the image). Importantly, this battery  is more upmarket. Consequently, for vehicles with electric windows and mirrors.

Lastly, comes the Varta Silver. Award winning battery, which is the top of the range. So, for both starting and supplying power. Importantly, to the cars with many electrical components.

Varta also have an excellent range of EFB and  AGM Start-Stop batteries. Of course, for the cars that are coming out with Stop-start systems. Also adding  such technology such as the new hybrids.

Here in Halifax we also stock many other Varta battery products.

Including things such as truck batteries, leisure batteries and motorcycle batteries. Naturally, they all come with an excellent guarantee and can be shipped all over the UK. Of course to most post codes. This can be done by our online battery shop Online payment can also be made with a next working day delivery by courier.