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What Does a Battery’s Amp Hour Mean?

March 8, 2022 6:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every battery you buy is rated in a variety of different ways using an array of measuring systems. Unfortunately, many of these measurement systems can be confusing to consumers who aren’t yet well versed in batteries. One of the most important battery ratings to understand is its amp hour, which is often shortened to Ah. Continue reading to learn more about amp hours and what amp hour battery do I need. What is battery Ah? Amp hours (Ah) is the rating scale used to specify the capacity of sealed lead rechargeable batteries. The capacity of many sealed lead-acid batteries is... View Article

Everything You Should Know About Storing and Charging AGM Batteries

February 22, 2022 6:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s vehicles and heavy-duty machinery require more power than ever to perform their best. To ensure you get the most bang for your buck, we recommend going with rechargeable absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries. This post will teach you everything you need to know about storing and recharging your AGM batteries. Storing AGM batteries If you need to store your AGM batteries for any longer than a few weeks, you need to prep your batteries and keep them in a safe space. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to AGM battery storage: Top charging: All batteries... View Article

What Is a Hydrometer, and How Does It Work?

February 9, 2022 9:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We use scales to measure the weight of solid objects, but what about liquids? How do we measure their mass and density? We use a hydrometer. What is a hydrometer? Put simply, it’s a device used to measure the weight of liquids. It has several applications—from measuring the purity of a cow’s milk, the potential alcohol content of a liquid or the amount of sugar in a liquid to measuring the specific gravity of the acidic solution in a battery. This article will cover what a hydrometer is and how it works with some FAQs. What is a hydrometer, and... View Article

How Do I Prepare a Battery for Freezing Weather?

January 26, 2022 9:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Winter weather brings its own set of unique challenges for lithium-ion batteries. These types of batteries are used in everything from portable electronic devices to electric power tools to electric vehicles—but they don’t really do well in the cold. If you own a lithium-ion battery, you can account for the cold by performing some battery maintenance. Practicing good lithium-ion battery maintenance in colder temperatures can keep your battery running and prevent catastrophic damage to it. This article will cover how to prepare your battery for freezing weather this winter. Charging You must be careful when charging your battery in cold... View Article

How Do I Properly Use an AGM Battery?

January 17, 2022 9:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The “AGM” in “AGM battery” stands for “absorbed glass mat.” This refers to the construction that enables the battery to store electrolytes. This type of battery may also be referred to as a sealed lead-acid battery, and should not be confused with a gel battery. An AGM battery comes with certain rules regarding how to operate the battery without damage. A key component of proper usage for AGM batteries is proper charging. When charging, the voltage must not ever get above 14.7 volts (V) for a 12-volt battery or 7.35V for a 6-volt battery. Depending on the way the battery... View Article