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How to Connect Three Batteries to a Boat

January 5, 2021 9:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Having backup batteries available on your boat is important—but how do you connect and switch between them? Generally, you don’t want to drain power from more than one battery at once, depending on what they’re connected to and how long you’ll use them. Therefore, you’ll need to use a battery switch. Here’s how to connect three batteries to a boat in Houston, TX, and how to use the battery switch to select your power source. What is a battery switch and why would I need one? Battery switches allow you to choose which battery you’re using, which comes in handy... View Article

Tips on Rebuilding an Electric Lithium Battery

December 16, 2020 3:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Electric lithium batteries are commonly used for lawn equipment, e-bikes and other types of electric vehicles or tools. Over time, the power cells in these batteries will begin to lose their capacity. The more charging cycles the battery goes through, the more it loses its ability to maintain a charge. There are a variety of other factors beyond age that can cause this, including overheating, overcharging, high voltage, a high discharge/charge current or deep discharge. Any of these conditions can result in deteriorating operation of the battery over an extended period of time. The good news is that there are... View Article

How Do I Test an AGM Deep Cycle Battery?

December 2, 2020 3:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AGM batteries need to undergo regular testing in Houston, TX so you can ensure they will operate well into the future. But what is an AGM battery, and how do you know how to confirm a battery is an AGM? Here’s an overview of what you should know. Identifying an AGM battery AGM stands for “absorbed glass mat,” a type of improved, advanced lead-based battery. These batteries are fully sealed and require very little to nothing in the way of maintenance. They also contain no fluid, unlike standard flooded-cell lead-acid batteries, which have sulfuric acid in their cells. This makes... View Article

How to Keep a Lawnmower Battery from Dying Over Winter

November 15, 2020 5:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’ve finally decided it’s time to store your lawnmower away for the season, it’s important to take a few steps to properly winterize the vehicle so it’s ready for use in the spring. Part of this means taking appropriate steps to protect and preserve the battery as the weather gets colder. One of the most common issues people have with lawnmowers is a dead battery. Considering you’ll go at least a few months without running your mower during the winter, it’s not surprising that the battery would have problems. There are many batteries that will never actually achieve their... View Article

How to Keep a Home Alarm System Running During Power Outages

November 1, 2020 5:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the primary benefits of having a home alarm and security system at your property is that it provides you with round-the-clock security and peace of mind. But what happens if the power goes out? Do you suddenly lose that 24-hour protection, or are there ways to keep your alarm systems intact? In these situations, security system functionality depends primarily on the kind of system you have installed in your home. Here’s an overview of what happens to home alarm systems during a power outage based on the different system types. Alarms over phone lines: If you have an... View Article