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Common Equipment Battery Issues

May 20, 2022 2:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Why does my equipment not start? Some batteries may have corrosion and oxidation. That means their terminals will not make a strong enough connection to start the big diesel engines found in most earth-moving or industrial equipment. Maybe your car is also experiencing a similar problem. These terminals will generate heat when used to start equipment and can even melt the terminal because of heat. Here are additional battery issues that could affect your equipment. 1. Bad Battery Post A bad battery post is a common issue that can lead to several problems. For one, it creates a high resistance connection. Second,... View Article

Why Is My 250 Outboard Boat Motor Battery Dragging?

May 6, 2022 7:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It is common to find out that even the best deep cycle marine battery for trolling motor will sometimes stall. This means that a deep cycle boat battery may fail to start the engine even when there is nothing wrong with it, and it has all the necessary charge needed. This has always been a challenging scenario that has faced many boat owners. However, you can eliminate this problem using the following procedure. 1. Ensure Your Battery Is Clean and Dry The first strategy you can use to eliminate the problem of your trolling motor battery stalling is by ensuring... View Article

Symptoms & Solutions for Battery Terminals

April 25, 2022 5:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Batteries are very important to ensuring vehicles start and run properly. A cracked or broken battery post could leave you with no available power to start your car or another vehicle, and that could become a big problem at the wrong time. Odds are you do not carry a spare and fully charged battery to swap out right away. The next best thing is a quick fix that will hold until you can do a more permanent fix for a broken battery post. The following helps to explain how you could do that and avoid a tow charge or calling... View Article

How to Crimp a Battery Terminal

April 19, 2022 5:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Electrical installations of cabling and associated devices such as batteries, switches, distribution boards, and sockets need connections to link the elements into a circuit. Safe connections can be made in two ways, by crimping or soldering the conducting wire onto a terminal. Crimping involves compressing a terminal wire onto a conductor cable by creating a mechanically sound connection that is corrosion, gas, and moisture resistant. Soldering uses heated metal to join the connections, which can degrade over time, and therefore crimping is the preferred method of connecting conducting wire to battery terminals. How To Crimp a Battery Cable When preparing... View Article

The Value of Automotive Battery Charging

April 5, 2022 12:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Your automobile is an essential tool for daily living, and your battery is one of its most essential parts. Your car’s battery is needed for it to start reliably and operate systems such as your headlights, internal displays, starter, and other vital components. Regularly charging your battery can help prevent energy loss and protect you from various electrical-related issues. How Fast Does a Car Battery Lose Its Charge? The answer to how often does a car battery need to be charged is at least once a month to replace discharged energy. This is because your battery slowly loses its charge when... View Article