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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

Why Does A Battery Not Hold a Charge?

March 22, 2022 12:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Houston climate can be very hard on batteries. For every 25 degrees that the outdoor temperature changes, a car battery doubles its discharge rate. Very hot days and very cold nights often kill batteries in the greater Houston area. When a battery is dead, it no longer will take a charge. You might be able to jump-start your car by using the charging system on another vehicle. But the battery is dead and will not start again. Why Is My Battery Not Holding a Charge? If you have wondered why is my car battery not holding a charge, the... View Article

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