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Tips for Picking the Right Marine Battery

August 12, 2020 10:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Figuring out how to pick the right marine battery in Houston, TX is important to the functionality of your boat. Unlike other appliances, marine batteries aren’t one size fits all—you need to choose the right type, size and construction in order to power your boat. You can always ask the team at Texford Battery Co. to help, but if you’re interested in learning why your boat requires a certain type, read on for a basic overview. What do you need the battery for? The first thing to do when choosing a new battery is to determine its purpose—do you just... View Article

Is a Special Charger Required for Deep Cycle Marine Batteries?

July 29, 2020 10:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re often asked whether you need a special charger for a deep cycle marine battery in Houston, TX. The answer is no—however, proper charging is very important to ensure both a long life as well as avoid damaging the battery. What is a marine battery? Marine batteries, as the name suggests, are batteries specifically designed for use in boats and other watercraft. There are three main types of marine batteries: starting batteries (which provide quick bursts of power for short periods of time), deep cycle batteries (which discharge slowly over longer periods) and dual-purpose (which combine the benefits of the... View Article

Why a Harvard Fluid Filter Is the Best Choice

July 13, 2020 10:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As any business owner knows, companies around the world rely to some extent on oil. Whether it’s powering the truck that’s transporting your goods or lubricating a piece of colossal construction machinery, the world runs on this invaluable substance. But are you getting the most performance out of your oil? If left untended, oil can develop small particles that can batter the surface of your engine, causing wear and tear and even shortening a given machine’s lifespan. If you’re using oil in your business, it might be time to think about the kinds of filter you’re using. When it’s time... View Article

How to Run an AC Unit on Solar Power

June 29, 2020 10:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With each passing day, it seems as though more and more people are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment or distance themselves from reliance the local power grid. Of course, even as people move toward self-sufficiency, they still want to remain as comfortable as possible throughout the year. During the summer, that often means turning on the air conditioning. Over the last several years, solar panels have become an increasingly popular energy option. For those people looking for energy independence, but who still want to run their AC, the question arises: is it possible to run an... View Article

Why Are Battery Chargers Not Repairable Anymore?

June 12, 2020 11:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Why are battery chargers not repairable anymore? Chargers are made differently than they were 10 years ago. Roughly a decade ago, California decided to prevent chargers with a transformer from being sold in the state. Several other states have since adopted the law. The reasoning behind this ruling is that a charger with a transformer requires more electricity than a charger that uses “switch mode” circuitry. What that means for the consumer is that repairable battery chargers in Houston, TX are hard to find. The circuitry is usually epoxied on a circuit board with no access possible. Warranties typically provide... View Article