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How to Keep Your Motorcycle Battery Charged: Info from a Battery Store in Houston, TX

May 10, 2019 1:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the more annoying things you can have happen to you as the owner of a motorcycle is to try to start up your bike, only to find that the battery is dead. This tends to happen more frequently with motorcycles than with cars we use regularly, because motorcycles have more seasonal and infrequent use, meaning the battery doesn’t get quite as much exercise as it might like. Ultimately, the longer you’re able to keep your motorcycle’s battery functioning properly, the less frequently you’ll need to worry about replacing it, which is good because those costs can add up... View Article

Reviving a Motorcycle Battery: Info from a Battery Store in Houston, TX

April 27, 2019 1:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Motorcycle batteries are essentially smaller versions of the 12-volt batteries you find in automobiles—they are instead six-volt lead acid batteries. If you have a motorcycle battery that simply will not charge, that does not necessarily mean the battery is beyond repair. The most common issue that causes this sort of battery failure is sulfation. This is an issue that occurs when a lead acid battery is very heavily discharged, resulting in sulfur from the battery acid sticking to the lead plates on the interior of the battery and blocking the electric current. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a... View Article

How Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems Work

April 15, 2019 2:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Power outages are not very common, but when they do occur, they can be more than a minor inconvenience. For the average person, losing power in a home might be minorly frustrating, but if a large system loses power, such as a data center or hospital, the results could be catastrophic. Data could be lost or damaged, and even lives can be lost. This is why uninterrupted power systems, also known as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are so important. A UPS battery in Houston, TX could make a major difference in the way your institution copes with a loss of... View Article

How It Works: Motorcycle Batteries

April 1, 2019 2:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Motorcycles are fantastic modes of transportation and are a common hobby among motor enthusiasts. One of the most important aspects of motorcycles is motorcycle batteries in Houston, TX. Without a properly functioning battery, a motorcycle is unable to run. All batteries are made of “cells” that are capable of converting chemical energy into electrical energy. This produces a direct current to power electrical objects of many shapes and sizes. At our battery store, we carry a variety of motorcycle batteries to fit different sizes and types of motorcycles. We encourage all motorcycle enthusiasts to understand how these batteries work so... View Article

Cold Cranking Amperage vs. Cranking Amperage: What’s the Difference?

January 15, 2019 12:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

At Texford Battery Co., we occasionally have customers ask us what the difference is between the ratings of cold cranking amperage (CCA) and standard cranking amperage (CA) for starting automatic vehicles. Here’s an overview from the experts at our battery store in Houston, TX. How do you know which of these amperages to look at when selecting a battery for your vehicle? Basically, what you need to know is that batteries are chemically based. Because liquids move slower when they are cold, the temperature makes a big difference when you’re evaluating a battery for potential use in your vehicles or... View Article