Categories for Marine Batteries

How Do I Winterize My Boat and Jet Ski Battery?

October 1, 2021 6:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As the weather gets colder, there are fewer opportunities to use your boat or jet ski. Before you stow them away until spring, it’s important that you take the time to winterize your boat and jet ski batteries. This not only protects them from potentially freezing temperatures, it ensures that when you bring your boat and jet ski out of storage, all ready to go for another season. Here’s how to winterize your jet ski and boat batteries. Why do I need to winterize my batteries? You may already know that you need to winterize your boat or jet ski.... View Article

Has the Very Cold Weather Hurt My Car or Boat Battery?

April 21, 2021 10:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The unusually cold temperatures lately can make car battery maintenance in Houston, TX a challenge. You might be aware that extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can have a significant effect on your batteries. But has the recent cold weather hurt your car or boat battery? Here’s how to tell. Has my battery been harmed? If the battery was fully charged before the freeze, it might still be okay. If your battery was dormant before the freeze, however, it will probably fail earlier than expected. Sometimes this can be fixed by a good charge at a low rate for an... View Article

Boat Battery Chargers That Charge Two or Three Batteries Separately

January 19, 2021 9:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your boat probably comes with more than one battery—a “house” battery for your on-board systems, and a battery or two to power your engine. After a day out on the water, your boat batteries will need to be recharged, and sometimes those batteries have different charge types. Luckily, there are single boat battery chargers that can charge two or three batteries separately, so you don’t have to lug around extra equipment. Here’s what you need to know about chargers for multiple boat batteries in Houston, TX. What kind of charger do I need? Your charger size depends on the size... View Article

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

Autumn Marine Battery Preparation

September 1, 2020 11:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At the moment, the warm waters around the Gulf of Mexico invite boaters of all ages out onto the water for a relaxing day at sea. There’s nothing more relaxing than a day on the ocean in southeast Texas—anyone lucky enough to own a boat in the area understands that. Of course, if you want to keep the good times rolling for years to come, you’ll need to make sure your boat is prepared for the rigors of the offseason. That’s right, it’s time to prep your boat for the winter, and that means it’s time for cold weather battery... View Article