Battery Business Blog

 

Lithium versus AGM - the great debate

Posted on 11 Sep 2018 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

Horses for courses, deep pockets, long term versus short term cost, the hot topic for customers at Battery House continues to be the lithium versus lead acid debate and, spoiler alert, there isn't a clear winner!

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Lithium versus AGM - the great debate
 

Solar - battery storage explained

Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

The case for solar is easy. The case for batteries is a bit more complicated. If you can spare 15 minutes, make yourself a coffee and read on...

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Solar - battery storage explained
 

Fork lift batteries - price versus value

Posted on 27 May 2017 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

Almost every fork lift battery enquiry is about one thing - PRICE. Read on to find out why VALUE might be a better starting point.

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Fork lift batteries - price versus value
 

Mounting Flexible Solar Panels

Posted on 22 Nov 2016 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

There's more than enough content for a good book on the topic of solar panel mounting, and more opinions on the subject than there are fish in the sea (approximately), so the following is more of a selection of ideas and points to consider than a final and expert opinion. None of it constitutes a recommendation so, at best, take it as a summary of what I have seen working, and a few pointers on what might cause a problem.

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Mounting Flexible Solar Panels
 

The battery that didn’t bark

Posted on 10 May 2016 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

Batteries explode sometimes, and some types of batteries explode more often than others. As the title of this blog alludes - sometimes the cause takes a bit of detective work...

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The battery that didn’t bark
 

Start-Stop Batteries

Posted on 03 Mar 2016 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

Batteries for cars fitted with start-stop systems need to be different. Here we try to de-mistify the differences, and the reasons behind them

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Start-Stop Batteries
 

Mobility Scooter and Golf Cart Batteries

Posted on 13 Oct 2015 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

If I was a battery, the job I'd dread, most, would be shoving a trolley, loaded with golf clubs, in a zig-zag pattern around a wet golf course or, perhaps worse, driving a fully-loaded mobility scooter up and down hills, over rough surfaces, for mile after mile. 

A pair of batteries in a mobility scooter has to carry a load of, say, 200kg or so (including rider) for 20km or so between charges. Have a think about how much effort you'd put into pushing a wheelbarrow, containing 100 house bricks, for 20km, and that should put it in perspective. It's nothing short of a miracle that the batteries can do it at all!

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Mobility Scooter and Golf Cart Batteries
 

Lithium jump starter packs

Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by cliveweatherhead@batterybusiness.com.au

The potential market for lithium jump packs is huge, and overseas manufacturers have been quick to develop some very price-competitive solutions...

...BUT there is more to this than meets the eye, and caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) is highly appropriate here. Read on...

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Lithium jump starter packs