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Battery Myth | How Often Should I Charge My Motorcycle, ATV or Boat Battery?

Posted on January 6, 2011
Any type of lead acid battery should always be left in a fully charged condition. Having done that, you should either charge your battery every 30 days or so, or consider getting a smart charger to maintain your battery all the time. These new ‘smart’ chargers will hold the voltage at its prime voltage, while reducing the current to almost nil, thus preventing overcharge even when left on for months at a time. A battery will self discharge over time, even while not in use or connected to anything, thus the benefit of constant maintenance charger. read more...

Battery Maintenance | Can I Use a Battery Tender on my Shorai Battery?

Posted on January 9, 2012
Shorai batteries are not like other batteries. They are small and lightweight. If you pick one up with your hand you'll swear there's nothing inside the case. But they offer amazing cranking power for your powersports. Shorai makes batteries to fit most motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, and personal watercrafts. These are true upgrades compared to the standard lead acid batteries that we've been using for so long. But, will your old Battery Tender Maintenance Charger still work with your new Shorai battery? read more...

Get to Know the Brand | Tenergy

Posted on January 25, 2012
In the past, if you had multiple types of batteries you would need multiple chargers for each battery type. But this is no longer the case! Enter, Tenergy. They offer battery chargers in response to the demand for mobile power. They have a line of chargers for NiHM, Li-Ion, Li-Poly, Li-Iron and NiCd batteries . The T-01328, for instance, is an intelligent AC/DC balancing charger that is compatible with six different battery types (all listed above, and more). read more...
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Battery Myth | Can a Battery ‘Reverse’ its Polarity?

Posted on May 8, 2012
Actually, yes, but not without help. Reversing the polarity on a battery can happen only a couple of ways. For all intents and purposes, the battery will be ruined. You could technically charge it up, negatively, and continue to use it, but your plates are designed with the positive plates being lead dioxide, and the negative being composed of a sponge lead, which would now be reversed. The fact of the matter is, a lead acid battery cannot reverse its own polarity without an external stimulus. It is just not possible. read more...

How to Tell if Your Battery is Bad in 3 Easy Steps

Posted on June 5, 2012
Having battery troubles? Yeah, we hear you. Almost everyday, we receive calls and comments about batteries that "won't hold a charge" any more. Maybe you've been in that boat before. To clear up a misconception: a battery isn't like a water bottle. You can't use up half now, and then wait and use half later. It's not a tank of electricity. Also, batteries don't "leak" power like water can. What we're dealing with here with a lead acid battery is a plastic box that encases a delicate balance of chemicals which are ready to interact with each other to produce electricity when the load is applied. read more...

What are the 3 Stages of Smart Chargers?

Posted on June 13, 2012
You may have heard it said "you need a 3 stage charger". We've said it, and we'll say it again. The best kind of charger to use on your battery is a 3 stage charger. They are also called "smart chargers" or "micro processor controlled chargers". Basically, these types of chargers are safe, easy to use, and will not overcharge your battery. Almost all of the chargers we sell are 3 stage chargers. But here's the million dollar question: What are the 3 stages? What makes these chargers so different and efficient? Is it really worth it? Lets find out by going through each stage, one by one. read more...

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