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Product Review | Shorai Lithium 7 AH 12 Volt Battery

Posted on November 30, 2010
The Lithium Iron Phosphate battery is the ultimate in weight versus power technology. This battery weighs in at only 1.01 pounds and offers an incredible 102 C.C.A. This is a drop in replacement for your Lead-acid battery, and will require no change to your stock charging system. The LFX07L2-BS12 battery is the "lightweight racing" version , perfect for any application that is normally raced on a track . It is the lightest version of this lithium Iron Phosphate battery in this size and has less starting power than the LFX14L2-BS12. read more...

Product Review | Motorcycle/ATV/Jetski Winterizing Kit

Posted on November 29, 2010
This powersports weatherizing kit is designed to include all the bits you need to put your motorcycle, jet ski, or ATV away for the winter, insuring that it will be 'ready to ride' as soon as the weather is again favorable.Kit includes:

1 each BatteryMinder 12 volt battery maintainer/desulfator
1 Quart of PRI-G gasoline treatement
1 8" x 12" BatteryMat
1 Battery Terminal cleaning brush
1 10oz Aersol can of Battery Terminal Corrsion preventitive spray read more...

Written Tutorial | Testing Your Battery for Parasitic Load

Posted on November 22, 2010
Testing a system for current drain To check if something is draining your battery while your bike is turned off you need to test for current, not volts. To do so, do the following: Switch your multi meter to DC AMPs. Amps is usually indicated by an "A" on the Multimeter Switch. AC is usually shown as a "~" symbol and DC shown as a "-" symbol. You usually have to move the Multimeter positive lead to a separate socket on the Multimeter. Sometimes there are 2 sockets, a high range and a low range. Always test on the highest setting first. For example: high setting on your multimeter may be 10 Amp. Test on the 10 Amp setting first, then if the current drawn is less than your Multimeter Low setting, move to that setting and keep testing. read more...

Written Tutorial | Rechargeable NiMH Battery FAQ

Posted on November 19, 2010
What does NiMH stand for? The material is Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) which has many advantages over other battery construction materials.

What is meant by battery memory? Older generation and batteries with other chemical make-up were subject to a memory effect. This is when a battery must be fully drained before recharge or their capacity is reduced. The New Generation of NIMH batteries do not develop a memory effect and can be recharged at anytime during usage cycle. When uncertain about battery charge level or condition, recharge it. read more...

Battery Myth | Why is My 12 Volt Battery Reading as 13 Volts?

Posted on November 18, 2010
All Lead acid batteries (Gel, AGM, Flooded, Drycell, etc) are made up of a series of 2.2 volt cells that are bridged together in series to reach their final desired voltage. For instance, a 6 volt battery will have 3 cells(3 x2.2= 6.6 volts), a 12 volt battery will have 6 cells(6 x2.2=13.2 volts) and so on.That 2.2 volts is the fully charged, straight off the charger number. The actual resting voltage, or the voltage a battery will settle at 12-24 hours after being removed from the charger, is closer to 2.1 volts per cell, or about 6.4 volts for a 6v battery, and 12.7 volts for a 12v battery. These numbers assume 100% healthy cells, and may vary a bit lower for older batteries. read more...

Written Tutorial | How Do I Pick a Battery Charger?

Posted on November 16, 2010
Let me start with a disclaimer; does not sell inexpensive off the shelf chargers such as the type often found at retail outlets and certain other online stores. We cater specifically to microprocessor controlled chargers, also known as Smart Chargers. All the chargers we stock are reviewed, tested, and selected based on function, reliability and durability. These chargers are designed to charge lead acid and other types of batteries based on computer generated algorithms. Simply put, the charger collects information from the battery and adjusts the charge current and voltage based on this information. This allows the battery to be charged quickly, correctly, and completely when using a smart charger. read more...

Video Feature | Interactive Battery Tutorial

Posted on November 5, 2010
Ever wonder how a lead acid AGM battery works? You know, the ones that start our motor bikes? If you're like me, it's nothing short of a miracle when I think about how electricity comes out and gets put back in the black little box. Check out our latest tutorial, visually giving you a guided tour about an AGM Battery, and how it works. read more...

BatteryStuff Policy | Value Added Strategy

Posted on November 3, 2010
Value Added Strategy is a method developed by to insure that the customer is receiving a motorcycle battery that yields consistent Performance and Guarantees Customer Satisfaction. Some folks call these batteries Maintenance Free Batteries; Gel Cell, Dry Cell, AGM, Valve Regulated, etc. No matter what they are called they all use basically the same technology to produce a battery that requires far less effort to maintain. read more...

Rider Report | 24 hours at Starvation Ridge

Posted on November 2, 2010 spent the weekend in Goldendale, Washington at the "24 hours at Starvation Ridge" This race turned into a real survival ride, with 100+ teams starting the race, and about 40 finishing. Mud, rain, ruts, more mud, and lots of fun! If you have ever ridden anywhere near Goldendale, you would know that the mud seen in this photo, once dried, is about as hard as concrete, and tough to remove. read more...

Product Spotlight | Made in the USA

Posted on October 28, 2010
BatteryStuff is dedicated to offering the best battery related products available in the world. We would prefer that all our products were made here in the USA, but economic reality is not so. That being said, we are constantly evaluating new products, product lines and manufactures, with the desire to find the finest US made Chargers, Batteries, and Battery Products. With that in mind we offer this page, which features only US made items for your consideration. God Bless America. read more...

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