BatteryStuff.com Blog - Guilty as Charged
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...
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...
Posted on May 30, 2012
For starters, we sell batteries (as the name suggests). We’ve got batteries for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, UPS systems, power tools, lawn mowers, and many more applications. We’ve got small lithium CR123 batteries for cameras, AA NiMH batteries for small electronics, sealed lead acid batteries for mobility scooters/wheelchairs, and large deep cycle batteries for storage and off-grid systems. Okay, so maybe you don’t need a new battery, but if you own any of these temperamental things you may want to know how to maintain them, and we got you covered there too. Let’s run through our other categories, and I’m sure there will be something just for you! read more...
Posted on May 23, 2012
This year, we are proud to be sponsoring a race that's held every year at the Big K Ranch in Elkton, Oregon. This is round #5 of the AMA Western Hare Scrambles, hosted by Emerald Trail Riders Association [ETRA]. The event will take place on June 16-17, 2012. The best racers from all over the West Coast will be there, with over 300 racers expected. BatteryStuff.com will have 5 sponsored riders racing this event, including one that works in our very own warehouse facility. read more...
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...
Posted on April 11, 2012
You might be looking for a replacement battery for your motorcycle. There's a good chance that the battery that came with your bike may have been a Yuasa, especially if your bike is a Honda or a Suzuki. But now you might be considering a replacement battery, and you're not sure if you can trust another brand. Maybe you got 7-8 years of life from your OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) battery. Can a brand like Motocross compete with that? read more...
Posted on April 2, 2012
When motorcycle batteries die, you might be hesitant about replacing it with an "aftermarket" brand battery. Now, years after purchasing your bike, you will find that the dealer wants to charge hundreds of dollars for another battery. At this point the thought enters your mind, surely just any 'ol motorcycle battery will do the trick, right? Be careful, however, because I’m sure you still want a quality battery to ensure many more years of life instead of buying cheap replacements every 1-2 years. Not a problem. There are batteries that meet OEM standards, without the OEM price. read more...
Posted on March 16, 2012
This device is good to have….It is my understanding that you should never let your batteries drain 100%....get this battery guard which is made by Samlex (leading manufacturer in this field) to protect your batteries. What this device will do is when your battery gets down to a certain level it will shut off what ever is draining it, so that you might avoid damage to the battery. This is great for RV’ers….. read more...
Posted on March 12, 2012
A few weeks back, we were given the opportunity to film some commercials for an online contest. While we weren't chosen as the winners, we now have two great videos to add to our expanding video library. One of the video editors, James Art Ville, shares his thoughts on the commercials. Read what he has to say:
Posted on March 7, 2012
It's time to be honest. Companies and experts will tell you that it's a good idea to keep your motorcycle battery on a trickle charger/maintainer. They'll claim, accurately so, how it will extend the life of your motorcycle, ATV, or other powersports battery. This is especially important to consider this practice if you let your big boy toys sit in storage during the winter months or off-season. But somehow or another, nobody ever mentions the cost involved in battery maintenance. Is it really worth it? Can't I just buy a cheap battery every 1-2 years instead of purchasing *gasp* a battery charger? read more...
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