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Battery Basics: A Layman's Guide to Batteries

If you’ve done any research on how batteries work or what you should look for when selecting a battery, you’re probably buried in information, some of which is conflicting. At BatteryStuff, we aim to clear that up a bit. You’ve most likely heard the term KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid). I’m going to attempt to explain how lead acid batteries work and what they need, without burying you with a bunch of needless technical data. I have found that battery data will vary somewhat from manufacturer to manufacturer, so I will do my best to boil that data down. This means I may generalize a bit, while staying true to purpose. more...

How Do Batteries Die? Well, Let Me Tell You...

Approximately 50% of premature car battery failures is caused by the loss of water for normal recharging charging due to the lack of maintenance, evaporation from high under hood heat, or overcharging. Approximately 85% of premature deep cycle and starting batteries failures that are not recharged on a regular basis is due to an accumulation of sulfation. more...

Make the Bad Sulfation Go Away!

Sulfation (sul-fay-shun), the number one cause of early battery failures, can be safely reversed, using high frequency electronic pulses. Unlike other pulse type chargers that claim this or similar sounding features, VDC's BatteryMINDers® use a range of high frequencies. This ensures both old and newly formed sulfation will be safely dissolved in the shortest possible time. Using just one fixed frequency may remove some, but not all, especially long established–hardened sulfate crystals. more...

AGM Battery Visual Tour

The Absorbed Glass Matte is a type of Lead Acid Battery. The plates inside the battery cells are covered with active materials, and when a load is applied, the electrolyte in the glass matte allows for easy discharge of electrons. What does this mean? Watch to find out! more...

Glossary

A list of common technical terms and definitions referring to batteries, chargers, and electricity in general. This is a good place to start if you want to learn how to interpret the specifications on most of our products. more...

Can I Use a Battery Tender on my Shorai Battery?

While your typical Battery Tender charger is compatible with these LiFeP04 batteries, Shorai says you should use a Battery Tender "only if you really need to". The reality is, Shorai's powersports batteries have a much slower self-discharge rate than lead acid batteries. After the period of inactivity, it's okay to use the Battery Tender to charge them back to full capacity. Charge until the green light indicates "full", then take it off. more...

What Do I Do With My Old Dead Battery?

Battery cores are important because not only is lead expensive, but it can be recycled and used again in the manufacturing of new batteries. As a matter of fact, approximately 97%* of lead content within lead acid batteries is recycled. That's not too shabby when you consider how aluminum, newspaper, and glass get recycled ~50% of the time or less. In a nutshell, battery recycling works, and it's a good idea to keep it up. more...

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