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Battery Bank Tutorial: Joining Batteries Via Series or Parallel for Increased Power

What is a bank of batteries? No, it’s not some kind of financial battery establishment. A battery bank is the result of joining two or more batteries together for a single application. What does this accomplish? Well, by connecting batteries, you can increase the voltage, amperage, or both. When you need more power, instead of getting yourself a massive super tanker of an RV battery for example, you can construct a battery bank. more...

Troubleshooting a Battery

One of the facts of life is that batteries fail. Some take years, but eventually they will all bite the dust. However, there are so many factors in electrical systems that can go wrong, that often times the battery takes the blame for other component's problems. The easiest and fastest thing to check for problems is the battery. Here is a simple test that can tell you a lot about what is going on inside a battery, and whether it is good or not. This is not meant to test anything other than the battery, but it is a great place to start if you are having electrical problems. more...

How to Pick the Right Battery Charger

There are certainly other factors in selecting a battery charger, and it would be difficult to cover them all, but here a few. Input voltage, generally for use foreign countries. Exposure to elements, i.e. would you benefit from a waterproof charger? Perhaps you will need a charger that doubles as a power supply for a RV or some other application. Often people will need to charge multiple batteries simultaneously, so multiple bank chargers may be needed. more...

Solar Info: The Down Low on Everything Up High

Rain or shine we get a huge number of calls about solar power each day. We’ll attempt to answer the questions asked most often so we can save you a phone call. more...

How Does the Powersports Battery Warranty Work?

Batteries less than 30 days old will be replaced at no charge. For batteries over 30 days, the customer must pay for the shipping of the new replacement battery (typically $11.00). We will always work with the customer to avoid shipping charges whenever possible, which may require simple testing to be conducted by the customer at their location. The following test may be required in order to proceed with any warranty claims. more...

Why is My 12 Volt Battery Reading as 13 Volts?

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. more...

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