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Chemistries

Electrical, Electrochemical Terms

Introduction to electrical terms & electrochemical terms Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the generation, distribution, and use of electrical energy. …

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comparison of battery chemistries
Chemistries

Comparison of battery chemistries

Comparison of battery chemistries There are quite a few battery parameters & based on the different applications a battery is used for, certain parameters are …

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Lead acid battery safety Microtex
Installation & Maintenance

Lead acid battery safety

Lead acid battery safety Lead acid battery safety should be taken seriously. Since it is a DC power source many of us consider it harmless …

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tubular gel battery
Gel Battery

What is a tubular gel battery?

What is tubular gel battery? There are distinct advantages of lead-acid battery technology compared to lithium-ion battery & other electrochemical systems. Affordability, reliability, recyclability and …

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2v battery bank maintenance
Installation & Maintenance

2V Battery Bank Maintenance

2V battery bank maintenance guide This is a general guide to obtain super long life from your battery banks. Always read & follow the battery …

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Battery Sizing
Solar Energy

Battery Sizing of lead acid batteries

How is battery sizing done for a given application? The use of solar off-grid energy supply is becoming increasingly popular for domestic, industrial and municipal …

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Nuclear power plant battery
Nuclear Industry

Nuclear power plant Battery

Early times – Nuclear power plant battery High-performance plantè battery In the time from the Second World War to the ’60s open Plantè cells were …

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Lithium ion battery or lead acid battery
Chemistries

Lithium ion battery or Lead acid battery?

How Lithium ion battery works The perception in the public domain is that lead acid batteries are old technology.  Lithium ion battery has a different …

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what is c rate in battery
Chemistries

What is C rate in battery?

What is C rate in battery ? The capacity of any battery is given in Ah at a particular rate (usually 1 hour or 10 …

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lead acid battery operating temperature
Installation & Maintenance

Lead acid battery operating temperature

Lead acid battery operating temperature How does temperature affect the voltage of a battery? When temperature increases, the equilibrium voltage of a lead-acid cell, EMF …

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Origins of Lead acid battery
Chemistries

Origins of lead acid battery

Origins of lead acid battery It is true to say that batteries are one of the major innovations which have combined with other technologies to …

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What is a traction Battery? Microtex
Motive Power

What is a traction battery?

What is a traction battery? What does traction battery mean? According to European standard IEC 60254 – 1 lead acid traction battery are used as …

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VRLA Battery Meaning
VRLA Battery

VRLA Battery meaning

VRLA Battery meaning A brief overview of what VRLA Battery means One of the major drawbacks with charging a flooded lead-acid battery is the breakdown …

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Golf cart battery
Golf cart battery

What is a golf cart battery?

Golf cart battery Guide to Electric Golf Cart Battery The term electric golf cart battery covers a multitude of applications, from lighting an RV or …

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What is a VRLA Battery?
VRLA Battery

What is a VRLA Battery?

What is a VRLA battery? A Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery is simply a lead-acid battery in which the electrolyte has been immobilised in …

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Microtex battery powered underground mining equipment
Motive Power

Mining locomotive batteries

Microtex Batteries for battery powered underground mining equipment In this blog, we examine the requirements for the very difficult underground duty of batteries for battery …

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Locomotive
Motive Power

Locomotive

Why is it called a locomotive? The term locomotive definition is rooted in the Latin word loco – “from a place”, and the medieval Latin …

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Battery capacity calculator
Installation & Maintenance

Battery Capacity Calculator

Battery capacity calculator for Lead acid batteries The battery capacity calculator helps to calculate the required Ah capacity for a specific application. Let us take …

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Microtex AGM Vs Gel Battery
VRLA Battery

AGM vs Gel Battery

AGM vs Gel Battery for Solar What Is a Gel Battery and how do they differ from AGM VRLA Batteries? You may think there’s not …

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Flat plate battery
Components

Flat plate battery

Flat plate battery The life of a flat plate battery is lower when compared to a tubular battery. Flat plate battery can easily shed their …

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Nickel metal hydride battery FB
Chemistries

Nickel Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH Battery)

Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Technology (NiMh battery full form) The pioneering work on Nickel Metal Hydride Battery was performed at the Battelle Geneva Research Centre …

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AGM Battery
VRLA Battery

AGM Battery

What does AGM Battery mean? What does AGM Battery stand for? Let us first know what does the acronym, AGM, stand for. AGM Battery full …

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EFB Battery
Flooded Very Low Maintenance

Guide to EFB Battery

What is an EFB Battery? EFB Battery meaning In an effort to reduce the CO2 emissions of vehicles which have an internal combustion engine (ICE), …

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Equalizing Charge Microtex
Battery Chargers & Charging

What is an equalizing charge?

Equalizing charge in lead acid battery The intention of equalizing charge is to bring the on-charge voltage of a lead-acid battery to gassing levels so …

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what is opzv battery
Gel Battery

What is OPzV Battery?

2V OPzSWhat is a solar photovoltaic system?Solar EnergySolar Battery (Storage of Solar Energy) 2021What is OPzV Battery? OPzV Battery meaning: Under the DIN standards of …

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What is an inverter battery? Microtex
Inverter Battery

What is an inverter battery? & How long will an inverter battery last?

What is an inverter battery? How long does an inverter battery last The answer is simple: it depends on how you treat it! Here we …

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Winter storage of lead acid batteries
Installation & Maintenance

Winter storage of lead acid battery

Winter storage of lead acid batteries How to store batteries during long periods of absence? Flooded Lead-acid batteries are used for a wide variety of …

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Battery charging
Battery Chargers & Charging

Battery charging, how to charge a battery correctly?

Battery Charging, the right way!  A battery is an electrochemical device which stores energy in a chemically bonded structure and releases the energy in the …

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Electrochemistry Microtex
Chemistries

Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry Definition Electrochemical power sources or batteries are studied under the inter-disciplinary subject of Electrochemistry dealing with the reactions occurring at the interface of electronic …

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Acid used in battery
Components

Ultimate guide to acid used in battery

Acid used in battery The term battery acid used in batteries usually refers to sulphuric acid for filling lead acid battery with water. Sulphuric acid …

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Electric Vehicles
Motive Power

Electric Vehicles – Battery

Electric Vehicles – the need for battery From time immemorial, man has been inventing newer machines to improve his living comfort and to have more …

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Solar Photovoltaic System
Solar Energy

What is a solar photovoltaic system?

How Solar Photovoltaic System works? The large magnitude of Sun’s heat energy makes it a highly appealing source of energy. This energy can be directly …

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Battery charging in cold weather
Battery Chargers & Charging

Battery charging in cold weather

Battery charging in cold weather When the temperature of the electrolyte increase or decreases, the charging voltage needs adjustment from the usual setting/practices. For a …

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what is battery sulfation?
Installation & Maintenance

What is battery sulfation?

How does battery sulfation occur? Battery sulfation occurs when a battery is undercharged or deprived of a full charge. Every time we don’t complete a …

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Solar energy storage
Solar Energy

Solar Battery (Storage of Solar Energy) 2022

Solar Battery Storage of solar energy At present broadly speaking, only two types of batteries are commercially available for solar photovoltaic system (SPV) applications.They are: …

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Solar Energy
Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Solar Energy – description uses and facts Energy comes in various forms. In physics, it is defined as the potential or the capacity of doing …

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Microtex 2V OPzS Battery
Flooded Very Low Maintenance

2V OPzS

2v OPzS Battery – the best choice for stationary battery applications? The world of stationary batteries is not standing still. What is the best battery …

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lead acid battery chemical reaction
Chemistries

Lead acid battery chemical reaction

Lead acid battery chemical reaction Working principles & reactions of a lead-acid battery All Batteries are electrochemical systems which function as a source of electrical power …

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Why do batteries explode?
Installation & Maintenance

Why do batteries explode?

Why do batteries explode? During charging all lead-acid batteries produce hydrogen & oxygen which is evolved by the breaking up of the electrolyte into hydrogen …

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Lead acid battery advantages and disadvantages
Chemistries

Lead Acid Battery

Lead acid battery advantages and disadvantages It is true to say that batteries are one of the major innovations which have combined with other technologies …

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Battery Recycling
Recycling

Battery Recycling

Above photo credit: EPRIJournal Lead acid Battery Recycling A Paradigm for battery recycling in a circular economy Battery recycling, particularly lead acid batteries is a …

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series and parallel connection
Installation & Maintenance

Battery Series and Parallel connection

Battery series and parallel connection Define parallel connection and series connection Battery series and parallel connection are done to increase total voltage and increasing Ah …

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Solid State Battery
Chemistries

What is a solid state battery?

Solid state battery introduction In a battery, positive ions move between the negative and positive electrodes via an ion conductor and deliver electrons to generate …

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Microtex Guide to forklift battery
Motive Power

The Ultimate Guide to Forklift Battery (2022)

Are you afraid your forklift battery will fail when you need it the most? Have you ever had a moment when you thought your forklift …

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Microtex Neos Battery charger
Battery Chargers & Charging

Battery Charger

Battery Charger – charging a lead acid battery A battery can be defined as an electrochemical device that can convert chemical energy within its active …

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Tubular plate battery
Tubular Plate Technology

Tubular Plates

Tubular plates: tall tubular battery vs flat plate battery 1. What is tubular plate battery Introduction to batteries There are several types of electrochemical power …

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Battery Separators
Components

PVC Separators

What are PVC separators? PVC separators are micro porous diaphragms placed between the negative and positive plates of lead-acid batteries to prevent any contact between …

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Lead Storage Battery
Installation & Maintenance

Lead Storage Battery – Installation

Lead storage battery installation & commissioning A guide to Installation & commissioning of large lead storage battery banks.Lead storage battery or stationary battery are called …

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Inverter battery for home
Inverter Battery

Inverter battery for home

What is an inverter battery for home? Inverter batteries are used in a variety of applications, such as solar power systems, home inverter systems, and …

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Battery terms
Chemistries

Battery Terms

Battery terms and definitions Let’s dive right in! The following summary is a short version of battery terms used in everyday dealings with batteries and …

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e rickshaw battery price
Motive Power

E-Rickshaw Battery Price

E rickshaw entry – E rickshaw battery price E rickshaws propelled by e-rickshaw battery, also known as electric tuk-tuks or e-rickshaws have been becoming more …

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Float charging
Battery Chargers & Charging

Float Charging

Standby Batteries & Float Charging Batteries used in standby emergency power supply for telecommunication equipment, uninterrupted power supply (UPS), etc., are continuously charged (or floated) …

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7 signs when its time for a new car battery
Installation & Maintenance

7 signs when its time for a new car battery

7 signs when its time for a new car battery A battery is an important component of a car & often a neglected item. The …

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filling lead acid battery
Installation & Maintenance

Filling lead acid battery – Acid filling

Filling lead acid battery – How to fill a new lead acid battery For the battery user or battery dealer, there are 2 types of …

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