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Charging Lithium batteries
Can I use my lead-acid battery charger to charge a Lithium battery? NO! As per the instructions supplied with each charger,...
How can I tell when a battery no longer works?
Diminished performance Decreased voltage Inability to be charged or retain charge Slowly or bulging container Acid corrosion...
How do I charge my AGM battery?
Correct charging makes the difference, although the influence is often underestimated, selecting the right charger is half the joy....
How long will my battery last?
How long any battery lasts depends on many circumstances. A battery’s lifetime is largely dependent on how often –...
What are the definitions of “deep-cycle” and “standby” use?
Batteries for deep-cycle applications “Deep-cycle” use – using the battery as a direct power source: Batteries used in deep-cycle...
What is a parallel circuit?
A parallel connection or circuit is used to increase capacity. By connecting two or more batteries in parallel, their...
What is a series circuit?
A series connection or circuit is used to increase total potential (colloquially known as voltage). In a series circuit,...
What is AGM battery technology?
Valve-regulated lead-acid batteries offer many advantages. They are easy to use, require minimal maintenance and will work regardless of...
When should a battery pack for an emergency lighting fixture be replaced?
According to the NEN 1010 and NEN 1838 safety standards, emergency exits and escape routes must be illuminated by...
Where do I leave batteries during the winter?
For AGM batteries, Gel batteries and Lithium batteries it’s no problem to leave the batteries on board or in your camper, caravan, trailer or marine application....
Advantages of the AGM battery
What are the advantages of the AGM battery? AGM batteries have a very low internal resistance, are capable to deliver...
RedTop, YellowTop and BlueTop batteries
What is the difference between Redtop,YellowTop and BlueTop batteries? Intercel Europe helps you selecting the right Optima battery for your application....
What are AGM and gel batteries?
AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) and gel batteries are both examples of VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead-Acid) batteries. They are also...
Temperature effects on batteries
Battery capacity (how many amp-hours it can hold) is reduced as temperature goes down, and increased as temperature goes...
What are the advantages of using Cellpower batteries?
Using Cellpower Batteries provides you the following advantages: Low self-discharge and superior performance Cellpower batteries offer high quality at...
What does VRLA, AGM, SLA and MF stand for?
“VRLA” stands for Valve Regulated Lead Acid, “AGM” stands for Absorbed Glass Mat, “SLA” stands for Sealed Lead Acid...
What is Amp hour (Ah), milliAmp hour (mAh)?
A common term in the battery industry is Ah and mAh, below is described which term means. What is...