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5 Myths About Electric Cars

Electric vehicles have become much more common in the past few years, but there are still some rumors floating around about them. Ever since electric cars have made it into the mainstream, there have been myths surfacing about how they work (or don't work). We discover 5 of the most common myths of electric cars and get down to the truth on these revolutionary vehicles. 

Myth #1: You can't go very fast in an electric car.

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What Is PowerDrop/PowerSharing & Is It Coming To iPhones?

Almost everyone has a cell phone nowadays, and one of the most popular choices out there is Apple's iPhone. What is Power Drop/Power Sharing on iPhone? The iPhone has been home to many advancements and breakthroughs in cell phone technology, and the future isn't limited to what Apple can produce. One of the most recent advances in this field in the ability to wirelessly charge the Qi-enabled phones, such as the newer iPhones, on charging pads that eliminate the frustration of a cord that may or may not work after a long period of ownership. So what is in store for the future of Apple and their battery power? Could we soon be looking at a potential PowerDrop or PowerSharing feature in the soon to come models of the iPhone?

To start, let's break down what a 'PowerDrop,' or 'PowerSharing,' feature is. The name is pretty self-explanatory, as the phone could now double as a charging pod/pad for various accessories for the phone. This includes items like AirPods, another iPhone, or even an Android phone (pictured) is it's Qi-enabled as well. Now, this doesn't mean the phone would be able to charge itself with the aide of some plug-in or wireless charger, but it would give the iPhone the capability of bringing a dead battery of another iPhone or AirPods back to life.

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Understanding Golf Cart Batteries.

Throughout many parts of Florida, a golf cart can be seen being used as a means of daily transportation. Understanding golf cart batteries. There might even be specific lanes just for golf carts. A lot of places, especially retirement communities, treat these carts like most people treat their cars or trucks. So when it comes to making sure your golf cart runs right, should you get the same things you would for your car? If you need to switch out the battery, the answer is no way! There are a few things to look out for when picking the right battery for your golf cart. Here are a few tips to help you better understand what keeps your golf cart running smoothly;

Voltage is critical! You can check what type of voltage your battery will need by a simple equation. In the battery compartment, locate the number of holes present on the battery. It should be either 3, 4, or 6 holes. Take that number and multiply it by 2, since each hole on the battery is equal to 2 volts. With that answer, multiply the voltage by the total number of batteries in the golf cart (this will either be 4, 6, or 8). The voltage of golf cart batteries is typically 36V and 48V.

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What is the Best Golf Cart Battery?

Some spots in Central Florida, mainly The Villages® Community, have residents who use golf carts as their primary source of transportation to get around town. What is the best golf cart battery? Having a golf cart takes some special care, and that's no different for the inner workings of a golf cart as well. Going to the auto parts store and picking up the same battery you use for your car won't end well if you buy the same battery for a golf cart. So what battery is best for a golf cart? Here we will figure out and dissect what makes the best golf cart battery, so you don't have to!

To start off, the main difference between a car battery and a golf cart battery is that the golf cart battery does not charge as you drive it. This is very convenient for car batteries because you can charge up the battery by merely driving to and from the grocery store. With a golf cart battery, you need to make sure you have the proper amount of charge, or you could end up stranded.

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Tricks to make your golf cart battery last all day.

In some spots throughout Central Florida, golf carts are a primary means of transportation for a lot of residents. How to make your golf cart battery last all day. This is especially prevalent in retirement communities where an individual could easily be gone from home all day. So getting stuck at the local supermarket or doctor's office because your golf cart battery has died could cause a little bit of a problem for someone a couple of miles away from home. Thankfully there are a few tips and tricks to keep the battery in your golf cart ready for a drive into and back out of town. 

A lot of making sure your golf cart’s power lasts all day is basic maintenance and checking on the state of the battery in and out of use. Investing in a top grade battery from Battery Power, charging correctly, and using required and correct fluids will make sure your golf cart runs all day, any day. 

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