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“Batterygate” and what Apple is doing about it! (battery performance issue on older iPhones)

apple battery replacementReddit users have noticed that Apple appears to be slowing down old iPhones that have low-capacity batteries. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there’s now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.

Geekbench developer John Poole has mapped out performance for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 over time and has concluded that Apple’s iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 updates introduce this throttling for different devices. iOS 10.2.1 is particularly relevant, as this update was designed to reduce random shutdown issues for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. Apple’s fix appears to be throttling the CPU to prevent the phone from randomly shutting down. Geekbench reports that iOS 11.2.0 introduces similar throttling for iPhone 7 units with older batteries.

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Power chairs, scooters, and batteries…oh my!

power chair villages floridaIf you’re the owner of an electric wheelchair, power chair or personal mobility scooter, you familiarize yourself with the basic components of your chair’s equipment and maintenance. This includes correct usage procedure for your specific type of chair and battery. If used improperly, batteries made specifically for this type of equipment can end up with a very short life or invalidate your battery’s warranty.

Proper replacement batteries for powered wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and powerchairs are essential to keeping you moving without interruption. Batters with a reputation for success with these types of personal mobility vehicles include Gel Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries and deep cycle AGM batteries, or you can choose from top-quality, fully sealed VRLA batteries to deliver reliable performance.

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History of Golf Carts

Golf carts, in reality, are not carts, as carts "cannot move under its own power." A golf cart is pragmatically powered by an electric motor or a gas engine. One neat feature of a gas powered golf cart that helps differ it from a regular car is that when one takes their foot off of the gas pedal, the engine turns off. "This feature helps save gas, cuts down on emissions, and helps keep the course quiet, too.” Golf carts also have been primed with electric battery motors that can be charged or even energized by solar panels upon the roofs of the cart (source). A golf cart is an LSV, otherwise known as a Low-Speed Vehicle, ranging from about 20 mph to 25 mph. Compared to other LSV's, there is little difference, as they mostly operate quite similarly. That being said, is it possible to modify golf carts to accelerate faster or pick up higher velocity? It is seemingly possible and simple to do so, however dangerous and unlawful. Insurance companies may deny paying for damages and individuals may risk traffic citation (source). 

The golf cart was created sometime in the year 1932. However, it wasn't very widely accepted. Not until the 1950s, when the company Marketeer developed the first electric cart designed specifically for golf. At this time, many courses did not allow the carts, some required to have a physician's note to own and operate one, and these golf carts were still fresh and expensive. The industry grew immensely in the 1970s when companies realized they could manufacture golf carts for basic means of transportation elsewhere (source). The penultimate example in central Florida proving this would be The Villages, as more often than not, residents use golf carts to traverse the area, even as far as having mass cart parking spots and driving lanes. 

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“Batterygate” and what Apple is doing about it! (battery performance issue on older iPhones)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Reddit users have noticed that Apple appears to be slowing down old iPhones that have low-capacity batteries. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there’s now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.

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Power chairs, scooters, and batteries…oh my!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

If you’re the owner of an electric wheelchair, power chair or personal mobility scooter, you familiarize yourself with the basic components of your chair’s equipment and maintenance. This includes correct usage procedure for your specific type of chair and battery. If used improperly, batteries made specifically for this type of equipment can end up with a very short life or invalidate your battery’s warranty.

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Not all car batteries are created equal

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your car battery is the heart of your car. Your battery provides the electricity needed to power door locks, windows, headlights, interior lights and the rest of your car’s accessories. The moment your battery dies, your car is dead.

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