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How long should a battery last in electronics?

battery electronicsIt’s quite a challenge when you see companies everywhere advertising rated capacity. What they are claiming is that disposable batteries have a greater capacity than rechargeable batteries.

The actual available capacity of a battery is more important in actual usage but is also difficult to determine, because it depends on what you are using the batteries in.

For high drain electronic devices, like cell phones and digital cameras, rechargeable batteries continue to work a lot longer than alkaline batteries. When used in devices like digital cameras, typical NiMH batteries run on a single charge 3-4 times longer than they would on alkaline batteries. 

Because there are no set industry standards, the terms used by many battery manufacturers are misleading marketing hype.

"Heavy Duty" batteries are usually actually the least powerful batteries you can buy and some so-called "quick chargers" take as long as seven hours to recharge a set of batteries fully!

These terms didn't start out misleading. The term “Heavy Duty battery” referred to Zinc chloride batteries that had around 50% more capacity than carbon zinc batteries. But, that was over 50 years ago! Referring to Zinc chloride batteries as “heavy duty”  became misleading when alkaline batteries came on the market with 300% more capacity than zinc chloride batteries.

A similar situation occurred with battery chargers. Initially, standard NiCd battery chargers took 12-24 hours to recharge NiCd cells. Later, chargers were introduced that recharged NiCd cells in half that time. Unfortunately, referring to these chargers as "quick chargers" became a real disservice to the rechargeable battery industry. It was very disappointing to discover a “quick charger” actually took seven hours to charge! The good news is that now you can buy a battery charger that recharges batteries in under two hours, and sometimes even one hour or less.

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What is the Best Golf Cart Battery?

Monday, February 25, 2019

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.  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!


Tricks to make your golf cart battery last all day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In some spots throughout Central Florida, golf carts are a primary means of transportation for a lot of residents.  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. 


Classic Car Battery

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A classic or antique, car is something a person of all ages can enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you had one when you were a teenager, or if you’re a teenager now seeing them for the first time - they always bring the oos and the ahhs. They don’t make them like they used to, but they do still make batteries fitted explicitly for these vintage motors. What exactly is different about classic car batteries? What should you look for when choosing the right battery for your classic car? Explore the options and find the best solution to keep your vintage car cruising. 


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