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Do SLA Batteries Need Venting?
Do SLA Batteries Need Venting? You may at some stage have heard about battery venting but may not understand what it means. In this article, we’ll take a look at what battery venting is, why it occurs and how the process is different for different lead acid batteries types. What are SLA batteries? SLA or Sealed Lead Acid batteries are often also referred to as VRLA or Valve Regulated Lead Acid batteries. These different names refer to exactly the same type of battery. The biggest difference between conventional lead acid batteries and SLA batteries is that SLA batteries are sealed during the battery manufacturing process as the name indicates. This results in them not venting oxygen and hydrogen into the air while they are being recharged. These gasses are instead absorbed by the electrolyte that is inside the battery. This is also why it’s not necessary to add distilled water […]
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Do Car Battery Terminals Need Covers?
When doing research on how to care for your car battery, you may have come across the term car battery terminal covers. These are also called car battery terminal protectors and are round covers shaped like a washer that are installed on a car battery’s terminals. In this article, we’ll answer some common questions about battery terminal covers, and explain how they can help protect a car battery. How to Prevent Corrosion on Battery Terminals The main function of a car battery terminal cover is to help prevent corrosion. This is a corrosive substance that accumulates on a car battery’s terminals and it will limit the amount of current that can flow from the battery to the engine and from the car’s charging system back to the battery. This not only makes it more difficult to start the engine, but also limits how much the alternator can recharge the battery, […]
What Type of Batteries Do Wheelchairs Use?
Electric wheelchairs are used by millions of people, providing mobility for those who don’t have the ability to operate manual wheelchairs, and helping them to access challenging terrain including steep inclines. Electric wheelchairs can do all this by using battery power. Let’s take a detailed look at wheelchair batteries. We’ll discuss the different types of batteries used by wheelchairs, look at some of the pros and cons of each type, and provide some tips on how to maintain and charge them to get the best possible performance out of an electric wheelchair. What Voltages are Used by Wheelchair Batteries? When looking at wheelchair batteries there are two differentiating factors – chemistry and voltage. Let’s look at voltage first. Although all wheelchair batteries are 12 volts, most wheelchairs use a 24-volt system. That means that most electric wheelchairs require 2 X 12-volt batteries to run. When purchasing a wheelchair battery, it’s […]