The most common sealed lead acid batteries (SLA) use blade connectors. These are a single wire connection using a flat ‘blade’ which is inserted into a receptacle. Usually, both the connector and receptacle have wires attached through soldering or crimping. …
For more information on maintaining your batteries when they are not in use, you can also read our article on winter battery maintenance.
- New batteries should be given a full charge before use.
- New batteries need to be cycled several
PHMSA Launches SafeTravel Initiative
Yes, it’s safe to bring batteries and battery-powered devices on board passenger aircraft, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – as long as you take a few simple precautions. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials …
Short Service Life Experience with Batteries
It has come to our attention that two dominant powersport vehicles are sometimes experiencing short battery life. These are V-Twin large cubic-inch custom motorcycles and SeaDoo personal watercraft
V-Twin Custom Motorcycles
With the introduction …
To help illustrate how a battery works, let’s begin by using a more simple battery like the alkaline. All batteries have a cathode (positive) and an anode (negative) portion of the battery.
The alkaline cathode is a mixture of manganese …
Last updated: 10/22/2009
|Active Material||The chemically reactive material at the positive or negative electrode that engages in the charge and discharge reactions.|
|Ampere Hours (Ah)||The number of minutes a battery can maintain a useful voltage under a specified|