CAR AND DEEP CYCLE BATTERY FAQ 2016
Last Update on February 3, 2016
Car and deep cycle lead-acid battery answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), tips, manufacturer's information, references and hyperlinks are contained on this consumer oriented Web site about car, powersports (including motorcycle), truck, boat, marine, recreational vehicle (RV), solar, UPS and other starting and deep cycle applications.
Car and Deep Cycle Battery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2016 (English Version)
This consumer oriented FAQ contains answers and information about lead-acid batteries used to start car, truck, boat, recreational vehicle (RV), power sports (including motorcycle), motor home, tractor and other engines. It also answers questions about golf cart, EV, traction, motive, solar, standby, stationary, UPS, network, industrial and other lead-acid batteries used in deep cycle applications. It covers charging (and chargers), testing, buying replacement batteries, installing, myths, overnight draining, removing sulfation, storing (or winterizing), jump starting, and other topics about car (starting) and deep cycle batteries. The FAQ was last updated on January 1, 2016.
Häufig Gestellte Fragen Zu Autobatterien Und Zyklenfesten Batterien 2010 (German Version was translated by Carsten Stupka and last updated on March 4, 2012.)
CAR SI CICLUL DEEP BATERIE FAQ 2015 (Romanian Version is being translated by Paula-Maria Niculescu.)
Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturers and Brand Names List 2016
This popular and frequently updated list contains hyperlinks to lead-acid battery manufacturers' and large distributors' Web sites, telephone numbers, battery brand names, replacement selector and fitment guides, and private labeling information. The file size is approximately 172 KBytes. This list was last updated on February 3, 2016.
Battery Information Links List 2016
This frequently updated list contains hyperlinks to product information associated with lead-acid batteries, for example, alternators, cables and wiring products, chargers, converters, desulfators, inverters, isolators, low voltage disconnects, jump starters, regulators, switches, test and monitoring systems, etc. The file size is approximately 133 KBytes. This list was last updated on February 3, 2016.
Battery References Link List 2016
This frequently updated list contains hyperlinks to reference resources about lead-acid batteries, for example, 42-volt, associations, books, business directories, dealers and distributors, FAQs, glossaries, history, hyperlink lists, magazines, magazine articles, manuals, primers, newsgroups, safety, standards, etc. The file size is approximately 71 KBytes. This list was last updated on January 6, 2016.
Temperature Compensated Battery State-of-Charge (SoC) Tables
When printed, this Excel spreadsheet produces a single page that contains tables with the temperature compensated Specific Gravity and Open Circuit Voltage State-of-Charge measurements for wet Standard (Sb/Sb), wet Low Maintenance (Ca/Sb), wet "Maintenance Free" (Ca/Ca), AGM VRLA (Ca/Ca), and Gel Cell VRLA (Ca/Ca) lead-acid battery types. Please see Section 7.1 for battery type descriptions. The file size is approximately 19 KBytes and was last updated on February 5, 2014.
A zipped version of all the above current English version battery related Web pages, graphics and spreadsheet on this Web site can be easily down loaded to your computer. Just create a directory for the FAQ and unzip into it. The file size is approximately 1,024 KBytes and was last updated on February 3, 2016.
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The English version of the Car Battery FAQ was first published on the Internet on June 24, 1995 and the Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on October 24, 2003. The two FAQs were combined into the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on April 9, 2004. The German translation by Carsten Stupka of the FAQ by was added on February 19, 2007. The Romania translation by Paula-Maria Niculescu, added on November 17, 2015, and is work in progress.
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