BlueNova Lithium

BlueNova Lithium Batteries – All you need to know

BlueNova LiFeYPO4 (Lithium Iron Yttrium Phosphate) Lasts 2 – 4 times longer (10-15 years) than lead acid equivalents 10 Year warranty Less 25% the weight compared to lead acid batteries Less 33% the volume compared to lead acid batteries No gasses or acid Assembled in South Africa 100% environmentally friendly The batteries are perfectly suited for operation in warm African conditions. Self-discharge Rate < 2% per month Charge & Discharge Efficiency – 96% @C2 ; 98% @C10   CYCLE LIFE 100% DoD > 3600 cycles 80% DoD > 5000 cycles…

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Lead Carbon

Lead Carbon Batteries

Lead Carbon batteries  are designed for applications that require fast charging and are frequently partially charged.  In short,  use them only in cycling applications.  You can charge them at much higher rates to get them full faster.  Up to 4 times faster.  They can operate in a partial state of charge as long as they are fully charged at least every 10 cycles. Do not use them for standby use.  IE UPS.  (when the battery is constantly on float charge) Not for this application. Here you want to use AGM. Lead-carbon…

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Super Capacitors

Battery VS Supercapacitor

Batteries as supercapacitors are electrical storage devices. Battery is more widely used due to its ability to store more energy for a given weight and volume: it has a better energy density. Supercapacitor on the other hand can be charged and discharged very quickly (or slowly if you do not need power): it has a very high power density. But the differences between these two systems do not stop there. The evolution of these features with the technological improvements and declining prices mean that supercapacitors are increasingly used and will…

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AGM Fulmen Stop-Start

FULMEN AGM Stop Start Batteries

Start-Stop AGM In automobiles, a start-stop system or stop-start system automatically shuts down and restarts the internal combustion engine to reduce the amount of time the engine spends idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Fulmen’s Start-Stop AGM battery uses high-performance components and materials, including high-surface glass mat separators, advanced lead-tin alloys and unique carbon additives in the active mass. It is ideally suited to cars with Start-Stop and/or regenerative braking systems. This new-generation AGM battery also supports sailing as well as other intelligent fuel-saving features.   VIEW NORMAL LEAD ACID AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES

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AGM Stop-Start

Auto-start-stop explained

What is stop-start technology? Stop-start is a system on most modern cars that cuts the engine when the car is stationary, in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The engine starts again when the clutch is engaged or the brake is released, or when the driver is ready to move again. How does stop-start work? The system uses a computer to detect when the car is stationary or the car is out of gear, at which point it halts fuel delivery and spark to the engine. The ignition starts again when…

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Lithium

Types of Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion uses a cathode (positive electrode), an anode (negative electrode) and electrolyte as conductor. (The anode of a discharging battery is negative and the cathode positive (see BU-104b: Battery Building Blocks). The cathode is metal oxide and the anode consists of porous carbon. During discharge, the ions flow from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte and separator; charge reverses the direction and the ions flow from the cathode to the anode. Figure 1 illustrates the process. Figure 1: Ion flow in lithium-ion battery. When the cell charges and discharges, ions…

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Lithium

Why lithium-ion is a superior battery system.

Pioneering work of the lithium battery began in 1912 under G.N. Lewis, but it was not until the early 1970s that the first non-rechargeable lithium batteries became commercially available. Attempts to develop rechargeable lithium batteries followed in the 1980s but failed because of instabilities in the metallic lithium used as anode material. (The metal-lithium battery uses lithium as anode; Li-ion uses graphite as anode and active materials in the cathode.) Lithium is the lightest of all metals, has the greatest electrochemical potential and provides the largest specific energy per weight.…

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Chargers Featured Golf Carts Lithium

Lithium Golf Trolley Batteries – Questions & Answers

Q: Are these batteries compatible with standard lead acid charger? A: Batteries must ONLY BE CHARGED WITH CHARGER SUPPLIED. It’s not possible to charger the battery properly using any other charger.   Q: Are lithium batteries dangerous? A: No! Batteries are from LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) which is the safest type of lithium rechargeable batteries.   Q: How to connect to my Golf Trolley A: Batteries are designed for use on a wide-range of electrical trolley using various connection types. We offer an Anderson & T Bar as an option.…

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Golf Carts Lithium

What are the advantages of buying a Lithium Ion Battery for your golf trolley?

Lead acid batteries are made from a mixture of lead plates and sulfuric acid. Lithium ion batteries on the other hand are a much newer invention, and have only been around in a commercially viable form since the 1980’s. Lithium technology has become well proven and understood for its long shelf life and is widely used for several appliances and products. 1. Superior “Useable” Capacity Unlike with lead acid batteries, it is considered practical to regularly use 90% or more of the rated capacity of a lithium battery bank, and…

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