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Battery technology seems efficient and advanced already, but exciting developments lie in its future. Scientists and engineers are constantly looking for new ways of improving existing battery technology, and their discoveries could change the way we live. Here are just three new developments in battery technology:
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been experimenting with a harmless virus in an attempt to create a flexible, lightweight, and multipurpose battery. The battery itself will be rechargeable through the virus. If all goes well, the researchers hope to make the battery flexible enough to be molded into any shape, and even sewn into clothing. This could help numerous people, especially those who have a number of electronic devices in their households and cars—rather than having to keep track of multiple chargers or bulky batteries, they will have a universal power source right at their fingertips.
In 2010, the Nokia Corporation filed a patent for an innovative battery that recharges itself though converting kinetic energy. All a user will have to do is shake his or her electronic device to activate a mechanism that converts the movements into useable energy. While the technology is not yet advanced enough to power a device completely, future developments could allow users to instantly charge devices such as tablets and smartphones.
Sodium Ion Grid Storage Battery
A Pittsburg energy company recently announced its intentions to build grid storage batteries out of nontoxic materials. Energy producers will use these safe shipping container-sized batteries to store their energy while awaiting its purchase. The use of nontoxic materials such as cotton, dirt, and charcoal will help eliminate the danger of toxic chemicals and acids from conventional batteries.
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As the boating season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about marine batteries. For boats that use a, electric starter to power on a motor, a starting battery is a crucial component. Starting power is a major factor to consider when choosing a starting battery. Pay special attention to the marine cranking amp (MCA) rating found on the battery’s panel. You’ll want to be sure it meets the specifications of your boat and engine.
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Many people don’t think about their car battery until they have trouble starting their car. It can be easy to take your battery for granted when it works well. A properly functioning car battery will give you a clean, effortless start every time you get behind the wheel. If you hear a telltale clicking noise when you turn your key in the ignition, it might be time to purchase a replacement car battery. Lead-acid batteries have been the standard for getting cars started for decades and are better now than ever before. These batteries are dependable, durable, and environmentally friendly—about 98% of lead-acid batteries are recycled when they reach the end of their lives! Check out this infographic from Battery Pros in Winchester to understand more about how car batteries work and to see how they have evolved. Please share with your fellow drivers!
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These days, portable devices like power tools, cell phones, and laptops have entered all aspects of daily life. Rechargeable batteries make these devices possible. From traditional lead acid batteries to new, highly efficient lithium-ion varieties, learn more about the different types of rechargeable batteries by reading the following guide:
Nickel-cadmium batteries were among the first rechargeable batteries produced. They came in standard sizes like AA and AAA, and were used to power devices like battery-operated toys, power tools, and cordless phones. Though the batteries were rechargeable, they suffered from a phenomenon known as “memory effect.” Essentially, that meant that they would lose capacity if recharged before being completely drained.
Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
With minimal memory effect and higher capacities, nickel-metal hydride batteries have largely replaced earlier nickel-cadmium varieties. They’re also available in standard cylindrical sizes, and can be used to power higher-discharge devices like laptops, cameras, and cell phones.
Lithium-ion batteries are some of the most advanced rechargeable battery varieties currently available. You can find them in modern laptops, cellphones, iPads, and even in the new crop of all-electric vehicles. These batteries have no memory effect, and are significantly lighter and more energetic than nickel-metal hydride and nickel-cadmium varieties.
Lead Acid Batteries
Though they are the earliest form of rechargeable battery, lead acid batteries are used to this day to power vehicle starter motors. Compared to modern batteries, they have an exceptionally low energy-to-size ratio, but continue to find use for their low cost and ability to supply large power surges. These batteries come in a distinctive large block with protruding nodes for positive and negative plates. They suffer no memory effect and can provide many years of continuous use.
At Battery Pros, we carry a full range of batteries for a wide range of uses, from laptops to motorcycles. Call us at (781) 995-3603 to learn about our selection, or visit us online to browse our inventory.