Ready for a one-minute brain challenge? Now, try to think of all of the devices you enjoy—or need—on a daily basis that are powered by batteries. See how many you can list in just 60 seconds.
Are you thankful for batteries yet? If you are interested in learning how batteries work to power the communication, entertainment, and transport devices we use on a daily basis, then check out this brief video clip. Using layman’s terms wherever possible, BeforeIWokeUpToday.com’s Nick and Pat walk the viewer through the science that enables your devices to keep on going so long as they have life in them.
No matter what type of battery you are looking for, Battery Pros in Woburn has it. visit us online to learn more about our battery inventory, or call (781) 932-0076 with your questions.
Batteries are an integral part of just about everyone’s daily life. Battery factoids and care tips abound, many of which are not true. Amid the widespread misconceptions about battery use, however, there is useful information to be found. In this article, we address several common misconceptions about batteries to help readers improve their general battery knowledge.
Freezing Batteries Extends Battery Life
This is not a false statement; but for alkaline batteries, its truth is rather exaggerated. When stored at room temperatures, alkaline batteries lose no more than two percent of their charge per year. NiMH and NiCd batteries, however, benefit immensely from refrigeration. When stored at room temperature, these batteries lose their charge quite rapidly.
‘Heavy Duty’ Means ‘Best Battery’
Once upon a time, heavy duty batteries had a capacity that was 50% greater on average than their standard counterparts. Today, however, zinc chloride batteries are still labeled “heavy duty.” Alkaline batteries, readily available and widely used today, have a capacity that is three times greater than the capacity of zinc chloride batteries.
‘Quick Chargers’ Do Not Necessarily Facilitate the Speediest Charges
Just as heavy duty batteries were once the best option for consumers seeking to get the most from their batteries, quick chargers were once the most efficient way to give your batteries more juice. Today, there are chargers for most rechargeable batteries that can charge them more quickly than chargers that are labeled as “quick.”
Overcharging Batteries Reduces Battery Life
Do you know friends who unplug chargers from their appliances as soon as the appliances’ batteries obtain a full charge, not plugging them in again until their appliances’ remaining battery life is 10% or less? Your friends may be on to something, but you won’t be missing out if you don’t jump on the bandwagon. Charging batteries longer than necessary does impact battery life, but at such a gradual pace that monitoring the charging process and unplugging as soon as a battery is fully charged is hardly worth the effort.
At Battery Pros in Woburn, we carry virtually any battery you could require for a specific application, from charging your laptop to keeping your motorcycle running. We also have a staff of highly knowledgeable battery experts. If you have any questions about battery use and charging during the battery shopping process, visit our store or call (781) 932-0076.
Having the proper battery type is essential to safely piloting a boat. When choosing a battery, it can be very helpful to consider the types of activities that will take place on your boat. For example, if you want to be able to use your electronic appliances with your engine off, you will probably want a deep-cycle battery. A deep-cycle battery can be discharged to around 50% of its capacity without sustaining any damage, allowing you to use it to operate your stereo, lights, and other onboard electrical appliances without having to waste any fuel. A deep-cycle battery can also serve as your starting battery if its cranking amps are sufficient.
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Batteries are arguably one of the most important devices in our daily lives, as they are used to power cars, flashlights, computers, and cell phones, among other essential items. A fascinating electrical process is behind the reaction that brings power to portable devices and machines. Read below to learn more about how batteries work.
Inside a battery’s case lie its main components. At either end of the battery are the electrodes: an anode at the negative terminal and a cathode at the positive terminal. A medium called the electrolyte allows energy to flow between the two terminals, while a separator in the middle prevents the electrodes from touching during any energy transfers. Finally, a collector sends the charge from the battery to the device that it is meant to power.
When the battery-containing device is switched on, a series of electromagnetic reactions between the anode and cathode produce electricity. At the negative terminal, the anode undergoes an oxidation reaction. During this process, the electrolyte sends at least two electrically charged ions to combine with the anode, and the reaction between them produces a compound and releases at least one electron. At the negative terminal, the cathode experiences a reduction reaction. The reduction reaction involves the cathode substance, ions, and free electrons, which produces a compound that absorbs the electrons produced by the anode. The final product of these reactions is electricity, which the collector sends into the device.
The specific reactions that produce electricity vary by the battery type, depending on the specific chemicals used in the battery. Examples of this include manganese dioxide and zinc powder in alkaline batteries, and lithium cobalt oxide and carbon in lithium-ion batteries.
You will find a huge selection of batteries of any shape, size, and type when you visit Battery Pros of Woburn. Whether you need a battery for your laptop, car, motorcycle, or household electronics, you’re sure to find everything you need. Call us at (781) 932-0076 for your free automotive battery test.
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