Could This Be The Last Battery You Buy?

The global battery market is estimated to reach $120 billion US by 2019. However, since the introduction of the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) sealed or valve-regulated lead acid battery, we have not seen a huge shift in battery technology until… Continue Reading →

Carbon Foam Batteries – Real World Installations

Last July, we wrote about a new carbon foam AGM lead acid battery technology that was taking the industry by storm. The Firefly Oasis carbon foam AGM battery was developed by Caterpillar to replace the lead acid batteries that they… Continue Reading →

Are My Batteries Good For Another Year?

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear is “are my batteries good for another year?”  They look fine but how can you tell?  How long do batteries really last? If you have deep-cycle flooded batteries, battery life, is based… Continue Reading →

Understand Your Battery Monitor

If you don’t have a battery monitor, we highly recommend having one installed. It’s similar to a fuel gauge and speedometer for your house batteries and it really takes the guesswork out of managing your energy consumption.  We have written… Continue Reading →

Batteries: Understanding Your Choices

A rundown on battery types, battery sizes and the advantages of having AGM batteries. Batteries are one of the most important components of your electrical system. Therefore, it is important to understand the options you have available when selecting your… Continue Reading →

Caring For Your Lead Acid Batteries

Flooded lead acid batteries are by far the most common format for energy storage for both starting and house bank applications. As their name implies the battery cells are ‘flooded’ with electrolyte, in this case an aqueous solution of sulphuric… Continue Reading →

Time For A New Inverter/Charger?

These units don’t last forever, so avoid problems next cruising season by replacing your inverter this winter. We can always gauge what is going on in the market place by the conversations we are having with our clients. One topic… Continue Reading →

Why Are Lithium Iron-Phosphate Batteries So Great?

There has been a lot of attention around electric cars lately and the majority of the high end manufacturers are using lithium iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) batteries.  Some boat and RV manufacturers are choosing lithium but it is not mainstream. … Continue Reading →

How Much Battery Power Is Enough?

Growing up in my house, it was quite common to hear, “Turn the lights off when you leave the room” or “Who left the lights on? Do you think we are made of money?”  Now that I have my own… Continue Reading →

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