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The Skull Crusher Project, which Impact Battery sponsors, is heading to Louisville, KY February 24-26 to participate in the 2017 Carl Casper’s Auto Show. As I read through the exhibitors section outlining this year’s attractions, something caught my eye: The Low Rider Hopping Nationals. I have never seen a low rider competition in person before. And if I were to be completely honest, I really have no idea how the competition is judged. But aside from the intrigue of seeing what these guys can create from essentially nothing, a question jumped into my head. Which batteries are the best for lower riders? And with that, it was decided. My boys and I will be driving north in a few weeks to check out some incredible cars and see firsthand what batteries are being used at the Hopping Nationals. More importantly I want to discover why these folks selected the brand of battery strapped in the trunk. What drove them to make that decision? Continue reading
Back in the summer of 2013, we sang the praises of the Drakon labeled Pure Lead Acid AGM battery. It was indeed among the best AGM batteries in the world and went head-to-head with Continue reading
Knowing how to properly charge and maintain your powered wheelchair or mobility scooter batteries is vitally important. For many, these electric powered chariots, as one customer so eloquently described them, provide independence and are a necessary part of everyday living. So when dead or dying batteries are encountered, it is more than an inconvenience; it is a world on hold event! Our goal today is to provide some basic battery charging tips and some simple tests that can be performed to diagnose a bad battery. We will also share a few other nuggets of wisdom that may help debunk some battery myths you may have come across in your travels and hopefully provide some preventative medicine so to speak. Continue reading
Why would you want to bypass your Club Car onboard computer? Ingersoll Rand Corporation, the makers of Club Car, started using an on-board computer (OBC) on their 48 volt golf carts and electric vehicles as early as 1995. When you plug the charger into your golf cart, the OBC will tell the battery charger when to start and stop charging based on the voltage levels in your batteries. Sounds like a good idea, right? In theory or in a perfect world this utilization of technology makes perfect sense. However, the world is not perfect and this particular arrangement leaves many in the golfing world left wanting. Continue reading
We get asked this question a lot. I wish it were as simple as some of the pundits seem to imply with their Top 10 Best Lists. But perhaps the question would be better asked this way, “What is the best motorcycle battery for me and my situation?” I think that is really what the consumer wants to know. Continue reading
The other day my neighbor asked if I could recycle an old car battery they had sitting around. It had been left out to bake in direct sunlight and freeze in the winter snows. She indicated the car battery was brand new but never installed. Turns out the, Everstart 75-3N battery was left sitting outside their garage for over three years. I of course said we could recycle it and then I wondered if this starting battery could be restored? Despite the obvious 'abuse' and lack of use, would we be able to revive a battery that was severely discharged and had sulfated for 3 straight years? Continue reading
On October 29th, 2016 a contingent from Impact Battery, a sponsor of the Skull Crusher Project, headed south to showcase the souped up Arctic Cat SxS at the Wildcat Adventures and Off Road Park as part of their haunted Halloween weekend festivities. The 1800 acre park is located a few minutes from I-75 in south central Kentucky just north of London in Laurel county. The weather couldn't have been better! It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm fall day. The balmy temperatures, allure of prizes, and haunted trails teased the huge crowd of thrill seekers and dust-loven-family-focused riders. It was the perfect combination of family fun that kept a steady line of traffic late into the evening.
In this addition of What’s What we will be comparing the ever popular IOTA DLS-55 M Series converters to the new 55 amp SDC Series converters. Both of these units are a DC power supply that can be retrofitted to become a smart charger. We first introduced the SDC series back in August 2016 where we highlighted its features and Iota Engineering’s legacy of excellence. We thought it would be useful to list the attributes of both the 12V 55A variations side by side to better contrast the changes. Continue reading