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  1. How to Connect & Charge Batteries in Series / Parallel

    How to Connect & Charge Batteries in Series / Parallel

    If you want to know about charging batteries in series and parallel then you have probably asked or are wondering what the advantage is of connecting batteries in series / parallel. This tutorial will provide easy to understand diagrams and will share reasons why you would use this battery configuration.

    If you need to know about charging parallel batteries then click over to our tutorial on perfectly balanced charging. You may discover why your batteries have not been lasting as long as you thought they should!

    Before we dive in any further, we would like to pause and thank our friends over at Iota Engineering for creating the graphics. Iota manufactures the very popular DLS line of power supply chargers found in

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  2. How to Charge Lead Acid Marine and RV Batteries in Parallel

    How to Charge Lead Acid Marine and RV Batteries in Parallel

    Have you ever wondered why your batteries in parallel seem to fail sooner than you would expect? When asked how to charge batteries in parallel people commonly reply connect the positive to positive and negative to negative. Yep, electrically speaking that works. But what if you have an RV, for example, and need to add 3 or 4 or 8 batteries in parallel? Do you continue to add to the string in a linear fashion (Figure 1)? Or is there a better way to set up and charge your RV batteries in parallel? I’m willing to bet the vast majority of RV and marine battery owners have never considered or made the c

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  3. Harley Davidson Battery Cross Reference

    Harley Davidson Battery Cross Reference

    Harley Davidson motorcycles are the #1 selling motorcycle in the world so it is common for customers to ask for a cross reference motorcycle battery guide. The OEM part number can be confusing to convert to compatible aftermarket batteries. Knowing this, we understand it is not the easiest task and can be difficult to find the correct replacement, especially if you are not a battery expert.

    The chart below lists the latest Harley battery part number and contrasts it to the East Penn Deka ETX number (closest to the OE battery),

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  4. MotoCross (Yuasa) Top 10 Motorcycle Batteries

    MotoCross (Yuasa) Top 10 Motorcycle Batteries

    A MotoCross Yuasa YTX14-BS Motorcycle BatteryWe thought it would be interesting to look at the sales flow numbers for the top selling powersport and motorcycle batteries according to Yuasa Inc. Each year Yuasa / Motocross produces a list of the top 25 OE part numbers used in Motorcycles, ATV's,

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  6. WalMart Motorcycle Battery Cross Reference

    WalMart Motorcycle Battery Cross Reference

    The chart below lists some of the older Everstart battery part numbers crossed referenced to some of our more popular brands we stock such as MotoBatt, Kinetik, Motocross, Odyssey, Moto Classic and East Penn Deka. The chart is limited to the motorcycle power sport SKUs and does not include the Walmart automotive batteries. Be sure to tell us if this comparison chart was helpful when you make your order.

    All of the part numbers listed to the right of the Walmart part number are 100% compatible. They match or better the specs in dimension,

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  8. Comparing Battery Types

    Comparing Battery Types

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    Comparing Battery Types

    Batteries are designed for specific performance expectations. A battery that excels in one device or application may be a poor performer in another. They are built to meet size and weight restrictions, to have long runtime, maximum durability, extended cycle life and maximum energy density. You may have noticed, for example, certain AA or AAA TV remote batteries seem to last forever while others not so long. Thus manufacturers market their goods to suit specific applications.

    Below we highlight four well-known battery types—their s

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  9. Proper Battery Charging

    Proper Battery Charging

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    Great picture of what over charging does to a battery

    Use The Correct Charger!

    We cannot stress enough how important it is to properly maintain your SLA batteries and to use the correct charger on your batteries. Improper charging can have devastating effects—batteries c

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  10. STROBE LIGHTS & INVERTERS

    Strobe Lights & Inverters

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    Photography equipment has evolved over the years allowing for smaller, faster and more powerful equipment. The drawback to this maturation and leapfrogging of new technologies is that many manufactures don’t publish all the necessary data allowing users to make sound decisions.

    The Strobe Light Problem

    Professional photographers, for example, often travel to remote locations to film their subjects and thus require the ability to recharge and operate their equipment off-grid. Obviously, they want to be able to minimize bulk and weight whenever p

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