Outdoors LED solar post lights are very practical lighting solutions for pathways, doorways, streets, fences, patios, gardens, etc. which combine LED lights, solar panels, rechargeable batteries, and charging controllers in one system.
Outdoor LED solar post lights can be mounted on posts, walls, fences, or any suitable, strong enough surface, that is capable of supporting these lights. Solar post lights come in many sizes with many different options regarding the additional features, making them very popular not only for commercial applications but also for residential use.
A toaster is a very popular kitchen appliance, commonly found in most homes, and is used for toasting bread or various toaster pastries.
Since toasters need just a few minutes to toast 2 or 4 slices of bread, their impact on energy bills is almost negligible. But, in case of blackouts, it is very important to know their power requirement if You wish to power your toast via power inverter, power station, and/or power generator.
Champion Power Equipment is a company that manufactures a long list of power generators and related accessories, tools, and spare parts.
Champion power generators are known as reliable and durable units that are available at acceptable prices - there are sometimes better power generators, but in most cases, such units are much more expensive.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas that is created when organic compounds and fuels burn without enough oxygen being present, including gasoline (gas), diesel, wood, oil, coal, propane, natural gas, and similar.
Problem with the carbon monoxide is that it is very dangerous for humans and animals and the only real protection are Carbon Monoxide alarms that continuously monitor the presence of CO in the air, which is great. But, what to do if/when Carbon Monoxide goes off?
3000 Watt power generators are very balanced units, offering strong and reliable power at acceptable cost and noise, from relatively compact units.
Unlike somewhat smaller and weaker 2000 Watt power generators, modern 3000 Watt power generators often come with features that were reserved for larger units just a few years ago.
YTX24HL-BS lead-acid and lithium batteries are used as starting batteries on motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, power generators, lawn tractors, smaller boats, etc.
YTX24HL-BS batteries can crank surprisingly large diesel and especially gas engines and with improvements in AGM technology, they even tolerate semi-deep discharges - practically, many models act as smallish dual-purpose batteries. But, their primary role is to provide strong currents during short periods of time ...
Alkaline 3LR12 battery is a flat, rectangular battery, containing internally three "B" cells connected in series to form the 4.5 volts battery pack.
Once upon a time, the 3LR12 4.5V battery was a very common battery used in various applications, but nowadays it is mostly used in flashlights, toy remote controllers, and similar applications.
YTX9-BS batteries are compact and relatively lightweight sealed starting batteries, commonly used in smaller motorcycles, power generators, boats, standby, medical and security applications for cranking smaller gas and even diesel engines.
The most common YTX9-BS batteries are sealed lead-acid AGM and Gel-Cell batteries, but lithium YTX9-BS batteries are becoming more and more popular, too.
FOXWELL BT-705 is a conductance type battery tester/analyzer, suitable for 12V and 24V batteries and charging/starting systems, commonly used in automotive, marine, and light-industrial applications.
FOXWELL BT-705 works well with lead-acid flooded, AGM, and Gel-Cell batteries, allowing the user to quickly test the battery condition and the condition of the charging/starting system.
Mighty Max ML5-6S is a rechargeable 6V lantern battery with spring terminals based on lead-acid chemistry.
Mighty Max ML5-6S is a sealed battery that can be mounted in any position, very resistant to shocks and vibrations, with a low self-discharge rate and high discharge rate, and good recovery after deep discharges.
Lead-acid and lithium batteries are both made in BCI Groups GC2/GC2H (6 Volt) and GC12 (12 Volt) sizes, but what about BCI Group GC8/GC8H (8 Volt) batteries? Are there 8 Volt lithium golf cart batteries?
Here is our attempt to answer this question and to clarify few things about not only lithium golf cart batteries, but about lithium batteries in general.
DeWalt DCL043 20V MAX LED Work Light is strong, robust, and durable work light, suitable for illuminating construction sites and work areas, but also for general use when the occasion arises, especially in emergencies and other off-the-grid situations.
DeWalt DCL043 20V MAX LED Work Light features 4 LEDs, providing bight white light for everyday use and red light, for protecting the night vision. DeWalt DCL043 is anything but an everyday flashlight but can come extremely handy in many situations.
Golf carts and other electric vehicles rely on their built-in batteries to provide them with enough power and energy for propulsion.
In order to increase the range and acceleration of the golf cart, the golf cart battery must be able to both store and to be able to release plenty of energy, often rapidly, while not causing weight penalties. Also, the golf cart battery must be able to cycle a lot, tolerate deep cycle discharges, to accept the charge quickly and similar. These requirements are not easy ones...
BCI Group GC12 batteries are deep cycle, heavy-duty batteries, intended for automotive, off-the-grid, and light industrial applications where strong and durable batteries are required as reliable sources of energy.
GC12 batteries are also known as 12V golf cart batteries, but they are also commonly used as trolling motor batteries, RV house batteries, power inverter batteries, in medical and security systems, etc.
SR712SW are silver-oxide button/coin batteries, commonly used in analog and digital watches and other small electronic devices that don't require strong currents to operate, for example, thermometers and similar medical equipment.
SR712SW batteries are low-drain batteries, featuring stable output voltage and a wide operating temperature range.
BCI Group GC8 and Group GC8H batteries are heavy-duty, deep cycle batteries, very similar to GC2 and GC2H batteries.
BCI Group GC8 and Group GC8H batteries are often used as deep cycle batteries in golf carts, but also in marine applications, off-the-grid applications, for powering medical and security systems, and similar.
GearLight S2000 LED flashlight is a very bright, relatively compact LED flashlight, suitable as an EDC flashlight, but also for hiking, camping, hunting, and similar outdoor activities due to its robust body and resistance to dust, mud, and water.
GearLight S2000 LED flashlight is powered only by four AA batteries and it doesn't accept lithium CR123A or 18650 batteries.
Weize FP12750/TL1275 is a very popular BCI Group 24, deep cycle, Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM), general-purpose battery.
Weize FP12750/TL1275 is intended for various deep-cycle and float/standby applications, including trolling motor battery, medical/security systems battery, sump pump backup battery, wheelchair battery, solar/off-the-grid battery, and similar.
Regular generators and inverter generators are very similar devices that convert the chemical energy of the fossil fuel into mechanical energy (rotation of the internal combustion engine and electric generator) and mechanical energy into electric energy.
However, although their operation is very similar, internally there are several, very important differences...
BCI Group GC2 and Group GC2H batteries are heavy-duty, deep cycle batteries commonly used in golf carts and other automotive applications. Also, they are often used as deep cycle batteries in marine applications, off-the-grid applications, for powering medical and security systems, and similar.
Although they are by definition 3-cell 6V batteries, GC2 and GC2H batteries are sometimes offered as 12V batteries (mostly lithium 4-cell batteries) for building 24V, 36V, and 48V battery packs with fewer batteries.
48V lithium golf cart batteries offer many benefits including some serious weight savings, more efficient battery chemistry, a larger number of charging/discharging cycles, faster charging, longer range, etc.
However, the price of 48V lithium golf cart batteries is higher than the price of the 48V lead-acid golf cart battery pack - at least in the beginning. In the long run, 48V lithium batteries save both money and time ...
The car battery provides energy not only for cranking the engine, but it also powers a broad range of devices that may be turned on when the engine is off, even when the car is locked, like GPS units, alarms, and other security systems, multimedia devices, lights, etc.
While car batteries feature a nominal voltage of 12 volts, in real life, this voltage can be anywhere from just a few volts (or even 0 volts!) to almost or even slightly over 15 volts. The exact battery voltage depends on the engine being turned On or Off and the battery's charge condition, age, load, temperature, etc.
YTX20L-BS and YTX20HL-BS batteries are very similar starting batteries commonly used as a PowerSport battery, motorcycle battery, and for all applications that require a relatively compact battery that is able to crank small to medium size gas and diesel engines.
YTX20L-BS and YTX20HL-BS share many features and are, in most cases, interchangeable. But, it is good to know their performances and differences.
Electric golf carts are powered by onboard battery packs which must be replaced from time to time. Commonly, electric golf carts use 36 volts and 48 volts electric systems, although 72 volts electric golf carts are becoming more and more popular.
Electric golf cart battery packs are based on 6V, 8V, and 12V lead-acid batteries, although in recent times, 12V, 24V, 36V, and 48V golf cart lithium batteries are also being manufactured. So, how many batteries are in a 48-volt golf cart?
BCI Group 49 or Group H8 are very popular car/truck batteries, commonly used not only as starting/cranking batteries but also as dual-purpose batteries, used for powering various loads while the main engine is turned off, like various winches, pumps, multimedia devices, etc.
While BCI Group 49 and Group H8 (or Group L5 or Group 88L5) are considered interchangeable, there are few important differences one has to know before buying any of these batteries.
Conversion between Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) and Amp Hours (Ah) is not a direct one, for one very simple reason: Cold Cranking Amps describe the ability of the battery to provide strong currents required for starting/cranking of internal combustion engines, usually for 30 seconds, while Amp Hours (Ah) describes the capacity of the battery and its ability to provide certain current for, usually, 20 hours.
Basically, Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) and Amp Hours (Ah) both describe the capacity of the battery and its ability to provide current for some time - they are just two extremes of the battery usage.
YTX30L-BS batteries are very popular starting batteries often used not only in high-end motorcycles and smaller cars but also in lawn tractors, ATVs, smaller boats, and similar.
YTX30L-BS batteries are manufactured by many brands and are available at many online and hardware stores and getting a new one should not be a problem. However, before getting a new one, it is good to learn a thing or two about these batteries...
Lawn mower, tractor, and garden starting batteries are used for starting/cranking internal combustion engines and sometimes for powering other electric loads, including lights, smaller winches, various pumps, and similar devices.
When looking for a new battery, one must pay attention to several details in order to get the right battery that will serve well for years ahead.
394 Battery Equivalents and Replacements: LR936, SR936, SR936W, SR936SW, AG9, SG9, LR45, SR45 Batteries
394, LR936, SR936, SR936W, SR936SW, AG9, SG9, LR45, SR45, etc. batteries are small and compact button/coin-cell batteries commonly used in toys, micro-flashlights, watches, wearable electronics, remote controls, and similar.
These very popular batteries come in alkaline and silver-oxide chemistry, often sharing the same labels, leading to certain confusion among the users. But, with the most reputable brands producing excellent silver-oxide models, end-users should not have issues in getting the new 394 battery replacements.
EGO Power+ PST3040/PST3041/PST3042 2000W/3000W Nexus Portable Power Station is a large, powerful, and configurable high-output power station that may come very useful in many situations, including emergencies, job sites, camping, tailgating, and similar.
With the maximum of 2000 continuous output watts and the maximum of 3000 peek watts, EGO Power+ PST3040/PST3041/PST3042 2000W/3000W Nexus Portable Power Station offers the users a power source that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Dual fuel power generators are types of generators that can out-of-box use both gasoline or propane, which can be very helpful in emergencies where gasoline can be hard to find.
Also, propane as fuel has many advantages over gasoline - it is more environment friendly, it stocks up more easily, it is more engine-friendly fuel, etc.
DBPOWER DJS50 800A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter is a very practical multifunction device that can come in handy in many situations.
DBPOWER DJS50 is a rather compact and lightweight portable car jump starter that can crank surprisingly large engines and that can be also used as a portable power bank, as an LED flashlight with several modes, and it even comes with a compass. Thanks to its safety features, specifications, and price, DBPOWER DJS50 is one of the most popular car jump starters on the market.
2000 Watt portable inverter generators are very popular units, offering reliable power from rather compact devices at an acceptable weight.
While 2000 Watt inverter generators differ in features and specifications, finding the best one often depends on personal needs, requirements, but also a budget.
Since automotive, marine, and industrial batteries are commonly used for powering both AC and DC loads, many people actually wonder if the simple car or marine battery is AC or DC power source?
This time, the answer is very simple.
Renogy AGM, Pure Gel, and Hybrid Gel 12V 200Ah Deep Cycle Batteries are large and heavy, sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries that feature the same nominal voltage and capacity, but also differ in electrolyte type.
All three batteries are intended for off-the-grid applications, security, and medical systems, as trolling batteries, RV house batteries, and similar. Although very similar, they do differ, and knowing these differences is very important when choosing the right battery.
Lithium 2CR5 battery is a very popular 6V non-rechargeable lithium battery commonly used not only in cameras and other photo equipment, but also in some flashlights, security systems, toys, and similar.
2CR5 battery features other common labels like 5032LC, EL2CR5, DL245, 6203, KL2CR5, etc., but in order to avoid confusion, they are always labeled as 2CR5 batteries (according to the IEC standard) and sometimes with 5032LC (according to the ANSI standard).
A-size battery or A-cell battery is a cylindrical battery that is rarely used directly in tools and appliances, but as a part of custom battery packs, it can be found in toys, tools, electric bikes and scooters, and similar.
A-size battery comes in various chemistries, featuring different terminal types, leading to some confusion. Also, batteries of similar sizes, like 2/3A, 4/3A, and similar, are also very popular.
Lithium 3.0 volts non-rechargeable CR2430 batteries are button/coin-cell type of batteries, commonly used in watches, fitness wearable electronics, car keys, remote controllers, healthcare devices, dog collars, as backup battery and similar.
CR2430 battery is rather common, but it is often labeled using other labels. Also, the round 2430 battery can be found in other chemistries, even rechargeable ones, leading to some confusion in users.
Power inverters for cars and trucks are becoming increasingly popular due to the large number of devices and gadgets that must be powered or at least occasionally charged while in the car.
As such, car power inverters should feature a car cigarette lighter adapter plug (12V DC) providing high-speed charging for smartphones, tablets, cameras, drones, but also for laptops and similar devices. However, due to the power limitations of the car cigarette lighter adapter, the output power of car inverters is also limited.
Ampere Time 24V 100Ah LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Lithium Battery is a large and powerful, but also rather lightweight deep cycle battery, intended for various off-the-grid and outdoors applications and activities.
Ampere Time 24V 100Ah LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Lithium Battery features an intelligent Battery Management System (BMS) that protects the battery from unwanted events, improving the safety considerably. Also, if required, this battery may be connected in series (48V 100Ah battery pack) and in parallel (24V, up to 400Ah battery pack).
CR1220 battery is a very popular non-rechargeable lithium 3.0V button/coin cell battery, commonly used in keychain LED flashlights, thermometers, key-less remotes, medical scales, PDAs, heart rate monitors, cameras, and other electronic equipment.
CR1220 batteries are much more common than BR1220 batteries - they share the same physical dimensions, but they differ in chemistry and thus have different characteristics in terms of battery capacity, voltage, operating temperature, self-discharge rate, etc.
Space heaters are commonly used for heating tents, RVs, offices, rooms, cars, and even homes and apartments. They directly convert chemical or electrical energy into heat, warming up the desired area. Since space heaters directly convert chemical energy into heat, they are simple, reliable, and rather affordable, but also they are not as efficient as, for example, Air Conditioning units.
Battery operated heaters can be of great help when camping or being off-the-grid by keeping You warm during long, cold days and nights. Right? Well, things are not that simple ...
CR1620 battery is a lithium non-rechargeable button/coin cell battery, often used in car keys, digital watches, remote controllers, credit-card size devices, micro-LED flashlights, toys, as CMOS/motherboard battery, and similar.
CR1620 battery is manufactured by practically all of the most popular and reputable battery brands and finding the new one should not be a problem. However, not all manufacturers use the same label for their CR1620 batteries, leading to some confusion among the users.
Watts to BTU and BTU to Watts conversions are commonly required when calculating the power of devices that are used for air heating and cooling, like various AC units and electric heaters.
'Slight' issue is the fact that BTU is a unit of energy, while watts are a unit of power, and they can't directly be converted.
While HP is a unit of power, kWh is a unit of energy and direct conversion of these two units is not possible, without introducing the third parameter - time (T[s]).
kWh to HP and HP to kWh conversions are very important when both power and energy of internal combustion engines are transferred, stored, and compared with the energy and power of electric motors, inverters, pumps, winches, and other similar units that are powered by electric energy.
Lithium CR2032 is a very popular non-rechargeable lithium 3.0 V battery, often used in watches, calculators, medical equipment, remote controls, and other smaller electronic devices. Due to its very long shelf life (5-10+ years) and stable voltage, it is often used as a memory battery in computers, servers, cameras, and other high-end electronic devices.
Thanks to its high demand and many manufacturers that offer these batteries, there is slight confusion regarding CR2032 battery equivalents and replacements. No wonder, since one can find batteries labeled as CR2032, DL2032, BR2032, ML2032, LiR2032, LR2032, E-CR2032, SB-T51, 5004LC, etc.
BR1225 and CR1225 batteries are very popular lithium 3.0V button/coin cell batteries, commonly used in thermometers, dog collars, key-less remotes, PDAs, medical scales, heart rate monitors, remote controls, motherboards, and other electronic equipment.
Both BR1225 and CR1225 batteries share the same physical dimensions, but they differ in chemistry and thus have slightly different performances regarding capacity, voltages, operating temperature, self-discharge rate, shelf life, and similar.
Power generators are used when electric power is needed and mains power is not present - when camping, tailgating, in emergencies, and similar.
One of the very important features of power generators is - noise level. A loud power generator can be very annoying, especially when working for a longer period of time. On the other hand, a quiet power generator is a robust and reliable, but almost silent unit, giving peace of mind in more ways than just one ...
6-Volt lantern battery is a heavy-duty rectangular battery, commonly used in camping lanterns (hence the name) and similar flashlights, but also in various other applications where high-capacity, heavy-duty batteries are required.
As usual, 6-volt lantern batteries come in several chemistries and are often labeled differently, which may cause some confusion among the consumers.
Lead-acid and lithium 100 Amp-Hour batteries are commonly used in automotive, marine, industrial, and off-the-grid applications as starting, dual-purpose and very often, as deep-cycle batteries.
Since they commonly used in many critical systems (medical, security, etc.) many people wonder how long can a 100Ah battery last under a certain load.
Regardless of the car battery type or brand, from time to time it may become necessary to recharge the car battery using the battery charger. Was the battery discharged due to the parasite load, multimedia devices, or for some other reason, is not the topic of this article.
However, if that happens several times over a short period of time, check the alternator and the rest of the electric system of your car.
LR1130 is a very popular button/coin cell battery, often used in remote controls, car keys, garage openers, micro LED flashlights, calculators, toys, etc.
Since it is so popular, practically all battery brands manufacture LR1130 batteries, but they also use many other labels, including LR1131, LR54, SR1130, SR1130SW, AG10, 390, 389, 387, 189, etc. leading to certain confusion among the consumers.
AAAA batteries are small, cylindrical batteries commonly used in small electronic devices like calculators, flashlights, laser pointers, game controllers, and similar.
Like similar, but larger, AA and AAA batteries, AAAA batteries also come in different chemistries, offering different performances and features, but also different prices.
Here is a simple volts and amps to watts calculator, with short explanations, formulas, and charts.
Unit conversions sometimes can be difficult, but with most basic electric units like voltage, current, and power, things are almost always very simple. Almost always...
Refrigerators and freezers are used for preserving the food, cooling down beverages, and for other similar tasks. When the mains power is gone, refrigerators and freezers stop, with all the stored food and drinks being in jeopardy.
Regardless if You have a fridge that you want to keep operational during a power outage or you want to have a fridge or freezer running when camping, it is vital to know the power and energy requirements of your unit.
AIMS Power 12V Lithium Batteries are intended for deep cycle applications that require lightweight batteries that tolerate relatively strong charging/discharging currents and a very large number of charging/discharging cycles, like off-the-grid applications, RV house batteries, trolling motor batteries, electric vehicle batteries, and similar.
Despite being able to withstand relatively strong currents for deep cycle lithium batteries, AIMS Power 12V lithium batteries should NOT be used as cranking/starting batteries.
Lithium CR1632 battery is a non-rechargeable button/coin cell battery, based on the manganese-dioxide lithium chemistry, featuring a nominal voltage of 3.0 volts.
Lithium CR1632 battery is a very popular battery, commonly used in car keys, remote devices, toys, calculators, digital watches, as CMOS battery and similar. It is quite a common battery, and easy to obtain. But, it also comes with different labels, causing some confusion among the users.
CR1216 battery is a coin/button cell non-rechargeable type of battery, often used in small appliances and devices like watches, calculators, remote controls, credit-card sized devices, and similar.
CR1216 battery has many other labels, often leading to confusion about which battery is the right one. These labels often include DL1216, ECR1216, BR1216, KCR1216, LM1216, 280-208, 5034LC, etc.
1/2 AA and 14250 batteries are very popular small, cylindrical batteries, commonly used in electronic meters, security systems, medical equipment, baby movement monitors, dog collars, compact EDC flashlights, and similar.
1/2 AA and 14250 batteries are very similar batteries that their labels are often used interchangeably. 1/2 AA and 14250 batteries share practically the same dimensions, but they differ in exact battery chemistry and hence battery's characteristics and performances.
SI prefixes are very important in electrical engineering but also in everyday life. Their use is relatively easy, but it can also cause many problems when done incorrectly.
Watts to kilowatts, kilowatts to megawatts, and other conversions are very important when electric energy and power of electric motors, pumps, winches, inverters, batteries, and other devices are being calculated, planned, transferred, or being used. SI prefixes help significantly, especially when dealing with very large or very small values.
BCI Group 75 batteries are automotive and light industry batteries, designed mostly as either starting or dual-purpose batteries with very good starting features.
As such, BCI Group 75 batteries are commonly used in cars, light trucks, and other vehicles where they are used for starting internal combustion engines, but also for powering various other loads like pumps, winches, lights, etc.
Unit conversions in electrical engineering are very important, it is relatively easy, but it can also cause many problems when planning or troubleshooting systems.
HP to kW conversion is very important when energy and power of internal combustion engines are compared or transferred between energy and power of electric motors, pumps, winches, inverters, and other devices being powered by electric energy.
Group 48 (H6, L3, 66L3) batteries are mid-range batteries commonly used as automotive, marine, and light industrial batteries, as starting or dual-purpose batteries and for powering various electric and electronic devices while the main engine(s) are turned off or while the mains power is not present.
Most BCI Group 48 (H6, L3, 66L3) batteries are designed as maintenance-free, spill-proof AGM batteries with increased resistance to vibrations and mechanical shocks (when compared with the older wet/flooded lead-acid batteries).
Microwave ovens are very popular kitchen appliances commonly used for cooking and/or heating food and beverages. Microwave ovens are also very efficient devices, which is very important in many ways.
Due to their convenient nature, microwave ovens are commonly used when camping, on the boats, in the RVs and similar, leading many people to ask themselves, how many watts their microwave ovens actually use?
SR41 and LR41 batteries are small, button/coin cell batteries often used in digital thermometers, wrist watches, toys, small LED flashlights, wearable electronics, remote controls, and similar devices.
These batteries are available on the market in several chemistries, featuring similar, but not the same discharge characteristics and are often labeled differently by their manufacturers, leading to some confusion by their users.
Group 47 (H5, L2, 55L2) batteries are medium size batteries, mostly used in automotive and light industrial applications as cranking or dual-purpose batteries for starting mid-range diesel and gas engines and for powering various electric and electronic devices while the main engine(s) are turned off.
Most BCI Group 47 (H5, L2, 55L2) batteries are designed as spill-proof, maintenance-free AGM batteries, but there are also other models on the market as well.
BTX5L-BS batteries are small and compact cranking batteries very often used for starting small gas internal combustion engines in Powersports applications, for starting small power generators, lawn mowers, and for all other applications where the electric start of small engines is preferred over manual starting.
BTX5L-BS are also labeled as YTX5L-BS, CTX5L-BS, GTX5L-BS, PTX5L-BS, STX5L-BS, etc, with the YTX5L-BS being the most common one.
A27/MN27 battery is a small, cylindrical, non-rechargeable battery, commonly used in car alarms, remote controls, garage door openers, glucose and blood pressure monitors, telecommunication devices, headsets, toys, etc.
According to the IEC standard, this battery label is 8LR732, since internally, it consists of 8 (eight) LR732 (or LR632) batteries connected in series.
TVs are not used any more for just 'watching a TV' - they are used for 'watching TV', but also for media streaming, for gaming, as communication devices, part of security systems, etc. - it is vital to know how many watts and energy in general they require.
Regardless if You are worried about your electric bill or you want to watch TV during power outages, we bring You the TV wattage comparison chart taking into account TV sizes and technologies.
Choosing 'the best' car battery can be somewhat confusing, since just like cars, car batteries come in various sizes, shapes and also differ in terminal types and orientation, exact chemistry, CCA/MCA features, battery type, etc.
Picking the right battery means having the battery that will do its job for years to come, without leaving the user stranded with the dead car battery when needed the most.
SR616SW/321 are button/coin-cell batteries, commonly used in wrist watches, PDAs, calculators, credit card size devices, and other low-drain, continuous operation devices.
SR616SW/321 are fairly popular batteries, almost always available at hardware stores and online shops. However, many manufacturers use their own labels, leading to confusion regarding these batteries.
Conversions between electrical units are usually simple and straightforward - take a formula, write down values, and let the calculator do the rest.
However, in real life, things are not always that simple, especially when converting units that require at least one unit to be known. If You wish to know more about converting watts to amps, amps to watts, volt-amps to watts, and similar, read carefully...
Many people wonder what is the required size of the power generator in order to run an air conditioner without any power issues.
2000-watt inverter generators are popular, compact, and affordable portable units that are used in many situations, leading to the question, will a 2000 watt generator run an air conditioner in the case of a power outage?
BCI Group 78 batteries is a group of car and light trucks batteries but also used in marine and light industrial applications as starting and as general, dual-purpose batteries.
BCI Group 78 batteries are often used in 'Stop-and-Go' automotive applications, requiring the batteries to provide large currents very often and to be recharged quickly - such applications require tough and durable, high-quality batteries.
Lead-Acid and Lithium YTX12-BS, BTX12-BS, ETX12, CTX12-BS, STX12-BS, PTX12-BS Battery Equivalents, and Cross Reference Charts
YTX12-BS is a very popular Powersports and motorcycle battery, often used in ATVs, smaller boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles, power generators, lawn tractors, and similar applications as starting battery for small gas and even diesel internal combustion engines.
YTX12-BS is the most common label used for batteries of this size, but its label also differs among the manufacturers. When looking for a new one, pay attention to details, since there are similarly labeled batteries with different dimensions, terminal orientation, specifications, and other important details.
CR-P2, BR-P2, 5024LC, 223A, CR17-33 batteries are very popular non-rechargeable lithium batteries, commonly used in photo and film cameras, medical systems, security systems, standby devices and other applications where reliable and strong source or energy is required, even after a long time of being stored away.
CR-P2, BR-P2, 5024LC, 223A, CR17-33 are made by practically all most reputable battery brands and can be easily found at most hardware and online shops. But, since manufacturers use several, often non-standardized labels, to describe these batteries, some confusion may arise ...
ExpertPower EXP12330 is a very popular BCI Group U1 battery, featuring a nominal voltage of 12 volts and a nominal capacity of 34.4 Ah and 10h capacity of 33 Ah - hence the label EXP12330.
ExpertPower EXP12330 is a maintenance-free, spill-proof Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM), Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) battery, commonly used in standby and float applications and even as starting battery for smaller gas engines.
SR527, SR527S, SR527SW, SR64, 319, LR527, LR64 are very small button cell batteries that often used in wrist watches, toys, remotes, and similar low drain devices.
These batteries are manufactured by the most battery brands and are easy to find in the local hardware stores and online shops, just be sure to order the battery of the right size and chemistry.
Lithium electric trolling motor batteries offer many advantages over lead-acid batteries, including lightweight design, a large number of charging/discharging cycles, a very low self-discharge rate, more constant output voltage, almost no capacity loss with the current increase, etc.
Also, lithium trolling batteries still have some issues, like high initial price and safety concerns. For safety reasons, lithium trolling motor batteries are almost exclusively Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries featuring built-in Battery Management Systems (BMS), protecting the battery from unwanted events like short circuit, overcharge, over-discharge, and similar.
Portable generators with 120/240V 50A (14-50R) plug and the list of other ports (L14-30R, L5-30R, 5-20R, 12VDC, etc.) are large, sturdy and powerful units, capable of providing plenty of energy over a longer period of time.
50 Amp portable generators are often used as RV generators, camping generators, in emergencies, on the construction sites and similar. They are usually powered by gas or gas/propane combination (dual-fuel models), with some larger industrial/commercial models featuring diesel engines.
2000 watt generators are a very popular class of power generators, featuring acceptable price, long runtime on a single gas tank, quiet operation, simple maintenance etc., and are thus often used for camping, boating, fishing trips, in RVs, etc. Also, they are often used in emergencies.
Thus, many people wonder what household appliances their 2000 watt power generators may run and for how long.
When powering home appliances using power generators and power stations, it is of utmost importance to know how much power our appliances require in order to operate properly and to avoid issues of overloading the power generators and power stations.
Our appliances chart includes the most common appliances, tools, gadgets used at homes, RVs, on the boats/yachts, during camping, etc.
WindyNation BAT-NSAP12-100 is 12V 100Ah Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) BCI Group 31 battery, designed for various off-the-grid, float and deep-cycle applications like solar/wind battery, UPS backup battery, security/medical battery, RV house battery, electric trolling motor battery, etc.
Due to its balanced design and features, WindyNation BAT-NSAP12-100 is one of the most popular deep-cycle AGM batteries in its class, offering the users very good performances and affordable price.
BCI Groups U1 and U1R batteries are general purpose batteries often used in medical and security applications, in wheelchairs, electric scooters, golf carts, lawnmowers, and other garden tools, camping, etc.
BCI group U1 and U1R batteries are mostly AGM and Gel-Cell batteries with wet/flooded batteries being phased out. Also, lithium-ion U1 batteries are appearing on the market, offering higher capacity, a larger number of charging/discharging cycles, and lower weight, but they also cost more, at least initially.
YTX14-BS, BTX14-BS, CTX14-BS, STX14-BS, PTX14-BS Battery Equivalents, Replacements, and Cross Reference Chart
YTX14-BS is a very popular Powersports battery, often used in motorcycles, ATVs, smaller boats, snowmobiles, power generators, and similar applications as starting battery for smaller gas and even diesel internal combustion engines.
YTX14-BS is the most common label used for these batteries, but its label also differs among the manufacturers, so be careful when getting a new one, since there are similarly labeled batteries with different dimensions, terminal orientation, specifications, and similar.
BCI Groups 51 and 51R batteries are very popular automotive starting and dual-purpose batteries, and are often being used as general-purpose/auxiliary batteries in various applications requiring stable and reliable power sources.
Although Groups 51 and 51R batteries have their size defined, their size tends to vary a little bit - some manufacturers optimized their batteries for certain applications, and make them slightly smaller (easier fit) or even larger (better performances). So, before ordering a certain model, check the actual size of the battery and the size of your battery compartment.
Many people wonder if the car battery can die while driving, especially after their car battery died while driving. Obviously, answer is 'Yes, a car battery can die while driving'.
A cood car starting or dual purpose battery should not die while driving, but although it is rare event, it happens. There are many reasons why a car battery dies while driving, here are the few most common ones...
XS Power D3400 is very popular automotive BCI group 34 battery, commonly used in cars, trucks, RVs and other similar vehicles as the starting battery and as the battery for powering high power electronics including winches, stereos, pumps, lights and similar.
XS Power D3400 is Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Sealed Lead Acid battery with increased tolerance to vibrations and designed as spill proof battery being able to operate in almost any position.
Most cars still use lead-acid batteries of some kind - wet/flooded, AGM or even Gel-cells, but these batteries over time lose their capacity and the ability to start the engine.
Since quality car batteries are not cheap, many people wonder how they can recondition a car battery at home. Reconditioning car batteries at home can be done successfully, but this also depends on the battery type, its use, age, current condition and similar.
Solar panel kits are great solution for powering hungry electric and electronic devices in various off-the-grid situations like camping, taking fishing trips, or simply when having issues with mains power.
Solar panel kits consists of one or more solar panels, power/charge controller and one or more deep cycle batteries for storing electric energy and are usually combination of solar panel/power (charge) controller/battery or solar panel/power station.
BCI Group 94R batteries are very popular automotive and light industrial batteries, commonly used on the passenger and light commercial vehicles. BCI Group 94R batteries are also known as H7, L4 and/or LN4 batteries.
They are often installed on vehicles manufactured by BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen etc. As such, BCI Group 94R batteries are designed to be maintenance free batteries, to be able to provide strong starting current even in low temperature conditions, to accept charge quickly, to power broad range of onboard electronics, to endure automatic start-stop applications etc.
Renogy manufactures several 12V 100Ah deep cycle batteries differing in chemistry, dimensions, electrical characteristics, warranty, price and other important features.
Renogy 12V 100Ah deep cycle batteries may be found as Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, Gel cell batteries (two different models) and as lithium iron phosphate batteries (also two different models). Each battery type has its pros and cons, and knowing them is important for choosing the right battery for the right task.
Lithium ion 21700 batteries are very popular 3.6-3.7 volts batteries for high drain devices that also require long lasting batteries in terms of constant voltage, battery capacity, low self-discharge rate, and large number of charging and discharging cycles.
21700 lithium rechargeable batteries come in many versions differing in the their chemistry, battery capacity, maximum pulse and continuous drain current, maximum charging current, protective electronics, battery terminals etc.
Weize 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM and Gel batteries are two very similar models of non-spillable, sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries, differing in electrolyte, size, terminals and few more details.
Although these two batteries are intended for general use and can be even used interchangeably, it is important to know their differences and avoid confusion and potential power issues.
Optima 35 RedTop is very popular and lightweight AGM starting battery featuring rather specific 'spiral-wound' cells technology, ensuring high vibration resistance, spill proof design, faster recharging, high CCA and MCA etc.
Optima 35 RedTop is used in cars, RVs, trucks, boats etc as strong and reliable starting battery. Despite having excellent RC value for the battery of this capacity, it should not be used in deep cycle applications.
D cell battery is cylindrical battery introduced in 1898 and used in variety of high-drain applications including flashlights, toys, radio receivers and transmitters, medical devices, security systems etc.
Most common label for this battery is 'D-cell', but others labels are used as well, like 'flashlight battery', MN1300, MX1300, LR20, R20, 13A, 13D, Type 373, BA-30 etc.
Universal Power Group (UPG) UB121000 AGM battery is large and heavy battery intended for standby and cyclic use in off-the-grid, marine, security, solar, wind, medical and similar applications.
UPG UB121000 belongs to BCI Group 27 and is Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery of spill proof design that can be mounted in any position, with increased resistance to mechanical shocks and vibrations.
BCI Group 35 batteries are very popular battery size of lead-acid batteries, commonly used in cars, trucks, RVs, and other similar applications as starting or dual-purpose batteries.
These batteries, especially dual purpose, and deep cycle batteries, are often used in other applications as well, like UPS batteries, wheelchair batteries, security system backup batteries, medial applications, off-the-grid, etc.
The most popular BCI Group 35 batteries are Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, but the lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are slowly entering the market, at least for deep cycle applications.
SR516, SR516SW, SR62, LR516, LR62, 317 button cell batteries are often used in wrist watches, toys, remotes, and similar low drain devices.
These batteries are manufactured by almost all most reputable battery brands and are easy to find at online shops and local hardware stores.
C cell batteries and 26500 batteries are physically very similar batteries - they are cylindrical batteries commonly used at home appliances, toys, flashlights, musical instruments etc.
C cell batteries and 26500 batteries differ in chemistry type and thus their nominal voltage, capacity, internal resistance (drain type), shelf life, use and similar.
BCI Group 8D batteries are large and heavy commercial batteries, often used for off-the-grid applications, as solar batteries, as RV house batteries, for security, medical and standby applications, for powering various industrial vehicles and applications etc.
BCI Group 8D lead-acid batteries are commonly Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) or Gel-Cell Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) 8D batteries being relatively rare.