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 Post subject: General Information
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:01 pm 
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Make sure that you have enough batteries on hand. You can never have enough batteries: A,AA,AAA,C,D,9V, and Lantern Style. Don't forget the replacement lightbulbs for the flashlights. Your flashlight won't be any good with those new, fresh batteries, if you don't have a replacement lightbulb, when the old one goes dead.

Another thing to consider is the use of disposable or rechargable batteries. If you go 'rechargable' consider a solar charger. The other kind will need electricity and that is most likely the reason you are considering the extra supply of batteries in the first place ... NO electricity! There are plenty of options in styles of solar chargers. Some places you can find solar chargers are:

Northern Tool & Equipment:
http://tinyurl.com/yd5mfc

Sundance Solar
http://store.sundancesolar.com/unsobachwime.html


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:02 pm 
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Original post by 'Corky52':

:arrow: Super site for information on batteries-
Long and way more information than I've seen anyplace else.
http://jgdarden.com/batteryfaq/carfaq.htm


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http://www.batterystuff.com/tutorial_battery.html

Battery Tutorial
GREAT information on batteries: types of, safety and use.


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http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/12volt/12volt.htm

What's a battery?
Sure, we all know what a battery is.... it's that thing that goes dead when you leave the headlights on overnight! Actually, there's a little more to it than that, so perhaps a review of battery basics is in order here.. (Continued at link above)


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 Post subject: Deep Cycle Battery FAQ
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:19 pm 
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Northern Arizona Wind & Sun
http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/Battery_FAQ.htm

Note: This page is copyrighted. Topics include: (Go to link, above for in-depth information!)

What is a Battery?
Types of Batteries
Battery Lifespan
Starting, Marine, or Deep Cycle?
Deep Cycle Battery as a Starting Battery?
What Batteries are made of
Industrial Batteries (fork lift type)
Sealed Batteries
Battery Size Codes
Gel Cells (and why we don't like them)
AGM Batteries (and why we do like them)
Temperature Effects
Cycles vs Lifespan
Amp Hours - what are they?
Battery Voltages
Battery Charging (Here is where we get into the real meat)
Charge Controllers (for wind/solar)
Mini Factoids - Some small facts about batteries
The subject of batteries could take up many pages. All we have room for here is a basic overview of batteries commonly used with photovoltaic power systems. These are nearly all various variations of Lead-Acid batteries. For a very brief discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of these and other types of batteries, such as NiCad, NiFe (Nickel-Iron), etc. go to our Batteries for Deep Cycle Applications page. These are sometimes referred to as "deep discharge" or "deep cell" batteries. The correct term is deep cycle.

A printable version of this page will be available in Adobe PDF format when we finish updating this page for downloading and printing: Most of the charts have small images for faster downloading. To see the full size picture, just click on the small one.


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 Post subject: Re: General Information
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:02 pm 
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Batteries: General Info

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Best Batteries for Emergency Preparedness
http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2014/01/know-batteries.html

Image Stock rechargeable batteries! This has long been dispensed as preparedness advice. The reasoning behind this advice is of course to have the ability to recharge the batteries for additional use once exhausted. If the stores are closed or you can’t get to them for more batteries at least you can rely on stash of rechargeable batteries. Depending on how the long the power is out, they may last you just long enough to get you by with a few modern conveniences like flashlights, headlamps and radios.

At present, there are four main types of rechargeable batteries that are commonly available for use in place of disposable batteries in electronic equipment. There is also larger Lead-Acid batteries (auto and RV) which are also rechargeable but for the purposes of this article I am only covering smaller consumer dry cell batteries. Rechargeable batteries are not all equal, each has it’s own positives and negatives, so which kind should you get? Keep reading and I will break down the different types of batteries for you below! --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---


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