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Keep Batteries At Full Charge During Winter

  One of the most common mistakes during winter months is storing golf car batteries in a discharged state. A discharged battery in extremely cold temperatures will allow the electrolyte to freeze, causing it to expand. Electrolyte expansion can crack the battery case, causing a leak or complete battery failure. A fully charged battery has…

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Retail Stores Now Testing Autonomous Battery Operated Sweeper Scrubbers

According to a FOXBusiness report, Walmart is in the process of testing autonomous floor scrubbers. These electric vehicles are built by Brain Corp and utilize four six-volt flooded lead-acid batteries. Brain Corp reports that these vehicles feature multi-layer sensors that control navigation and their internal systems also learn from users to replicate multiple scrubbing routes.…

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Industry Investment And Closed-Loop Collection Increases Battery Recycling Rate

The Battery Council International released its National Recycling Rate Study which shows that lead batteries have a recycling rate of 99.3 percent. The industry’s state-of-the-art closed-loop collection and recycling system, along with industry investment, helped create the nearly perfect recycling rate for flooded lead-acid batteries. The study points out that in addition to keeping 1.7…

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U.S. Battery Manufacturing Switches To New Look With A Red Case And Cover

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is changing the appearance of its flooded lead-acid line of deep-cycle batteries to a bright red case and cover. The decision to move to an all red battery will eliminate the various colored cases and covers seen on several U.S. Battery models. This change will further help to streamline their wide-ranging product…

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Fire Safety Concerns Around Lithium Battery Powered Golf Cars

Concerns over fire safety around lithium batteries used in vehicles such as golf cars, particularly when used on public streets (LSV’s and NEV’s), are prompting firefighters to share information on extinguishing fires involving lithium batteries. While there have been no reported cases of fires from lithium powered golf cars, examples of automobile fires have given…

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How To Recycle A Flooded Lead-Acid Battery

Recycling Deep Cycle batteries is one of the most important aspects of owning or using battery powered machinery and vehicles. Flooded lead-acid batteries used in golf cars, automobiles, floor cleaning machines, RV’s and more, are recycled at the highest rate of any commercial product; a rate greater than 99 percent. Where to recycle batteries is…

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Proof Proper Maintenance Adds Years To Golf Car Batteries

In many retirement communities, electric golf cars are the major form of transportation. For one dealer, Jim’s Carts N Parts in Milton, Wisconsin, they train customers in performing proper maintenance procedures on the golf car batteries within the vehicles they sell.  While other golf car dealers hand out pamphlets on battery maintenance, Jim Naughton Sr.…

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