*Battery Systems’s Expert Phillip Hernandez is CHARGED UP today! Join us to learn about Battery Charging + Battery Charging Solutions from Battery Systems! If you’re customers have battery charging fever Phillip Hernandez has the prescription. It’s the new Summit Series 2 Bluetooth capable chargers from Lester / Battery Systems!
*Battery System’s customer partner / Off Grid Solar Specialist Brooke Hanner from Offline Solar Electric is on the show to walk us through Off grid solar, grid tied with battery back up, How It All Works? Full battery back up or Partial battery back up? What make most sense? Do we size off grid off the average daily energy use OR do we need to size the battery system for the MAX use day? Find out today with Brooke Hanner!
*Battery System’s Expert Steven Esau joins us with great news. Are you traveling in the RV or car this summer season? If you decide to come visit and vacation Sunny Central Coast CA / Pismo / Morro Bay / or Wine Tasting in Paso Robles CA and come to realize once your here that your batteries are down, FEAR NOT! Battery Systems is here to save the day. Our professional team is ready to help you with your battery needs. Easy to pull up the vehicle and we’ll do the rest. Battery Systems Single Source Solution is in full effect at our Central Coast branches. Thank you for the awesome BSI Central Coast update Mr. Steven Esau!
Episode 46 – Aired 06-22-2019 – Tune in to Power Talk FM/96.7 & AM/1400 Saturdays: 11AM to Noon P.S.T. for the
“ALL THINGS ENERGY STORAGE SHOW”
#quit job #NYC #ADG
Episode 2: There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel (The Grind)
I quit my job! You heard me right. After 8 years, I quit my job and thought it would be great, not only to film this life changing event, but to share it with the world.There’s also a cool short film in this episode that covers my horrible commute, one that many New Yorkers should be able to relate to. Even though my work family has treated me all these years, it’s on to greener pastures working for #ADG and excited for this new adventure ahead!
John “Toast” Oast from Fishyaker.com discusses the usefulness of having a portable digital device battery charger while kayak fishing. He specifically shows us a Pocket Juice 4000mAh charger with an Okuma Water Wolf video camera. For more kayak fishing and rigging videos visit Fishyaker.com or the Fishyaker Youtube channel
↓There can be a fair amount of confusion about the best way to store an RV Battery during the off season. In this episode I break it down to simplify the process and make some nice product recommendations along the way. In most scenarios the RV’er is storing his battery during the cold winter months and typically not during the hot summer months. The methods can adapted to either situation, hot or cold. The summer heat can damage a battery as much as poorly stored battery during the cold months.
↓The bottom line is to keep the battery case and posts clean and keeping the battery properly charged during the storage process . If your battery is going to be stored in the RV during the winter months you will want to make sure that it has a full charge and this will prevent it from freezing. Some have said that an RV Battery will freeze if left in the RV during storage and that is not true unless the temperature drops way below Zero.
↓If you decide to store the battery in the RV, make sure the battery is disconnected from any electrical source that good drain the battery during storage. It might just be best to physically disconnect the battery cables altogether. If you are unsure of how to hook the battery cables up later then you could take a picture or draw a diagram. It is important that battery gets hooked up the same way it was connected was, assuming it was correct to begin with.
↓I would opt to store the battery in a garage or some place that has power to run a Trickle Charger. The stored battery should be fully charged prior to storage and then the charge should be maintain during the storage period. Today there are plenty of Hi Tech battery chargers available and I recommend to purchase a battery charger that will go into float mode after the battery is charged. If your charger has this capability your can leave it hooked up to the battery and plugged in for the off season with no harm being caused to the battery.
↓It is best to store the RV Battery away from any source away from sparks or open flames. Although today’s batteries can be stored on a concrete floor it is best to store it on a piece of wood, work bench or similar. Make sure the surface is protected if it is a nice surface you care about. It is pretty simple to store a battery for the off season.
I recommend Battery Tender and Noco battery chargers to maintain All of your Batteries. Click here for more information about both brands and to purchase from Amazon.
Bonus Content: The below content was briefly explained in the podcast. You can consider this some bonus content if you are thinking about changing to a different battery type.
Gel Cell vs. AGM (glass mat) batteries.
What Is A Gel Battery?
Before you can determine the pros and cons of a gel battery and how they will affect you, it’s important to understand what exactly a gel battery is. A gel battery is very similar to a traditional lead-acid battery with the addition of silica to the electrolyte to create the gel like substance. This thickening of the electrolyte means that gel batteries can be installed in a variety of positions and don’t emit as many fumes.
Pro Tip: This allows for gel batteries to be used in applications where ventilation is limited.
How Does It Work?
A gel battery (often referred to as a gel cell battery) is a lead-acid battery that is valve regulated. When the electrolyte is mixed with sulphuric acid and silica, it becomes a relatively stationary gel substance. This gel mixture allows the battery to utilize the acid and electrolyte in the same way it would with a traditional lead-acid battery, just without the added maintenance.