Learn About Batteries
Buy Batteries In A Portable World
Learn About Batteries – Contents
Basics You Should Know
Sharing Battery Knowledge
Crash Course on Batteries
When was the Battery Invented?
Global Battery Markets
Getting to Know the Battery
Comparing the Battery with other Power Sources
Choices of Primary Batteries
Comparison Table of Secondary Batteries
Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM)
New Lead Acid Systems
Types of Lithium-ion
Li-polymer Battery: Substance or Hype?
Fuel Cell Technology
The Miniature Fuel Cell
Alternate Battery Systems
Experimental Rechargeable Batteries
Packaging and Safety
A look at Old and New Battery Packaging
Types of Battery Cells
Serial and Parallel Battery Configurations
Confusion with Voltages
Safety Concerns with Li-ion
Building a Lithium-ion Pack
All about Chargers
Fast and Ultra-fast Chargers
What is the C-rate?
Charging Lead Acid
Charging with a Power Supply
Battery as a Buffer
Charging at High and Low Temperatures
Charging from a USB Port
Charging without Wires
Charging with Solar, Turbine
How to Charge and When to Charge?
Basics About Discharging
Calculating the Battery Runtime
Discharging at High and Low Temperatures
Inner Workings of a Smart Battery
Battery Fuel Gauge
The Battery and You
From Birth to Retirement
How to Prime Batteries
How to Store Batteries
Health Concerns with Batteries
How to Transport Batteries
How to Recycle Batteries
Battery Recycling as a Business
Summary of Do’s and Don’ts
How to Prolong Battery Life
Setting Battery Performance Standards
How to Rate Battery Runtime
How to Define Battery Life
How to Know End-of-Battery-Life
Battery Failure, Real or Perceived
Rising Internal Resistance
Premature Voltage Cut-off
Can Batteries be Restored?
How to Restore Lead-acid Batteries
Corrosion, Shedding and Internal Short
Sulfation and How to Prevent it
Water Loss, Acid Stratification and Surface Charge
Additives to Boost Flooded Lead Acid
Tracking Battery Capacity and Resistance as part of Aging
How Heat and Loading affect Battery Life
How to Restore Nickel-based Batteries
Effect of Zapping Nickel-cadmium
How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries
How to Awaken Sleeping Li-ion
How to Maximize Runtime
Aftermarket Batteries and what Everyone should Know
How to Repair a Battery Pack
How to Repair a Laptop Battery
Battery Testing and Monitoring
Difficulties with Testing Batteries
How to Measure Internal Resistance
How to Measure CCA (Cold Cranking Amp)
How to Measure State-of-charge
How to Measure Capacity
Testing Lead Acid Batteries
Testing Nickel-based Batteries
Testing Lithium-based Batteries
How to Monitor a Battery
How to Service Mobile Phone Batteries
How to Maintain Fleet Batteries
Battery Test Equipment
Batteries as Power Source
Amazing Value of a Battery
Batteries for Medical, Consumer, Hobbyist
Batteries for Transportation, Aerospace
Batteries for Stationary Use and Grid Storage
Battery for Personal and Fleet Use
How to Avoid Battery Failure
How to Calculate Battery Capacity
What is the Cost of Battery Power?
Cost of Power
Net Calorific Value of Fossil Fuel and Battery
Net Calorific Value
Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Batteries for Electric Cars
Availability of Lithium
Fuel Cell Vehicles
Hooked on Cheap Energy
About the Author
With Special Thanks
Recognizing Battery Capacity as the Missing Link
Managing Batteries for Warehouse Logistics
Caring for your Starter Battery
Giving Batteries a Second Life
How to Make Batteries in Medical Devices More Reliable
Possible Solutions for the Battery Problem on the Boeing 787
Impedance Spectroscopy Checks Battery Capacity in 15 Seconds
How to Improve the Battery Fuel Gauge
Examining Loading Characteristics on Primary and Secondary Batteries
Does the Battery Fuel Gauge Lie?
Battery Fuel Gauge: Factual or Fallacy?
Weird and Wonderful Batteries
Advancements in Lead Acid
What’s the Best Battery?
Will Secondary Batteries replace Primaries?
Four Renegades of Battery Failure
The Secrets of Battery Runtime
Can the Lead-acid Battery Compete in Modern Times?
Modern Lead Battery Systems
Explaining Lithium-ion Chemistries
Is Lithium-ion the Ideal Battery?
Pouch Cell - Small but not Trouble Free
The High-power Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion Safety Concerns
The Smart Battery
Will the Reusable Alkaline Battery have a Future?
Will the Fuel Cell have a Second Life?
How does Internal Resistance affect Performance?
The Battery and the Digital Load
Non-correctable Battery Problems
How to Service Two-way Radio Batteries
Memory: Myth or Fact?
How to Service Cell Phone Batteries
Advanced Battery Analyzers
Computerized Battery Testing
Rapid Testing Portable Batteries
Why do Different Test Methods Provide Dissimilar Readings?
Observing Batteries in Everyday Life
Wheeled and Stationary
What Causes Car Batteries to Fail?
Starting is Easy, but can I Steer and Brake?
Rapid Testing Automotive and Starter Batteries
Are Hybrid Cars Here to Stay?
Is the Electric Car Mature?
Comparing Battery Power
Batteries against Fossil Fuel
The Cost of Portable Power
Is Li-ion the Solution for the Electric Vehicle?
The Future Battery
Battery Testing Equipment
Learning the basics about batteries - sponsored by Cadex Electronics Inc.
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