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Does the Battery Fuel Gauge Lie?
Battery Fuel Gauge: Factual or Fallacy?
Weird and Wonderful Batteries
What’s the Best Battery?
Will Secondary Batteries replace Primaries?
Four Renegades of Battery Failure
Advancements in Lead Acid
The Secrets of Battery Runtime
Can the Lead-acid Battery Compete in Modern Times?
Modern Lead Battery Systems
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
Basics You Should Know
BU-001: Sharing Battery Knowledge
Crash Course on Batteries
BU-101: When Was the Battery Invented?
BU-102: Early Innovators
BU-103: Global Battery Markets
BU-103a: Battery Breakthroughs: Myth or Fact?
BU-104: Getting to Know the Battery
BU-104a: Comparing the Battery with Other Power Sources
BU-104b: Battery Building Blocks
BU-104c: The Octagon Battery – What makes a Battery a Battery
BU-105: Battery Definitions and what they mean
BU-106: Advantages of Primary Batteries
BU-106a: Choices of Primary Batteries
BU-107: Comparison Table of Secondary Batteries
BU-201: How does the Lead Acid Battery Work?
BU-201a: Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM)
BU-202: New Lead Acid Systems
BU-203: Nickel-based Batteries
BU-204: How do Lithium Batteries Work?
BU-205: Types of Lithium-ion
BU-206: Lithium-polymer: Substance or Hype?
BU-206a: Finding the Optimal Runtime and Power Ratio of Li-ion
BU-208: Cycling Performance
BU-209: How does a Supercapacitor Work?
BU-210: How does the Fuel Cell Work?
BU-210a: Why does Sodium-sulfur need to be heated
BU-210b: How does the Flow Battery Work?
BU-211: Alternate Battery Systems
BU-212: Future Batteries
BU-213: Cycle Performance of NiCd, NiMH and Li-ion
BU-214: Summary Table of Lead-based Batteries
BU-215: Summary Table of Nickel-based Batteries
BU-216: Summary Table of Lithium-based Batteries
BU-217: Summary Table of Alternate Batteries
BU-218: Summary Table of Future Batteries
Packaging and Safety
BU-301: A look at Old and New Battery Packaging
BU-301a: Types of Battery Cells
BU-302: Series and Parallel Battery Configurations
BU-303: Confusion with Voltages
BU-304: Why are Protection Circuits Needed?
BU-304a: Safety Concerns with Li-ion
BU-304b: Making Lithium-ion Safe
BU-305: Building a Lithium-ion Pack
BU-306: What is the Function of the Separator?
BU-307: How does Electrolyte Work?
BU-308: Availability of Lithium
BU-309: How does Graphite Work in Li-ion?
BU-310: How does Cobalt Work in Li-ion?
BU-311: Battery Raw Materials
BU-401: How do Battery Chargers Work?
BU-401a: Fast and Ultra-fast Chargers
BU-402: What Is C-rate?
BU-403: Charging Lead Acid
BU-404: What is Equalizing Charge?
BU-405: Charging with a Power Supply
BU-406: Battery as a Buffer
BU-407: Charging Nickel-cadmium
BU-408: Charging Nickel-metal-hydride
BU-409: Charging Lithium-ion
BU-410: Charging at High and Low Temperatures
BU-411: Charging from a USB Port
BU-412: Charging without Wires
BU-413: Charging with Solar, Turbine
BU-413a: How to Store Renewable Energy in a Battery
BU-414: How do Charger Chips Work?
BU-415: How to Charge and When to Charge?
BU-501: Basics about Discharging
BU-501a: Discharge Characteristics of Li-ion
BU-502: Discharging at High and Low Temperatures
BU-503: How to Calculate Battery Runtime
BU-504: How to Verify Sufficient Battery Capacity
BU-601: How does a Smart Battery Work?
BU-602: How does a Battery Fuel Gauge Work?
BU-603: How to Calibrate a “Smart” Battery
BU-604: How to Process Data from a “Smart” Battery
The Battery and You
From Birth to Retirement
BU-701: How to Prime Batteries
BU-702: How to Store Batteries
BU-703: Health Concerns with Batteries
BU-704: How to Transport Batteries
BU-704a: Shipping Lithium-based Batteries by Air
BU-704b: CAUTION & Overpack Labels
BU-704c: Class 9 Label
BU-705: How to Recycle Batteries
BU-705a: Battery Recycling as a Business
BU-705b: Giving Batteries a Second Life
BU-706: Summary of Do’s and Don’ts
How to Prolong Battery Life
BU-801: Setting Battery Performance Standards
BU-801a: How to Rate Battery Runtime
BU-801b: How to Define Battery Life
BU-802: What Causes Capacity Loss?
BU-802a: How does Rising Internal Resistance affect Performance?
BU-802b: What does Elevated Self-discharge Do?
BU-802c: How Low can a Battery be Discharged?
BU-803: Can Batteries Be Restored?
BU-803a: Cell Matching and Balancing
BU-803b: What causes Cells to Short?
BU-803c: Loss of Electrolyte
BU-804: How to Prolong Lead-acid Batteries
BU-804a: Corrosion, Shedding and Internal Short
BU-804b: Sulfation and How to Prevent it
BU-804c: Acid Stratification and Surface Charge
BU-805: Additives to Boost Flooded Lead Acid
BU-806: Tracking Battery Capacity and Resistance as part of Aging
BU-806a: How Heat and Loading affect Battery Life
BU-807: How to Restore Nickel-based Batteries
BU-807a: Effect of Zapping
BU-808: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries
BU-808a: How to Awaken a Sleeping Li-ion
BU-808b: What causes Li-ion to die?
BU-808c: What the User Can Do
BU-809: How to Maximize Runtime
BU-810: What Everyone should Know about Aftermarket Batteries
Battery Testing and Monitoring
BU-901: Fundamentals in Battery Testing
BU-902: How to Measure Internal Resistance
BU-902a: How to Measure CCA
BU-903: How to Measure State-of-charge
BU-904: How to Measure Capacity
BU-905: Testing Lead Acid Batteries
BU-906: Testing Nickel-based Batteries
BU-907: Testing Lithium-based Batteries
BU-908: Battery Management System (BMS)
BU-909: Battery Test Equipment
BU-910: How to Repair a Battery Pack
BU-911: How to Repair a Laptop Battery
BU-912: How to Repair Mobile Phone Batteries
BU-913: How to Maintain Fleet Batteries
Batteries as Power Source
Amazing Value of a Battery
BU-1001: Batteries in Industries
BU-1002: Electric Powertrain, then and now
BU-1002a: Hybrid Electric Vehicles and the Battery
BU-1003: Electric Vehicle (EV)
BU-1004: Charging an Electric Vehicle
BU-1005: Does the Fuel Cell-powered Vehicle have a Future?
BU-1006: Cost of Mobile Power
BU-1007: Net Calorific Value
BU-1008: Working towards Sustainability
BU-1009: Battery Paradox - Afterword
BU-1104: About the Author
BU-1105: About Cadex
BU-1403: Author’s Creed
BU-1501 Battery History
BU-1502 Basics about Batteries
BU-1503 How to Maintain Batteries
BU-1504 Battery Test & Analyzing Devices
BU-1505 Short History of Cadex
Diagnostic Battery Management (DBM)
Battery Diagnostics On-the-fly
Making Battery State-of-health Transparent
Batteries will eventually die, but when and how?
Why does Pokémon Go rob so much Battery Power?
How to Care for the Battery
How to Rate Battery Runtime
Tesla’s iPhone Moment — How the Powerwall will Change Global Energy Use
Painting the Battery Green by giving it a Second Life
Charging without Wires — A Solution or Laziness
What everyone should know about Battery Chargers
A Look at Cell Formats and how to Build a good Battery
Battery Breakthroughs — Myth or Fact?
Rapid-test Methods that No Longer Work
Shipping Lithium-based Batteries by Air
How to make Batteries more Reliable and Longer Lasting
What causes Lithium-ion to die?
Safety of Lithium-ion Batteries
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
Batteries in a Portable World
Change-log of “Batteries in a Portable World,” 4th edition: Chapters 1 - 3
Change-log of “Batteries in a Portable World,” 4th edition: Chapters 4 - 10
Learning the basics about batteries - sponsored by Cadex Electronics Inc.
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