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Battery Safety

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

In the 1960’s, Clayton Jacobsen II designed and constructed a machine that would bring fun, competition, and enjoyment to thousands of people for years to come. The creation of...

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Deep Cycle Batteries

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

First a quick industry lesson because not all batteries are created equally. 2 major catagories of batteries are “starting” and “deep cycling” and...

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Marine Batteries

LOW Maintenance vs. NO Maintenance – duh…

Posted by on Jun 10, 2011

Whenever the words “Maintenance Free” are used in a an advertisement or product description, in my head – Angels Sing, rainbows flash across the sky and Marisa Tomei...

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Battery Maintenance

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015

In short..? It means that particular charging manufacturer’s marketing department has been working overtime to come up with a way to make you think their technology is more...

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Recent Posts

How Are Deep Cycle Batteries Rated? Explained For Dummies!

How can I determine how much power a deep cycle battery has? Let’s first explain what a deep cycle battery is. A deep cycle battery is designed to provide a steady current of power over a longer period of time without being charged or recharged as does a regular engine starting battery. In one particular area of the battery construction, internally, in the...

Not All Batteries Are Made Equal

Odyssey Proves It! Odyssey Battery is intent on making the best AGM hybrid starting/cycling battery on the planet. And though it is unmatched in starting power, yet, it is capable of deep cycling extremely well also. Is this the best combo battery on the market? It just might be. Let’s consider the Odyssey battery design advantages to understand if we are...

The Cold Hard Facts

You, me, Ferris Buehler and probably most of us who looked at Chemistry class in high school as just an opportunity for the nerdy kids to flex their brains and merely increase the percentage of not getting a date on any given weekend and by the way that begs the question. “How could they be so smart and yet so dumb”. Fast forward to practical living...

Dashing Through the Snow In a 200 Horsepower Snow Mobile! … If It Starts Up!

There will be no dashing through the snow over the fields we go and no laughing all the way if your snow mobile has a dead battery this winter. Hurry, snow has already landed before winter has even as arrived. Winter officially starts on December 21st. For most of us winter starts when you can’t feel your cheeks…no, not those cheeks, your other...

Cold Weather Battery Charging! Don’t Get Stuck in the Snow!

When I hear that southern Idaho maybe getting snow and we haven’t even finished Octoberfest yet, well, I guess this is a reminder of why I pay through the nose to live in southern California!!! We are still wearing flip flops and turning on the air conditioning!! But, come to think of it, I could be rich and just buy a snow mobile and chains and live above...