Product Reviews – Battery Pete https://www.batterypete.com Big or Small Pete has them all Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:26:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.batterypete.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/cropped-battery-pete-520-32x32.png Product Reviews – Battery Pete https://www.batterypete.com 32 32 The Science Behind Why You Should Only Crimp Electric Cable Connections – New Discovery https://www.batterypete.com/the-science-behind-why-you-should-only-crimp-electric-cable-connections-new-discovery/ https://www.batterypete.com/the-science-behind-why-you-should-only-crimp-electric-cable-connections-new-discovery/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:34:29 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=20304 So this is life… we live and learn… This article will cover the basics and science behind Why and How does BatteryPete hydraulically crimp cable and wire connections vs crimping and soldiering connections? This is just another thing in line with many others over the years where we thought one way of doing something was […]

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So this is life… we live and learn… This article will cover the basics and science behind Why and How does BatteryPete hydraulically crimp cable and wire connections vs crimping and soldiering connections? This is just another thing in line with many others over the years where we thought one way of doing something was better than another. Kinda like all steel cars with no seat belts vs new cars made of aluminum, plastics and thin metal with pre-designed crumble zones to absorb impact and air bags or seat belts for added operator safety. Learn more about – The science behind “How and why we only crimp all of our custom made to order cables and connectors vs crimped and soldiered.

 

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CTEK Battery Chargers Features and Benefits https://www.batterypete.com/ctek-battery-chargers-features-and-benefits/ https://www.batterypete.com/ctek-battery-chargers-features-and-benefits/#respond Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:01:57 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=5849 CTEK Battery Chargers Features and Benefits 1.)CTEK Battery Chargers can maximize the life of your battery through a patented desulphation function. Keeping sulphation in a lead acid battery at bay can extend the life of your battery as much as 3x its normal life. The unique reconditioning steps will allow your battery to recover quickly […]

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CTEK Battery Chargers Features and Benefits

1.)CTEK Battery Chargers can maximize the life of your battery through a patented desulphation function. Keeping sulphation in a lead acid battery at bay can extend the life of your battery as much as 3x its normal life. The unique reconditioning steps will allow your battery to recover quickly and last longer. Making it a great charger to keep your boats, cars, jet skiis, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and trucks charged up and ready to go when you are ready to go! These chargers will not only recondition a battery but they can even revive a dead battery sometimes.

2.)The New CTEK charger line will also regulate the main voltage in your vehicles electrical system to protect sensitive and expensive electronic and audio equipment. They even have a backup power supply that allows you to charge vehicle batteries without losing your vehicles program settings like seating, climate control, and stereo settings.

3.)CTEK Smarter Chargers will also properly maintain your battery through a series of pre-programmed steps found in the charging algorithm of each and every CTEK Battery Charger. The unique charging process used in these chargers will constantly monitor your battery to understand the current condition and then act accordingly. Learn More By Watching This Video

4.)CTEK Chargers are spark-free and short-circuit-proof. This new brilliant design in all CTEK Chargers incorporates a feature that prevents reverse polarity. Basically now the charger will know if you (your girl-friend or Mom cannot see or know what the big ” + ” symbol means or RED/Black on the battery or battery terminals) and attach one end of the battery charger to the wrong battery post. CTEK chargers will not operate if it is attached incorrectly nor will it spark or blow a fuse or worse. You will only see a little red alarm light on the charger that alerts you (“You’re an Idiot!” – try again please….) So that you can get it connected properly the second time and thankfully you didn’t blow anything up. So the new CTEK battery chargers are really Idiot-proof. Another CTEK patented design is the float/pulse charging stage that is great for those who travel or have batteries in vehicles that need to be maintained or charged while away for months at a time. No need to have a specific knowledge of batteries or their charging methods. All CTEK Smarter Chargers are intended for unsupervised use. They are foolproof to connect, set it and forget it. They are really that simple. True Plug – N – Play technology in a battery charger. Finally! Now even Battery Pete can take a break from answering customers’ questions and helping them sort out all their charging needs and issues with yesterdays charging technology. Thank You CTEK!!!!!

5.)The complete CTEK battery charger line offers numerous chargers for all your needs battery needs. Regardless of the type of battery in your vehicle or vessel.
A.)Do you have a vintage car, truck or boat that is still operating on a 6 volt system checkout this 6 Volt .8 Amps charger. It is the CTEK US 0.8(#56-191)
B.)Are you looking for a great little trickle charger for your motorcycle checkout this 12 Volt .8 Amps charger. It is the CTEK US 0.8(#56-865)
C.)If you have a small application Lithium Battery in your application try this 12 Volt 4.3 Amps charger. It is the CTEK Lithium US(#56-926)
D.)If you are looking for a bit more power car or truck try this 12 Volt 3.3 Amps charger.(Most Popular) It is the CTEK Multi US 3300(#56-158)
E.)If you still need more power for your boat, car or truck try this 12 Volt 4.3 Amps charger. It is the CTEK MUS 4.3(#56-864)
F.)Still needing more power? Try this 12 Volt 7 Amps charger. It is the CTEK Multi 7002(#56-353)
G.)Do you need power on tap? The ability to rapidly recharge or restore a battery? The 12 Volt 25 Amps battery charger is the ticket. It is the CTEK Multi US 25000(#56-674)
(Now even CTEK Lithium Battery Chargers available) You can now find great deals on the CTEK charger you need at www.BatteryPete.com All CTEK chargers purchased through this article will receive Free Shipping anywhere in the Continental US. Buy Now!

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Revive, charge, condition and maintain your vehicles battery starting today with an all new CTEK Smart Charger.

If you are thinking Ah… Let me look around more at other battery chargers. You might just miss out on this limited time offer from BatteryPete! CTEK Battery Chargers are the highest-quality battery charger on the market. Utilizing the latest advancements in charging technology for numerous battery chemistries. Engineering that is BAR NONE! Though you do not need to take Pete’s word for it. Some of the most prestigious engineered brands in the world like Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scania, prefer the CTEK brand over other battery chargers on the market today.

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The Motobatt Battery MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD https://www.batterypete.com/the-motobatt-battery-mbtx20uhd-and-mbtx30uhd/ https://www.batterypete.com/the-motobatt-battery-mbtx20uhd-and-mbtx30uhd/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:56:09 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=5455 The Motobatt Battery MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD The Perfect Harley Davidson OEM Upgrade Replacement Motobatt has done something in the powersport battery market that nobody else could seem to figure out. They have designed and built the perfect AGM powersports battery. Whether you own an ATV, JetSki or motorcycle the Motobatt battery is the only replacement […]

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The Motobatt Battery MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD The Perfect Harley Davidson OEM Upgrade Replacement

Motobatt has done something in the powersport battery market that nobody else could seem to figure out. They have designed and built the perfect AGM powersports battery. Whether you own an ATV, JetSki or motorcycle the Motobatt battery is the only replacement you should install. I have been selling batteries for years, and I have been a motorcyclist for many more. My was riding my first bike at 6 years old, of course it didn’t need a battery but was an old school Tecumseh pull start on a crazy frame somebody made in their garage and put some wheels on it. The brakes consisted of a flat piece of metal on a lever so when you stepped on the lever it would push the flat piece of metal against the rear tire. Great fun but not exactly today’s motorcycle technology. I have come a long way since then, Now I own mostly Harley Davidson motorcycles and really enjoy the long ride just as much as the bar hopping nights in South Florida from years gone by on a custom ridged chopper. Here is a slightly newer bar hopper BatteryPete takes out on the town on occasion. I dropped the MBTX20UHD in her about 3 years ago and she is still going strong. Though I always reccommend a qwuality battery charger to maintain the battery and keep the voltage at or around 12 volts when in storage for months on end. Harley Davidson with Motobatt MBTX30UHD This thing has a tremendous motor in it and it has never been nice to the batteries we put in it. With the built S&S V-twin motor puting out over 150hp it takes a serious cranking battery to get her going. Crazy high compression makes it difficult to fire up. Now once she is hot it is practically impossible. The Motobatt MBTX30UHD was finally her saving grace, I never even intended to put one in her. Just one day we all wanted to go ride and I forgot I took the last battery in her out because it was leaking. So the fastest and only option was to grab one of the Motobatt MBTX30UHD batteries of the shelf and drop in in minutes to get underway and knees in the breeze. The Motobatt battery is a AGM battery that has numerous great features and benefits. Things like QuadFlex technology – meaning it comes with a few different terminal set ups so even the tightest of spaces you can hook up your DC power leads with little or no effort. Next is the fact the Motobatt line of batteries are all AGM (Absorbant Glass Mat) these two models MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD specific to the Harley Davidson brand for several ideas. First they are black not yellow. All Harley guys love black, but the real reason is the HD in the Motobatt part numbers for a reason. The MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD are both designed to be good looking yet pack a heck of a punch. At 380CCA it is one of the most powerful batteries in its class, combine the other design characteristics like AGM, mounting and terminal design, rugged heavy duty case and internal plate make up make the MBTX30UHD the buyers choice. The HD series is available in a MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD only. I recently put the MBTX30UHD battery in my new Harley Davidson Road Glide because the stock (so called AGM black box battery) Harley puts in these things took a dump on me after only 3 months. The Motobatt Battery MBTX20UHD and MBTX30UHD Then the local dealer wanted to sell me a new one for 185.00 bucks instead of replacing the one that just failed on a bike that stickers for close to 30k. Not with BatteryPete or with a Motobatt battery. Both stand behind their products and offer service and/or warranties on product. I will keep you posted on the performance of the 30 as the months tick by, so far so good. No issues or hard starting whether the bike is cold or hot. Follow this link to learn more about Motobatt batteries in general or buy yours today. All orders placed through this article will receive Free Shipping and the special price of $124.95 for the MBTX20UHD or $164.47 for the MBTX30UHD.

Power On…
Pete

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The Popularity Of The CTC Battery Is Growing

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The popularity of the CTC battery has grown mostly because people where just tired of changing out the small application lead acid batteries found in all sorts of small devices and back-up power supplies. Traditionally all these devices used a lead acid battery. Actually even today they still use them, only because the manufacturers of these devices like the idea of the low cost reliability of lead acid batteries. Though batteries like the CTC battery are now available. Lithium batteries is the way to go because of the cycle life and sealed design. A CTC battery will last 5x as long as a traditional lead acid battery. CTC batteries are also light weight in comparison so it is the obvious choice for people needing a reliable power source that is light weight. All kinds of applications are available for these batteries in the world today. We are coming full circle on battery technology as we know it and the use of traditional lead acid batteries in a lot of devices and applications just doesn’t make sense any longer. Devices like back up power supplies for your computer are fine to run a lead acid battery because they are not cycled like other applications are using the batteries power source to operate. The the battery needs to be recharged again and again to be able to use the device. Things like kids ride on toys, trolling motors, fans, anything using an electric drive motor that is drawing constant power. Even things like security and surveillance equipment that require power to perform their function. Photography equipment, testing or recording equipment, anything that requires someone to carry around or to the test site or photo shoot will benefit and enjoy the incredible weight reduction of these batteries over traditional lead acid batteries. At the end of the day it is all about functionality and value. The features and benefits of a CTC battery or other lithium (LiFiPO4) technology batteries is long. The increased cycle life alone make it the obvious choice in some applications, combine with the weight reduction and discharge rates it becomes glaringly obvious. Now factor in the manufacturing costs and the price drop such battery chemistry has experienced in recent years make it a No-Brainer to upgrade today! So if you are searching for a part number for the dead battery in your device today cross-reference that number to the available CTC products BatteryPete offers and you to can start enjoying the benefits and peace of mind Lithium battery technology has brought many others like yourself. Follow this link to learn more about CTC batteries in general or buy yours today. All orders placed through this article will receive Free Shipping and the designated sale price for each CTC battery available.

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How To Get Software To Track Charging Data From The Delta Q IC650 Battery Charger https://www.batterypete.com/how-to-get-software-to-track-charging-data-from-the-delta-q-ic650-battery-charger/ https://www.batterypete.com/how-to-get-software-to-track-charging-data-from-the-delta-q-ic650-battery-charger/#respond Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:00:12 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=4614 How To Get Software To Track Charging Data From The Delta Q IC650 Battery Charger Now that you finally took the plunge and purchased the all new re-designed Delta Q Battery Charger. The iC650. You want to take advantage of one of its key features “Charge Data Tracking”. It is really a cool feature to […]

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How To Get Software To Track Charging Data From The Delta Q IC650 Battery Charger

How To Get Software To Track Charging Data From The Delta Q IC650 Battery ChargerNow that you finally took the plunge and purchased the all new re-designed Delta Q Battery Charger. The iC650. You want to take advantage of one of its key features “Charge Data Tracking”. It is really a cool feature to come from a golf cart battery charger for under a grand. Actually for any charger for that matter. We offer the complete line of Delta Q Battery Chargers at BatteryPete. Whether you are looking for an industrial battery charger or a Delta Q golf cart chargerPete has you covered.

Anyhow, we still get calls and questions daily about whats what or how to do this or how to do that so here I am again trying to put this blog post together to help you guys out a little more. I got a call yesterday for a cool cat – Ex-military tech that wanted to know…. How To Get Software To Track Charging Data From The Delta Q IC650 Battery Charger. Usually I am right there with the answers. Whatever someone might fire my way but this time I was stumped! So I did some research after work and made a few phone calls to get the info my new friend needed. The Delta Q iC650 is an all new redesigned unit built on the QuiQ charger legacy from Delta only better than ever. The dimensions have come down, the internals are fixed, new features such as this USB accessible data tracking, not to mention the thing is super rugged durable. You can watch a crazy clip on one of the product pages where they demonstrate just how so.

Now that we got the basics out of the way and gave you a laugh lets get down to the specifics and get technical. As we know the Delta Q iC650 is a digital smart charger capable of charging any mainstream battery technology (chemistry) like Lead Acid, AGM, Gel and even Lithium. It is handled internalls by a pre-programmed algorithm specific for your battery type. The boys at Delta Q Technologies have spent years developing different algorithms for 100’s of batteries. Which only happens after doing tons and tons of R&D tracking charge and discharge data. Now they have once again set the bar and put that same power in your hands.

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All of the new iC Series chargers will record data such as capacity returned, charge cycle completion or interruption, and the charge profile being used. This data is  useful in vehicle or machine diagnostics. The software will enable you to easily view and understand charge tracking data from your iC Series battery charger. While on the specific topic if you are looking to download the Delta Q Software here ya go – (IDAT) Simple IC Data Analysis Tool .

Through software and accessories, original equipment manufacturers could customize their Delta-Q battery chargers for solutions to better fit the application they needed. Now that power is in your hands with additional features for the customer. Delta-Q offers this software to support charger programming, battery troubleshooting and charge cycle data analysis. Chargers can be customized with different AC and DC cabling, remote LED signaling, connectors, temperature sensors, and carrying handles to name a few. The Delta Q iC650 battery charger also has a broad AC input range of 85-270V, which enables it to used globally on any single-phase electrical grid. Awarded regulatory approvals far and wide for use in electric vehicles and industrial equipment sold internationally. It is a slam dunk for Delta Q Technologies and the next generation of smart battery chargers. We are proud to offer such a product to you. If you would like to learn more continue reading…

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The PC680 Battery Bracket Is Manufactured By Battery Pete https://www.batterypete.com/odyssey-pc680-battery-bracket/ https://www.batterypete.com/odyssey-pc680-battery-bracket/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:11:11 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=4550 The Odyssey PC680 Battery Bracket Odyssey is one of the top suppliers in the battery industry. There are loads of features that make Odyssey battery’s the number one choice. However, this manufacture also provides a number of accessories that can help your battery function correctly, this includes the PC680 battery bracket. This bracket securely holds your […]

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The Odyssey PC680 Battery Bracket

Odyssey is one of the top suppliers in the battery industry. There are loads of features that make Odyssey battery’s the number one choice. However, this manufacture also provides a number of accessories that can help your battery function correctly, this includes the PC680 battery bracket. This bracket securely holds your battery in place so that it is not affected by movement and vibration.

About The PC680 Bracket

Did you know that the PC680 can be mounted in a variety of ways. This is especially useful when working in tight spaces. There are always instances where a special solution such as this one comes in handy. The hold down bracket allows this to happen.

This bracket is ideal for a variety of applications, including tuner cars, light weight aircrafts, go karts, and small race boats. It is constructed with lightweight aluminum, which means it is resistant to corrosion. This also helps decrease the weight of the accessories being added to the battery. Too much added weight is never a good thing in a high performance application.

Mounting this bracket on a flat surface is done with ease, as it can be positioned any way you wish. Once you have the bracket in place, you simply secure it with two screws on each side. There are a variety of choices when it comes to buying a PC680 bracket. BatteryPete also offers a super cool clamshell style bracket as well.
BatteryPete PC680 Clamshell Battery Bracket
Either of these are sold solo or you can buy them as a kit. Both are affordable options that will help secure your Odyssey PC680 Battery while looking awesome as well.

What Does The Kit Come With?

If you are needing everything to get your application up and running, then you could save some money by investing in the  Odyssey  PC680 kit option. The battery that comes with this kit is a 12 volt 520CA/170CCA 17 Ah drycell battery. It contains SAE automotive brass terminals creating Stud or Post battery terminal mounting with connecting options. It has the ability to provide 520 cranking amps and 170 cold cranking amps.

This kit includes: odyssey-pc680-small-battery-kit-side-view-600x600

  • Odyssey PC680 battery
  • Brass SAE Automotive terminals which create Stud or Post battery terminal mounting connections.
  • The bracket
  • All hardware needed for mounting

Overview of the PC680 Battery Bracket

  • Lightweight aluminum
  • Can be mounted flat or upright
  • Great for Buggys, cars, and small aircraft
  • Brushed finish suitable for painting
  • Two mounting holes on each side

Battery Pete

Here at BatteryPete, we manufacture the PC680 Battery Bracket and numerous other custom hold down systems and brackets. Find the one you need!This ensures that you are getting the best quality product on the market at the best prices. The materials that are used are produced here in the USA, which can bring you comfort when wanting to buy top of the line products.

You do not have to worry about getting a product that you cannot use, as we have a hassle free return policy. Our sales team is ready to answer any questions that you may have, and you will receive free shipping on all orders over $99.

There are so many benefits to shopping with BatteryPete. There will be no need to drive to a retail store, as you can shop our products online and have them shipped to your home. Click here to learn more about our products and accessories.

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Save Time and Money with a Battery Watering System for your Golf Cart https://www.batterypete.com/save-time-and-money-with-a-battery-watering-system-for-your-golf-cart/ https://www.batterypete.com/save-time-and-money-with-a-battery-watering-system-for-your-golf-cart/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:12:35 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=4076 Save Time and Money with a Battery Watering System From BWT An On-Board Battery Watering System is specifically designed for use in any application that has multiple lead acid batteries. They are very popular in golf carts. Though the Battery Watering system is not limited to just golf carts. Any golf cart style battery ( […]

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Save Time and Money with a Battery Watering System From BWT

Battery Watering Systems by BWTAn On-Board Battery Watering System is specifically designed for use in any application that has multiple lead acid batteries. They are very popular in golf carts. Though the Battery Watering system is not limited to just golf carts. Any golf cart style battery ( Traditional Lead Acid Batteries) also found in boats and RVs, Solar systems, electric floor sweepers and floor scrubbers and even pallet jacks. Based on the same technology as our industrial line of battery watering systems and valves this system is compatible with most battery brands. Crown, Deka, Trojan, US Battery to name the big ones…  The Pro-Fill on-board battery watering system works by replacing the battery’s existing vent caps with valves that are interconnected with tubing, allowing the user to fill all cells of the battery from a single remote location. Snap on/snap off water connections turn the often ignored task of watering batteries into a quick, simple task taking 30 seconds or less! Each valve independently shuts off water flow to the cell when the proper electrolyte level is reached, allowing the batteries to be filled perfectly every time without having to look at the batteries. Learn more about the advantages of installing a watering system on your mulit-bank battery system today.

After installing your system you will realize other cost benefits including extended battery life; increased performance. Being able to fill your batteries without removing the cell caps will allow you to avoid things like battery acid burns, ruined clothing, and breathing noxious fumes. You can finally relax and rest assured with properly watered batteries the battery lasts longer and performs better. The average person does not even know they need to check or fill there golf cart batteries with water til it is to late and they need to buy new batteries. Once they do know they still don’t really know how to do it or how much water should be added and when to do it. You can learn more about proper battery maintenance here. One of the biggest problems is overfilling a battery. This results in loss of acid or technically speaking changes the specific gravity of the electrolyte(acid) in the battery and once this occurs you can damage the battery plates when charging. either way it equals loss of capacity and life expectancy.

Learn More about Battery Watering Technologies and the products they offer now. Or maybe you are interested in the line of Pro-Fill Battery Watering Systems from the guys at Flow-Rite.

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Which Size Battery Valve Do I Need For My New Golf Cart Battery Watering System https://www.batterypete.com/which-size-battery-valve-do-i-need-for-my-new-golf-cart-battery-watering-system/ https://www.batterypete.com/which-size-battery-valve-do-i-need-for-my-new-golf-cart-battery-watering-system/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:42:10 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=4064 Which Battery Valve Do I Need For My Battery Watering System We get phone calls all the time asking “Which Size Battery Valve Do I Need For My New Golf Cart Battery Watering System?” So you will find below a few charts from Battery Watering Technologies covering the basic battery manufactures that offer Golf Cart […]

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Which Battery Valve Do I Need For My Battery Watering System

We get phone calls all the time asking “Which Size Battery Valve Do I Need For My New Golf Cart Battery Watering System?” So you will find below a few charts from Battery Watering Technologies covering the basic battery manufactures that offer Golf Cart Batteries. As you will notice most 6 volt and 8 volt golf cart batteries are using the longer arm (1.73″) VB-TBB valve. Only in a select few 6 volt or 8 volt batteries will you find they require a shorter arm length (1.46″) . Usually the VB-TBY valve is found in the 12 volt golf cart batteries. This is because the shorter valve is required in most 12 volt batteries due to the fact the lead plates take up more space within the battery case and come up closer to the top of the battery and individual cells.  These valves sit in each cell and floats attached to the arms move it up and down depending on the water level internally to determine electrolyte levels. If the valve arm is bottomed out on the lead plates it will always give a false reading that the batteries have enough water in each cell even though they could be totally empty or only half full.

VB-TBY VALVE ILLUSTRATION DIMENSIONS

 

You will find below a list of the possible batteries you are currently using in your golf cart. Note – If you intend to replace your golf cart batteries in the near future either wait til you replace to purchase and install this system, be sure to replace the batteries with the same make and model so your battery watering system will still fit properly on the new batteries or do some research and go with a quality battery that will give you years of trouble free use and are readily available so when you do replace years down the road you are going to be able to find the brand, model and size you need. Brands like Crown, Deka, Trojan or US Battery to name a few.

Special Notes – Please note this is the old style BWT valve guide for those trying to find a replacement valve for their system manufactured prior to 2016  Learn more about battery watering systems.

If you are looking for the current battery watering system valve guide from Battery Watering Technologies Visit Pete’s other Blog- New Style TBU valve and system information, kits or valves currently available here

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You can always feel free to reach out to us at (772) 444-2280 should you still have any questions about ordering the correct battery watering system for your golf cart or other applications. The BatteryPete Team is always here to help and standing by to assist you. Or you can drop us a line on our contact us page. (We will get back to you within 24 hrs)

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How Does The 7 Stage ArkPak Charging System Work https://www.batterypete.com/how-does-the-7-stage-arkpak-charging-system-work/ https://www.batterypete.com/how-does-the-7-stage-arkpak-charging-system-work/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:25:44 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=4032 How Does The 7 Stage ArkPak Charging System Work The All New ArkPak 730 is a engineering homerun. Kudos to The Ark Corporation for someone finally listening to the outdoormans needs. In this day and age even if we want to get away from the hussle and bustle of daily life we still need to […]

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How Does The 7 Stage ArkPak Charging System Work

The All New ArkPak 730 is a engineering homerun. Kudos to The Ark Corporation for someone finally listening to the outdoormans needs. In this day and age even if we want to get away from the hussle and bustle of daily life we still need to be connected in someone. So you need power! Not everyone thinks of camping as the same thing. I can get by for a week on the trail with my favorite hiking boots, a walking stick, backpack, survival knife, water jugs, a change of clothes, tent and sleeping bag. My wife would want a 40′ Rv. Regardless the point is power is always needed in the wilderness when you are off the grid. The ArkPak 715 and the Arkpak 730 fulfill that need. If you are dry camping for the weekend with the family it is the perfect solution to charge multiple devices at once or run a flat screen tv because nobody wants to miss there favorite sitcom on Netflix. Buy Now!

ArkPak comes with some pretty cool features. One is the built in charging system. Which is what we will talk about today for a minute or two. The Arkpak integrated battery charger is a smart charger that has 7 stages to do the job. It is also compatible with multiple battery chemistry like Traditional Lead Acid, AGM Technology, GEL technology, and even Lithium Battery Technology. So this a great if you want to use a battery that will last and not leak all over your beautiful new ArkPAk. (Avoid the Lead Acid type of battery, even if they are the cheapest solution to powering your ArkPAk. They are dirty, messy, and can be dangerous. The main reason is they are not a totally sealed battery as the other chemistry discussed herein, they are also vented to release gases that are created during discharging.)

That Charging cycles that are implemented in your new power source are very functional and precise. This will allow for years of life from a good quality AGM type battery – Granted you plug it in to AC power to charge and maintain until you need it again when you step off the grid. Here are the following charging cycles and the characteristics of each. The 7 stage smart charger will monitor your battery to optimize performance:

Stage 1: Charge

Commences recovery of your battery back to peak voltage. Then charges the battery at 6 amps up to a set voltage, at which point the battery is approximately 90% charged.

Stage 2: Testing

Checks the battery capacity and predicts the hours left until fully charged.

Stage 3: Bulk

The period just before boost when the volts are constant.

Stage 4: Boost

Peak charge for maximum performance. Battery is charged for 4 hours at constant voltage.

Stage 5: Resting

Allows the battery to consolidate after boost. The ArkPak ceases charging and allows the battery to rest while allowing voltage to drop to 13.2V.

Stage 6: Float

This maintains performance and prolongs battery life – as your battery is continually monitored and the voltage is maintained at 13.2V by automatically adjusting charge current for 500 hours.

Stage 7: Re-awaken

This exercises the battery and avoids sulphation build-up. After 500 hours of conditioning the charger automatically returns to charge cycle.

Checkout the product page to purchase yours today! Stay tuned to BatteryPete’s Blog to learn more about all sorts of cool things related to your toys or joys. If it is battery related or conserves energy Pete is into it.

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Choosing The Right Battery For Your New ArkPak 730

So you just bought a new ArkPak 730 and now you need to power it. There is a wide range of 12 volt battery types & sizes available on the market today, choosing the right battery for your Ark battery box can be confusing without a little help. So here is some basic information to help you determine which battery is right for you and your new ArkPak. If you are looking to purchase the all new ArkPak 730 Buy Now!

Battery types:
Ark recommend deep cycle batteries for use in our power battery boxes. These will give you the prolonged, steady release of power most people are looking for when camping, boating and 4-wheeling. There are 3 main types of deep cycle batteries (as shown opposite) – AGM, lead acid, and Gel.

ArkPak 730 with LifeLine Battery

Battery sizes:
Battery size is measured in amp hours (ah) and most batteries range in size from 60 amp hours up to 130 amp hours. The larger the amp hours, the more power you will have available to you. A typical and highly suitable battery size for the ArkPak, commonly available in most stores, is the Group 31 size deep cycle battery. BatteryPete cannot ship traditional lead acid batteries via common carrier. So unless you are local and pickup at the warehouse you will want to find a local automotive supplier or major retailer like Wal-Mart or Home Depot that stocks the basic size automotive/marine type lead acid batteries. You will want to install a Marine Deep Cycle Battery if you are going the Lead acid route. Expect to pay between $100-140 bucks for a decent one. AGM and Gel batteries are all deep cycle batteries but the cycle life is 3 to 5x that of a lead acid battery. Expect to pay $300-$400 bucks for a good quality battery like East Penn Deka, LifeLine, or Odyssey.   I personally like the Odyssey battery I have one in every one of my toys… Car, boats, motorcycles, etc… In one of my old cars I have the same odyssey battery in it I bought like 10 years ago. All of these batteries we always have factory fresh stock and offer very good prices on each. Usually no tax is collected if outside of Florida or California and all orders over $99 bucks ship free.

Size matters!
When it comes to size, it depends on how many days you plan to stay out for and what devices you need to power over that time. The larger the battery size, the more 12V (and 110V) energy you will have to power and recharge all of your essential and non-essential devices.

AGM batteries

An AGM battery (Absorbed Glass Matt) is different to Flooded Lead Acid because all its electrolyte is “absorbed” in the separator material. The separator acts like a sponge and is saturated to approximately 98%. This is why an AGM battery is spill-proof and can be mounted in virtually any position. AGM battery plates can be flat or rolled and as there is no free flooding of acid, they can operate in any position, hence can last substantially longer than conventional cycling batteries.

Gel batteries

Gel batteries are very similar to traditional flooded lead acid batteries. The difference is that a gelling agent is added to the electrolyte and pressure vents are added to the cover of the battery. The gelled electrolyte can also flow, which means there are some limitations in mounting orientations. Gel Batteries offer vibration, shock and corrosion resistance.

Lead Acid batteries

There are generally 2 types of flooded lead acid batteries – maintainable flooded lead acid and maintenance free flooded lead acid. All flooded lead acid batteries have vents that are continuously open to the environment. A “sealed” flooded battery generally refers to the cover design as being non accessible. Flooded batteries generally cannot be operated at an angle greater than 45 degrees.

Some frequently asked questions about your new ArkPak 730

Jump Starting:
Ark recommends an AGM battery for this purpose as it combines longevity of power with sufficiently high cold cranking amps to get your flat battery started.

Q. Can I use the ArkPak to jump start a car with a flat battery?

A. Yes you can as long as the battery installed in the ArkPak is a high cold cranking amp battery Eg: A Calcium or AGM battery.

Q. Can I jump start the car using a deep cycle battery?

A. Yes you can however you may need to connect the battery to the vehicle’s starting battery for up to 1 hour to charge the starting battery. The deep cycle battery will need to be fully charged or as near to that as possible.

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