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Battery life

How to prolong SLA battery life

Over time, your battery may begin holding less of a charge. SLA batteries can be restored and have their lives extended in multiple ways. It’s always a good idea to increase the life of an SLA battery, not only to save money but also for environmental reasons.   Try Charging Multiple Times You may not […]

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Digital Multimeter

How do I know my battery is going bad?

Your average battery seldom reaches its life expectancy. In fact only about 30% of the batteries sold today reach the 48th month mark. This is often due to poor maintenance and use. Think of SLA batteries as a children’s piggy bank – if all you do is take money out, without putting any in, chances […]

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SimonXT Alarm system

How to Replace an Alarm System Battery

Replacing an Alarm Battery – A simple guide Replacing your alarm system battery in time is very important. After all you need to have a working alarm if you want you and your family to be safe at home. Just imagine how you would feel if you got robbed because you forgot to change the […]

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12 volt 12 amp Motorcycle Battery

Taking care of Maintenance Free Motorcycle Batteries

At BatterySharks.com we offer a wide range of high quality Replacement Motorcycle Batteries. All our motorcycle batteries are maintenance free and leak-proof. They use sealed AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) technology and are fully charged and ready to install. The term “maintenance-free” means that the battery does not need refilling of water or electrolytes in order […]

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Terminals on a SLA Battery

What is the difference between F1 and F2 Terminals?

F1 and F2 battery terminals The F1 and F2 are a type of connector that is located on the top of an SLA battery. F1 terminals are .187 inch wide and F2 terminals are .250 inch wide.  The contact towards the end narrows for both battery terminals. Most emergency light applications use a F1 terminal […]

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twenty

What does 20 HR mean?

20 HR on an SLA Battery? You may see “20HR” on your battery and wonder what does it mean. Simply said it means 20 Hour Rate. Usually SLA Batteries are rated at 20HR. A High Rate Battery on the other hand is generally rated at 10HR or less. Lets say a SLA battery is rated […]

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