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What you Should Know About Buying A Car Battery

  When you set out to buy a car battery how do you know you are getting a fresh one? As a rule of thumb, I won’t buy a car battery that has been sitting on the shelf for more than 3 months. If I find a battery older than three months and has also been recharged, I would ask the store for a discounted price. (although that has not yet happened to me) With car batteries freshness counts. Most...
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Another Reason To Own A Personal Jump Starter

Car won't start? A battery jump start costs $10 at the University of Akron: Higher Education Roundup

  Here’s an article showing another good reason to have a handy personal jump starter for your car. Instead of waiting for campus police or security guard you can just grab your portable jump stater and be on your way, saving yourself the embarrassment and the 10$ fee! The mini jump starters are a good choice because you can keep them just about anywhere.  Here’s a good one for you to consider. These make great gifts too.    By Karen...
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Twincharged FA20 on the Dyno

  WTF-86 Twincharged FA20, engine run-in on dyno Want to know what raw power sounds like? Have a look at this video.   Orignally published on Oct 14, 2014  by: I hope you enjoyed that!  

My Review of the Progressive Dynamics (PD9280V) 80 Amp Power Converter with Charge Wizard

  Product Review       With RV’s there are two things that are usually true.   Number one, most all of them already come with a power converter.   Number two, this power converter almost always has to be eventually replaced.   Whether it goes bad or it was simply inadequate from the start, if you own your RV for very long, you are going to sooner or later find yourself in the market for a new power converter....
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My Top Battery Charger Comparison Chart

Battery Tender Jr. Waterproof 800 Battery Tender Plus Battery Tender Plus Gel Two-Bank System 6 Volt Model # 021-0127 – 12 Volt Model # 021-0123 Check Price Model 0220150DLWH Check Price 6 Volt Model # 021-0144 – 12 Volt Model # 021-0128 Check Price Model 021-0156 Check Price Model 022-0165-DL-WH Check Price 6 Volt and 12 Volt 12 Volt 6 Volt and 12 Volt 12 Volt 12 Volt 0.750 amps 0.800 Amps 1.25 Amps 1.25 Amps 1.25 Amps 120 VAC,...
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My Review of the NOCO Genius GEN3 30 Amp 3-Bank Waterproof Smart On-Board Battery Charger

Here are my thoughts on the NOCO Genius GEN3 30 Amp 3-Bank Waterproof Smart On-Board Battery Charger As bad as getting stranded in a car is, finding out the battery on your boat has gone dead when you’re in the middle of the lake is arguably much worse. I’d rather have to walk for help than swim for it any day. With that in mind, a battery charger that will charge a boat battery (and survive the much harsher conditions...
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My Review of the Goal Zero 42005 Sherpa 50

  Here are my thoughts on the Goal Zero 42005 Sherpa 50. Not everywhere you go is going to have an electrical outlet. In today’s digital world, this can often be a bit of a problem. While excursions such as camping trips, hiking, and long road trips are often a great chance to get away from your digital devices for a while, often times you’d rather have them along. So how do you keep a tablet charged while you’re out...
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The Beginner’s Intermediate Guide to Advanced Battery Enlightenment:

The Beginner’s Intermediate Guide to Advanced Battery Enlightenment: One of the most frequently overlooked and severely under-valued topics in the automotive repairs industry is the power source behind the everyday operation of our beloved vehicles. This guide aims to educate the less knowledgeable and shed some light, all puns excused, on what I consider to be the most important component of the automobile setup, namely, the battery and prolonging its lifespan. Without overstating the obvious, in the modern day and...
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