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EMERGENCY POWER FOR UNDER $25

There are many small electronic items that can be run off of a 12 volt battery. If you have a car, you can use the car battery in an emergency as a charging station. Here is a list of some things you could recharge from a car battery.

Cell Phone I-pod Battery Charger […]

LEAD-ACID BATTERY BANKS

If you haven’t read LEAD-ACID BATTERIES 101, please click on the link and read it. It contains a lot of great information and it lays the ground-work for understanding other lead-acid battery topics.

Battery Banks

There are many reasons you would want to connect two or more batteries together. You can increase Voltage or increase […]

LEAD-ACID BATTERIES 101

Lead-Acid Batteries were invented in1859 by a French physicist. They are the oldest type of rechargeable battery. They are the most popular starting (car) and marine battery worldwide because of their inexpensive cost compared to their electrical output.

Lead-Acid Batteries come in many voltage and cell configurations but this article will mostly be concerned with […]

RECHARGING ALKALINE BATTERIES

I read about a battery charger that is supposed to recharge Non-rechargeable Alkaline batteries, something I thought couldn’t or shouldn’t be done.

I have a great rechargeable battery set-up that includes Ni-MH batteries and a “Smart Charger”. So why would I want to worry about what up until now has been “use once then throw […]

RUNNING YOUR GAS FURNACE FROM A GENERATOR OR INVERTER

As I get older it seems that cold bothers me more than heat. I live in an area where winter temperatures dip below freezing from October to March and can go below zero from November to February. My preps include several ways to stay warm. They include a portable propane heater and propane, wood for […]