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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 […]

PORTABLE BACKUP POWER - Part 2

Part 2 – Sizing Your System

So how do you decide how big of generator or solar system to buy? The biggest question is what do you want to run off of it. It is unreasonable for most of us to think that life will not change in an emergency. The reason we are talking […]

PORTABLE BACKUP POWER - Part 1

Part 1 – Sources of Power

We are so dependent on electricity that the lack of it turns our lives upside down. Even a few hours without electricity makes it feel like a visit back to the dark ages. Having a large solar panel array or a series of wind turbines or a combination of […]