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Battery Watering Systems

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Standard Battery, Inc. offers watering system solutions for maintaining your industrial and golf cart battery systems. Created by Battery Watering Technologies these will come as either a pre assembled kit or in a Do-It-Yourself format. It is important to order the correct layout for your setup to ensure proper connections and optimal performance. At Standard Battery we can help you order and install the battery watering system that will fill your needs. Battery watering systems are perfect for use with US Battery brand deep cycle batteries, such as the US12VXC, US2200, US2000 and the US8VGC. By installing a watering system...

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Maintaining Your Golf Cart Batteries

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In order to get the most out of your electric golf cart batteries you should perform weekly or monthly maintenance on them. Depending on the usage of your golf cart, and your climate, a properly maintained golf cart battery could last between four and five years. Standard Battery, Inc. offers options from US Battery that will power your golf cart through those years. If you don’t need a replacement battery then performing regular maintenance can continue to keep your wallet in your pocket. Make sure when servicing your golf cart batteries that you operate in a safe environment. Remove all jewelry (watches, rings...

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The UB12180 Battery

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The UB12180, PH12180, PS12180 and UT12180 are all essentially the same battery, a 12 volt 18.0 amp hour with the same dimensions. The name is broken down by the first two letters, which identify the brand: UB for Universal Battery, PH for Power House, PS for Power Sonic, or UT for Ultratech the list goes on and on. The numbers are the important part and are broken into volts and Amp Hours, 12v 18.0ah. Most SLA Batteries are identified by combining the two, UB12180, when reading these batteries the last number will always be on the right side of the...

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Battery Terminals

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Standard Battery Inc has the battery you need for golf carts, emergency lighting, alarm systems, UPS systems, floor scrubbers, marine applications, wheelchairs and automotive uses. One of the most important parts of a battery is the terminal, pick the wrong one and you can't hook it up. In a perfect world there would only be one terminal but devices have different requirements for their connections. To help you understand the abbreviations we use on this site we compiled a list, with pictures, to aid you. If you don't see your terminal on here or are still unsure of the terminal...

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Common Battery Terms

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At Standard Battery we believe knowing the following terms will help you in your search for a new or replacement battery. Active Material: The porous structure of lead compounds that produce and store electrical energy within a lead-acid battery. The active material in the positive plates is lead dioxide and that in the negative is metallic sponge lead. When an electrical circuit is created, these materials react with sulfuric acid during charging and discharging according to the following chemical reaction:                 PbO2 + Pb + 2H2SO4 = 2PbSO4 + 2H2O AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat): A type of non-woven separator material...

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