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Entries for month: October 2012

How to Replace and Recycle Your Batteries

October 31, 2012

[Posted on Oct 31]

Written by: Randy Walker

 

Replacing, and correctly recycling, your heavy-duty battery does not have to be a chore. Owners should follow these simple steps to ensure the safe and effective removal of their old RBC2 batteries, while also saving yourself a headache.  

 

Practice Safety during the Initial Inspection

 

The first step in replacing your old batteries, and probably the most important, is to ensure that the keys are removed from the ignition so the battery isn't receiving any power. You should then tap the terminal posts with a hammer to break up any sulfate deposits. Then, clean the terminals with a baking soda and water solution to remove the deposits and wipe them off with a rag. Finally, inspect the battery for cracks that might allow acid to come out on to your skin, and cover them with a piece of duct tape. 

Removal of the Old Battery


You will then remove the old battery very carefully. First, with your wrench or pliers, loosen the nut on the bolt that secures the terminal cable to the negative post. When you have loosened it, put your tools aside and slide the end clamp from the negative terminal. Follow the same steps to remove the end clamp from the positive terminal. 

You should then unfasten the plate holding the battery in place. Once the plate is loose, you can finally remove the battery from the car. Be very careful when doing so. Remember to lift with your knees to avoid back injury, and be careful not to let any acid spill out of the battery on to your skin. Set the old battery on the ground away from the car. The last step is to clean the cable end clamps with the battery terminal cleaner or wire brush, and then apply a coat of corrosion protection spray to prevent future sulfate deposits. 

Installing the New Battery


To install the new battery, carefully place it into its seat. Starting with the positive terminal, remove the plastic cap and brush the new post with a battery terminal cleaner. Spray a coat of corrosion protection on the post, and hook the end clamp securely on to the post. Hold the bolt head in place with pliers or a wrench, and tighten the nut with a second pair of pliers or wrench. Follow the same process with the negative terminal. 

Reattach the plate to hold the battery in place when traveling over rough terrain. You absolutely do not want to drive with an unattached battery. Try to start your car, and it should start right up. 

Recycling Your Old Battery


The final step of replacing your battery is to dispose of the old one properly. Due to strict regulations, you cannot just throw your old battery away into the garbage. 

Recycling
RBC2 Batteries means that it will be broken down and each part will be used for something in the future. The plastic will be used to make new plastic products. An industrial compound is used to neutralize the acid, and it is then treated, turned into water, and released into the public sewer system. However, your battery must be recycled in a safe way to avoid releasing toxic waste into the environment. You can take your battery to any retailer that sells lead-acid batteries, a scrap metal dealer or your state’s hazardous waste collection site to be safely recycled.


Be sure to use a plastic container or cardboard box when transporting your battery to be recycled, and always use goggle and gloves. If you follow these simple steps, you can easily replace your battery and dispose of it properly. 

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When Looking For The Best Deal On A CSB Battery You Won't Need To Go Anywhere But BatteryPlex

October 10, 2012

Written by: Randy Walker

Anyone shopping online for replacement batteries for electronics they use in their home or office should be checking out the selection available at BatteryPlex. As the leading source for discounted batteries and accessories, BatteryPlex is the first and last place you need to visit when you want great value on these products. They stock only the best brands, like CSB battery, which means you can expect quality with each and every purchase.

CSB batteries are used for a number of applications so you will definitely want to consider their products if you need to replace a UPS battery, Emergency Light Batteries, security light batteries and more. When you order a CSB Battery from BatteryPlex it will typically ship within 24 hours so you'll have your replacement quickly. That can be especially important if you've made the mistake of letting your original go completely dead leaving the device you need to power nonfunctional.

If you're unsure of exactly which battery you need for that device, the BatteryPlex customer service team is ready to assist you. They are known for the superb service and will provide recommendations or look up a model number for you so that you're sure to get the battery that's right for you. Knowing you've got a reliable source to purchase a CSB Battery or any other type of specialty battery will save you time as well as money because you won't have to go around looking for the best deal as you'll be able to count BatteryPlex.

Protect Yourself During Power Outages With A Quality UPS Battery From BatteryPlex

October 03, 2012

Written by: Randy Walker

If you've got a UPS system providing back up power in your office or home in case of an outage, then you are under the assumption that you're protected from the damage that can occur during a blackout, such as data loss on computers or servers. That assumption will be correct as long as you've got a quality UPS replacement battery in your system and you'll have no problem finding the exact model you need when you shop at BatteryPlex.

You certainly never want to discover in these situations that your UPS battery is running low on power or even completely dead. If that's the case, then the protection your system it is meant to provide will be not there. BatteryPlex offers discounted prices on all of the batteries they sell so you can easily afford to stock up on replacements.

When you visit BatteryPlex to purchase a UPS battery, you may also want to consider purchasing backups for the other devices you count on, particularly those you'll need during a blackout. This can include everything from cordless phone batteries to Emergency Light Batteries to a battery for laptop computers. Taking this step ensures you're always able to stay connected even in emergency situations caused by blackouts or losses of power. In addition to the low prices, you can expect fast delivery when you purchase anything from BatteryPlex. Most shipments go out within 24 hours of being ordered so you can expect to receive your batteries quickly.



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