Key concepts in 90 seconds or less: depth of discharge

Posted by Crown Battery on Nov 26, 2018 3:15:00 PM

      What is Depth of Discharge? DOD refers to how much of a battery’s capacity has been used. For instance, a battery that has been drained 30% has a 30% DOD, and 70% of its capacity remains.

How to store your boat batteries during the winter

Posted by Crown Battery on Nov 20, 2018 1:30:00 PM

  Nobody wants to start the spring boating season with a dead battery. It’s time-consuming and expensive – and let’s face it, you’d rather spend that time on the water. Follow this simple checklist to winterize your boat batteries – and be sure they’re ready for a great spring startup:

How to Stop Cold Weather From Killing Batteries

Posted by Crown Battery on Nov 16, 2018 9:49:00 PM

  It's no secret—cold weather can kill batteries by slashing both lifespan and capacity. Even the highest-quality batteries can suffer during the freezing winter months. But you can protect yourself from the "Winter Battery Blues” and get more life and performance from your solar batteries by following these tips.

How are lead-acid batteries made? Go behind the scenes and find out

Posted by Crown Battery on Nov 12, 2018 10:33:00 AM

  How are long-lasting batteries made? Join Solar Builder for a full factory tour, from raw material processing to battery assembly and shipping.

DIY Maintenance for Off-Grid Living

Posted by Crown Battery on Nov 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Maintenance requirements vary by battery technology and may include cleaning battery terminals, checking and adjusting fluid levels, checking cell voltage, and equalizing batteries. Your battery manufacturer will share their recommendations. And with a few simple steps, you can avoid costly battery failures and technician visits -- and make maintenance easy, simple, and fun.