The Monsoon season is upon us here in Tucson, and we’re getting ready for the raging thunderstorms that can cause damage to our homes and take out our basic utilities. Power outages due to lightening, strong winds, hail, and flash floods are all possibilities during the Monsoon season.
Here are some essential items to have on hand this Monsoon season:
Keep a flashlight and extra alkaline batteries for each member of your family in your emergency kit. These prove useful if the storm hits at night and knocks out your power system.
Radio for information:
When it storms in Tucson power and communication lines can go down. You should have a functional battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable am/fm radio with extra alkaline batteries for emergency information. With a portable radio, you will be able to stay in touch with the outside world and know what to be prepared for if you must venture out.
Maintain your car battery:
No one wants to get stuck somewhere with a dead car battery, especially not during a thunderstorm. The extreme heat we experience just before and during the Monsoon rain season can damage your car battery. Be sure to maintain your car battery year round so you don’t get stuck unexpectedly.
As a wholesale battery distributor it’s simply in our nature to keep up to date with the latest news in the battery world, and every so often we see a story that we just have to share!
In times there can be little improvement or research showing great potential, but here and there new technology developments in the battery industry can be truly groundbreaking.
For instance, in recent months scientists and researchers working with the University of Southern California have nearly perfected a way to vastly improve the quality of what we know currently as lithium batteries.
At the moment, the typical rechargeable lithium batteries sold on the market (the ones that power most of our electronic gadgets) are designed with a cell in which lithium ions are passed between microscopic silicon sheets.
Most people aren’t sure what to think of that, but any battery guru can tell you that overtime these silicon sheets degrade and crack, thus reducing their capacity and overall discharge of energy.
Typically it doesn’t take too long for that to happen, hence why most cellphone distributors will advise you only charge your battery once it’s completely dead in order to extend your battery’s overall life and day to day charge.
This new technology being done at USC actually allows the cells to operate in such a way that does away with the idea of using these silicon sheets. Instead, the technology is designed around more complex, porous fields of nano-sized silicon ‘tubes’.
So what’s important about this change from sheets to an array of tubes? Battery life. Your 8 hour phone charge could soon last 3 days with this type of change in cell structure.
And what’s more? The coolest part about all of this is actually that the patent for the technology hints that it could be applied to new batteries in just a few more years!
We carry both 95 AMP and 120 AMP battery isolators for great prices, ranging from $25-$55!
These are especially useful for setting up a car audio system with two batteries. A battery isolator will distribute the charge from each battery in order to prevent them both from dying out over time. They also work in congruence with your alternator so setting up your system is as easy as ever.
We supply our battery isolators at a fair price so you can hook up your audio system with extra power and without having to go outside your budget. Give us a call today at 520-622-6735 or check out the battery isolators section on our site to view our selection!
If you’re in Tucson, AZ and need battery supplies, specifically rechargeable batteries and battery chargers, make sure you consider General Power Batteries!
Rechargeable batteries can save you tons of money over time and keep all your common and necessary electronics working properly.
General Power Batteries offers an array of batteries (alkaline and rechargeable) and battery chargers.
Our battery chargers support the following types of batteries:
12volt Batteries used for:
– Children’s Vehicles
– Portable Camping Equipment
– Marine (incl. deep cycle)
– Marine (incl. deep cycle)
– Wheel Chairs
– Power Tools
– TV Remotes
– MP3 Players
– Small toys
– Grooming Appliances
– Other Home Electronics
– Portable radios
– Portable Fans
– Smoke Detectors
– Small Toys
– Guitar Accessories
– Walkie Talkies
As you can see, there are plenty of uses for rechargeable batteries, and plenty of types of rechargeable batteries as well. Our various battery chargers are capable of supporting all of the above types of rechargeable batteries.
With over 60 years of family history in Arizona, General Power Batteries in Tucson, AZ knows batteries!
Dozens of national and international battery manufacturers are scrutinized by General Power, as they are tested for their ability to make the best batteries – in SLI, Deep-Cycle, AGM, and Rugged-Duty specialty applications – for the future.
General Power is a Member of the Power-Partners Program™, which extends better pricing of quality products to each one of its customers in the following divisions:
- Automotive Aftermarket
- Commercial Battery Supply
- Truck Fleets
- Industrial & Mining Operations
- Golf Car
- Electric Vehicle
- Solar Home
- Government Supply
During the past 60 years, over 500 million pounds of batteries have been handled, and over $200 million in sales & economic spending have been made in General Power’s history. Products have been sold in 5 different countries, including 14 western states of the US, with private labeling done by over 20 regional, national & international manufacturers!
Our Products Include:
- AGM Sealed – Rechargeable Batteries
- Alkaline Batteries – Energizer
- Automotive Batteries – Starting
- Commercial & Industrial Batteries – Heavy Duty
- Golf Cart Batteries – Deep Cycle
- Lighting Batteries – Emergency
- Marine & RV Batteries
- Medical Equipment Batteries
- Motorcycle & ATV Batteries
- Solar Batteries
Battery Chargers for:
- Gel Batteries
- Hygenall Decontamination & Cleaning Wipes
- Palm Pilots
- CD Players
- Power Tools
- 12volt Batteries and Alternators
- Glove Caddy
Testers & Analyzers for:
- 6volt Batteries
- 12volt Batteries
- Repair Kits
General Power Batteries in Tucson, AZ knows batteries!
Call General Power, Inc. at (520) 622-6735,
If you have any questions, you can also contact us by e-mail at: email@example.com
With over 280 days of sun in Tucson every year, it’s no wonder more and more Tucsonans are turning to alternative methods of power, like solar energy. As we all know, solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. This can be done directly, using photovoltaic arrays, or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Typically most homeowners will have access to photovoltaic arrays, or solar panels, which convert light directly into an electric current.
The demand for solar power has risen recently, with an expected 75% growth by then end of 2012. And because of this increasing focus on finding and using renewable energy sources, it has provided ample opportunity for homeowners to employ a deep cycle battery. A deep cycle battery is designed to discharge a steady amount of current over a long period of time. This comes in handy when using devices that require a long surge.
So how does it work? It’s actually pretty simple. Solar panels are used to capture the sun’s energy and then convert it into electricity. Connecting the panels to a deep cycle battery is an ideal way to store that energy for future electrical use. But like all batteries, the deep cycle battery releases energy in direct current, or DC, form. What does this mean for you? Many of our every day appliances, like laptops, power tools and TVs use AC, or alternating current. So how do we convert DC into AC? With the help of an inverter of course.
These small, inexpensive devices can convert the direct current from the deep cycle battery into an alternating current that can be used by normal household devices. And our DC to AC converters can convert 12volt DC into 120volts of AC. It’s perfect for use in Cars, Planes, Boats, RV’s, etc.
With the average household paying nearly $170 each month in energy costs, having an alternative power source is becoming more alluring and not to mention practical. Deep cycle batteries can definitely be a cost effective alternative to rising energy bills. No matter what the application – No matter what the power demand, we have the correct battery for your needs. Call our experts today for advice on how to get started!