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by stanchion
Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Powered Lawn Mowers - Don't Curse - I Know They
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers - Don't Curse - I Know They

When I was kid I learned how to repair or rebuild almost any type of small gas engine. Looking back, I realize that I never really liked the process of servicing these grimy, greasy, blocks of metal. I did like the attention and praise I got from my family, friends, and relatives when I repaired the...
by stanchion
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Inverters with Auto Batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 3108

Re: Using Inverters with Auto Batteries

I used to visit marine supply shops all the time. I clearly remember those big, bold, words printed on every marine battery. "DEEP CYCLE," they all said. The funny thing is, my Dad and I loved everything about the water. If we had to spend more than a couple of hours on a boat we would always get in...
by stanchion
Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Inverters with Auto Batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 3108

Using Inverters with Auto Batteries

Despite the fact that I've been involved in electronics all my life, I only know two things about lead-acid auto batteries. CCA (cold cranking amps) is the rating you use to select the battery that meets the starting requirements of your vehicle, and auto batteries should never be deep cycled. That'...