Hate Watering Your Batteries? There’s An Easier Way

Single Point Watering Systems Make Watering Batteries Safe And Easy

Monitoring the level of electrolyte in your Flooded Lead Acid batteries is one of the necessary maintenance procedures to keep your batteries working properly, and extend their service life. While it sounds like a simple process, it can be very time consuming and cumbersome. Checking the water level in four or six batteries in a vehicle often requires removing the vent caps on each battery and visually inspecting the water level. In many cases, that can be difficult depending on where the batteries are located in the vehicle. If they’re difficult to reach, it can also add difficulty in adding the right amount of water, as overfilling can also cause problems, as well as not adding enough water too.

One of the ways to make the process much easier is investing in a Single Point Watering System (SPWS).  These systems allow you to add water to all of your vehicle’s batteries at one time, from a single water tube that is easily accessible. In addition, SPWS units also stop the flow of water, once it reaches the proper level within each of the battery cells. For battery powered vehicles with difficult access to the battery compartment, this makes battery maintenance much easier, and can ultimately extend the life of the batteries which can save you money in the long run.

Sense Smart ValveGoing one step further, SPWS manufacturers also have sensors available, that can be used with your watering system to monitor water levels in the battery pack and indicate when the batteries need watering. Manufacturers such as Flow-Rite and BWT have complete systems that are easy to install, and consist of valve caps that replace the factory units and allow water to be poured into each cell via a network of hoses. Most systems are also available pre-assembled for your particular application, and do-it-yourself systems are also available for custom applications.

It’s also good to point out that SPWS usually last a long time with proper care, and with constant monitoring, you’ll never need to spend too much time out of your weekend checking and watering your vehicle’s batteries again. For more information on a variety of single point watering systems for flooded lead-acid batteries, and sample installations, visit www.usbattery.com.

New App From U.S. Battery Provides Product And Specific Vehicle Application Information At Your Fingertips

U.S. Battery launches its new mobile app. The new app makes finding the right battery for a variety of vehicles and applications, from golf cars to floor machines, easy.

U. S. Battery’s new app is available on any iOS and Android phone or tablet, and instantly provides users with helpful information about the full range of U.S. Battery’s products.  Users can also utilize the included Battery Application Guide to find the best U.S. Battery products for their equipment. “The U.S. Battery app will be an exceptional sales tool,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales and Marketing. “It allows our dealers to quickly look up their customers’ equipment and select the right battery for their vehicle’s optimum performance and reliability.”

Customers can also download battery specification sheets, follow U.S. Battery on social media, and watch informative videos from their phone or tablets. The Frequently Asked Questions section, of the app, contains useful maintenance tips to help customers extend battery life, and subscribers will be notified of new product releases and product changes when they occur.

The U.S. Battery app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, or directly from the U.S. Battery website. For more information on U.S. Battery’s line of AGM and Flooded Lead-Acid batteries, visit the website at www.usbattery.com.