When dealing with something as diverse and varied as batteries, it's crucial to have a solid understanding of how they work, why they don't always work, and how to fix them. Understanding batteries is no simple task, yet it is covered eloquently and superbly by Mr. Isidor Buchmann, president, founder and CEO of Cadex Electronics Inc.
In the battery field, there is no black and white, but many shades of gray. In fact, the battery behaves much like a human being. It is mystical, unexplainable and can never be fully understood. For some users, the battery causes no problems at all, for others it is nothing but a problem. Perhaps a comparison can be made with the aspirin. For some, it works to remedy a headache, for others the headache gets worse. And no one knows exactly why.
This work is written for the non-engineer. It addresses the use of the battery in the hands of the general public, far removed from the protected test lab environment of the manufacturer. Some information contained in this book was obtained through tests performed in Cadex laboratories; other knowledge was gathered by simply talking to diverse groups of battery users. This information, although stemming from different settings and environments, has been carefully arranged in a way that will truly give the reader a comprehensive understanding of batteries..
If you're interested in understand batteries, whether it be for the practicality of knowing how to fix your batteries, or for curiosity's sake alone, this book will surely satisfy your desire for knowledge.
- When was the battery invented
- Battery Chemistries
- The Battery Pack
- Proper Charge Methods
- Discharge Methods
- The Secrets of Battery Runtime
- The ‘Smart’ Battery
- Choosing the Right Battery
- Internal Battery Resistance
- Getting the Most from your Batteries
- Maintaining Fleet Batteries
- Battery Maintenance Equipment
- Making Battery Quick-Test Feasible
- Non-Correctable Battery Problems
- Caring for Your Batteries from Birth to Retirement
- Practical Battery Tips