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Getting More Life Out Of Batteries For Electric Locomotive
2013-01-05 04:39:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new charging algorithm developed by researchers at one US university could help extend battery life in the country's first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive, according to reports. The locomotive in question, Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999, uses batteries similar to those used in automobiles. Its batteries are rechargeable for a time, but ultimately die out, often due to degradation of the power source caused by lead...

2010-07-28 17:09:00

DALLAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that more automobile batteries fail in July than in January? Summer heat is actually harder on a battery than winter cold. With record heat sweeping across the country, Interstate Batteries encourages motorists to protect and care for that part of the vehicle a driver depends on the most every day. "The corrosion factor within a battery is accelerated by extreme temperatures, especially heat," said Interstate Batteries Technical Service...

2009-11-16 08:30:00

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuel conditioners, antifreeze additives, oil additives and body finish products are items consumers typically consider when winterizing their vehicles for the season. Batteries, often out-of-mind until the vehicle won't start, should be part of the winter prep checklist, as simple and inexpensive maintenance will provide a reliable battery start this season and more to come. "Battery failure, especially in cold and inclement weather, can be...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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