tery spec sheets and technical papers.
Electric motors for bikes and
scooters; 12 to 48 volt batteries;
battery chargers. The website hosts
numerous spec sheets, data sheets,
and materials safety sheets on battery technologies and compositions.
From the people with the
Energizer Buggy, the website has some
interesting technical information about
batteries, including an overview of battery chemistry, charge and discharge
curves, and other engineering data.
Primecell offers replacement and
service of rechargeable batteries. All
A number of robotics-centric and
general surplus mail order companies also
offer rechargeable batteries as part of their
lineup. Many of these are regular SERVO and
Nuts & Volts advertisers, so be sure to give
them preference for your battery buying.
Informational. RBRC is dedicated
to helping you recycle (rather than
throw away) your old rechargeable
All Electronics — www.allelectronics.com
Circuit Specialists — www.web-tronics.com
Fair Radio Sales — www.fairradio.com
HSC Electronic Supply — www.halted.com
Lynxmotion — www.lynxmotion.com
House of Batteries
House of Batteries is a distributor
and online retailer of batteries, battery
packs, and chargers. Most name
brands are carried, in common consumer and industrial sizes. Not all products are available for online ordering.
Thomas Distributing carries
batteries (specializing in NiMH) and
battery holders. Very large selection.
Also provides semi-technical backgrounders on battery technologies.
Like their name says, Only
Batteries only sells batteries. All types,
all sizes. Rechargeables are a specialty.
Robotic Power Solutions
Specializing in combat robot
parts, the company sells NiCd and
NiMH battery packs, chargers, and
cobalt AstroFlight gearmotors. Their
“Battlepack Kits” include batteries,
wires, support bars, heat-shrink tubing,
and padding foam.
Maha Energy Corp.
Rechargeables for consumer products, as well as individual cells for R/C
and other applications. PowerEx brand.
Industrial and consumer batteries:
NiCd, NiMH, lithium, and lithium-ion.
Product specifications and technical
white papers are provided at the site.
Batteries of all types and sizes;
major manufacturers. Alkaline, NiCd,
NiMH, sealed lead acid, lithium, and
lithium-ion. In separate cells or packs
(e.g., for camcorders, cordless phones,
and laptops). Many cells available in
round and rectangular/prismatic
packages, with size and weight
specifications provided in handy cross-reference tables.
Mega Batteries is a superstore of
rechargeable batteries. Separate cells,
packs, and rechargers.
NiCd and NiMH rechargeables,
Specializing in lithium batteries;
rechargeable and non-rechargeable.
Also offers polymer batteries in
standard and custom packs.
Batteries and battery packs. Sells
sealed lead acid battery packs in
different voltages and capacities.
Tadiran U.S. Battery Division
Providers of lithium batteries.
Product descriptions, spec sheets,
Power Sonic Corp.
Rechargeable batteries and
rechargers. Products include: sealed
lead-acid batteries, ranging from 0.5 to
100 Ah; nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries; automatic
The NiCd Lady Company
NiCd Lady sells NiCd, NiMH,
and sealed lead acid batteries, in all
sizes. Also carries rechargers and
battery packs for cell phones and
ZAPWorld sells motors, batteries,
and parts for small electric vehicles,
namely bikes, ground scooters, and
aquatic scooters (as well as some off
stuff, like personal hovercrafts). Use
the stuff for your own performance
CONTACT THE AUTHOR
Gordon McComb can be reached via
email at email@example.com
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