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  1. Hi Guys! We are Battery Empire, Your Car Battery Specialist. We carry car battery brands that consist of cheap all the way to premium cost, to cater to everyone needs. When we say 'cheap', it does not mean that it is lousy. At Battery Empire, 'cheap' can mean good and valued for money as well. That being said, who's up for more discounts? We have something for everyone! Check out our Bundles Of Exclusive Promotions on https://www.batteryempire.sg/ now! Apart from car batteries, we carry car accessories and other interesting items too, which we will be introducing shortly, so stay tune!
  2. My Hitachi car battery in my Honda Shuttle Hybrid died on me a few days ago. Sadly, it lasted only 1.5 years, and could not start my engine after I WFH for a few days. Luckily, I managed to get a nice guy to come down within 20 min to re-start my car for $25. Thereafter, I went to a car workshop to change to a new battery. Initially, I wanted to install the cheaper advertised Amaron car battery ($70). However, the technician looked at my hybrid engine and recommended the Varta Blue car battery ($110), which he said was specifically for the start-stop engine. He said it could easily last 2 years. I thought Amaron was the hottest brand in the market and I had a good experience with it on my Vios. Any feedback on the Varta battery? Unfortunately, the small battery tray in Honda Shuttle Hybrid meant that I could only install the smallest Varta Blue battery even though I wanted a bigger one for only $10 more. I checked around several online websites and Varta batteries easily cost 50% more than Amaron batteries of similar capacity and current 🙁
  3. Hello admin and mods, can we have a dark mode or dark theme option to choose from? Thanks.
  4. INTRODUCTION: U-Audio is a Pit Stop for all your car accessories need. Being in the car accessories trade for more than 20 years, we do not just sell accessories but provide customised solution to all of our customers' needs. Apart from audio system we provide a comprehensive list of services like Car Alarm Systems, DVD, TV systems, Solar Film, Sound proofing, Air-Con Servicing, Car Battery, Customised Car Number Plates, and many more. LOCATION: 22 Boon Lay Way #01-62 TradeHub 21 S(609968) PHONE: 9688 4020 (Ah Seng) OPENING HOURS: 9.30am to 7.30pm (Mon - Sat) Our listing on SGCARMART: http://www.sgcarmart.com/directory/merchant.php?MID=11526
  5. A quick question here for the experts in this forum. Idle the car to keep the battery healthy or really need to drive it around the blocks.
  6. Guys, Anyone remember who is Ah Siong from Hankook previously? He was the head Mechanic manager from Toh Guan branch previously. Believe many guys here trust his skills and experience in tyres and battery. Where is he now?
  7. VellfireS

    Amaron Battery

    Bros and Sis, My ride suddenly could not start today for no apparent reason.. bo pian.. Jump start then went to change battery.. I was quoted $230 for the battery shown below.. Since I really no choice as I was rushing , I agreed.. Just curious.. Is it worth the $$ I paid? http://www.flickr.com/photos/87993356@N08/8046563589/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/87993356@N08/8046566509/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/87993356@N08/8046563589/ P.S Cant embed the image.. Dont know why..
  8. Welcome to AUTO 101 At Auto101, our passion for cars runs through our veins. We are driven to provide high quality automotive services, with your satisfaction our top priority. Our Services Include: Servicing, Maintenance and Repairs Is important to have your car serviced and maintained regularly to ensure optimum performance and no let downs. At Auto 101, our team of highly qualified technicians will ensure that your vehicle is properly maintained top-notched all the time! Every car that comes to us for servicing goes through our Real 26 Vehicle Checks system where we thoroughly inspect almost every component of your car, making sure it is road worthy and safe. With every servicing, your records will be data-based and customers will receive a printed report of what has been checked and done together with the servicing. Customers can request for their records to be pulled out whenever a situation requires (e.g. when you are selling your car). We will also send out service reminders via e-mail and SMS on the 5th month after your last date of service. A valued-added service brought to you from us @ Auto 101! All vehicle makes and models are welcomed as we're backed with our extensive assortment of diagnostic equipment! Systems and Accessories installation From LED lighting and In-Car Entertainment (ICE) systems to Car Cameras and Alarm Systems, nothing will faze our team of professionals. At Auto 101, we believe in quick, lasting, neat and presentable work. We will spare nothing to provide the best service in all your systems and accessories installation needs. Air Conditioning Services Keep your air-con cool and clean with us! From cabin filters, system flushes and gas refills to condenser servicing, motor replacements and leak checks and seals, we've got it all to keep your cabin nice and cool! Vehicle Lighting Battery Supply and Service Suspensions & Brakes Vehicle Camera Systems
  9. Hi I just change my Amazon battery less than 10 month ago from AA, however, yesterday the batt is weak and I could not start and get AA mechanical to come down and check, he managed to jumpstart and check, his reason was the car electronic fault and not the battery, the car electronic eg: Sound system, light, video camera etc are drawing current from the battery even through the car engine is off. I try to drive the car for at least 30min after he jumpstart to charge the battery. This morning my car could not start again, I am now waiting for AA to come and jumpstart again, Can someone advise , is it possible on what the AA mechanical have claim? Thanks
  10. my ride is coming to 2 yrs so wondering if I should change battery or tyres? my prev ride kenna battery die 2 times but that was after 2 yrs close to 3 yrs
  11. Hi all, Car battery just went dead. Which car battery provider do you call? There are many choices and ads when you search by google, but would appreciate to know your reliable car battery provider based on your actual experience. Thanks in advance.
  12. Tok

    AGM battery

    Looking for AGM battery 850 amp for a continental car, 2000cc turbo. How much should I expect to pay for a reasonably good AGM battery. Any brand you used before that is good. Thanks.
  13. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a33435923/toyota-solid-state-battery-2025/ Toyota built a working solid-state battery-powered prototype vehicle that was supposed to be shown off at the Olympic Games this summer. Toyota is partnering with Panasonic to put solid-state batteries into limited production in 2025, but don't expect them on your Toyota vehicle that soon. For one thing, the automaker still needs to solve the problem that plagues solid-state batteries: a short life span. Toyota has chosen to focus on hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as the cornerstones of its green strategy, but that doesn't mean the automaker is forgoing an electric vehicle altogether. In addition to an EV crossover coming from the automaker and its partner Subaru in the near future and a lineup of six EVs (some of which are pictured above), which are likely to land in China first, Toyota is currently working on a technological breakthrough that will reach far beyond its use in an EV: the solid-state battery. Solid-state batteries charge quicker, last longer, and have a greater energy density. That means that a vehicle outfitted with one can go farther than it could with an equal-energy lithium-ion battery pack. Toyota was to show a working prototype of its solid-state battery at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That, of course, has been rescheduled to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Toyota still wanted to share how far it has come in building its own battery pack. Speaking with Automotive News, Keiji Kaita, executive vice president of Toyota's powertrain company, said the company has a working prototype. However, because of safety and durability issues, it has yet to harness the true potential of a solid-state battery. One of the biggest issues with solid-state batteries is their short life span: they tend to fail after repeated charging. "To counter limitations, we're looking at how we might adjust the anode or other materials. We are trying to reduce disadvantages that are found," Kaita told Automotive News. The automaker, along with its partner, Panasonic, is focusing on a sulfur-based electrolyte that is said to allow for a more efficient ion transfer between the electrodes. Still, Toyota needs to figure out how to create an electrolyte that won't become deformed by simply charging and discharging the battery, leading to pack failure. Samsung is working on the same issue, but instead of replacing the electrolyte, it's replacing the lithium anodes with a silver-carbon composite to reduce the destruction of the electrolyte while the battery is being charged. Kaita notes that Toyota's breakthrough in this area might come from new materials or a new design. So sulfur might not end up being the solution Toyota is looking for in the long run. On the manufacturing end, Kaita said that because the cells need to be produced in an ultra-dry environment, the automaker is currently producing the cells in compact booths. Workers reach in to work on the cells through sealed rubber gloves. That doesn’t lend itself to large-scale manufacturing. Still, Toyota says that limited manufacturing is on track for 2025. These batteries will be expensive, but if the automaker and Panasonic can figure out how to mass-produce solid-state batteries for its hybrids and future EVs, it'll be a huge jump for all battery-powered electronics, let alone electric vehicles.
  14. Talking about battery, I realized those dry cell batteries these days lifespan getting shorter and don't last as long as before. It seems like I'm changing battery like once a year. Recently, the AD advised me that the battery voltage low already, time to change a new one. Wonder should I switch to those need to top-up battery liquid type? Heard from friends that they tend to laster longer. So whats your experience with car battery these days? Regards
  15. Notitwain

    Cost to replace hybrid Battery

    Hi All. I am interested to find out the price of replacing the hybrid battery for our vehicle. How much does it varies from brand to brand? Anybody had theirs replace before?
  16. Ken1898

    GS Yuasa Car Battery

    Anyone use this? http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/writeup.php?AID=193 I suppose is a good battery since come from Japan.
  17. steveluv

    Japan Sanyo's Plastic Battery

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Japan-drone-submarine-eyes-16-hour-dive-with-plastic-battery?utm_campaign=RN%20Subscriber%20newsletter&utm_medium=JP%20update%20newsletter&utm_source=NAR%20Newsletter&utm_content=article%20link&del_type=4&pub_date=20200721090000&seq_num=13&si=%%user_id%% Japan drone submarine eyes 16-hour dive with plastic battery Sanyo tests rechargeable prototype with Kawasaki's unmanned vessel Sanyo Chemical Industries' all-polymer battery can power Kawasaki's unmanned submarine for 16 hours on one charge. YUKI MURAKAMI, Nikkei staff writerJuly 21, 2020 00:29 JST KYOTO -- Sanyo Chemical Industries' rechargeable battery made almost entirely of plastic is now powering an unmanned submarine by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in a test run, with the promise of doubling the vehicle's operation range to 16 hours. The trial presents the first commercial use of the all-polymer device made by Sanyo subsidiary APB. The battery, whose electrolytes are also made of resin, lasts twice as long as its lithium-ion cousin and boasts cheaper production costs and greater resistance to fires. Kawasaki's autonomous underwater vehicle is designed to inspect oil pipelines and other deep sea equipment. Due to the nature of the work, an internal battery would be subjected to high pressures. The all-polymer battery can withstand depths of more than 3,000 meters. APB's battery can power the vehicle for about 16 hours on a single charge, up from roughly eight for a lithium-ion battery. Mass production for the all-polymer battery is said to cost 90% less than for a lithium-ion counterpart due to the simplicity of the manufacturing process. APB, is setting up a plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture. Full-scale production will be ready around fall 2021, with sales to begin before the fiscal year ends in March 2022. The aim is to develop a business worth hundreds of billions of yen (100 billion yen equals $934 million) within five to 10 years. The operation will focus on stationary power storage for buildings, but batteries for undersea drones have become feasible as well. APB has raised roughly 9 billion yen from eight investors through June, including trading house Toyota Tsusho and energy major Eneos Holdings. Both Nissan Motor and Sanyo have licensed polymer battery technology to APB to accelerate development.
  18. Carbon82

    Dyson, the New Kid on the Block

    Dyson developing an electric car, according to government documents The company last year refused to confirm they were working on a green vehicle, but a government plan on infrastructure suggests they are Dyson is developing an electric car at its headquarters in Wiltshire with help from public money, according to government documents. The company, which makes a range of products that utilise the sort of highly efficient motors needed for an electric car such as vacuum cleaners, hand dryers and bladeless fans, last year refused to rule out rumours it was building one. But on Wednesday, the government appeared to have accidentally disclosed Dyson is working on one, along with other big companies outside of the automotive industry, such as Apple. “The government is funding Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This will secure £174m of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering,” said the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, published on Wednesday. When Dyson CEO, Max Conze, was asked last year if the company was working on an electric car, he said: “We are ruling nothing out. Like our friends in Cupertino [Apple] we are also unhealthily obsessive when it comes to taking apart our products to make them better.” Dyson recently reported profits up 20% in 2015, driven by strong growth in China, and said it plans to invest £1bn in battery technology over the next five years. Last October, Dyson bought solid-state battery company, Sakti3, for $90m, which founder Sir James Dyson said had “developed a breakthrough in battery technology.” Asked if the company was, as the government suggested, developing an electric car, a Dyson spokesman said: “We never comment on products that are in development.” The Guardian has also contacted the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles, which encourages the roll-out of electric vehicles as a way to cut air pollution and lower carbon emissions, and is awaiting details on the exact level of funding. Dyson, 68, has a long history of inventions. He designed the Rotork Sea Truck, a fast cargo boat in 1970, which has been used by the military and is still sold today. In 1974, he designed the Ballbarrow, a barrow with a ball replacing the wheel, having been frustrated by wheelbarrows getting stuck in mud on a building site. His breakthrough was the bagless vaucum cleaner, which was inspired by air cyclones used in sawmills to suck up sawdust. Since then, he has created bladeless fans and the Airblade hand dryer. Many of Dyson’s devices use small, light and efficient electric motors developed over 10 years by his company, which may find application in developing a new electric car. Dyson is a now worth several billion pounds and in 2014 pledged his company would spend £1.5bn on research and development to create future products, aiming to launch 100 new electrical products by 2018. Dyson Reportedly Developing An Electric Car Of Its Own There are so many potential jokes, quips, and overall smartass remarks to be mined from the prospect of a vacuum cleaner company designing a car which, contrary to the firm’s essential business, doesn’t suck, that we’ll cut straight to the otherwise buried lead… Originally tipped by The Guardian, U.K. company Dyson is developing an electric car of its own at its headquarters in Wiltshire, England, and according to government documents, the Brits are publically funding the enterprise. Both the company and the government have yet to officially comment on the situation. The Guardian says a just-published National Infrastructure Delivery Plan revealed, likely by accident, “The government is funding Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This will secure £174m of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering.” The newspaper further reports that Dyson bought solid-state battery company, Sakti3, for $90m last October, which founder Sir James Dyson said had “developed a breakthrough in battery technology.” In 2014 Dyson reportedly pledged his company would spend £1.5bn on research and development to create future products, with the lofty goal of bringing 100 new items to market by 2018. A big boost in the company’s favor in this regard is that its famed lineup of vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and hand dryers not only incorporate cutting-edge electric motors, but come wrapped in revolutionary designs that essentially transform everyday household products into display-worthy items and enable Dyson to command premium prices for their wares. Substitute “home computer” for “vacuum cleaner” and “operating system” for “electric motors,” and that sounds a lot like Apple if you ask us.
  19. Carnoob

    Using power bank with Car Cam

    Anyone had tried using power bank as the alternative power source when car engine is off? Just wondering as seen on website people selling car cam with power bank. Is it easier than to use car battery which you would need to wire the car cam? But would it be safer?
  20. Installed iRoad X9 in my car last year. Had set the voltage threshold to 11.8 V. Went for a vacation for 7 days. When I came back I could not unlock the car with smart key and could not start the engine. The iRoad had drained the car battery. So it looks like after it detects 11.8 V it does not disconnect the power. It still draws power from the car battery. Lesson learnt. Remove the power plug and USB cable from the camera if you are going on vacation. I don't know which workshops can install the battery pack that is discussed in some forums.
  21. So since this topic is here to stay, I think instead of debating who is right and wrong, I think we should be prepared if there is something bad happening around us. I used to be from the Navy so I have learned some basic fire-fighting knowledge. I never fight a real fire before, luckily. So all the stuff I mention is from my understanding and with the help from google. At least 34 cases of PMD-related fires this year. There have been at least 34 cases of fires involving personal mobility devices (PMDs) so far this year, with two incidents over the last two days. Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/least-34-cases-fire-involving-pmds-year It is believed that lithium-ion battery fires are some of the most difficult fires to suppress. You can see the video here. and for a small lithium-ion battery, it can already cause such big damage, imagine you have like 10kg worth of lithium-ion battery. How to extinguish a lithium-ion battery? To prevent me from "oversteer", let's dive straight to the topic. Despite their name, lithium-ion batteries used in consumer products do not contain any actual lithium metal. For lithium fires, only a CLASS D COPPER POWDER EXTINGUISHER is recommended. The minimum equipment required includes eye-protection, respirator, rubber gloves, etc. If other combustibles nearby catch fire as well as a result of the lithium fire, then we need to use appropriate extinguishing agents to douse the secondary fires. Needless to mention, it is important to address each type of fire with the appropriate extinguishing. So as you can see from the chart, Class D fire is to tackle combustible metal. It is very expensive to actually keep a class D fire extinguishers at home compared to the dry powder extinguishers. So is there any other way to put out class D fire? since Li-ion contains very little lithium metal that reacts with water. Water also cools the adjacent area and prevents the fire from spreading. Research laboratories and factories also use water to extinguish Li-ion battery fires. But I think this part is subjective. If there is smoke from the lithium-ion battery or there is an initial flame, I think water will be useful if it has already ignited, I don't think it will help. @carbon82 can help me with this. haha. Should I get one Class D fire extinguishers? Some of you might not have bought a fire extinguisher before. A normal dry powder ABC extinguisher is about $25 at lazada. So who will want to buy $620 dollar of extinguisher and stand by? If our government can invest 7 million on the return scheme of PMD, I think they should consider having extinguisher mounted at all HDB staircase or something. And I think it is good that maybe whoever is buying and registering a PMD, they need to go through a 1-hour fire fighting session or something. If they carry the risk, they must minimize the risk too. make the buying process a bit more troublesome, so those young punk will find it a hassle to own one. That's my thoughts. I never win TOTM before thou. 🤣🤣🤣
  22. A documentary video from CNA Insider showing us about the explosive facts of overcharging a bargain-price lithium-ion battery. This applies to mobile phone and other batteries that are lithium-ion. But PMD' owners, please take note. You guys have higher risk involved. Due to the sheer size of the batteries. So you must be wondering, how dangerous it can be right? CNA Insider has gotten a professor from NUS, Dr Palani Balaya to demonstrate how overcharging lithium-ion batteries can be dangerous. So here's a lithium-ion cell This cell should take 3 volts to charge. Let's ramp it up to 5 volts! ⚡️ Okay. Something is growing. . . For those who are watching the video, fret not. No need to move back from your screen. Do you notice the smoke? More smoke. And it goes. . . Kabooz!!!! Oh my goodness!@#$%!@#$ So imagine this is multiplied to the size of a scooter. To avoid all these mishaps, please look out for battery certification. For the full video, please watch from here. PMD Users Can Get Rid Of Non-Certified Devices Under LTA Scheme, Early Birds Get $100 Incentive
  23. Discoburg

    Q85 battery

    Any recommendations for the most competitive price Amaron Q85 battery for the rides with the start stop function?
  24. A post about a customer who refused to pay after a battery replacement workshop rendered its services has gone viral online. Spotted on its own facebook page, FastFix Car Battery Replacement Service explained how the whole issue came about. It wrote in its post that its client, Mr C, reached out to them saying that he needed help as his car could not start. After listening to the symptoms the car showed( car still cranks and aircon is not as strong as before), the workshop concluded that it needed a new battery. However, upon reaching Mr C, whose car was parked in the CBD and hence the need to pay for ERP charges, the guys from FastFix realised that it wasn't the battery that needed replacing. Concluding that there was nothing the guys from FastFix could do to help, Mr C was then asked to pay for the labour fee that had been pointed out before in their Whatsapp conversation. Unfortunately, Mr C disagreed and refused to pay the $50 that they had agreed on as nothing has been done to his Kia. There was not much FastFix could do which probably prompted them to 'share their story' of the client on their facebook page. Here are some of the notable comment in the post.
  25. Do any bros know where to buy CTEK battery chargers in Singapore? http://www.mmbalmainauto.com.au/PDF/Why_CT...ry_Chargers.pdf Tks for any advice.