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About Kstarr Service
Tips for buying a battery
Battery Safety & handling guidelines
Terminology
FAQ's
Recycling a Battery
About Kstarr Service

At Kstarr Battery our commitment to customers continue long after we have sold our products through the Kstarr Battery Retail Network. We have service for all Kstarr Battery products at our retail location. We at KSTARR Industries Pvt. Ltd. strive for quality support to all our customers and even if you are not one, just walk into our Kstarr Battery store to check health of your Kstarr Battery.


Tips for buying a battery

Check the following when you buy a new battery
  • Ensure your current battery is failed. Sometimes your vehicles electrical system could have a problem. Hence ensure the right reason for the problem

  • Refer Battery group size recommended by your manufacturer in the vehicle manual. Battery group size indicates the battery size that will best fit the physical dimensions of your vehicle. Many vehicles can accommodate more than one group size

  • Before fitting the new battery, insist on checking the electrical system of your vehicle

  • Check the cranking voltage which should be more than 9.8Volts across the battery terminal

  • Check the alternator charging voltage which should be between 13.8V - 14.5V across the battery terminal


Look for a hassle free warranty
  • Is the warranty nationwide so you can obtain service wherever you are?

  • Check for how long is the free replacement period? This will help you to avoid any surprises while asking for free replacement.


Consider value as well as price

You might want to get professional advice for which you can walk into our Kstarr Retail stores. The Kstarr team would be privileged to offer you assistance and also render you hassle free installation and service. Always remember when you buy a Kstarr product you not only get price but most importantly value.



Check your battery on regular interval

Before you take a long trip, or when you're having your car serviced, have your battery tested. Monitor your battery on a regular basis which will help you to make a purchase decision before you are stuck with a dead battery. It could save you a lot of time and money down the road.


Always insist on the right battery model for your application. Ask for the product selection chart, check the model of battery that is specified for your vehicle/application and then buy the product.


Battery Safety & handling guidelines

Whenever you’re handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners’ manual for instructions and safety precautions.


Lead-acid batteries contain hydrogen-oxygen gases that can be explosive and sulfuric acid that can cause severe burns.


To help avoid risk of danger and injury, observe these precautions when handling or working with a lead-acid battery:


  • Wear safety glasses or goggles and a face shield.

  • Make sure work area is well-ventilated.

  • Never lean over battery while boosting, testing or charging.

  • Cigarettes, flames or sparks could cause a battery to explode. Keep all ignition sources away from the battery.

  • Do not charge or use booster cables or adjust post connections without proper instructions and training.

  • Keep vent caps tight and level.

  • In event of accident, flush with water and call a physician immediately.

  • Keep out of reach of children.

  • Avoid metallic contact across the terminals, as this can result in short circuit and sparking.

  • Always maintain battery surface clean as dust accumulation can cause vent plug blockage.

Terminology

Active Material

Chemically active compounds in a cell or battery that convert from one composition to another while producing current (electrical energy) or accepting current from an external circuit.


Battery Polarity

A battery has two poles or posts. The positive battery post is usually marked POS, P, or + and is larger than the negative post which is usually marked NEG, N, or -. The polarity of the charger and the battery must always match to avoid damage to the battery and charger.


Cell

The basic electrochemical current-producing unit in a battery consisting of a set of positive plates, negative plates, electrolyte, separators and casing. There are six cells in a 12-volt lead-acid battery.


Container

The polypropylene or hard rubber case which holds the plates, straps and electrolyte.


Cover

The lid for the case/container.


Electrolyte

A solution of sulfuric acid and water which conducts current through the movement of ions (charged particles in the electrolyte solution) between positive and negative plates. It supplies sulfate ions for reaction with the active material of both positive and negative plates.


Grids

A lead alloy framework that supports the active material of a battery plate and conducts current.


Ground

The reference potential of a circuit. In automotive use, the result of attaching one battery cable to the body or frame which is used as a path for completing a circuit in lieu of a direct wire from a component. Today, over 99% of autos use the negative terminal of the battery as the ground.


Intercell connections

Connections between the straps of two cells, positive of one cell to the negative of the next.


Open Circuit Voltage (O.C.V.)

The voltage of a battery when it is not delivering or receiving power. It is 2.11 volts for a fully charged battery cell.


Plates

Flat, typically rectangular components that contain the active material and a mechanical support structure called a grid, which also has an electrical function, carrying electrons to and from the active material. Plates are either positive or negative, depending on the active material they hold.


Separators

Porous plastic, electrically insulating sheets which allow transfer of ions between plates, but prevent physical contact between plates and resulting electronic conduction.


Straps

Lead alloy castings that connect a number of same polarity plates together in a cell and carry current.


Terminals

The electrical connection from the battery to the external circuit. Each terminal is connected to either the first (positive) or last strap (negative) in the series connection of cells in a battery.


BIC Vents

Components that allow gasses to exit the battery while retaining the electrolyte within the case. Can be permanently fixed to the cover or removable, depending on battery design.


State of Charge

Use this chart to determine the State of Charge for a Deep Cycle Battery


State of Charge

Specific Gravity

Voltage - 12 Volt Battery

100%

1.265

12.7

75%

1.225

12.4

50%

1.19

12.2

25%

1.155

12.1



FAQ's

How does a battery work?

A battery stores energy in chemical form that can be released on demand as electricity. This electrical power is used by the cars ignition system for cranking the engine. The car's battery also may power the lights and other accessories. Should the alternator belt fail, the battery might also need to power the vehicle's entire electrical system for a short period of time.


What should I consider when buying a battery?

Refer to application chart.


When I am replacing my battery or cleaning the terminals, why is it important to remove the ground wire first?

Before you start, always check the type of grounding system the vehicle has. If you remove the positive connector first in a negative ground system, you risk the chance of creating a spark. That could happen if the metal tool you're using to remove the positive terminal connector comes in contact with any piece of metal on the car. If you are working near the battery when this occurs, it might create an ignition source that could cause the battery to explode. It's extremely important to remove the ground source first.


What MCA or CA rates?

This is a rating used to describe the discharge load in amperes which a new, fully charged battery at 32 degrees F (0C), can continuously deliver for 30 seconds and maintain a terminal voltage equal or greater than 1.2 volts per cell. It is sometimes referred to as Marine Cranking Amps or Cranking Amps.


What can excessive heat do to battery?

Hot temperatures will deteriorate a battery's life quicker by evaporating the water from the electrolyte, and corroding and weakening the positive grids.


When my vehicle won’t start how do I know for sure if my battery needs to be replaced?

Many other problems can keep a vehicle from starting, so you need to do some troubleshooting. Kstarr stores that sell batteries & host of other products will often do battery testing and give you a feedback on the condition of your battery.


Recycling a Battery

We at KSTARR Industries Pvt. Ltd. is committed to safe & proper recycling of Lead Acid Batteries in rural India thereby protecting the environment & creating a safe/healthy environment to live in. You can use the Kstarr retail stores to dispose used lead acid batteries. Come to our outlet and you can deposit the battery.


  • Disposal of batteries is an environmental concern. Hence we should adhere to disposal procedure.

  • Do not dispose batteries in trash. Take the batteries to the place of purchase for disposal. All Kstarr outlets will accept the batteries that you bring for disposal.

  • Battery acid is recycled by neutralizing it into water or converting it to sodium sulfate for laundry detergent, glass and textile manufacturing.

  • Plastic is recycled by cleaning the battery case, melting the plastic and reforming it into uniform pellets.

  • Lead, which makes up 50% of every battery, is melted, poured into slabs and purified.

Our Product Applications


  • Computer

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  • Solar System

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  • Windmill

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  • Fan / Tubelight

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  • Television

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  • Water Pump

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  • Air Conditioner

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  • Lift Backup System

    These batteries are available in different capacities, ranging from 20 to 200 AH (at 20 hour rate).

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  • UPS Offline/ Online

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