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We have been saying for several years that, if you own an older battery charger, you should be seriously thinking about replacing it. There were many reasons for us to […]

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Almost every time you replace a lead acid vehicle battery (or lead acid jump starter battery), it ends up in the recycling stream. Of course, that’s as it should be […]