Cold weather tips: Starting a car in the cold

Cold weather makes the engine hard to start for two main reasons. First, oil thickens when it's cold, which increases friction and makes it harder for the motor to spin the engine. Cold also slows the chemical reaction in the car's battery, reducing its power output. Battery output is usually rated at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, below which starting power drops drastically. Here are a few steps you can... Read More

The difference between UPS and Power Inverters

Fluctuations in electrical power can result in extreme damages to devices. Thus there is a crying need for a constant and ideally never ending power supply to protect the internal circuitry. Due to several technical and ambient reasons, power supplies are cut off at and for irregular period of intervals. It is then when one needs a battery based power supply which could support the device for a si... Read More

When there’s an iPad up for grabs, better hurry up!

How often do you like freebies? Those that come of good; bring a smile to the face? Here is a chance like that. Because the freebie in question happens to be a brand new iPad. Yes, it’s true. You can now win an iPad, just by letting us know your favourite destination. Find out the thread at Read More

The energy process supplied by a battery

Being very user friendly, a lead-acid battery can be conveniently discharged and recharged quite a number of times. With each cycle, the charging process stores energy in the battery in the form of potentially reactive compounds of sulfuric acid, lead and lead oxide. The discharge process is another chemical reaction among those components that release the stored charge in electrical form. Since n... Read More

Built in India. Tested in Poland. Ready to conquer the world

In an earlier post, we had reported on the progress of the FMX4, the concept car developed by Formula Manipal – the FSAE team of Manipal University in association with SF Sonic. Here are some latest updates on the project. Things are looking very positive, with the team having left for Poland for the testing procedure, an exercise conducted jointly with the Wroclaw University of Technology. P... Read More