What is it all about... well batteries of course
What is a battery?
A container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power
Two guys who like batteries
Get your juice of batteries and stay fully charge
in no more than 35 minutes (we keep the podcast under 35 minutes)
Jeff and Mike discuss the near completion of Jeff's UPS journey. But there's an issue, so they have to re-review some of their previous assumptions. TL;DL: Read the manual BEFORE you buy.
The power station and the Mini UPS arrive, but there are issues. Batteries in the News segment explores phasing out of ICE vehicles. Powerful Stuff Found.
Jeff updates Mike on the progress of his UPS setup. A power station has been ordered and Jeff discovers the Mini UPS, which looks to be the perfect solution for what he needs.
Mike and Jeff explore more traditional UPS options for Jeff's home setup. As you will hear, there are A LOT of options to sort through.
Jeff and Mike explore the possibility of using a portable power station as part of a UPS-style backup system for Jeff's home office setup. The results may surprise you.
Mike and Jeff continue their interview with Tom Bishop, co-founder of Pale Blue Earth. Tom shares his experience with batteries and how Pale Blue gives 1% and more back for the planet
Jeff and Mike host Tom Bishop, co-founder of Pale Blue Earth. Pale Blue is focused on creating a better future by leveraging technology, innovation, and inspired product creation to greatly improve our utilization of energy and resources and greatly reduce the amount of waste we all produce.
In section one of this episode, Mike and Jeff begin exploring Jeff's quest for the best Uninterruptible Power Supply for his home setup. Section two has some surprises, including, believe it or not, battery powered pallet jacks?
Jeff and Mike review some battery powered tools for snow removal and cleanup. Please ignore the intermittent background noise of a tile saw, Jeff is having some work done in an adjascent room.
Happy Holidays from iLikeBatteries! In this special episode, Jeff and Mike discuss how they got started with the podcast, some behind the scenes details about the show and some things they are thankful for over the year
Jeff and Mike follow up on Black Friday deals as we prepare for the holiday gift giving season. They explore gifts under $25, under $100 and under $500. Some nice surprises are unwrapped.
Mike and Jeff round out the heated clothing episodes discussing heated pants.
Mike and Jeff share their holiday wish lists, including some Black Friday deals you might want to consider. Gifts always welcome.
Jeff and Mike explore a battery machine learning journey Jeff went on last week as it relates to a possible future version of FruitJuice.
Jeff and Mike wake up to the idea of battery powered mugs for coffee, tea and other hot and cold "beverages".
Mike and Jeff take on the "accessories" category of battery powered heated "clothing". Stay warm out there!
Jeff and Mike survey the options for keeping your core warm with heated jackets, vests and base layers. And More!
Mike and Jeff investigate, in close to real-time, battery-powered accessories to keep your feet warm.
Jeff and Mike attempt to get a handle on the myriad of options in the heated glove market.
As cooler weather depends upon New England, Mike and Jeff give an overview of a product segment they recently discovered that they believe you'll be hot for. Layering up for future episodes.Powered by Next Episode
Mike and Jeff react to Tesla's Battery Day announcements.Mike and Jeff react to Tesla's Battery Day announcements.
Jeff fills Mike in on the latest with his battery case builds and other purchases. They discuss some UPS options for Jeff's internet setup.
Jeff and Mike expand upon a recent Twitter thread to dive into "chargers" and break down what they are and the many different types of chargers that are around. #NotACarShow
Jeff discusses the current status of his recent battery pack parts acquisitions. Mike updates us on his shed.
Jeff and Mike host Lily and Mia from ROCKPALS who tell us about their battery (and non-battery) powered products for outdoor enthusiasts!
Do you like bigger batteries?
Mike and Jeff review 4 different power stations that are greater than 2000 Watt hours.
Jeff shares his recent battery container shopping experiences with Mike; and why you won't hear about it for quite some time.
Part 2 of our discussion with Dave Nanian as we cover some specific differences in user experience between the Model S and the Taycan. Also, charging infrastructure and the future.
Jeff and Mike host special guest Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket software as Dave shares his electric vehicle story. We talk about Tesla Model S, BMW i3 and Porsche Taycan.
Mike and Jeff break down a handful of 500 Watt portable power stations, discussing features and options and which one might be the best for you.
Jeff and Mike close the gap on inductive charging.
We break down the history of the Qi charger
Jeff had some non-charging rechargeable batteries, buys some toys to diagnose the issues and has a surprising result. Mike changes a car battery.
Jeff and Mike discuss current battery events (pun intended).
They are out of this world (although in the same solar system)
Mike and Jeff review a number of battery packs and talk about price per milliamp-hour (among other things).
The 18650 battery is in more places than you know. Jeff and Mike explore this popular lithium-ion cell.
Mike and Jeff talk about inverters and how they relate to batteries.
Do you have the correct rating or is there too much noise in your signal?
Have you ever wondered what light temperature was ideal for when you're eating breakfast? Mike and Jeff didn't know this was a thing until this episode.
Mike and Jeff explore things surrounding charging items in your car, and alternate between calling it an outlet and a socket. Which is your preference?
Mike and Jeff speak with Shaun Pirie, Product Design Manager with Deciwatt https://deciwatt.global about their unique approach to product design and the sometimes extreme constraints under which their products must perform.
Shaun Pirie with
Mike and Jeff with some follow-ups to last week's episode. Batteries in the news. Battery powered lawn equipment and why Jeff needs to go shopping.
Batteries in the News. Mike has a vision, about a shed. We dedicate some air to battery powered cooling devices.
Mike and Jeff chat about eBikes and muse about what Tesla might be announcing next week.
Jeff and Mike offer up suggestions for how to properly dispose of your spent batteries, and they discover the Oxford Electric Bell.
Also, batteries in the news.
Mike and Jeff dig into Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and why you might want to consider getting one if you don't already own one.
Our apologies for a technical issue that resulted in us losing our recording for this week. We'll be back next week with a full show.
We dug into the following articles:
Solid State Batteries; Best Portable Chargers/Power BanksSolar Energy System uses Aluminum to Store EnergyThanks for your patience.
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Jeff and Mike continue their discussion of electric vehicles (EVs) and dig into lithium mining.
Mike and Jeff scratch the surface of battery-powered vehicles; including a little bit of history.
Goal Zero Part 2
We finish our talk with Bill Harmon
General Manager of Goal Zero
about the future of batteries and Goal Zero products to come.
Goal Zero Part 1
We talk with Bill Harmon
General Manager of Goal Zero
about the company, batteries
and other fun stuff like bikes
Don't be the one to close the Loop
Good safety Tips
Types of Chargers; USB 2; USB C
Jeff Goes Skiing
How Many Newtons in a Fig Newton
We talk the physics of Power
Try to Contain Yourself
Jeff replaces his car battery
Mike and Jeff Talk A;AA;AA
We discuss all this and much more...
STAY FULLY CHARGED!!!