iLikeBatteries

The Weekly Podcast that explores the world of batteries

Your Hosts:
Jeff Lynch and Mike Muldoon

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About the Podcast

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



The Hosts

Two guys who like batteries

The Shows

Get your juice of batteries and stay fully charge

in no more than 35 minutes (we keep the podcast under 35 minutes)

Episode 60 - Thank You for the Unplug

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.

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Episode 59 - Those Battery Guys
Will "Say Anything"

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.

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Episode 58 - UPS Updates:
Discovery of the Mini UPS

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.

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Episode 57 - Jeff's UPS
The Traditional Approach

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.

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Episode 56 - Jeff's UPS
In Which We Consider Power Stations

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.

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Episode 55 - Pale Blue Earth (Part 2 of 2)

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

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Episode 54 - Pale Blue Earth (Part 1 of 2)

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.

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Episode 53 - UPS and downs

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?

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Episode 52 - Throwing Some Snow Around

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.

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Episode 51 - Lion Energy - Part 1 of 2

Mike and Jeff host David Whitlock of Lion Energy. Part 2 of our discussion and some hot info on "the sanctuary" coming soon

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Episode 50 - The Gift

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

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Episode 49 - Lion Energy - Part 1 of 2

Mike and Jeff host David Whitlock of Lion Energy. We had a lot to talk about so we're splitting this into two episodes. Enjoy.

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Episode 48 - Fully Charged for the Holidays

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.

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Episode 47 - Bottoms Up!

Mike and Jeff round out the heated clothing episodes discussing heated pants.

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Powerful Deals 01 - Lion Energy

Mike and Jeff interviewed David Whitlock of Lion Energy today. Lion Energy launched their 12 days of Christmas event today and we didn't want you to miss out.Visit www.LionEnergy.com for more details. Enjoy these Powerful Deals!

Powerful Deals Episode #01

Episode 46 - Make a Wish!

Mike and Jeff share their holiday wish lists, including some Black Friday deals you might want to consider. Gifts always welcome.

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Episode 45 - The Rabbit Hole

Jeff and Mike explore a battery machine learning journey Jeff went on last week as it relates to a possible future version of FruitJuice.

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Episode 44 - Beans and Leaves

Jeff and Mike wake up to the idea of battery powered mugs for coffee, tea and other hot and cold "beverages".

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Episode 43 - Hot Dogs?

Mike and Jeff take on the "accessories" category of battery powered heated "clothing". Stay warm out there!

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Episode 42: Jackets, Vests, and Base Layers, Oh My!

Jeff and Mike survey the options for keeping your core warm with heated jackets, vests and base layers. And More!

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Episode 41 - Putting some Soles into your Shoes

Mike and Jeff investigate, in close to real-time, battery-powered accessories to keep your feet warm.

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Episode 40 -
Pandora's Glove Box

Jeff and Mike attempt to get a handle on the myriad of options in the heated glove market.

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Episode 39 - Electric Winter

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

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Episode 38
Battery Day Commentary

Mike and Jeff react to Tesla's Battery Day announcements.Mike and Jeff react to Tesla's Battery Day announcements.

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Episode 37 Chi-Chi-USB? (or is that Qi-Qi-USB?)

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.

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Episode 36
All Charged Up

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

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Episode 35 - Adventures in Battery Pack Land

Jeff discusses the current status of his recent battery pack parts acquisitions. Mike updates us on his shed.

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Episode 34
Will You Be Our (Rock) Pals?

Jeff and Mike host Lily and Mia from ROCKPALS who tell us about their battery (and non-battery) powered products for outdoor enthusiasts!

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Episode 33 - Go Big or Go Home

Do you like bigger batteries?

Mike and Jeff review 4 different power stations that are greater than 2000 Watt hours.

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Episode 32 - Jeff Goes Shopping

Jeff shares his recent battery container shopping experiences with Mike; and why you won't hear about it for quite some time.

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Episode 31 - Dave Nanian Part 2

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.

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Episode 30 - Dave Nanian Part 1

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.

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Episode 29 - Portable Power Stations

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.

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Episode 28 - Finding your Qi

Jeff and Mike close the gap on inductive charging.

We break down the history of the Qi charger

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Episode 27 - Battery Recovery Mode

Jeff had some non-charging rechargeable batteries, buys some toys to diagnose the issues and has a surprising result. Mike changes a car battery.

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Episode 26

Jeff and Mike discuss current battery events (pun intended).

They are out of this world (although in the same solar system)

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Episode 25

Mike and Jeff review a number of battery packs and talk about price per milliamp-hour (among other things).

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Episode 24

The 18650 battery is in more places than you know. Jeff and Mike explore this popular lithium-ion cell.

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Episode 23

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?

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Episode 22

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.

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Episode 21

Special guest Gregory Adams from Nature's Generator joins Mike and Jeff to discuss their line of solar and wind powered generator/portable power centers.

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Episode 20

Mike and Jeff speak with Charlie Blair, Co-Founder and General Manager at Gravitricity, a novel energy storage solution company. All the way from Edinburgh!

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Gravitricity

Episode 19

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?

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Episode 18

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.

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Shaun Pirie with

The NowLight

Episode 17

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.

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Episode 16

Gravity Powered Batteries?

Mike and Jeff get weighed down with the notion of the gravity battery and discuss their potential. Also, a brief batteries in the news segment. Plus a Gravity Light?

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Episode 15

Batteries in the News. Mike has a vision, about a shed. We dedicate some air to battery powered cooling devices.

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Episode 14

Mike and Jeff chat about eBikes and muse about what Tesla might be announcing next week.

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Episode 13

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.

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Episode 12

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.

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Episode 11

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.

Send us questions at: power@ilikebatteries.com

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Episode 10

Jeff and Mike continue their discussion of electric vehicles (EVs) and dig into lithium mining.

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Episode 9

Mike and Jeff scratch the surface of battery-powered vehicles; including a little bit of history.

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Episode 8

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.

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Episode 7

Goal Zero Part 1

We talk with Bill Harmon

General Manager of Goal Zero

about the company, batteries

and other fun stuff like bikes

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Episode 6

Don't be the one to close the Loop

Good safety Tips

Types of Chargers; USB 2; USB C

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Episode 5

Jeff Goes Skiing

How Many Newtons in a Fig Newton

We talk the physics of Power

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Episode 4

Giggy Watts

What is a Watt Hour?

We also talk Gigawatts?

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Episode 3

Try to Contain Yourself

Jeff replaces his car battery

Mike and Jeff Talk A;AA;AA

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Episode 2

Set your VCR!

We talk Ohms Law

Volts; Current and Ohms


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Episode 1

Thank you Ben Franklin

The history of the battery... and more!

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