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  1. What is the Ideal Position for Garden Solar Lights?

    Solar-powered lights are easily the most cost-effective and energy-efficient way to illuminate your garden in the evening.

    As not everyone has a landscape designer to hand, you may be unsure where to position your lighting to get the best out of it; but we are here to help!

    Vapextech is the leading provider of solar light batteries, helping to keep gardens across the country looking spectacular.

    In our latest blog, we are going to share some tips on positioning your garden solar lights to achieve the best performance.

    Choosing the Best Solar Lights

    When deciding how to light up your garden, you can't go wrong with solar-powered lights. The type of lights you choose often depends on the spaces you want to light up. For example, solar lights on stakes are a great way to light a pathway.

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  2. How To Store Batteries Properly

    If you are using batteries, it is important to know how to handle them properly.

    Here at Vapextech, we understand there is an element of care when it comes to using batteries. We want to ensure you are storing your batteries safely, which is why we have made this the focus of our latest post.

    Avoid Injuries When Handling Batteries

    While injuries are not common when storing batteries, it is important to remain vigilant. One such area to focus on is avoiding damage or injury. With a number of myths surrounding storage, such as putting batteries in the fridge; we are here to dispel myths and keep you safe.

    Advice on Storing Batteries from Vapextech

    Vapextech would recommend avoiding extreme heat or cold when storing batteries you are not using. These type of conditions will reduce the performance of your batteries.

    Do not store them in your fridge as this could result in corrosion

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  3. Getting the Best Out Of Your Garden Solar Batteries

    With the summer sunshine on the way, it is now the perfect time to tidy up your garden. This is also the best opportunity to install or check on your garden solar lights.

    It is not uncommon to find that one or more could have stopped working to their optimum quality. This is why we have put together this handy maintenance guide to help you to fix them.

    If you already know what you are looking for, and simply require replacement solar batteries for your garden, Vapextech can help.

    What Should I Do If My Solar Lights Stop Working?

    Firstly, it is important to check all parts of your solar lights to discover which part is not working properly. Your solar panel will need cleaning, as a layer of dirt can build up over time and prevent sunlight from getting through. You will need to position your solar lights in the best position to capture the sunlight, and if

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  4. Your Guide to Safely Handling Batteries

    Batteries are used by many of us on a daily basis, whether it is for the television remote, our wristwatches or a new toy for one of our children.

    This is why handling batteries properly is so important. Here at Vapextech, we have years of experience in handling many different kinds of batteries safely.

    For our latest post, we are going to explore the handling of batteries in greater detail.

    It does not matter if you have been using the same batteries for a number of years, or use basic AA batteries occasionally; you should take some time to understand how they work and any dangers associated with them.

    Installing and Removing Batteries Properly

    It may feel like common sense, but it is often forgotten that the + and - symbols on your battery are an important part of installing them in your device. This means the terminals should also be aligned accordingly.

    Using batteries that

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  5. What are 6V Batteries?

     A 6-volt battery is made up of a collection of four larger cells, usually D batteries with 1.5V per cell. This composition means 6-v batteries offer more space for energy storage and thicker plates for sturdiness increasing their longevity.

    Most 6-volt batteries are also deep-cycled to maximise their capacity to store and discharge energy which makes them great for those with a limited or specific budget. They are extremely popular with motorists and electricians alike because they extend the cycle of charging and discharging.

    What Makes 6-Volt Batteries a Better Energy Source Option?

    Due to its components and construction, 6-volt batteries have a higher voltage capacity, longer usability plus a slower discharge rate. This is because it is typically used as pairs wired in a series which make a 12-volt power supply. This is the standard energy rate to power up a number of electrical devices. Wiring batteries in a series gives the user higher battery capacity

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  6. How to Maintain Your Airsoft Gun

    As the UK’s leading supplier of airsoft batteries, Vapextech understand the importance of maintaining your gun to guarantee the best performance.

    Airsoft guns are in an investment that you will want to look after properly, so it can be enjoyed for years to come. If your gun malfunctions due to poor care or wears out prematurely, this is unnecessary and completely avoidable. Keeping your gun clean and well maintained is also crucial with regards to safety and preventing accidents.

    For our latest blog, Vapextech has put together some handy maintenance instructions to ensure your gun remains in working order.

    4 Steps to Essential Gun Maintenance

    1. Cleaning the Barrel - Occasionally you will need to clean your airsoft guns barrel. This is often an indication your BBs are deviating v

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  7. Choosing the Best Airsoft Batteries

    Automatic electric guns (AEG’s) run on batteries to function, but choosing the wrong ones can cause the device to die if incorrect.

    Here at Vapextech, we are the leading providers of 9.6v batteries and other products, which can be used for airsoft AEG's.

    Considerations for AEG Batteries

    For our latest blog, we will focus on the sort of batteries that work best for airsoft guns and important considerations when making your purchase.

    Battery Connector -
    Firstly you should look at the way your battery connects to the gun, as this can make or break whether the battery is compatible. Everything else makes the battery 'optimal' for your automatic electric gun, but if the connection is not right, it simply won't connect.

    Deans (T Connector) -
    The mini Tamiya connector is the most common battery connecter as it is small and comes with the majority of airsoft guns.
    The standard Tamiya connector is found on o

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  8. Your Guide to Charging 6v Batteries

    While charging 6v batteries is no different than charging any other voltage batteries, you will need to ensure that you are using the correct charger.

    As a specialist supplier of 6-volt batteries, Vapextech understands the importance of choosing and maintaining your batteries to utilise their maximum lifespan.

    One example of correct charging is using a suitable lead-acid charger for a 6-volt lead-acid battery which is used for marine vessels or recreational vehicles.

    For nickel or lithium-based batteries used for power cordless tools, they must be charged using a charger designed specifically for this chemical base.

    6 Steps to Effective Battery Charging

    Here is our simple 6-step guide to effectively charging 6-volt batteries -

    1. Chemical Base of the Battery - First,

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  9. Explaining Drone Legislation

    The laws governing on the flying of drones have been updated within the past 12 months, and if you haven't had a chance to read them, we have got you covered here at Vapextech.

    We have put together a recap of existing laws and the updates which came into effect in November 2019, to ensure you have confidence in remaining a responsible drone user.

    The Latest Drone Laws

    Owners of drones that weigh 250 grams or more will be required to register with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) with drone pilots required to take an online safety test. Failure to comply with these rules can lead to fines of up to £1000.

    Fixed penalty notices will also be attached to the following offences -

    • Not producing registration documentation, and/or proof of registration for drones over 250g, at the request of a police constable.
    • Not producing evidence of any other relevant permissions required
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  10. Choosing the Best Batteries for your Radio Control Car

    Choosing the right batteries for your radio control car is based on a number variables such as cost, connector, compatibility and dimensions. 

    Here at Vapextech, we understand the importance of investing in the best batteries for your model, which is why we have put together this handy guide to all the factors mentioned above.

    Cost
    If your model has a battery included, it is often selected by the manufacturer for a balance of performance, weight and production cost. Some enthusiasts will want to buy batteries for their own financial needs.
    A number of smaller capacity batteries are often cheaper, which gives you the same combined runtime of a larger capacity battery whilst avoiding the higher price and often additional weight.

    Connector Type
    You will need to check which connector type your ESC or current battery is shipped with. If you need

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