The Batteries

Written by Phil on . Posted in Accessories

At your request, we write below an article on batteries that represent most of the failures that markers encounter on the fields.11970859362137157163crazyterabyte_low_battery_icon_3svghi


For your information, you can find on the market:

9 V battery Energy Paintball costs 4 eu.
Duracell 9V battery costs between 4.83 and 5.43 eu.
A DLX battery costs 20 eu.
9 V battery reload Duracell costs 11.95 eu more the adapter for a total of ten 20 – 25 eu.

A reminder of physics needed to be complete and accurate.

An electric current is a load shift. But what is a load? You’ve all probably seen that when we rub a PVC pipe or a glass tube to a tissue or fleece blanket, it could attract or repel your hair depending on the material (PVC or glass) that you rubbed . Behavior (attraction or repulsion) of any material allows me to remind you that there are 2 types of loads ie positive “+” and negative charges “-“.
By rubbing two bodies, you have created a load. This can be explained by the atomic model. The matter consists of atoms and each of them has electrons orbiting around it, at various “heights”. Electrons on the highest “altitude” layers are the easiest to remove, and are called “low energy”. Therefore when you rub two objects, the  low energy electrons of the 2 objects drop and go to the other object. This is called “load by friction.” All this to say that you have 2 types of loads and they know how to move.


What is a battery?

A battery is a container. A container that contains two different metal plates which are immersed in an acid solution. It creates a redox reaction when these two plates are in contact via an electric circuit. A plaque will donate electrons and undergo an oxidation reaction while the other will receive these electrons and creates a reduction reaction. The movement of these electrons, loaded, will therefore create an electric current. This can only be done one-way.


Unlike alkaline, reloadable batteries can move electrons in 2 ways (dump and load). Charging is done by means of an electric source, generator.

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Life of batteries:

An electric current is a move of electrical charges per unit time in a given area.

The unit of measurement of a load is the coulomb (C). So the more coulombs are loaded, the more important it is. But that is not the current intensity. The current, as stated in the definition, is a passage of charge per unit time so coulombs per second (C / s). The coulomb / second are also called ampere (A). So one amp is a coulomb that passes through a surface per second.
You should know that the charge of an electron is 1.16 10 exponent -19 coulomb thus one ampere is passing 6.25 10 exponent 18 electrons per second. On batteries, typically are noted mAh which means milliampere hour. 1 Ah = 3600 C

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It is necessary for an electronic product to have a certain amount of charge to function properly, or the amount in a stack load supplied decreases as the battery is used, avoiding the proper functioning of the equipment.
More 9V, what does it mean? This means 9 Volt. The volt is the difference of potential between 2 points so the energy difference between 2 points for yes, one volt is one joule per coulomb (remember, the joule is the unit of work). So it comes to the amount of work provided by the battery, by coulomb. For a 9V battery, this means that it will provide a 9 J / C to ensure the proper functioning of the device. Hence, it shows that the voltage does not determine the service life of a battery. This is the intensity which determines the life of a battery. The more you load, the more the battery will last longer.

In conclusion, choose batteries with high energy intensity type paintball and not Duracell. The energy paintball last almost twice as long.


Battery power:

Power is defined as the product of the potential difference (voltage) and current (ampere). It is therefore logical that the more intensity the battery has, the more powerful it will be and will operate optimally with your marker. If your solenoid, we always compare to an electric motor car, has not enough power, it cannot work. It takes a certain product between the voltage and thus the intensity of a certain minimum power to your solenoid works. Or is better to give too much than a little too little.


Question about cold weather?

Charges moving in batteries are electrons. As mentioned above, the intensity of a cell is the amount of charge passing through a surface per unit time. Electrons that move per unit time means that they do so at a certain speed. But when the temperature decreases, the moving speed of the electrons decreases and therefore decreases the number of loads by a surface passing through a unit time also. Therefore the intensity drops and the battery provided enough load for the proper functioning of the marker.

A classic situation comes again to mind. A day of competition, we put a new battery in the marker. It’s cold VERY close to zero. The game starts and after 3 hours of play where my marker remained in the cold, it does not work.
One trick to avoid putting a new battery again? Take his stack between hands and warm. If your battery is not discharged by consumption of its charges (electron), it just needs to be heated to accelerate the movement of electrons and thus provide the new required amount of charge (electron) to your solenoid.



Note that, by convention, a battery, “+” will always be the small plot and “-” will always be the big stud.


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