Midas Power

Everything related to all things that make or require power in your car, such as: Batteries, chargers, coils, leads and more.

  • Spares for any make or model of car

    We can help with spares for any make or model of car. If we don’t have it, we will get it for you! #MidasPower                For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • Extreme BLOW OUT in the car

    We all know how long it takes a lady to get her hair ready before you go out, and ladies you also know this is no quick job. Why not do it in the car on your way out with an Extreme BLOW OUT #MidasPower Randburg Midas will not only blow your mind with outstanding service and unbeatable prices, we will also blow your mind with amazing car sound products. For more information please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • How to change your car battery

    How to change your car battery is a skill every car owner should know, because you never know when you might need to do this #MidasPower If you purchase a new battery from Midas Randburg, we will fit it for you at no charge. www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Why not rather practice your fitting skills. Here is what you will need. We stock all of the below tools if you need any. Here’s what you will need Safety goggles Safety gloves Open-ended wrench look at the bolt on the terminal to determine the size Standard wrench (for domestic cars) or metric wrench (for imported cars) Pair of pliers Instructions Put on your gloves to protect your hands from fluids and the sulfuric electrolyte solution on top of the battery. Never touch the white powder with your bare hands. Using the open-ended wrench, loosen up the NEGATIVE terminal on top of the battery. Once the bolt is loosened, remove the cable from the NEGATIVE terminal. Safety Tip: make sure you put the cable to the side so that it doesn’t touch the other cable. Using the open-ended wrench, loosen up the POSITIVE terminal and then remove the cable, again making sure that the cables don’t touch. Note: The POSITIVE terminal is the red topped cable with a + symbol. Your battery might be sitting in a housing bracket. Not all cars have them but they’re pretty simple. The bracket is usually held in by two bolts. If you have a housing bracket. Follow these simple steps: Using a pair of pliers, loosen the bracket bolt, turning counter clockwise. Once you get it finger loose or loose enough to turn with your fingers, unscrew the bolt by hand. Set it aside in a place where you can easily find it such as a pocket or a cup. Remove the second bolt in the same way. The average battery weighs 24 pounds so you might need help removing it. They are deceptively bulky and not always easy to handle. Set your old battery to the side. Make sure to properly recycle your old battery and don’t just throw it in the trash. There are many programs countrywide to help you recycle your old battery. You can sometimes even trade them in and get a discount on the new one. Place your battery in either the…

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  • Three ways to power your car

    Know the three ways to power your car. This may mean that petrol might be a thing of the past soon #MidasPower For more information, speak to us at Midas Randburg | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za With research in alternative energy at an all-time high, scientists are coming up with more ways than one to power vehicles. We take a look at 3 alternatives that don’t require a drop of traditional petroleum-based fuel. Let’s go for a ride. Hydrogen Hydrogen-fueled cars certainly seem ideal. For gas, they use the most abundant element in the universe, and emissions consists of precisely two things — heat and water. What’s not to love? In terms of mass production, though, issues of technical feasibility and affordability are still being worked out. For starters, hydrogen doesn’t exist on its own. It has to be manufactured and that process oftentimes burns fossil fuels. Thankfully, plenty of researchers are trying to figure out to made hydrogen using renewable energy. Several hydrogen fuel vehicles are currently in development, including the Honda FCX Clarity, available for lease in southern California. Salt water Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has a driving range of more than 370 miles and is powered by saltwater. Well, kinda-sorta. The car’s unique electric flow battery uses salt water as a storage solution, with two separate 200-liter tanks in the rear of the vehicle. Biodiesel A subset of the biofuel designation, biodiesel is produced from soy or vegetable oil and can be used as a pure fuel itself or blended with petroleum in any percentage.   Source: www.complex.com

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  • What does an Electric Solenoid do?

    What does an electric solenoid do? In this article we give you a brief overview #MidasPower At Randburg Midas you will find a wide range of car solenoids available. In an automobile ignition system, the starter solenoid acts as a relay, bringing metal contacts into place to close a circuit. The starter solenoid receives a small electric current when the car’s ignition is activated, usually by the turn of the key. The magnetic field of the solenoid then pulls on the contacts, closing the circuit between the car’s battery and the starter motor. The starter solenoid requires a constant flow of electricity in order to maintain the circuit, but because the engine is self-powering once started, the solenoid is inactive for most of the time. Source: www.ehow.com

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  • Know how a Lead Acid Car Battery Works

    Have you ever wondered how does a lead acid car battery works, then wonder no more #MidasPower At Randburg Midas we do not only supply new batteries, we also have a great range of battery chargers. Lead oxide plates interacting with sulfuric acid in a car battery is what creates the electrical current used by the car’s starter and electrical system. That’s the basic and simple description. In order to gain a better understanding of how a car battery works, you need a little more than just the bare basics. The following paragraphs will describe some construction features of a lead acid twelve volt car battery and then give a more complete description of the chemical processes your battery undergoes during the charge and discharge cycles. Construction Your car’s battery has a specialized hard plastic shell which contains the sulfuric acid electrolyte and the lead oxide plates. The top cover is made from a slightly thicker and heavier piece of plastic. From this top plate is a heavy lead oxide suspension matrix which supports the lead oxide plates and the separator plates. If the separator plates weaken or fail, the battery can short out internally. The material most often used for separator construction these days is rubber. In a lead acid car battery, the lead oxide plates alternate positive and negative, or cathode and anode. The greater the surface area of the plates, the more current the lead acid battery will be capable of supplying. Typical methods of increasing the surface area of the lead oxide plates and thus increasing output is by intentionally pitting the plates and drilling holes in them. Other chemicals and metals are added to the lead oxide of the plates in order to stabilize them and to slow down their rate of degradation under extreme usage. Many manufacturers use a red lead and sulfuric acid dilute paste that is pressed into the holes in the plates. The use of this mixture greatly enhances electron transfer as well as multiplies the usable surface area of the plates. The Chemical Process In a lead acid car battery, electrical current is created during the discharge cycle as the lead oxide plates absorb sulfate from the diluted sulfuric acid solution. The amount of current produced depends on how much sulfate the electrolyte is able to give up during discharge. When the battery is charged, the process is reversed. Current is pushed through the positive…

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