Battery Chargers for Cars

At one time, the battery charger cables would be attached to the terminals of your battery, you pressed a button, and you cooled your heels for a bit. You would look at the dial from time to time to assure yourself that you weren't overcharging the battery, and you shut it off at the specific time it was done.

Fortunately, the charging operations have become much easier than they once were. Almost every car has a 12 volt battery, and so do marine batteries and power sporting equipment. You must use a battery charger that is correct for your battery to extend its life and save money in the long run. If you fail to use the kind of charger that is required by your battery manufacturer, the warranty you have on your lead acid battery, AGM, or gel cell may be null and void. Using an inappropriate charger can wreck your battery.

To determine which battery charger is the best one for the variety of battery you have, there are some things you must know. First of all, find out what kind of battery is in your automobile, and find out how much storage capacity it has. As your car battery is typically just utilized when starting your automobile, for lighting, and for your music system when your car isn't running, and the battery recharges when the car is running, you may not feel that storage capacity is that important.

The typical automobile battery can hold around 50 amp hours, while a marine battery may store 100 amp hours. Both kinds of batteries furnish 12 volts of electricity; however, if completely dead, they will recharge for different quantities of time with a charger that carries 10 amps, say six to eleven hours, respectively. Be sure that the automobile battery charger you are purchasing has sufficient charging power to satisfy your requirements. If a charger has more power, the time that it will take to get your battery up to speed will be less.