Battery charger 

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You forgot to turn off your lights, your car has been immobilized for a long time and its battery is worn out, recharging and maintaining its battery with a car battery charger allows you to ensure it works properly. Having a car battery charger at home can be very useful in the event of your battery draining.

For those who are not yet familiar with this device, discover through this article how to familiarize yourself with car battery chargers.

A car battery charger, what is it for?

Let's start by talking to you about the battery of a car, it is a key element that ensures the proper functioning of your vehicle.
The battery is made up of an electrochemical system that converts chemical energy into electrical energy.
The car battery powers all the electrical components of the vehicle, whether in the passenger compartment or in the engine compartment. Where it will give the most energy will be for starting. Indeed, a large amount of energy is needed in a short period of time to crank the engine for starting.
The battery will then discharge during this operation. To recharge the battery, the alternator produces current and recharges the battery when the vehicle is running.

So what is the role of the battery charger in this whole story?

The function of the battery charger is to recharge the battery of your car, when it is partially discharged, it will then temporarily take on the role of the 'alternator.

The different types of battery chargers

The traditional battery charger

Traditional chargers appeared at the same time as lead batteries, they are heavy devices that look like large transformers.

These traditional car battery chargers are now on the way out. In addition to being imposing, they are not without risk during use, the battery voltage is not controlled during charging, it can exceed the maximum recommended value. The correct range of use is between 12.5 V and 13.8 V, exceeding these values ​​can lead to degrading your car battery.

The smart battery charger

For several years, so-called “intelligent” automatic battery chargers have appeared on the market.

Lightweight and compact, the smart battery charger is easily transportable.

Innovative, it provides an automatic recharging function: It does not require supervision to stop it and can therefore remain connected for a long time unlike the traditional battery charger.

Efficient, it takes care of everything, regulating the battery voltage which is ensured with precision by an electronic card.

Autonomous, it will quickly bring the battery back to its optimal charge level, then it will deliver a low amperage trickle current to maintain the charge level . We call this charge maintenance.
It can remain plugged in without interruption, even for long periods of time in complete safety, this will not affect the battery or the electronics but it will allow the battery to be maintained.

Use your smart battery charger wisely

How to connect the charger to the car?

  • The first thing to do before plugging in the car battery charger is to turn off your car's engine by turning the ignition off.

  • Open your bonnet, need to connect the charger to the battery. Use the connection cable with the two clamps and connect it to the connector of the charger.

  • Connect the red clamp to the positive terminal of your car battery. The positive sign is visible on your battery either with a plus sign or/and a red mark.

  • Connect the black clamp to the negative battery terminal visible by a minus sign and/or black mark.

  • You can now plug the battery charger into an AC outlet.