Published at Saturday, 15 September 2018. Car Chargers. By Karla Lawrence.
When planning to not use your vehicle for extended periods, checking and boosting every 30 - 60 days is simply not enough to guarantee your battery will not self-discharge to a critical level. This 'under charging‘ results in ‘sulphation‘ if the battery voltage is allowed to drop and remain below 12.4 volts. This sulphation is the hardening of the lead plates within the battery and it reduces the battery‘s ability to accept or hold a charge. This is where we would then recommend the use of a charger to maintain the charge in a battery.
If you travel a lot with a laptop computer, it might make sense to use a USB recharger. This will let you to charge your mobile phone with a wire that connects into your USB port. For the non-technically minded, the USB port is a slot on your electronic computer where you ordinarily link up other peripheral devices like a webcam, mouse keyboard and other handheld devices.
Keep the battery terminals clean. Dirty terminals can create increased resistance and impairs optimum recharging of the battery. 'White' stuff found on the terminals is sulfate. Pour hot water over the sediments. This will dissolve the sulfate.
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