Published at Monday, 01 October 2018. Car Chargers. By Jana Sutton.
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 need to be able to recharge your mobile phone while you are in the car, you need a car charger or as they are sometimes identified, an in-car charger. This unit will plug into your in car cigarette lighter and charge your phone in a similar way as a mains mobile phone charger. You can either purchase genuine manufacturers merchandises or third party wares, such as the Pama range, at more competitory prices.
Once upon a time, the battery charger cables would be attached to the terminals of your battery, you pressed a button, and you hung around for a bit. You would peek at the dial occasionally to assure yourself that you weren't overcharging the battery, and you shut it off at the exact time it was done.
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