Keeping the life in your batteries could be as easy as using smart chargers. These chargers help to prolong the life of your battery by adjusting the amount of charge they omit according to what the batteries needs - pretty clever! Smart charging allows the battery to be charged quickly and to its full capacity, while never overcharging or damaging the battery.
Smart battery chargers are often used when people live remotely or as caravan battery chargersto run the appliances in a caravan.
Before you choose a smart charger you must work out what kind of batteries you have. If you have wet cell, AMG, VRLA or maintenance free batteries you should be able to use the same charger. If you have a gel cell battery, you may need to source a specialty charger.
How many AMPS?
Amp hours is the amount of power your battery stores measured by time. If you have a battery that has a large amp hour rating, you must select a charger with a similar amp power value to charge it quickly. If you're not worried about charging batteries quickly, a smaller charger could be a more cost effective option.
You can work out the charge time of your battery using a smart charger. First, find the amp hour rating of the battery. Then divide the amp hour rating by the charger amps and add 10% to the answer.
What type of charger?
There are many different types of chargers on the market which makes it easy for you to choose the one that suits you best. For example, if you want to be constantly charging yourcaravan batterythen a low current charger is a great choice. However, if you need to a powerful charger to get your battery going quickly you might consider a multil-voltage charger, waterproof charger or multi-bank charger.
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