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Batteries are one of the single most important components within a car. Long after you have turned the engine off, batteries are continually supplying many electrical components with the power they need such as, engine management systems, sat nav, alarm, clock, radio memory, and more. Due to this demand, batteries can become drained in a matter of weeks if not maintained in the correct manner, by either driving the vehicle long enough to replace lost charge or by the use of a battery charger.
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.
There are a few different methods of charging to maintain a battery:
Before connecting a charger it is advisable to be aware of a few basic points;
Note: before disconnecting the battery, ensure that you have the relevant code for the radio if required. This will need to be entered for the radio to function on re-connection of the battery.
For information on battery conditioners please see our Car Storage Products.