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What are the benefits of a Trickle Charger / Battery Charger?

 

With winter upon us, it is important to assess your driving profile and consider the purchase of a Trickle Charger or Battery Charger.

Trickle Charger

A Trickle Charger is a car battery charger designed to constantly apply charge to a battery for a long period of time. It slowly adds charge to the battery, whether it is already fully charged or not. Trickle chargers are ideal for vehicles that are not used all the time or are stored away for the winter or summer months. It is built specifically to keep a battery from being depleted from non-use. Because a trickle charger constantly applies a charge, it is recommended to disconnect and reconnect occasionally.

Features: Trickle Chargers employ the use of a battery regulator to regulate the charging rate and prevent overcharging, charging your vehicle's battery at a rate similar to the rate at which it self-discharges so as to maintain full battery capacity. (carsdirect.com)

Benefits & Advantages:

-     Suitable for charging once or twice a month for a day
-     Energy is transferred in a steady trickle to the battery, therefore leading to a minimum risk to the battery
-     Prevents sulfide on the lead plates of the battery; helping prolong battery life

Battery Charger

In comparison to a Trickle Charger, a battery charger has a circuitry that monitors the battery and charges only when the voltage has dropped below a preset level. (theglobeandmail.com) This enables the charger to shut off the charge so there is minimum or no supply of energy to the battery.

Benefits & Advantages:

-     Innovative circuitry
-     Battery Chargers can be connected indefinitely to the car battery
-     Monitors and automatically regulates the charge, virtually eliminating sulfation
-     Optimal charge voltage even in extreme weather conditions

 

To find out more information about a Trickle Charger or Battery Charger, visit us in-store at 1155 Leslie Street, Toronto ON or call us at (416) 444-4269.

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