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Automotive Battery Charging Equipment

Associated Equipment Auto Meter Century
Charge It! Battery Chargers Charge It! Battery Chargers GoodAll
Midtronics Noco Quick Cable
Schumacher Electric Solar
Portable Battery Chargers - Manual Operation Portable Battery Chargers - Automatic Operation
Portable Bench Top Automotive 6 and 12 volt Battery Chargers with Manual operation. Manual Chargers require the user to either monitor the charging cycle by amperage or select a timed charge. Caution must be used to prevent over charging.
Portable Bench Top Automotive 6 and 12 volt Battery Chargers with Automatic operation. Automatic Chargers do not require monitoring and usually may be left on indefinately and will shut off when charge cycle is complete.
Wheeled Battery Chargers - Manual Operation Wheeled Battery Chargers - Automatic Operation
Wheeled Automotive 6 and 12 volt Battery Chargers with Manual operation. Manual Chargers require the user to either monitor the charging cycle by amperage or select a timed charge. Caution must be used to prevent over charging. These chargers are commonly called FAST chargers due to their high current charging rate.
Wheeled Automotive 6 and 12 volt Battery Chargers with Automatic operation. Automatic Chargers do not require monitoring and usually may be left on indefinitely and will shut off when charge cycle is complete. These chargers are commonly called FAST chargers due to their high current charging rate and their high boost rate.
Battery Tenders - Reconditioners Solar Panel Battery Chargers
Battery Charger Reconditioners Provide the same function as an automatic charger with the added benefit of reconditioning a battery. By removing harmful sulfation, these units can even revive a deeply discharged battery saving you hundreds of dollars on replacement batteries.
Solar Powered Battery Charger, Trickle charge 12 volt batteries. Maintain battery charge when vehicles are idle for extended periods. For auto, marine, and RV batteries. Plugs into 12 volt DC Cigar Lighter Jack or directly connect to the battery terminals using the supplied battery clip set.
Specialty Battery Chargers 16-24-36-48 Volt Material Handling Battery Chargers
Specialty Battery Chargers 16-24-36-48 Volt Ideal for golf carts, personnel carriers, maintenance vehicles, scissors lifts, wheelchairs and any other applications. Excellent for all marine applications as well. These units are equiped with an output cord less the connector due to multiple use applications.
Industrial Chargers for All Types/Classes of Lift Trucks. A complete line of three-phase, single-phase, and single-shift material handling battery chargers.
Multi-Battery Chargers Parallel - Series Marine, Deep Cycle, AGM, GEL Battery Chargers
Multi-Battery Chargers charge in either series or parallel which greatly reduce the time to charge multiple batteries. They can be wall-mounted or used on a stationary bench, feature multiple charge rates for precise charging. Engineered so that an initial high charge rate tapers down to a safe finishing level. Ideal For Fleets.
Marine, Deep Cycle, AGM, GEL Battery Chargers Have the same features and benefits as Automatic Battery Chargers but differ in their circuitry which enables them to charge a varied type of battery. Other features include microprocessor technology that charges batteries up to two times faster than conventional linear chargers.
System Protectors And Zap Protection Battery Hand Tools & Equipment
12 & 24 Volt System protectors, Reverse Polarity Protection And Zap Protectors keep you vehicles safe and sound during battery charging, vehicle service or maintenance.
Battery specific tools and equipment provide a safe easy way to install and remove or repair batteries for most applications. Included are battery terminal cleaners, burnishers that refinish the battery post and battery terminals, ratchet wrenches, battery terminal pliers, brass brushes, post pullers and power disconnects.

There Is A Charger For Every Battery

Follow These Five Steps to Buying the Right One:
Most battery chargers will charge a variety of batteries. But with so many different Battery chargers on the market, how do you pick the right one?

1. What types of batteries do you use?

All battery chargers can recharge the conventional and maintenance-free batteries typically used in cars, light trucks, RVs, motorcycles, lawn tractors, and so on. These batteries deliver a large amount of current (amps) for a few minutes to an engine's starting motor. Deeply discharging these batteries more than a couple of times can cause permanent damage to them. Deep cycle, or "marine/RV" batteries are different. They deliver a steady, small amount of current over a long period, for jobs such as powering a trolling motor or equipment aboard an RV. Deep cycle batteries are designed to be fully discharged, then fully recharged again and again.
That's why we put together this handy buyer's guide - to help you select the best value for your particular charging application.
2. What's the battery's voltage?
Automotive batteries are usually 12-volt. Some smaller lawn equipment and motorcycles use 6-volt batteries. Large trucks, some boats, wheelchairs, and other equipment use 24-volt batteries. Most chargers work on both 6 & 12 volt batteries, and one of our professional units charges 24 volt batteries.
First, consider what types of batteries you use, how they're used, and how often they need charging.
3. Need a jump start?
Some battery chargers have the ability to output the high amperage current needed to help start your car. Benchtop starter/chargers provide an additional "boost" to the car battery's output. (Which is why we recommend charging the battery before trying to start the car.) The more starting amps the charger provides, the less power the battery will have to provide to start the car. Most professional starter/chargers supply enough amps to start most cars and light trucks without pre-charging the battery.
Answering the questions on this page will guide you. Then, match your needs to the features and specifications of our chargers.
4. How quickly do you need to charge your battery?

A charger with a high-amps rating will charge a battery faster than a low-amps model. A high charge rate of 10 or 15 amps will recharge an average car battery in less than four hours. A low charge rate of 2 or 1 amps is ideal for charging motorcycle and lawn mower batteries. A low 1-amp rate is also good for warming the battery of a vehicle prior to starting it on a cold morning.

Most battery chargers come in two types: Portable "benchtop" chargers are ideal for most household, boating, and small equipment uses.
5. Automatic or manual?

The easiest way to recharge a battery is with the automatic technology featured on some battery chargers. These units automatically shut off when the battery is fully charged. Most automatic models also feature Charge Complete lights and Reverse Connection warning lights. When operating a manual charger, watch the charge level meter (ammeter) carefully to determine when the battery is fully charged. Overcharging can damage the battery with excess heat and gassing.

The larger, professional or "wheel" chargers are designed for auto shops, farms and ranches, maintenance departments, and advanced auto hobbyists.


Now that you know what to look for, check inside for details on the complete line of battery chargers

Battery Charging Safety Tips

The most important safety tip is to carefully read the owner's manual that comes with your Solar battery charger. You can safely recharge lead-acid batteries yourself if you read and follow all safety and operational instructions exactly. Failure to do so may cause serious injury to yourself and others.
1. Always wear safety glasses when working around batteries.
2. Work in an open, well-ventilated, and shaded area. Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and watches. Be extra cautious when using metal tools around a battery - they might spark or short-circuit the battery, which could cause an explosion.
3. Never charge a frozen battery.
4. Marine (boat) batteries must be removed and charged on shore.
5. Follow the battery manufacturer's charging instructions.
6. Position the charger as far away from the battery as the charger cables will allow. Keep portable/benchtop chargers at least 18 inches above the floor or ground. Make sure the vehicle and all accessories are turned off NOTE: the electrical system of most vehicles these days is negative- ground. If your vehicle has a positive ground, check the owner's manual for battery charging instructions. The following basic charging procedure is for negative-ground vehicles.
7. When hooking up the charger to the battery, it's important to make the last connection away from the battery. First, connect the charger's positive cable to the battery's + (plus) terminal. Then attach the charger's ground clamp to the vehicle chassis away from the battery. Do not clamp onto the carburetor, fuel injectors, fuel lines, or any part of the fuel system.
8. When charging a battery that's been removed from the vehicle, do not connect both charger cables directly to the battery. Again, make your last connection away from the battery. First, connect the charger's positive cable to the battery's + (plus) terminal. Then attach a standard booster cable to the battery's - (negative) terminal. Finally, connect the charger's ground cable to the free end of the booster cable, completing the circuit without directly attaching the ground cable to the negative terminal. This method of connection is to ensure there is no sparking at the battery.
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