Categories for Battery Chargers

Is the Battery Bad, or Is It a Bad Alternator?

November 15, 2021 9:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bad battery? Bad alternator? Bad starter? Many times, when there is a problem with starting a vehicle, the battery is the first suspect. But, in some cases, the problem started earlier in a related component. How can you know if it’s your battery or your alternator? See the diagram below.   Electrical flow In the diagram above, the battery provides electricity to the starter to start the car. The alternator returns the energy that is removed for the starting of the car to the battery. If the battery cannot hold the electricity long enough, there will not be enough power... View Article

How Do I Charge an AGM Battery Correctly?

August 17, 2021 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AGM batteries are ideal for a wide range of uses, from powering your electronic devices and cars to providing backup power to your UPS. If you don’t properly charge your AGM batteries the right way, however, they can prematurely age and die out much faster than they should. If you’re wondering how to charge an AGM deep cycle battery, read on to get to know some of the best charging practices to ensure your battery enjoys a long service life. Invest in the right charger Many people wonder how to charge an AGM battery the right way. The best way... View Article

How Do I Charge a Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery?

July 27, 2021 7:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Not all batteries are created equal—nor do they charge in the same way. If you’re wondering how to charge or recharge a lithium iron phosphate battery, read on. There are some key differences between these batteries and sealed lead acid batteries, including how you charge them. Knowing how to charge your batteries properly will ensure you get the desired performance out of your battery, no matter which type you use. What is a lithium iron phosphate battery? Lithium iron phosphate batteries have some key differences from sealed lead acid batteries—namely, lithium batteries are lighter weight and tend to have a... View Article

My AGM Battery Won’t Charge—What Should I Do?

June 23, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Because they perform better than traditional batteries and don’t require any maintenance, absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are becoming increasingly popular in all sorts of equipment and vehicles. Although the batteries are built to last and hold their charge for quite a while, we still see some customers who have AGM battery problems. The most common issue we see is AGM batteries not charging when they’re connected to an automatic charger, which only starts charging the battery when it’s dipped below a predetermined voltage level. For example, a 12-volt battery connected to an automatic charger will only begin charging when... View Article

Why Are Battery Chargers Not Repairable Anymore?

June 12, 2020 11:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Why are battery chargers not repairable anymore? Chargers are made differently than they were 10 years ago. Roughly a decade ago, California decided to prevent chargers with a transformer from being sold in the state. Several other states have since adopted the law. The reasoning behind this ruling is that a charger with a transformer requires more electricity than a charger that uses “switch mode” circuitry. What that means for the consumer is that repairable battery chargers in Houston, TX are hard to find. The circuitry is usually epoxied on a circuit board with no access possible. Warranties typically provide... View Article