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How to charge a car battery in a car correctly and for a long time? Brief instructions, including video instructions, can be found in this article. How long do you need to drive a car to recharge a dead battery? How often do I need to drive my car to keep the battery charged? If you have personal experience or a question, please do not hesitate to write in the comments below the article. Thank you.

Instructions on how to charge a car battery

You can leave your car battery in the car (if, for example, you are in your garage or at your house) or, in the case of housing estates, take it to your apartment. You will always need a charger. It has several parameters, but only a few adjustable functions. However, the latest car chargers do not have any adjustable functions, you just plug them into the socket and connect them to the car battery.

If you always have an older type of charger, always make sure that the charger is set to the appropriate voltage of 6 volts or 12 volts before charging (this must be done with the car battery). If you can choose the charging speed, you should always choose a slower charge.

After charging, it is ideal to leave the car battery at rest and after 2 hours we will measure whether it is properly charged.

Charging time of the car battery

It depends on the type of charger as well as the size of the car battery. It ranges from 4 to 10 hours. For conventional chargers, it is necessary to disconnect the cables after full charging to avoid overcharging the car battery. It is therefore advisable to monitor the meter closely.

Automatic chargers detect the voltage level and take care of the best possible charge of the car battery. Then they turn themselves off and turn on the light that is done.

What is the endurance of a car battery?

Frost can reduce the capacity of a car battery by up to half, and as an indicator of weakness, you can feel the starter spinning hard after hearing. In general, the capacity of a car battery can be stated as 4 to 7 years. It is ideal if it is fully charged as often as possible, either by driving or by recharging.

Frequently asked questions

What is the endurance of a car battery?

Usually, the endurance of most car batteries is stated to be between 4 and 7 years. It is suitable for it to be as charged as possible, either by driving or at home from the socket.

Charging time: How long to charge?

It takes an average of 8 to 15 hours to charge the battery. The exact charging time of your car's car battery is given in the service book for the charger.

How to charge a car battery start-stop?

Use a smart charger where the battery does not have to be disconnected. The voltage should definitely not exceed 14.8 V. Depending on the type of battery, it is necessary to find out the charging mode from the instructions for the charger (the poles on the car battery will not be disconnected).

How to charge a car battery at home?

A detailed description of what to avoid and how to properly charge the car battery in the winter can be found in the first section of this article on charging the battery.

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Video tutorial about charging a car battery

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