Charger has it all

Battery charger from Ring Automotive

Published:  05 August, 2013

A car with power steering which has the heating and lights on, windscreen wipers going and music blaring will be drawing 2,900 watts from the battery and traditional lead acid batteries just won't cut it anymore.

AGM batteries are often used in start/stop cars and are more tolerant to deep discharge and provide a higher CCA than lead acid types. Calcium units take longer to flatten when not in use and accept a higher charging voltage before gassing occurs. Gel batteries are sealed and charging currents need to be lower than lead acid ones as these can be easily damaged by overcharging.

To get the best out of these new technologies, a tailored charging regime is called for. You can adjust the charge on the SmartChargePro from Ring Automotive, to precisely match the battery type and the battery support function maintains a constant level during diagnostic work. It can also analyse a battery's state of health so your customer can see it needs a charge and be shown it is back in peak condition once completed.

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