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How to Charge a Sealed Car Battery

The automobile battery used nowadays is referred to as a sealed car battery or a maintenance-free battery. It is a mistake to refer to them as sealed or maintenance-free, nevertheless. There aren’t any sealed car batteries that don’t require maintenance. The heavy duty and specialty show markets are the only ones that currently provide sealed automobile batteries that are genuinely maintenance-free. Car batteries used to have unique vent lids on each cell that bolted on. Batteries today have cell caps that cover three cells instead of the single cell caps that were once common. A sealed car battery may be charged quickly and easily.

Step 1: clean the terminals.
Current transfer will be hampered during both charge and discharge cycles by built-up corrosion. After cleaning them with a baking soda and water solution, thoroughly rinse the surfaces.

Step 2: Plug in the charger
Red and black wires link the charger and battery, respectively. Before connecting the leads, make sure the charger is unplugged and switched off. Some experts in the field of mechanics will advise you to carefully pry the vent caps off of the cell vents so that the boiling hydrogen gas produced during the charge cycle can escape and vent.

Step 3: Determine the Charge Rate
You should use a slightly slower charge rate for a battery that has been deeply drained in order to ensure a full charge.

The maximum charge rate you ought to use, unless you’re boosting the battery to start your automobile, is fifty amps.

Step 4: Monitor the Charge Cycle

Normally, it takes four hours to fully recharge a battery that has been entirely discharged. Throughout charging, you should keep an eye on it and gauge its state and temperature. Stop charging and let the battery cool if the sides seem to be bowing out or if the casing feels excessively heated.

By keeping an eye on the charge rate meter on the charger, you can determine when your battery is fully charged. It will display zero or very nearly zero. One crucial point to remember is that you should always charge batteries in regions with good ventilation.

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