New UK-based website BatteryChargerStore.co.uk, which offers a range of award-winning smart chargers covering cars, motorcycles and other vehicles, has identified the most frequent myths associated with charging all types of lead acid batteries.
One size fits all – Whilst there are some products which are suitable for a wide range of applications, such as the CTEK Multi-XS 3600, even a smart charger needs to be fit for purpose, with the needs of a ride-on mower or a jet-ski being considerably different to that of a caravan or motorhome for example.
Trickle Charging Is ‘Good Enough’ – A trickle charger is considerably less sophisticated than a smart charger. Trickle charging provides a small ‘top-up’ charge on an ongoing basis which, over time, can potentially reduce a battery’s capacity and ability to retain a charge. Smart charging monitors, maintains and, if required, can revive a battery which is running at lower than optimal performance.
Alternators Keep Batteries Charged – Whilst an alternator does play a role in ensuring that a battery is charged, leaving the role of battery maintenance to an alternator can end in disaster. A regular maintenance programme using a smart charger is the only way to ensure that a battery is in perfect condition at all times.
Batteries Can Last For Many Years – With around just three in ten unmaintained batteries lasting for four years, batteries simply do not last when left unchecked.
A spokesperson for BatteryChargerStore.co.uk, commented:
“Whether it’s a battery charger for cars or other vehicles, there is no substitute for undertaking regular checks and maintenance on a vehicle. Many of our customers will primarily use the site to find the best car battery charger for their needs, and there are several available, offering differing features and functionality.”
For more information or to order one of the CTEK range of smart chargers, please visit www.batterychargerstore.co.uk or call 0844 815 3600 to place an order.