Battery Basics is an overview of motorcycle batteries including batter construction, how batteries work, selecting the correct battery, battery charging, battery installation and maintenance. This video focuses on charging a motorcycle battery. Please observe the safety precautions when working with batteries.
This is a review of the AllPowers solar car battery charger. This is a great device to keep your 12v car, boat or RV battery topped off during periods idle time. Comes with standard alligator clips and a cigarette lighter adapter. Good stuff to have when parking your car for extended periods of time.
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What’s the best charger for an Optima SpiralCell AGM battery? What’s the best method for recharging a battery? Find out in this informative video from Optima Batteries.
You’ve learned that with minor adjustments, you can keep your vehicle running smoothly. A tweak here, a new tip there, and you’ll be able to get a little more from your ride.
Here are a few tips for keeping your lead acid battery performing at its peak. There are also a couple of things to keep in mind when maintaining your Absorbent Glass-Mat (AGM) battery, including OPTIMA batteries.
Newer chargers keeping up with battery technology. Many newer battery chargers, or Smart Chargers, have microprocessors that collect information from the battery and adjust the current and voltage accordingly. Some have different settings for charging wet cell (flooded), gel and AGM batteries.
Battery performance limiter: sulfation. All lead acid batteries can experience sulfation—the formation of lead sulfate crystals upon discharge. Look for a charger with a de-sulfation mode to help condition your battery and keep it performing at its best.
Low and slow is best. A low amp charger (1 to 10 amps) is always the best choice for charging any lead acid battery. It’s quicker to charge at higher amperage, but it also generates a lot of heat, which reduces the life of a battery, just like the raging heat of summer.
Alternators are NOT chargers. Don’t rely on your alternator to do the work of a charger.
An alternator is meant to maintain a battery, not charge it.
Batteries eventually die. Batteries are a consumable product. No battery will last forever. The goal is to consistently maintain your battery to get the most life out of it. Charging Considerations for AGM Batteries
Different chargers. Different capabilities. Although under normal conditions, most 12-volt automatic battery chargers will work on an AGM battery, the battery will only be charged to about 80 percent of its full capacity. Many newer battery chargers have settings specifically for AGM batteries; some even have separate settings for OPTIMA RedTop® and YellowTop® batteries.
AGM and gel technology differ. Remember that the technology of an AGM battery is not the same as a gel battery, which has its own charging requirements. If your charger offers different modes, select the correct one for your battery. If you use the gel setting to charge an AGM battery it won’t fully charge and, over time, it will actually damage your AGM battery.
No problem charging an AGM at 10.5 volts or greater. Under normal starting conditions, an OPTIMA battery should never experience “at-rest” voltages below 12 volts. Most 12-volt chargers and alternators have no problem recharging an OPTIMA if it has an “at-rest” voltage of 10.5 volts or greater.
The magic threshold 10.5 volts. The charging scenario for a deeply discharged AGM battery, one that’s dipped below 10.5 volts, is slightly different. Tips for recovering a deeply discharged AGM battery can be found in OPTIMA’s tech tip, How to Resuscitate a Deeply Discharged AGM Battery.
Chargers we like. OPTIMA hasn’t tested every battery charger on the market, but there are a few battery chargers/maintainers that we’ve tried and like. Some of these units have the additional capability of doubling as a battery “maintainer” for stored vehicles. Some come with additional wiring to permanently attach leads from your battery to an accessible location on your vehicle for easier hook up. You can contact OPTIMA Batteries Customer Service at
888-8-OPTIMA (888-867-8462) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for charger recommendations based on different applications.
This is the charger I talk about in the video-
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In this video I go over what I have found to work best for charging all kinds of rc batteries.
In this video you will see a very simple way how to charge a 12 volts car or a motorcycle battery with 19 Volts laptop power adapter (laptop charger)
Difference between 19 and 12 voltages drops on a light bulb, I’ve used 12 volts 21 watt light bulb.
If you need higher current use two 21W bulbs in pararel, or you can use just one 55W light bulb.
Important: Charging will NOT stop automatically even if battery become fully charged, so you need to disconnect charger manually when a battery reaches 14.2 volts, or when cells of the battery starts to release hydrogen.
Do you have any questions? ask in the comments below.
Times have changed and laptops are now outselling desktops due to their portability, high speed, and light weight. Unlike the desktop, the performance of the laptop is tied directly to the battery. There are two common mistakes people make when it comes to their laptop battery. The first is leaving the battery in the laptop while the adapter is being used. If you are using the adapter, remove the battery to help extend the life of the battery. The second is recharging the battery even if it’s not completely dead. It is much better for the battery if you drain it completely before fully recharging it again.
Have you ever been in the middle of a sales presentation or taking notes in a class and your laptop battery runs out of juice? The average, fully charged laptop battery should provide approximately 3 hours of power. To maximize and extend the battery life during each use, follow these 9 laptop battery power saving tips.
- Adjust the Power Settings – Decrease the screen brightness because the brighter the screen, the more battery power is needed. You can also change how long the laptop needs to be inactive before it goes into sleep/standby/hibernation mode. There are different options ranging from 1 minute to never.
- Manage Your Wireless – If Wi-Fi is not available or you don’t need it on, turn it off by removing the Wi-Fi card, changing your settings to off, or switching to airplane mode.
- Remove External Devices – Refrain from using a USB card, memory card, or wireless mouse. Even if they aren’t in use, they use battery power just being plugged in.
- Run One Application at a Time – Now is not the time to multi-task. The more applications that are open, the more battery power needed. So, when you are done with one application, close it before opening another.
- Keep It Cool – Blocking the fan vent on your laptop causes the internal temperature to rise, decreasing efficiency, and increasing battery power. A common mistake is to place the laptop on soft surfaces, such as your lap. Despite what the name implies, it’s best to place it on a hard surface whenever possible. The laptop fan also gets dust build-up, which can cause the internal temperature to rise as well. So, be sure to clean the fan using compressed air every couple of months.
- Keep It Clean – Over time, dust and grime can build up on the battery connection, which could reduce the power delivered to the laptop. Make it a point to clean the battery connection with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol every couple of months.
- Avoid Using Adobe Flash – It’s a battery killer!
- Add More Memory – By adding more RAM to your laptop, it allows programs to run using the memory instead of the hard disk drive.
- Defragment the Hard Drive – Defragmenting the hard drive allows the laptop to operate as efficiently as possible. The defrag tool can be found under system tools and should be done every couple of months.
Laptop batteries are expensive and need to be replaced every 2-3 years; the average price of a decent battery is approximately $75. So, follow the battery power saving tips above to get the most bang for your buck. Do you have any tips to add to the list? Share them with us by leaving a comment. Do you know a coworker, student, or family member who would find these tips useful? Be a superstar and pass the blog along to them.
This isn’t your grandfather’s battery charger. Slick features, easy to use and understand controls as well as several industry firsts make the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt Battery Charger stand out in a very crowded market.
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Addition: 11/30/2015 I was talk’n to a guy who owns a number of trucks parked in Idaho, and he uses these solar chargers. He says he hooked them up directly to his battery and he didn’t put the panel in in the windshield. He mounted it on top/outside some how. So anyone wanting to try this might keep this in mind.
This solar battery charger/maintainer is used to keep the batteries maintained during cold weather and while the vehicle is parked for long periods of time without starting. As I reported in one of my previous videos I have been having a problem with my batteries in my Kenworth T 2000. So I went ahead and bought this 2.5 watt solar charger/maintainer to see if it’ll help keep the batteries up. It’s plug into my cigarette lighter. I’ll get back when I can, on how well it works out. I looked around on the net. It was cheaper and faster just go to Autozone. They had the best price and I didn’t have to wait for it to be shipped. The guy at Autozone said he has a friend that uses this charger to keep the batteries up in his rv and it works great. UPDATE: after 1 wk + I can’t yet vouch for the product. After 3 days sitting the truck was hard to start but it did start.
Addition: 3/18/15. I just tried starting my truck after 2 days beyond the last time started. It will not start. I can’t vouch for this product yet.
Mark Allen previews the range of Projecta Pro-Charge battery chargers