If you have recently purchased a new car or RV battery, you’re probably wondering how you can recharge it properly. Luckily, you can do this using your household’s electricity if you have a converter. Here’s what you need to know about recharging your battery:
1. Your home’s power is AC, and your battery needs DC
The electrical current in your home is an alternating current, which is not compatible with a battery. Therefore, you’ll need to purchase an AC to DC converter, which will make it possible to charge your battery with household current. Luckily, converters are widely available online and in-store.
2. Do not overcharge your battery
Overcharging your battery can seriously damage it. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that you remove it from the charger once it reaches 100%. Keep in mind that the amount of time that it takes to reach a 100% charge depends on how much electricity was in your battery to start with and the type of charger that you’re using. For instance, a 2 amp charger will take 2-4 days to charge a typical battery from zero to 100%, but a 10 amp charger will take only 4-11 hours.
3. Discharge your battery at the right time
You should discharge your battery between 50 and 80 per cent. If the weather is cold, it’s best to discharge it at around 80%. Discharging your battery at the right amount will help to ensure that it lasts as long as possible.
AGM Battery products are exceptionally easy to recharge
If you’re looking for a car battery that can be easily recharged, AGM has exactly what you’re looking for. Not only are our products exceptionally durable and effective, but they are affordably priced as well. In fact, you can often get our batteries at a fraction of the cost of our competitors’ products.
Furthermore, you can choose from a wide range of products, which will allow you to get the right battery for your race car, RV, ATV, snowmobile, or golf cart. So, browse the large selection of products on our website today!