The battery charger comes in many sizes and capabilities. Some battery chargers have very specific uses, while we use other battery chargers in a variety of applications and environments. American Battery Corp carries a full line of chargers since there are many charger applications. We carry 3 types of battery chargers:
- Manual Battery Charger
- Automatic/Maitainer Battery Charger
- Specialty Battery Charger
Manual Battery Charger
The manual battery charger has many roles in the charging of batteries. These chargers typically have several settings to choose from that allow the user to pick the most efficient way. Most manual chargers have a voltage selection – 6 or 12 volt, an amperage selection – 2, 6, 10 amp etc… Some have a type selection – Flooded, AGM, Deep Cycle. These options allow you to charge a variety of batteries in different situations.
Your only limitation with a manual battery charger is that you shouldn’t leave the charger on a battery for an extended period of time after the battery is fully charged. Since a manual charger will not shut off, you can harm a battery if you continue to put voltage or amperage into a fully charged battery; even in small amounts. Manual chargers are good for fully charging a battery, but I don’t recommend using it to maintain once the battery is charged.
Automatic Battery Charger and Maintainer
Automatic chargers and maintainers serve several purposes:
- Will fully charge a battery, depending on the size of the battery and the output of the charger.
- Will keep the battery at a full charge, once it is fully charged, and won’t over charge. That is very important for seasonal batteries – batteries that aren’t used year round. They also work well on vehicles and equipment that are seldom used.
One of the main causes of failure in a seasonal battery is allowing the battery to become discharged during periods of storage and letting it stay in this condition for months at a time. When this occurs, the battery sulfates and will never have the capacity it had when it was new. This problem is easily solved if you put a maintainer on your seasonal battery whenever it is not in use. It will keep it at a full charge and won’t over charge. It also won’t sulfate, so your battery will be ready for the next season.
Specialty Battery Charger
Specialty battery chargers include the chargers that are specific to equipment or specific industries. They generally have higher output and have specific connections to the equipment. Some of the specific uses of specialty chargers include:
- Golf Cart
- Floor Scrubber
- Material Handling
- Man Lift
Some of the challenges of specialty chargers are fully charging the battery bank and keeping it at a full charge, without over charging. We carry the Dual Pro Charger from Pro Charging Systems. This is a true trouble free charger – simply plug it in and forget it. With both on board and portable options, we have the specialty charger for your equipment needs.