Maintaining and extending battery life is a breeze with a quality battery charger from Repco
Our Battery Chargers Can Save You Time and Money
Whether on a cold winter's morning or late at night, there is never a good time for a flat battery. Rather than risk it, get a battery charger from Repco and never be late home or miss school drop off. Varying in size and price to suit every budget we have a range of battery chargers for cars, SUV's, 4x4s, vehicles with stop-start, deep cycle, and marine batteries. Stocking the best sellers in battery chargers from CTek, Projecta, Redarc, and Repco gives peace of mind when you need it.
Do You Have a Battery Charger to Suit My Vehicles Battery Type?
Batteries these days come in a number of different types that suit a variety of applications and, with the ever-increasing cost of replacement batteries, battery care is important. While the old lead acid battery (Wet Cell) is still around, its technology has morphed into different battery types.
Batteries like EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) for stop-start applications, GEL, flooded, and AGM for deep cycle batteries are all versions of lead acid batteries.
There are also Lithium batteries which use a new technology and require a different charger.
Using a quality battery charger tailored to your specific requirements is your best bet to provide the reliable cranking power needed to get you going and prolong battery life.
There are a range of battery chargers available to suit every battery type and, because of the important role a battery plays in your driving experience, purchasing the correct charger for your battery type is critical.
Buying on price is not the only factor when considering chargers. Selecting the right charger for your battery type will ensure your battery or batteries are being maintained at an optimal level. The good part is if the battery charger will charge one type of lead acid battery, it will do most lead acid batteries. It always pays to check before purchasing.
Do Modern Batteries Require a Modern Battery Charger?
In short, the answer is yes, they do. Old style units simply fast charge or trickle charge a battery, which for some of the modern batteries is not the most efficient method of charging them. It is fine for the older wet cell types. Most modern batteries are maintenance-free, and their technology dictates a staged charging process, modern chargers can go through a 9-stage charge process.
They have inbuilt diagnostics to determine current battery health and allow options not just to recharge, but to store and maintain charge, ensuring long life battery performance. Whether choosing battery charging or a battery maintenance mode to keep it topped up, both will enable you to know that when you turn the key your car battery will be primed and ready to go.
How Do I Select the Correct Battery Charger for My Vehicle?
The battery type and rating - CCA for a start battery and AH for a deep cycle - are important to know. Some chargers are too small to effectively charge a large battery, so knowing the battery rating is crucial. A lot of new chargers on the market today will auto detect battery type and the best charge mode to use. When it comes to battery chargers, you'll usually get what you pay for, the cheaper chargers provide basic charging and no monitoring where an expensive charger will do what is best for the battery and keep it topped up.
How Do You Connect a Battery Charger?
This is relatively straight forward:
- Check the manufacturer's guide for any venting requirements.
- Turn off vehicle accessories that will draw power from the battery (lights and electronics).
- Remove the battery from the vehicle.
- Clean the battery terminals (you can use a toothbrush and baking soda and water to do this.)
- Adjust the charger to the correct voltage.
- Once the battery has been disconnected from the vehicle, attach the red clamp to the positive battery terminal (often marked with a plus +, POS, or P) and the black clamp to the negative battery terminal.
- l (marked with a minus -, NEG, or N)
- Plug the battery charger into a power socket.
- Leave connected to the battery until it is fully charged.
- Switch off and detach the charger from the battery.
- Place the battery back into the vehicle.
Can I Leave the Battery in the Vehicle To Charge It?
With a lot of modern chargers, yes you can. Read your vehicle and battery charger's instructions to make sure you can charge the battery while it's in the vehicle.
How Often Should I Charge My Battery?
In theory, you should not have to if your vehicle is driven regularly and for a reasonable distance. Very short hops from home to a railway station may not be enough. Your vehicle's charging system, if working correctly should look after the battery. Vehicles that stand idle for long lengths of time could use a charger that monitors and tops up the battery or simply take it for a long drive.
Repco Have the Right Battery Charger and Battery Accessories for You
With our extensive array, best brand names and great availability we are sure to stock a battery charger to suit your requirements and battery type. Stocking not just the best sellers in battery chargers but offering the complete solution with booster cables and jump starters means we can get you going quickly. If your battery is well past its best, our diverse range of vehicle batteries provide the power solutions you need at the best pricing.
With our stores located nationwide, you'll be sure to have one near you with battery chargers to suit your needs. Shop, order, and pay online and select our click and collect function to grab your item from your nearest Repco store or we can even provide delivery services to get it to you fast.
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