If you’re on the Denver roads or at home and you find that your car battery has died, don’t panic – you can use a portable car battery charger to give the battery a boost and get you safely to your destination. It’s relatively straightforward to use a battery charger, but it’s important that you follow the directions closely so you don’t accidentally damage the battery or injure yourself. The service team at Transwest GMC has everything you need to know about how to charge your battery using a portable car battery charger in the guide below – check it out!
The first step in charging your car battery is to remove it if necessary. Your owner’s manual will tell you if you have to take out the battery to charge it, since it depends on your vehicle in question. If you do have to remove the battery, you’ll likely find it in an easy-to-access place. However, if the battery is located under the fender, in the trunk, or under the seat, you might need additional tools or assistance from a professional to take it out.
The next thing you should do is decide what kind of portable car battery charger best suits your circumstances. There are three types of charger, each of which serves a different purpose:
Once you’ve removed the battery (if necessary) and gotten ahold of the right type of charger, just follow these general instructions to charge the battery back up:
In general, how long does it take to charge a battery back up to full? It depends on a few factors, including the output of the charger in question and the condition of your car battery. A battery with a voltage of less than 11.85 and a charger that supplies a 5-amp charger takes about 12 hours to charge your battery. However, a charge rate of 10 amps can fully charge a battery in around 6 hours. These estimates are based on car batteries with 400-500 cold-cranking amps–the number of cold-cranking amps will also affect your charging time.
If you’d rather that a professional remove and charge your battery, you can schedule a service appointment right from our website! You can also contact our service center with any questions, or for more information on the services we offer to the community in Brighton and beyond.
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