What is a car battery charger? It charges car batteries right? How complicated can it be? Believe it or not, there are literally hundreds of models of garnirs to fill every situation. What's your situation? The particular situation will determine how you will choose a battery charger for your car.
Battery Phone chrgr or Jump Starter?
The first question to ask as if you actually desire a Lifeline GPL 4DA charger at all or are just looking for an emergency jump starter to transport in your car. Battery chargers typically stay at home or shop and are plugged into household current in order to charge a battery and in many instances maintain steadily its charge as well. Jump Starters are really batteries that you can carry with you in your car and in an emergency use to jump start your low car battery. If you're buying jump starter, this article is not for you. I will have another article about how to choose a jump starter.
Battery Size and Voltage:
Next you need to ask yourself, in what vehicle does the GPL 4DL be used; a car, boat, light truck, garden tractor, classic car, and so forth? The automobile will determine whether the device will need to charge a sizable battery or a tiny one and if it needs to handle only 12 Volts or will need to also handle 6 Volt applications. Common inexpensive car electric battery chargers for home use typically handle 12 Volts and sometimes will deal with 6 Volts as well. If you don't have a need for 6 Volts (some traditional cars and several tractor batteries), and don't think you ever will, then you can save money if you choose a 12 Volt phone chrgr. These days, the best home chargers are still not too expensive and will handle both 6 and 12 Volt applications.
And you thought you still left chemistry behind at college... I promise I will make it simple! The majority of all car batteries are lead-acid batteries with lead plates in an acid bath. Where they vary in chemistry is whether they are standard lead-acid, AGM, Gel Cel, or Deep Cycle. You should not really know what those chemistries mean, you just need to know which type they are. Not all chargers are designed to handle the special needs of AGM, Gel Cel or Deep Cycle types. Most are standard lead-acid. The specialty chemistries can be found in applications suitable for other equipment besides cars.
Battery chargers can be manual or automated charging. A large number of are fully automated which means they can find when it is fully charged and automatically switch to a trickle charge or float mode to protect it from charging an overpriced fee. This is an important feature that is available on many better quality home chargers.