Car Battery Reconditioning

By: dennis james

Modern cars are much more complex than cars built twenty or thirty years ago. Manufacturers build advanced cars and include more and more accessories and features in their cars, and all these features are based on electricity to run. In addition, in some cases, people install after market accessories into their cars (such as more powerful audio systems) and it should come to no surprise that a car's battery is very heavily loaded.

You may use the car's electric systems to excess or you may forget you left your car's headlights on over night. So batteries problems are quite common and frequent and if you know what to do in such scenarios, reconditioning an old battery or reviving an apparent dead battery is quite easy.

The most important of these actions can be performed by anyone with the proper equipment and the necessary accessories and best of all it will not cost you over $40. In fact, these tips can be put into practice when it comes to various batteries reconditioning, from car batteries to cell phone and even iPod batteries.

You can even take things further, because if you learn how to recondition batteries, you may even find it to be a profitable business venture on a small scale. There are several things you have to take into consideration when reconditioning a battery.

First, batteries of all sorts, car batteries included, are filled with dangerous acid and proper handling is vital to avoid any accidents. If you injure yourself while reconditioning a battery, consult a medic at once, as many dangerous chemical elements are included in a modern car battery. Batteries nowadays are more environmental friendly than a couple years ago, but they still have components that are dangerous to the environment so dead batteries and batteries' parts should be disposed of in their proper places.

So let us get started and you will see how easy battery reconditioning really is. Modern rechargeable batteries allow users to forget about annoying power cables that hinder the manipulation of power tools and that restrict movement of any device to length of the cable from a power source. Many electric devices are portable and their batteries are very compact as well. When reconditioning batteries, it is important to take on board that an unhealthy battery can have its causes in the chargers that malfunction.

However, more frequently, it is the battery, which is killing the charger. People will go and buy new chargers all the time, without knowing that the problem is in the battery itself.

Every battery has a determined lifespan in which it functions properly and once this period has passed, a battery will require reconditioning. Car batteries are no different. They are charged while the car is moving, but after some years, a car battery will require maintenance as well. New batteries develop a memory effect but reconditioning a battery properly should remove this effect completely.

Another important thing when reconditioning a battery is to know how to accurately measure the charge capacity of the battery in question. This will vary from battery to battery, but once you know precisely how much energy a battery can store at a given time, you can start assessing the amount of improvement you have to do to the battery. Knowing how to revert a reversed cell cannot be overstated as you will not be able to recondition the battery until you have fixed the reversed cell.

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