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YOU’VE PROB­A­BLY HEARD the terms charg­ing, main­tain­ing and float­ing when it comes to bat­ter­ies, but we haven’t seen a sim­pler ex­pla­na­tion than this. “In the first bulk charge stage, the bat­tery re­ceives a con­tin­u­ous max­i­mum cur­rent charge. Once the bat­tery is recharged to ap­prox­i­mately 75% of its full ca­pac­ity, the charger switches to a con­stant volt­age ab­sorp­tion stage for the re­main­ing 25%. When the bat­tery is fully charged, the charger will main­tain this charge phase for 15 min­utes (pro­vid­ing the charge is un­der 6.25% of the full charge cur­rent) and then switches over to the float charge stage. In this stage the bat­tery charger main­tains the full charge with­out over­load­ing the bat­tery.”

So now you know – and the ex­pla­na­tion is all thanks to Ve­tus with the launch of its new range of four-stage marine bat­tery charg­ers and, as you’d ex­pect, they are com­pat­i­ble with just about any type of bat­tery.

With that kind of care, your bat­ter­ies are go­ing to last a long time.

CON­TACT: ve­tus.com

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