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Author: Angela Oliver

Many new portable appliances andelectronic devices use rechargeable batteries. Cars, boats, and motorcycles arealso equipped with rechargeable batteries. How dobattery chargers differ for each type ofbattery? What are the different options for recharging batteries?

Auto and marine and truckbatteries are 12 volt batteries. Chargers for 12 volt batteries are much moreadvanced than traditional versions. Battery chargers such as theBattery Mindercharge batteries without overcharging which can ruin a battery. Another veryuseful tool for auto and marine batteries are jump starters. Many newer modelsare portable and can jump start up to 30 cars without having to be recharged. Agreat model is the PowerTank jump start equipped with a florescent light andbattery tester. Solar battery chargers are available for a wide range of devices.ICP Solar chargers are great for people on the go.

Cell phones, PDAs, and other smallelectronic devices use different chargers than auto or marine batteries. Typicalsmall appliance battery chargers are wall or desk mountable. They can chargebatteries much quicker than conventional battery chargers. Some even pop out thebattery when it is fully charged to avoid the "memory effect" that is commonwith NICD batteries. ICP Solar chargers are also available for small portableappliances. When charging a cell phone battery, chargers vary greatly by brandand are only compatible with the cell phone manufacturer.

Many types of batteries arerechargeable. However, choosing a battery charger varies for each type ofbattery. Factors include voltage, type of battery, for example, lithium, NICD orlead acid, all require a different type of battery charger because they usedifferent technologies. How a battery is charged can greatly affect the life of abattery, so it is important to follow procedure for each type of battery forproper charging.

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Angela Oliver is an author for BatteryWeb. Please visit the site for some of the greatest deals on all yourBattery Charger needs.

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