Why should you charge wet batteries open?
Gases are produced during charging. As they rise, they mix the battery acid.
It is better for the battery if it is open during this process.
Important: This only applies to initial charging and to all batteries that can be opened. Never open a battery by force!
The order of disconnection and connection
The negative terminal is connected to the body, hence the name grounding. If you accidentally touch the positive terminal and the body at the same time when the negative terminal is connected, e.g. with a metallic tool, a short circuit could occur that …
The plates in a battery will corrode if they are not completely covered by battery water.
Reasons for corrosion Sealing damaged before filling in dry pre-charged batteries Closed, low-maintenance batteries such as the intAct Bike-Power Classic are dry …
The difference between low maintenance, maintenance free and absolutely maintenance free.
Low-maintenance, flooded lead-acid batteries lose fluid during normal use. They must be maintained, i.e. the fluid level should be checked regularly and the fluid loss compensated with distilled water if necessary. These batteries usually have vent caps …
Always select a battery that matches the charging behavior
Starter batteries, including motorcycle batteries, are charged by the alternator while driving.
The charge takes place over a longer period of time with low current. Starter batteries are designed for this charging behaviour.
Some starter batteries …
In a nutshell, the battery generates electricity, which it delivers to the consumers. It is charged and is ready again.
So far, so good. Meanwhile, a bit of chemistry happens inside the battery.
In principle, current flows between a positive …
Check battery externally before charging
If the battery box is damaged or deformed, replace the battery.
Clean dirty terminals with a wire brush.
Remove oils, fluids or other deposits.
For batteries with plugs, check fluid level and refill to MAX with distilled water if necessary.
Always choose the right battery for the application
When choosing a battery, it basically depends on what it is to be used for.
The most important distinction is between starter batteries, including motorcycle batteries, and cyclic batteries such as traction or supply batteries.
Starter batteries, including …
Also important for starter batteries: the consumers
Even before the engine is started, the starter battery has to do a lot and supply standard equipment such as the lighting system. This draws current from the battery, which is no longer available for starting.
Nowadays, there are also a number of consumers …
For normal passenger cars, also US vehicles, Asian models and classic cars, mostly modern, maintenance-free flooded batteries are used, such as the intAct Start-Power NG, the intAct Race-Power or the intAct Premium-Power.
These batteries are suitable …