What is a back-up battery?
In some cars, so many consumers are installed from the outset that it would overload the starter battery to supply them. This is where so-called back-up batteries are used.
If your car is equipped with a back-up battery, you should replace it again with …
What does pole growth on the battery mean?
Whitish-grey deposits on the poles, so-called "pole growth", is caused by strong sulphation on the plates.
Tip: Always ensure a good state of charge.
For plugs: Simply open them and look inside.
Low maintenance batteries have a distinct advantage: if something is wrong, you can open them and look inside. What you see will give you some clues.
Warning: You can tell if the battery can be opened by the individual plugs on the top. Often these lead-acid …
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 …
Do I need a start-stop battery or a normal one?
In start-stop vehicles, the engine stops every time the vehicle is in neutral. This saves petrol and reduces air pollution. However, this means an extremely high load for the battery.
It has to start much more often, i.e. deliver high currents, than a …
Batteries in trucks, commercial vehicles, agricultural machines and buses have to be vibration resistant due to engine vibrations. Our truck batteries in SHD versions are vibration resistant according to V3, like intAct Start-Power NG Truck, or V4, like …
Depending on the type, this battery is low-maintenance or maintenance-free.
Low maintenance version - TV types
Low-maintenance batteries can be recognised by the removable sealing plugs on the top, the vent hose and the white or transparent housing. In …
What do deposits on the battery plugs mean?
Black deposits on the plugs indicate a battery that has worn out prematurely due to continuous excessive load.
Tip: Always ensure a good balance between current drain and charging.
Information on capacity calculations and charging behaviour can be found …
To ensure proper battery function, it makes sense to keep the battery surface clean and dry. Greasy or silicone-containing dirt on the lid can hinder the flow of current. Moisture on the battery can cause a short circuit in the worst case.
A coherent equation: A lot out, a lot in.
Every battery loses power over time.
If it is loaded normally and is always fully charged, the capacity is slowly reduced.
If it is often overloaded and insufficiently charged, the capacity is reduced much more quickly, i.e. the battery ages much faster.