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 damage to the battery box indicate?
Damaged battery box
If the housing is leaking, cracked or chafed, this indicates destruction by external influences.
Tip: Look for a robust design in your next battery.
Deformed battery case
If the housing is deformed by heat, this indicates a defective …
Fluid evaporates in batteries during the chemical reaction to generate electricity, more so in a wet battery than in an AGM or GEL battery where the acid is fixed in non-woven or as GEL respectively. Unlike these sealed batteries, the vapor in the sealed …
What do discoloured plugs mean?
A brown-reddish discoloration of the plugs indicates an overcharging of the battery and a fault in the charging system.
Tip: Your workshop can check whether your charge controller is working properly.
Tip: Check the function and characteristics of your …
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 …
Safety instructions for handling acid
Battery acid consists partly of sulphuric acid, which is highly corrosive. It attacks your skin, textiles and even metal.
Put on protective clothing! So always wear gloves, safety glasses and possibly an acid-proof apron when handling batteries.
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.
Charge filled and charged battery before installation.
A battery that is not fully charged when installed will not reach its full capacity in the future and will have a significantly shortened service life.
Even factory-filled and charged batteries can lose charge during storage. We recommend that you also …
Always choose a battery that suits your individual requirements
Each battery technology has particular strengths, but also weaknesses. Depending on the requirements your battery has to meet in the respective application, or which properties you want, some battery technologies are more suitable or less suitable.
It is important to weigh up the properties.
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VRLA batteries produce much less gas …