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  • How to Pick the Right Battery Charger
    There are certainly other factors in selecting a battery charger, and it would be difficult to cover them all, but here a few. Input voltage, generally for use foreign countries. Exposure to elements, i.e. would you benefit from a waterproof charger? Perhaps you will need a charger that doubles as a power supply for a RV or some other application. Often people will need to charge multiple batteries simultaneously, so multiple bank chargers may be needed. read more
  • Make the Bad Sulfation Go Away!
    Sulfation (sul-fay-shun), the number one cause of early battery failures, can be safely reversed, using high frequency electronic pulses. Unlike other pulse type chargers that claim this or similar sounding features, VDC's BatteryMINDers® use a range of high frequencies. This ensures both old and newly formed sulfation will be safely dissolved in the shortest possible time. Using just one fixed frequency may remove some, but not all, especially long established–hardened sulfate crystals. read more
  • Testing Your Battery for Parasitic Load
    To check if something is draining your battery while your bike is turned off you need to test for current, not volts. To do so, you may need to use a multimeter. Do not start the engine of your vehicle when testing for parasitic drain. read more
  • What You Need to Know to Keep Boat Batteries Charged
    There’s nothing worse than getting out in the middle of the lake and having your boat’s battery die. Been there. Done that. Don’t want to do it again. Especially not with a boat full of upset kids! To help you avoid a scene of mutiny, we’re giving you the basics of what you need to know and do to keep your boat batteries charged. In this post, we’re going to focus on AGM and Gel boat batteries, and explain the differences and benefits. read more
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