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Quick and simple instructions on using a car battery charger
By Jason Miller
I am sure everyone at one time or the other has left the head lights or some other electrical device on and drained your car battery. You may not need to run out and purchase a new battery. A car battery charger can save the day. They are relatively simple to use and operate. Just follow these simple steps and soon your car will back to normal.
1) First, remove the battery cables from the terminal posts. Remember to remove the (-) negative cable first. (This cable is usually black) and then the (+) positive cable. Dont forget that all your stereo settings will probably be lost when the power is cut off.
2) Now you are ready to hook up the car battery charger to your car. But first, read the owners manual and insure that the model charger you are using is suitable for your car. Now, hook the (+) positive cable (red) to the positive terminal and then the (-) negative cable (black) to the negative terminal.
3) Now plug in your car battery charger and switch it on. Al light or some other indicator should turn on. (Consult your owners manual)
4) Wait for another indicator to come on to show that the charge is complete. Remove the cables starting with the (-) negative cable (black) first and reconnect your battery.
If your car still fails to crank up, you may have to purchase a new battery or there may be a more serious problem.
Jason is the webmaster for Red Hill Supply - Online Air Tools