In the world of business, trust is one of the most important factors of all. And we’re not just talking about a firm handshake and that signature on a contract. We’re talking about trust in staff. Trust in business partners. Trust in suppliers. Trust in customers – and the list goes on. But something else that so many Australian and global businesses and organisations rely on has four wheels – the motorised vehicle. In turn, those vehicles rely on a battery for that burst of electrical energy needed to fire it all up and then stabilise the energy supply whilst running to keep those wheels turning around.
But what can business managers, employees, suppliers rely on when that car battery lets them down? It’s the humble car battery – and having the perfect one ready and waiting for when those heartbreaking clicking or sputtering tones of a dead one fill the ears is absolutely vital for business productivity.
Not too long ago, even with a battery charger on hand, a flat car battery would still be a major headache for those who are under the most pressure at work. You’d have to remove that battery, hook it up to the charger, and then wait an inordinate amount of time for a full charge – before re-installing the battery and hoping for the best. These days, car battery charger tech has raced along at such a pace that next-gen products can not only charge it with lightning speed without touching the battery at all, it’s even possible to attach a charging device to the most mission-critical vehicles at all times to ensure full charge at all times.
But if you just want a quick business guide to grabbing a modern car battery charger and getting your profit-making wheels back on the road, the following steps should get you where you want to go:
1. Choose wisely
All batteries are not created alike, so ensure the charger you pair with your vehicle match up perfectly. If in doubt, refer to the vehicle manual or seek expert guidance.
2. Read the manual
Like the car, any car battery charger comes with a manual that will outline how it works and which warnings and precautions you should heed before proceeding.
3. Remove the cables
In most cases, while battery removal is not necessary, disconnecting the cables from the battery terminals will be. Always start with the black (negative) cable before touching the red (positive) one.
Before connecting the charger to those terminals, ensure the vehicle and device are off and not plugged into a power source. Make sure the positive and negative cables and terminals are matched up, because getting that wrong can be absolutely disastrous.
5. Choose the speed
In many cases, and especially for business vehicles, you’ll just want to get back on the road as quickly as possible. But a slower ‘trickle charge’ will in most cases be the most thorough charge with the most reliable results.
6. Choose the end
Most modern battery chargers will automatically stop charging once the charge is sufficient, but you may need to check if your device has this helpful feature.
7. Finish up
Monitor the charging process as much as possible – especially to ensure that the charger power is uninterrupted and the cables undisturbed. It’s then just a matter of switching off the charger, disconnect the cables (starting with black), re-connecting the battery terminals, and cranking that engine over again.
If yours is a business that relies on car battery power in any way whatsoever, a car battery charger is just as important as any other mission-critical equipment in your profit-making arsenal. The really good news is that technology is constantly changing, evolving and improving the way we all conduct business, and that’s no less true for the impressive next-gen range of car battery chargers. All the best with it!