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Battery charger on 2008 Chevrolet Equinox

If I put a 12 volt battery charger on the battery, about how long will it take to charge the vehicle?

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  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    it all depends on the charger and how good the battery is. all batteries have a certain way they take a charge and also there ampere ratings. also depends on charger all chargers are not the same and all have different ampere ratings.it is always good practice to do a low amp charge say around 2 amps for overnight. This is the best way.

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Hiya...if your battery need attention to charge it up, I suggest a very good, modern battery charger from well-known stores such as Sears, Canadian Tire or what's available in your town.
The newer battery chargers offer smart-charging technology to provide correct polarization and 12 volts/amperage for 'instant boost' power/quick charge/overnight/slow-charge functions that you select it and the beauty of it is the 'smart' charger slow down the charge voltage to a trickle to prevent 'cooking' of the battery cells (so the battery case don't expand and crack/leak acid)


Tip: if your battery received a 'instant boost' prior to driving off, try driving around for at least 15 minutes to allow the alternator to pump full charge to the battery so it should store enough 12v power in it for your next start-up.


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Most chargers have a few different settings you want to put it ona slow charge for about 4-6 hrs bye slow charge I mean it should have a 2amp or a3amp trickle charge unless you are attempting to start the car immeditly the you will you the setting labled starting

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