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I have a new Alpin TYP6 battery charger and want to know how to use it with my Elite car battery 543.07. I'm used to much older batteries and don, know if I need to open up the battery in some way? email address togogould@hotmail.com Thanks Trevor Gould Benalmadena, Spain. Ps the car is a Ford Fiesta.

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  • Trevor Gould Apr 09, 2011

    jturcotte,

    Thanks, I think you've told me all I need. The Alpen TYP6 is a European charger rated at 6 amps distributed from Austria but made in China. I think your advise tells me that it is a sealed unit - new to me! And the advice from the Spanish salesman was to use a low 6 amp supply

    Thanks for your help

    Trevor Gould

  • Trevor Gould Apr 09, 2011

    Thanks JT
    Trevor

  • Trevor Gould Apr 09, 2011

    I am a happy old man!
    Trevor Gould

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Hi, I'm having trouble finding any information on the Alpin TYP6 charger. Is it a 12 volt automotive charger? How many amps does it claim? Are there multiple settings for the charge rate?

Modern can batteries are sealed, so you no longer open them for charging. However, you have to limit the charge rate if you are going to leave the charger on very long. If the charge rate is low, such as less than 15 amps, you can leave it on overnight. This will normally fully charge a car battery. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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    Jeff Turcotte Apr 09, 2011

    yes, a 6 amp charger is safe to use all night. It will take that long to charge a dead battery at that rate of charge. There is nothing you need to do except hook up the charger and turn it on.

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