The battery is responsible for providing the electrical power needed to start the engine and automobile accessories. Minimum care and periodic review of the car battery ensure proper operation and delay the battery change.
HOW DOES A BATTERY?
A battery stores electrical energy as electrochemical to provide vehicle demand. It is based on a system of charge / discharge in which a liquid stored electricity in the form of electrons then loses progressively to a current set.
All components of a vehicle are powered by electricity from the battery, from the headlights or turn signals, to the motor that rotates the wheels of the car. Engine operation allows the battery recharged continuously follow.
In a battery we find a series of data that we determine its particular characteristics, these will vary depending on the type of vehicle. Example: 12v 45Ah 300A
– The voltage (12V) which reports on the rated voltage.
– The Amps (45 Ah) measured in Amperes per hour, which is the energy it provides.
– Starting power (300A) informs us about the energy peak offered at startup.
These features vary depending on the vehicle: if gasoline or diesel, if you have a large displacement engine or not, or if you use lots of electrical accessories. It is important to know these characteristics are used to choose the best battery
BATTERY WHEN TO CHANGE?
- No recharge despite having been in operation the engine
- If you have corrosion or deformation.
- The engine takes to boot more than usual.
- The alternator and voltage regulator show wear.
- After a frost, the vehicle will not start or is slow to boot.
CONSEQUENCES OF A BAD BATTERY
Especially in adverse weather conditions, batteries may behave normally. Low temperatures reduce their effectiveness and humidity in some of its parts can cause loss of power to reverse its capacity.