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can I trickle charge a spare car battery (located inside the car) from the cigar lighter port while driving?

can I trickle charge a spare car battery (located inside the car) from the cigar lighter port while driving?
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  1. Can you trickle charge battery through cigarette lighter?
  2. Can you charge a car battery inside?
  3. Do you have to disconnect battery to trickle charge?
  4. How do you charge a 12 volt battery with a cigarette lighter?
  5. Does the cigarette lighter work when the car is off?
  6. Can you jump a car through the cigarette lighter?
  7. Is it safe to leave a car battery charger on all night?
  8. Is it safe to leave a trickle charger on overnight?
  9. Is trickle charging bad?
  10. Can you start a car with a trickle charger on it?
  11. Can you leave a battery tender on all the time?
  12. How long should you trickle charge a car battery?

Can you trickle charge battery through cigarette lighter?

Yes, it is possible to charge the battery through a cigarette lighter socket, but there is a couple of caveats: The car's circuitry must have the lighter socket "live". ... The charge rate must be kept low enough not to blow a fuse associated with the lighter socket (often 10 Amps).

Can you charge a car battery inside?

Caveat: I wouldn't charge a battery indoors. A battery represents a heavy mass of chemical and electrical energy. It should be treated as a fairly dangerous object if it makes its way into your home. ... Keep in mind that when charging a car battery, it will produce hydrogen gas of some concentration.

Do you have to disconnect battery to trickle charge?

If you are using a conditioning trickle charger, there is no need to disconnect the battery. However, if you should unplug the battery if you are using a full-power charger.

How do you charge a 12 volt battery with a cigarette lighter?

Charging your battery with Cigarette Lighter Socket

The voltage must be kept as low as possible so that it does not blow the fuse connected to the lighter socket. All you have to do is connect your deep cycle battery with the cigarette socket in your vehicle, preferably using a heavy gauge copper cable.

Does the cigarette lighter work when the car is off?

Working normally. Unless sockets are hardwired directly to the battery, they switch off when the ignition is switched off.

Can you jump a car through the cigarette lighter?

Jump-Starting a Car Through the Cigarette Lighter

The simplest fact is that, no, you can't jump-start a car through the cigarette lighter socket — at least not according to the traditional definition of the term.

Is it safe to leave a car battery charger on all night?

Can You Leave A Car Battery Charger On Overnight? Yes, you can leave a car battery charger on a car battery overnight as long as it is intelligent enough to tell when the car battery is fully charged and then will stop charging the battery.

Is it safe to leave a trickle charger on overnight?

You should hook up the trickle charger 10 to 15 hours after a full charge. However, if you plan to leave your car idle for weeks or months unsupervised, you can leave the trickle charger on. It will safely charge the battery whenever the battery level drops.

Is trickle charging bad?

Don't keep it plugged in when it's fully charged

According to Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run. Once your smartphone has reached 100% charge, it gets "trickle charges" to keep it at 100% while plugged in.

Can you start a car with a trickle charger on it?

Yes you can start your car when hooked to Tender. Care must be taken to make sure that the cable are clear of all moving parts under the cars hood. Keep in mind that the tender will not jump start a car and if the battery is too drained it will not charge it.

Can you leave a battery tender on all the time?

In theory, you can leave the Battery Tender® Plus battery charger connected to a battery forever. That's a really long time. Sales people like to say, “Just plug it in and forget about it!” However, practically speaking, it is a good idea to check on the battery at least once every couple of weeks.

How long should you trickle charge a car battery?

Trickle chargers can take upwards of 2 days to charge a car battery to the full amount. A trickle charger generally only uses 1-2 amps, so the process is a lot slower than a higher-amperage charger. The best part about the trickle charging mechanism is that it won't overcharge the battery by accident.

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