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Do I need to add water or additives to my battery?

We recommend against adding any additives not authorised by SuperCharge as they may cause impurities and may be detrimental to your battery. You should, however, add water only to accessible battery types, which require regular topping up. Remember to use distilled water only and be careful not to overfill.

Can I recycle or dispose of the battery in a genral waste bin?

Automotive lead-acid batteries are recyclable and should not be disposed of in a general waste bin. You can hand over your old batteries to any of our SuperCharge resellers or representatives and we will ensure they are recycled by an authorised company. SuperCharge Batteries is a member of Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) and we are committed to the responsible recovery of used lead-acid batteries.

Are all lead-acid batteries alike?

What’s inside the battery makes a difference. Batteries are built with plates made of lead, alloys and lead oxide. Throughout its life, plates are charged and discharged thousands of times. The quality of the materials, workmanship, and special design features in the manufacturing process can make a significant difference in a battery’s performance. Calcium lead alloys, demineralised electrolyte, and durable separator materials are just a few of the internal components that distinguish the quality of batteries.

SuperCharge batteries have special applications (automotive starting battery, motorcycle, deep cycle, dual purpose, marine battery and others) suitable for your needs

What is the difference between a starting and deep cycle battery?

A starting battery is designed to deliver several hundred amperes of power to the starter motor within a few seconds. The power comes off the surface of the plates inside the battery. A battery with more plate surface and less resistance will deliver more instant power. Alternatively, a deep cycle battery is called upon to deliver a long, slow discharge of fewer amperes, for several minutes or hours, in deep cycle applications like trolling motors, etc. Deep cycle batteries have thicker plates and are designed for discharge cycles. It is not recommended to use starter batteries for deep cycle applications as it will reduce battery life or may cause sudden death of battery due to shorted cell. Likewise, a deep cycle battery is not suitable for starting as it will not give enough power for cranking an engine.

What are valve-regulated batteries?

Sealed valve-regulated (SVR) technology encompasses both gelled electrolyte and absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries. AGMs are mostly used in special applications where spill-proof / leak-proof design is required.

Can a battery explode?

Yes. Recharging a wet lead-acid battery produces hydrogen and oxygen gas. While spark retarding cover/vent caps help prevent external explosions, sparks occur when jump starting, connecting or disconnecting the charger or cables and igniting the gas. Inadequate ventilation, poor connections and batteries not properly maintained may trigger causes of explosion.

When do I need to replace my battery?

Battery replacement may be necessary if you experience any of the following: loss of power in cold or extended starts, slow or interrupted turnover of the starting motor, or if the battery discharge light on the vehicle instrument panel is lit. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should have your battery and/or electrical system checked. You can always look for a SuperCharge representative or reseller for more information.

What can cuase battery failure?

Heat and vibration are the most harmful elements to an automobile battery. However, many other factors can cause failure, such as: corroded cables and terminals, lack of electrolyte maintenance, sulfating, alternator/regulator malfunction, and electric shorts.

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