Do you know if it’s safe to use a battery charger on an AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery? This is a ubiquitous question, and the answer may not be as straightforward as you think. There are some definite safety concerns when charging an AGM battery. Let’s explore them in more detail.
First of all, with any chargeable device that plugs into the wall, there is always a risk of electric shock or electrocution when handling wires or cords connected to these devices. An AGM battery has no protective casing around its cells, so serious injury could occur if this type of accident were ever to happen while working with an AGM. Secondly, because many high-performance chargers can quickly overload the battery.
Do AGM batteries need a special charger?
The AGM battery is a type of lead-acid battery that is sealed and therefore does not need to be topped off with water. It also has an extended life span, which makes it more cost-effective than other types of batteries. However, this type of battery can last for many years without needing to be replaced, with some drawbacks. One drawback is that they cannot be charged using a conventional lead-acid charger because they use alternating current while the AGM uses direct current. This means that you must have either an AGM-specific charger or get one from your local auto parts store to correctly charge AGM battery with normal charger.
Whether or not a battery charger should be used on an AGM battery is a common one. This inquiry will depend on the type of AGM battery being charged, as each type has its specific charging requirements. However, in most cases, it is safe to use a charger with an AGM battery that has been properly discharged and then recharged through conventional methods.
What happens if you charge an AGM battery with a normal charger?
Many people have been taught the wrong information about AGM batteries and battery chargers. Therefore, we will clarify what you need to know to make an informed decision and provide some tips on safely using your battery charger on your AGM battery.
- There is no such thing as “overcharging” an AGM Battery with a battery charger because they stop charging when the charge cycle is complete
- When using a power adapter (wall plug), it’s important that you never exceed its voltage rating or amperage rating. This could lead to damaging your equipment and even starting a fire! It can also be potentially harmful to those working nearby if there is any sparking.
Do you own a battery charger and AGM batteries? If so, stay tuned for some good news! A battery charger can be used to charge an AGM battery safely. How do I know this? Well, the folks over at Battery University have created a detailed article explaining how. They also offer advice on what type of charging system is best suited to your needs.