- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 7/2004 on page 0
Storage Battery Exerciser
A motorcycle or boat battery that is not needed over the winter is usually charged before being put away for the winter, after which it remains standing unused for months on end. As a result, it accumulates deposits of lead sludge, which can result in reduced capacity or even complete failure of the battery. If you don’t keep active, you rust! To avoid this, it’s necessary to keep the battery active even during the winter. This circuit does such a good job of exercising the battery that it doesn’t have to be recharged during the winter. It only has to be fully charged again in the spring before being used again.