Your car has a battery, but if it were solely responsible for powering the ignition along with all the accessories, it would go dead in a matter of minutes. To help with electrical duties, your car is also equipped with a charging system that not only increases power for everything that’s needed, but also helps recharge the battery. So what are the basic parts of this system, and how do they work? Let’s take a look at these vital power parts under your hood.   Powerhouse &nbs
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Charging Parallel Connected Batteries Batteries connected in parallel (positive to positive, negative to negative) are seen by the charger as one large battery of the combined amp hour capacity of all the batteries. Thus, three 12 volt 100 amp hour (ah) batteries in parallel are seen as one 12 volt 300 ah battery. They can be charged with one positive and negative connection from one charger of the recommended amp output. They also can be charged with a multiple output charger, like a three ban
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You see a lot of articles this time of year recommending some common sense things you should do to protect your vehicle and yourself in the bitter cold winter weather. Things such as keeping an emergency kit in your car along with blankets, a shovel and cat litter or sand to help give traction if you get stuck. Other common items are: have your battery checked to make sure its up to the task of starting a cold vehicle in winter, make sure your anti-freeze is rated for the cold weather expected,
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