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Battery care and maintenance

For a battery to remain in good working order, it should be maintained in a fully charged state by the vehicle’s charging system. Where a battery is used as a means of alternative power, it is generally charged by means of an independent charger or rectifier which supplies controlled direct current (DC).

An independent charger is also used to charge motor vehicle batteries that have become discharged due to faulty alternators, charging systems or if left unused for prolonged periods.

If the following hints are adhered to, a battery will provide extended and trouble free service.

  • Store batteries in a clean and dry area (in order to prevent deterioration).
  • Store batteries in a fully charged state. (12V Battery above 12.4V).
  • Ensure a correct polarity connection when recharging and fitting.
  • Follow proper recharging schedules to prevent overcharging. Ensure charging is conducted in a well ventilated area.
  • Ensure that the battery is always clean and dry, with the terminals coated with petroleum jelly (vaseline) or proprietary terminal protectors. Do not use greases which may contain metal additives.
  • NB: Practice stock rotation and use a first—in, first-out system at all times.
  • Always wear protective clothing when working with batteries.
  • Do not store batteries in a discharged state.
  • Do not test batteries by shorting across terminal posts with wire, spanners, etc.
  • Do not allow open flames or sparks near a battery as it could explode (batteries give off flammable gasses).
  • Do not use a single spanner to loosen or tighten the terminal clamp as this could damage the post lid seal. Use a spanner to the nut and a second spanner to the bolt.
  • Do not use the starter motor to propel the vehicle or leave the vehicle parked with accessories switched on for extended periods.
  • Do not lean over a battery when charging or testing.
  • Do not put any metal objects on top of a battery.
Information courtesy of SABAT Batteries

In stock now and available from A.S.A.P Motors!

The Bosch C3 battery chargers make charging depleted car batteries quick and easy.


This compact battery charger:

  • is ideal to take with you on road trips
  • is safe to leave on if your vehicle is not in use whilst you are away on holiday
  • a good choice to maintain the charge of your motorcycle, convertible or motorboat batteries while they are not in regular use
  • it will maintain the battery in perfect health whilst charging
  • new functions make it more user-friendly
  • suitable for all types of lead-acid battery
  • new memory function saves last-used settings

The Bosch C3 battery chargers won the “Red Dot Design Award” in 2011 for their simple, ergonomic operation and great industrial design. Now Bosch has simplified the operation of both charging units even further with the addition of a memory function and a two-piece charging cable that features a plug-in interface.

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Bosch C3 Battery charger

Price: R1056.55  

Bosch Battery charger C3 cable harness

Price: R173.90