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Battery tip: Cheap can be expensive!
When it comes to choosing a car battery, you should focus on quality.
Nowadays, starter batteries are particularly challenged by the use of start-stop systems, additional equipment and climatic conditions. Cheap batteries are often the more expensive solution!

The requirements for starter batteries are strongly dependent on the climatic conditions and the additional electrical/electronic equipment. Today, most new vehicles are also equipped with a start-stop system that switches off the engine when the vehicle is stopped in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Conventional starter batteries can no longer fulfil this challenging task, which is why the use of special start-stop batteries with AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) or EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology is required.

Cheap batteries are therefore often the more expensive solution, as they can lead to starting problems in summer and winter.

 

There is a good reason why Duracell quality batteries have established themselves worldwide!

They combine the highest starting power, further increased cold start characteristics, optimised current consumption capacity and thus improved chargeability as well as a long service life.

 

Duracell Tip: Use the next largest battery for your car, for which there is usually enough space. Because these are additional power reserves for your vehicle! The price difference is usually extremely small and the alternator of your vehicle is designed for it!

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Battery tip: Choose the right battery.
Matching Duracell batteries at a glance!
For the battery matching we use extensive industry and manufacturer data. Due to the innumerable battery and vehicle models, however, matching errors cannot be completely avoided. Please note the following information.

Always compare the following parameters with your existing battery before buying a battery:

the dimensions,

the circuit* (=layout) and the pole design,

whether the base strips are necessary for fastening in your application, or whether there is a bracket fastening at the top of the battery cover,

the battery technology (conventional, EFB or AGM battery)

 

Depending on a possible start/stop function, the additional electrical equipment (e.g. pre-heater, sound system, ...), the climate region or the car manufacturer's plant (= production site), different battery sizes/technologies may be installed.

 

*Attention - there is often confusion about the circuit (=layout). Please keep in mind that the battery circuit is always assessed with the poles facing the body.

 

Never install a conventional wet battery in a vehicle with start/stop function that is equipped with an AGM or EFB battery as standard. An AGM or EFB battery in the same housing and performance class must be used again!

Duracell Tip: An upgrade from an EFB battery to an even more powerful and cycle-resistant Duracell Extreme AGM battery is possible in housing H6/L3 (70Ah) and H7/L4 (80Ah). In this case it is absolutely necessary to register the new battery (optimal for this one is a battery diagnosis tool).

 

Find a suitable battery now:

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Do you need help or is your application missing in the battery search? We are at your disposal:

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Battery tip: Application and function of the battery sensor.
What is the function of the sensor at the negative terminal of the starter battery?
The electronic battery sensor is an important part of energy management in motor vehicles. The sensor gives the car precise information about the battery status and controls the charging voltage and charging current accordingly.

The massively increased on-board currents in modern vehicle models and in particular the microhybrid applications start/stop and recuperation (=recovery) of braking energy place new demands on car batteries. More and more often, kinetic energy is also converted into electrical energy during coasting (=free rolling of the car), thus charging the battery.

 

Application and function of the sensor. Energy management continuously records parameters such as voltage, current and temperature via the battery sensor. These measured values are used to calculate important parameters such as charge status, functional status, overall battery status and a large number of other values.

 

The data is transmitted to the vehicle computer. The computer then decides on the energy balance in the vehicle and, if necessary, restricts the use of comfort consumers such as seat heating or air conditioning, deactivates the start/stop function and signals this to the driver on the display with corresponding instructions. If the alternator then recharges sufficiently, the control unit automatically reactivates all consumers and functions.

 

The customer benefit briefly noted. The primary aim is to ensure that the engine always starts and thus avoid vehicle failure. In addition, the sensor supports intelligent alternator control, which reduces CO2 emissions, saves fuel and protects the environment. If the battery no longer delivers the desired performance, "defective battery" is stored in the system and this early warning makes it possible to plan battery replacement.

 

Industry abbreviations quickly explained:

BEM - Battery Energy Management =

BMS - Battery Management System =

EEM - Electrical Energy Management =

EMS - Energy Management System

 

BSD - Battery State Detection

 

EBS - Electronic Battery Sensor =

IBS - Intelligent Battery Sensor

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Battery tip: Get your car battery ready for spring!
Spring is the perfect time to check the battery and recharge it.
Give the battery an extra portion of external recharging after winter.

Frequent short journeys, irregular driving profiles in combination with stop-and-go traffic, daily cold starts in icy temperatures in winter as well as additional electrical consumers such as seat, stand or rear window heating have lowered the energy level of your battery start for start and drive for drive. At the latest when changing tyres in spring, you should allow your battery an extra portion of external recharging!

 

Charging the car battery

Battery chargers for professional battery charging and conservation. The devices ensure a safe start, optimum on-board power supply and extend the service life of each battery (standard, AGM, EFB, start/stop and GEL batteries). Simple, fully automatic, safe and fast.

 

Voltage testing

With a voltmeter you can measure the battery voltage quickly and reliably. A voltage table on the device provides information about the charge status of the battery. Very simple application with high accuracy!

 

You can find more tips about the Duracell battery under the menu item Infocenter

We wish you a beautiful spring and a safe drive!

 

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