The three main functions of the automotive
battery are to:
power to the starter and the ignition system so that the engine can be cranked
the charger system when load requirements exceed the supply capability of the
3.Act as a
voltage stabilizer in the electrical system. The battery smoothies out or
reduces temporarily the high voltages which may occur in the system, thereby
protecting voltage sensitive components
Select the appropriate battery for
The battery that meets the OE
requirement and external standards will last longer than an under-rated unit.
Battery replacement charts for all
vehicle types and models are available and should be followed.
Physical fitment of the car's
Footprint area of the battery and
the car battery space should match.
Battery should be tightly fixed using the hold
Keep the engine and alternator well maintained:
A poorly maintained engine
generally induces greater under hood temperatures and higher vibration.
A charging system that provides 14
– 14.8 V (Average 14.4 volts) at all conditions will recharge the battery
without damaging its internal components.
The Alternator belt should be tight
and the carbon bush should not be in worn out condition.
Battery care during idle time:
For prolong non-use of battery it is
advisable to remove the negative terminal cable of the battery.
Key off load should not be more
than 35 mille Amps. It shows external loads other than the parasitic loads like
clock, computer and alarms.
Battery terminals to be checked and
tightened and the battery top should be maintained clean and dry. (Leakage
voltage Neg Terminal-Battery Top < 0.5 volts).
Chloride Egypt is a leading manufacturer of automotive and industrial batteries with an annual production capacity of two million batteries. Chloride has two manufacturing plants located in two of the most prominent industrial areas in Egypt; Abou Rawash and 6th October.