As an everyday driver or an average car owner, you always have to make sure that your car battery is charged. Well-maintained car batteries effortlessly start a car’s engine and boost a vehicle’s overall performance.
Keeping your automotive battery charged as much as possible will save you from the hassles of a car the wouldn’t start, being stranded somewhere and limited mobility.
However, without a car battery charger and a failing alternator, keeping your car power cell seems to be impossible.
Fortunately, there are several ways that you can do to make it possible!
In this article, we will provide you with an innovative guide on how to charge a car battery without an actual charger.
We will also provide you with some tips and tricks that will help you charge your car battery unconventionally. Creative and innovative tricks that will keep your car battery charged as much as possible.
You can always charge your battery with another car, but if you are really out of options, this innovative way can get it done.
However, you have to be very careful if you decide to attempt these alternatives.
The Basic Concept And Risks Of The Charging Auto Battery Process
Charging you automotive battery using an actual charging device is the safest and most effective way to get it done. Then the most popular and the best alternative is to charge the power cell with another car.
Keep in mind that this method is a “workaround,” innovative improvisation that involves risks. This method is not recommended unless the situation asks for it and you don’t have any other options.
The idea behind this improvised technique is to use any charger that has the same voltage potential as a car battery charger. Then use some materials that are commonly found at home to craft a makeshift charger that you can use to infuse your car battery until it reaches its maximum electrical storage capacity.
NOTE: If you decide to use this improvised method of charging a car battery, make sure to wear protective gears and carry it out with extreme caution.
Charging An Automotive Battery Without An Actual Charger
It can be a laptop’s charging device or any charger of an electronic device. As long as it has the right voltage potential, it should be fine.
Let us say that your automotive power cell charger operates at 12 volts; you can use any electronic charger that operates at 12 volts or higher. This is to make sure that your car battery will receive the amount of charge that has to be.
Once you have a sufficient alternative charger, you can now construct the charging connections.
To find out about these steps, you can refer below!
Creating The Makeshift Charging Connection To Charge Your Battery
In creating an efficient charging connection, you have to use some cables, electrical tapes, wire stripper and other basic tools. You also have to be aware of the risks involved in the process and make sure to have the proper protective gears.
Follow the steps below and implement them with caution:
Step 1 – To simulate an actual car battery charger, the first thing you have to do is to create something that will act as your positive and negative terminals. You can use two new cables and sheer off the rubberized component on both ends to expose the strips of wire inside. Then form a circular loop using the wires that you can use whirl around the nodes of the power cell.
Step 2 – For the makeshift negative cable of your charging system, create loops on both ends of the cable. The for the one that will act as your positive cable create a loop on one end and leave one end as is. To avoid confusions, you can label the cables or use a color code to indicate their polarity.
Step 3 – Take your negative cable and swirl the loop around the plug node of the charger (the end of the charger that is connected to the device). Loop the cable around the metal portion of the node and then firmly tape it with electrical tape.
Step 4 – Then take your positive cable, try to make it bulky and thicken the wires. Then apply some aluminum foil around the cable’s stub. It will be the component of your charging system that you plug into the plughole of the charger (the plug that is inserted into the power socket of the device).
NOTE: The structure has to be, the tiny metal tube will have the positive wire inside it and then the negative loop hugs it from the outside. You also have to make sure that your positive cable is firmly compressed inside to avoid having sparks.
At this point, you should have two ends of the cables. The free end that you left with exposed wires and the other end of the cable with two loops. These ends are the ones you will be connecting to the battery. Keep in mind that these two ends or cables should NEVER touch or even cross each other.
Step 5 – Connect the free and looped ends to the battery and make sure that they are firmly secured to the terminals of the battery. Double check the entire connections for flaws and prepare a fire extinguisher nearby. Then plug the AC of the charger then start the charging process.
This is one of the reasonable way to charge your vehicle battery without an actual charger. Keep in mind that this is a risky process and make sure to wear proper protective gears. This improvised and innovative way of charging a car power cell is not recommended, and you can only use this if you don’t have any options left.
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