Trickle charge

Trickle charge
  A charge at a low rate, balancing through self-discharge losses, to maintain a cell or battery in a fully charged condition.
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  • trickle-charge — trickˈle charge transitive verb To charge (a battery) over a long period at a low rate • • • Main Entry: ↑trickle …   Useful english dictionary

  • trickle charge — trick′le charge n. elo elm a continuous, slow charge supplied to a storage battery to keep it in a fully charged state • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • trickle charge — noun : a slow continuous charge for an electric storage battery * * * Elect. a continuous, slow charge supplied to a storage battery to keep it in a fully charged state. [1955 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • trickle charge — Elect. a continuous, slow charge supplied to a storage battery to keep it in a fully charged state. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • trickle charge — A continuous charging of a storage battery at a low rate to keep it in a fully charged condition for a period when no current is drawn from it …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Trickle charging — Trickle charging, also called float charging, means charging a battery at a similar rate as it is self discharging, thus maintaining a full capacity battery. Most rechargeable batteries, particularly nickel cadmium batteries or nickel metal… …   Wikipedia

  • charge — [1] The action of passing an electric current through a battery to restore it to the active (charged) state. Normally the vehicle s generator or alternator takes care of this. If the vehicle is not used much, an external charger is needed to… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • trickle charger — noun : a device for providing a storage battery with a trickle charge …   Useful english dictionary

  • tricklecharge — trickle charge n. An electric charge supplied to a storage battery at a continuous low rate to keep it fully charged. * * * …   Universalium

  • Nickel–metal hydride battery — NiMH redirects here. For other uses, see NIMH (disambiguation). Nickel–metal hydride battery Modern, high capacity NiMH rechargeable cells specific energy 60–120 W·h/kg[1] …   Wikipedia

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