Car Batteries
Chrysler Sebring

Does the battery in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring have the capability to recharge itself?

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2006-08-29 15:29:39

No, a battery cannot recharge itself. The alternator converts

some of the engine's energy into electrical energy which is then

stored in the battery. If a battery is not getting recharged under

normal driving conditions, you either have a problem with the

charging system or a failed battery. You can't know without

testing. On the other hand, sometimes a dead battery can get what's

called a "surface charge". A surface charge just means that when

you were cranking last time, you depleated all of the readily

available electrical charge. By letting the battery sit for a

while, "entropy" has allowed some of the chemical reaction to

spread out over all of the battery plates... but the battery cannot

"create" electrical energy.

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