Car Batteries

How do you charge a vehicle battery?

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2012-05-28 20:13:26
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By running the engine on the vehicle or by connecting the battery to a 12 volt battery charger.

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You cannot charge a battery without a battery charger or having it charged by the alternator in your vehicle while it is running.

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