trickle charge


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trickle charge

[′trik·əl ‚chärj]
(electricity)
A continuous charge of a storage battery at a low rate to maintain the battery in a fully charged condition.
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The idle power loss caused by the trickle charge resistor can be removed with the circuitry presented in Figure 2.
"Trickle charge doesn't give us a huge amount of power but it is something that will allow us to extend periods between on-site refills," says Rawlinson.
The case provides your tablet with a constant trickle charge, drawing energy from both natural and artificial light.
"We typically call it a trickle charge. It's like a faucet," Kalb explains.
It converts outdoor and indoor light into energy for a continual trickle charge. Just know that six hours of sunlight offers only about an hour of iPad time, so you will still need to recharge the case occasionally by plugging it into an outlet.
People are advised to 'trickle charge' batteries or take their cars out for a run.
Features include a micro-processor that collects and saves sensor activities, eco-friendly solar panel to trickle charge the rechargeable DC battery using ambient warehouse light, and a second battery to warn when the primary battery needs recharge, repair or replacement.
Here's the plan - my rooftop photovoltaic panels produce essentially free electricity during daylight hours so plugging in a rechargeable all-electric car on trickle charge could fuel a local runabout for nothing.
This allows a trickle charge to warm up dead batteries before they get the full jolt.
There will be two electric charge points at the guest house, one of them providing an overnight trickle charge and the other a quicker charge.
Both the primitive or multi-stage automotive chargers (at least every one of the dozen we have ever tested) slowly cook the battery and boil away the electrolyte while it sits plugged in during the so-called "float" or trickle charge. The reason is that automotive "float" or trickle charge voltage is nearly universally set too high for aircraft batteries and does not adjust adequately or at all to temperature changes as it must to do a proper job.
If the battery voltage is low, a trickle charge will be enabled until the voltage is high enough for safe bulk current charging.