In case you are on the market for buying a new battery charger, you definitely need to know that there are several types available and you will have to know what exactly does every one of them do in order to make it easier to choose the one that suits your needs. This is why in the following lines you are going to read about the three main types of battery chargers available on the market, along with their main features.
The cheapest and most popular type of battery charger at the moment is the simple one that does not do anything more that provide a constant voltage to the batteries. They don’t stop when the battery reaches the full charge level and there is no protection against overcharging and overheating, so we definitely recommend you to stay away from these battery chargers unless you are on a very tight budget.
The best compromise can be found in timer based battery chargers that are programmed to stop after a period of time. These are not very expensive, but you have to be careful with matching the right type of battery in order to make a correct charge and avoid overcharging or undercharging them.
In case you really need an advanced battery charger and are willing to spend some money on it, we strongly recommend you an intelligent battery charger. Their main feature consists in the fact that they are able to bring the batteries in a good charge level in a very short period and besides this they offer good protection levels and will make your batteries more efficient because they will maintain their charging capacity over time and if you are a frequent battery user, you might even regard this purchase as an investment.