Definition of trickle charger in English:

trickle charger

noun

  • An electrical charger for batteries that works at a steady slow rate from the mains.

    • ‘The engine I use with this boat is a 9.9hp four stroke with electric start and a trickle charger which keeps the battery topped up.’
    • ‘If your trickle charger has no cutoff circuit, and you forget to remove the cells, they'll sit there warm to the touch, being slowly cooked.’
    • ‘If you attach the trickle charger to an inexpensive wall socket timer you can avoid leaving the battery on charge too long.’
    • ‘This invention relates in general to battery chargers, and more particularly, to solar power trickle chargers for lead acid batteries.’
    • ‘The trickle charger will provide continuous power to your car battery and prevent dead batteries.’
    • ‘It is a rapid charger unlike the trickle chargers that normally come with rechargeable battery operated devices (like your cell phone and radios).’
    • ‘Dumb trickle chargers usually get the job done in 12 to 14 hours, but they may be faster or slower.’
    • ‘The solution is to keep the battery topped up with a trickle charger, ensuring immobilisers and the like won't run it down while the car sits in the garage.’
    • ‘Present trickle chargers, largely due to their inherent lack of sophistication, are generally compatible with only one or two battery types.’
    • ‘These charge a battery and then maintain them at charged level by cycling on and off when necessary without over charging which trickle chargers can do.’
    • ‘Larger transformers used in tapered and trickle chargers have the disadvantages of high heat generation, greater weight, and lower efficiency.’
    • ‘They are also not trickle chargers although they look very much like one.’
    • ‘Both taper and trickle chargers are slow.’
    • ‘Although trickle chargers often appear to be a better economic choice for the typical consumer, trickle chargers don't have the advantage of sophisticated electronic control.’