Title: Battery Chargers Word Count: 299 Summary: Many new portable appliances and el ectronic devices use rechargeable b atteries. Cars, boats, and motorcyc les are also equipped with recharge able batteries. How do battery char gers differ for each type of batter y? Keywords: battery chargers, marine battery, a uto battery, motorcycle, NICD, NIMH Article Body: Many new portable appliances and el ectronic devices use rechargeable b atteries. Cars, boats, and motorcyc les are also equipped with recharge able batteries. How do battery char gers differ for each type of batter y? What are the different options f or recharging batteries? Auto and marine and truck batteries are 12 volt batteries. Chargers fo r 12 volt batteries are much more a dvanced than traditional versions. Battery chargers such as the Batter y Minder charge batteries without o vercharging which can ruin a batter y. Another very useful tool for aut o and marine batteries are jump sta rters. Many newer models are portab le and can jump start up to 30 cars without having to be recharged. A great model is the PowerTank jump s tart equipped with a florescent lig ht and battery tester. Solar batter y chargers are available for a wide range of devices. ICP Solar charge rs are great for people on the go. Cell phones, PDAs, and other small electronic devices use different ch argers than auto or marine batterie s. Typical small appliance battery chargers are wall or desk mountable . They can charge batteries much qu icker than conventional battery cha rgers. Some even pop out the batter y when it is fully charged to avoid the _memory effect_ that is common with NICD batteries. ICP Solar cha rgers are also available for small portable appliances. When charging a cell phone battery, chargers vary greatly by brand and are only comp atible with the cell phone manufact urer. Many types of batteries are recharg eable. However, choosing a battery charger varies for each type of bat tery. Factors include voltage, type of battery, for example, lithium, NICD or lead acid, all require a di fferent type of battery charger bec ause they use different technologie s. How a battery is charged can gre atly affect the life of a battery, so it is important to follow proced ure for each type of battery for pr oper charging.