How to Use an Everstart Battery Charger

by Joseph Eitel ; Updated September 18, 2017

Having a dead car battery will obviously leave you immobile if you can't get a jump from a fellow driver. If you keep an Everstart battery charger in your trunk, you won't have to flag down a stranger to help get you home, but you'll need to know which voltage to use and how to safely handle the equipment. Once you get your car started, if you want to prevent the ordeal from happening again, you’re going to have to charge your car battery fully.

Unplug the charger and make sure the battery is not connected to the cables.

Connect the Everstart battery charger to the battery. The positive cable connects to the positive terminal, and the negative to the negative.

Set the charger to 12V by sliding the switch over to 12V.

Plug the charger into an 110V outlet. The charger will automatically shut down when the charge is complete.

Unplug the Everstart battery charger.

Remove the cables from the battery.

Tip

  • If you have time, it is always best to set the charger for "slow charge" and let the battery charge overnight, as this is less damaging to the battery.

    Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling a car battery.

Tip

  • If the battery is out of the car, place it on a wooden board or bench, and never on a concrete surface, to charge.

    Always locate your charger as far away from the battery as the cables will allow.

Items you will need

  • 110V electrical outlet

  • Needle-nose pliers

Tip

  • check If you have time, it is always best to set the charger for "slow charge" and let the battery charge overnight, as this is less damaging to the battery. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling a car battery.

Warning

  • close If the battery is out of the car, place it on a wooden board or bench, and never on a concrete surface, to charge. Always locate your charger as far away from the battery as the cables will allow.

Items you will need

About the Author

Joseph Eitel has written for a variety of respected online publications since 2006 including the Developer Shed Network and Huddle.net. He has dedicated his life to researching and writing about diet, nutrition and exercise. Eitel's health blog, PromoteHealth.info, has become an authority in the healthy-living niche. He graduated with honors from Kellogg Community College in 2010 with an Associate of Applied Science.