There are different questions when it comes to charging a deep cycle battery. Some of the most commonly asked questions are addressed below.
A well-informed question on the topic is whether trickle charge is viable for deep cycle batteries or not.
Since deep cycle batteries generally have a lower discharge rate, trickle charging would largely be ineffective and its role of maintaining the battery charge level may become redundant. As a result, one should not trickle charge a deep cycle battery.
Charging speed, slow or fast, is an important consideration for a deep cycle battery. Ideally, one wants to charge the battery as quickly as possible. Unless one uses a smart charger with safety features, charging the battery too quickly using conventional methods can damage the battery permanently.
Therefore, it is advisable to charge the battery slowly. This also answers the query on the possibility of overcharging a deep cycle battery. At higher charge rates, overcharging the battery becomes a real possible outcome.
Many users are worried about charging a deep cycle battery indoors. The reality is there are some possible safety concerns in opting for this option. One possibility is that battery may produce some fumes which can accumulate in an indoor setting.
This can cause breathing issues and create a hazardous situation. Moreover, if something goes wrong and there is an explosion, the damage can be more severe if the battery is being charged indoors.
That is why it is best to charge the battery outdoors or in a fairly empty room with open windows and spaces.