trickle charge

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun the continuous charging of a storage battery at a low rate to keep it in a fully charged condition for a period when no current is drawn from it

Electronics

  • The application of a slow and continuous charge to a storage battery, so as to compensate for internal losses and small discharges. Also called float charge (2).
  • The application of a slow and continuous charge to a storage battery, so as to maintain it as close as possible to its fully charged condition.
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