Lesson 8: Battery Charging

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Introduction


In this lesson students will learn how to identify the voltage and amperage that the MK Powered (ES17-12) 12V, 18Ah battery will deliver. The students will learn how to interpret battery data from the manufacturer specifications sheet. The students will learn how to properly charge their battery with a small 2A-6A charger. The students will learn how to use a multimeter to check a battery's voltage while it is being charged on the charger, and as well a voltage test when it has finished charging.

Lesson Time

Class Period
57 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Objectives:

Standards

California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (11)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students read and interpret battery specifications sheet
  • Students learn how to charge a battery safely with a small battery charger
  • Students learn how to check charging voltage of a charging battery
  • Students discover the voltage characteristics of a fully charged battery

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