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The RSC612 SmartCharger

A Smart Investment

Vehicle batteries are becoming more and more sophisticated. In a modern vehicle, your battery could be lead acid, gel, AGM, EFB or calcium – and have START/STOP functionality. These advances have helped batteries to handle the ever-increasing quantity of vehicle electronics, and START/STOP capability has cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

These advantages are great, but with better functionality comes a higher price tag. Replacing a modern battery can be expensive – up to £200. And with as many as 85% of all new vehicles in Europe expected to be fitted with START/STOP batteries by 2020 – and worldwide demand for START/STOP batteries expected to be as high as 56 million by that time – it is essential that we have battery care that can keep up.

Smart move
To help prevent damage – and keep vehicle batteries healthier for longer – it can pay motorists to invest in a smart charger. These battery chargers are more advanced than a traditional linear charger, and are therefore suitable for a wealth of different battery types – including those with START/STOP technology.

Smart chargers have a multi-stage cycle that charges, protects and repairs batteries. This means that instead of just adding charge, the charger responds to the condition of the battery, then applies the fastest charge available. It also has a repair function, which removes sulphite build-up on the battery plates. It also protects from overcharging by switching to a lower voltage charge once the battery is full.

Plan ahead
If you’re putting your classic car, motorbike or caravan away for the winter, a smart charger could help you avoid a large bill in spring. Smart chargers that have a maintenance mode are ideal for vehicles that are used infrequently; the charger will keep the battery in good condition and ready to be used while it is being stored. This way, when you go to use your vehicle, you won’t find that the battery is flat, or worse – damaged beyond repair.

Knowledge is power
A smart charger can also analyse the health of a battery. This will give you a full picture of the battery’s health, and potentially an early warning of any problems. It’s an opportunity to address issues before they escalate and become a costly disaster.

See the results
By using a smart charger, you could avoid an emergency and an unplanned expense replacing your battery. You could also help your battery last for an extra few years, which means spending less on maintenance and more on enjoying your vehicle.

For complete battery care, take a look at the RSC612/RESC612 Smart Charger. This 12A smart charger is suitable for lead acid, gel, AGM, EFB and calcium batteries, including those with START/STOP technology. It’s ideal for all 12V vehicles up to 5.0L.

See the RSC612/RESC612 in action – charging a battery and running tests.

Dash Cameras – your personal eye witness

More and more UK motorists are beginning to see the benefits of having an in-car camera. So why are sales for these compact devices increasing so rapidly?

Crash for Crash and insurance fraud

Crash for Cash is one of the biggest vehicle-based crimes, and there is no sign of it slowing down. Highly organised criminals and opportunists usually stage or provoke an ‘accident’ by making an innocent motorist crash into the back of the fraudster’s car. The fraudster will then submit an exaggerated claim for vehicle damage, personal injury and loss of earnings. The honest policy holder will have to pick up the bill, with an extra sum being added to their insurance premiums.

The Insurance Fraud Bureau states that Crash for Cash scams are costing UK insurance companies a staggering £392 million a year. A dash camera is an effective way to combat this increasing problem. It is your very own personal eye witness, giving you concrete video evidence to prove you were not at fault. It’s a sure fire way to look after your insurance premiums.

Cheaper car insurance

As dash cam popularity increases, a number of UK insurance companies are offering discounts for motorists who have them installed. Dash cams benefit everyone; the insurance companies will spend less time and resource investigating the case and the driver can prove that their testimony is accurate.

Protection on the road with Ring

All of our dash cams are hassle free, easy to install and set up. Simply plug in and you’re ready to go. They all have 1080 resolution for clear and crisp footage and allows you to pick up specific details – like vehicle registrations. They automatically turn on when the engine is started and turn off when you park up, meaning they won’t drain your battery. A loop recording system is built-in, which means even on smaller capacity SD cards recording will not stop due to being full, as new recordings replace the oldest footage.

Ultimate dash cam protection

The RBGDC200 is our ultimate dash cam. It has a wide-angled 140 degree 6 element lens coupled with a 3MP sensor, that won’t miss any of the action. It performs exceptionally well at night and has GPS tracking, allowing you to see where you have driven and the speed you were travelling, by using the provided software linked to Google Maps™. It gives you unparalleled protection on the road.

See our full range of dash cams and give yourself the protection you deserve.