Overcharging Electric Car battery

electrical-wiring
batteries

#1

I have a 2008 Zap Xebra with lead acid batteries. I have been told by men who seem to know what they are talking that leaving the car plugged in overnight will damage the batteries. How do I know the proper amount of time is to leave the car plugged in?


#2

What does your owners manual say?


#3

I doubt that something as new as a 2008 would not have some sort of monitoring device that would taper off charging when the batteries get full. A $40 battery charger will do this, your cell phone will do this, your laptop will do this, I’d expect your car to.

But as shadowfax mentioned, what does the manual say?


#4

Who are the “men who seem to know what they are talking”?

It sounds to me like they do not.


#5

I guess if the owners manual if it even came with one, doesn’t say go to their web site
http://www.zapworld.com/electric-vehicles
Click on “contact us” and ask them if there is any over-charge protection built into these things.