Home » Car Batteries » Im Charging My Car With A Battery Charger Im Charging My Car With A Battery Charger Im charging my car with a battery charger… my question is should i start the car before or after i disconnect the cables??? Tags:Battery, Charger, Charging Related Questions ’96 Dodge Intrepid Randomly Shuts Down @ 4050mph This doesn’t happen all the time, and it’s definitely not predictable. I’ll be driving along fine and then accelerate to 40 or so, and the car just shuts off. Amp Keeps Shutting Off At High Volume I have 2 RE Audio SR 12’s D4 subs. My amp is a little on the cheap side and im only using it for right now. Speakers are wired Answers for The Question psychopiet doesn’t matter. Angel Lee I believe before. ??Mrs. Rose?? Either way. It doesn’t matter. Just make sure it’s charged long enough to start it or else it will drain the battery more and you will have to wait longer. sporty_blue321 I usually do it after everythingspeachy2000 You can try it before…then when started disconnect it. Let it run a bit before shutting it off again though…let the battery charge up with running the engine. pedro7of9 disconeck first…and you r charging the battery not the car…[sorry couldent help myself] BuH-LeEN-DuH.! after it is done chargn, plz mr.sanders Depends on the charger. If the charger has a boost option and will put out more than 60 amps, then use that setting to try and crank the car over. If it’s a slow charger. (2amp-40amp) then it’s better to disconnect it. A slow charger may burn up if you leave it connected while starting. Jeremy S How big is the charger? If it is a small unit, say 12″x12″x6″. This will take at least an hour to charge, follow the directions as prescribed by manufacturer. In any case, car can be started before or after disconnecting cables. I like to start while connected. Good luck! Devin It won’t hurt anything I just did 5 minutes ago doesnt do anything at all [email protected] Depending on the type of charger and if you can leave on overnight it really doesn’t matter. However, starting a car is the single biggest drain on a car’s battery so leave the charger on as long as possible and plan to drive your car upon starting. An idling engine does very little to charge a car’s battery. Incoming search terms: Are You Supposed To Leave Battery Cables On While Starting Something,Should You Disconnect Charger Before Starting Car,Should The Battery Charger Be Removed Before Starting The Car,Should I Crank My Car While Charging,I Accidentally Started My Car With The Battery Charger On It?,How Long To Leave Battery Charger On Before Trying To Start,How Long Should I Leave The Charger On My Car Battery Before Starting The Car,Do You Unhook A Battery Charger Before Starting The Car,Do You Remove A Battery Charger Before Starting A Car,Do I Remove The Battery Charger Before Starting My Car?