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​SmartCharge wins another test

Press release   •   Jun 13, 2019 13:42 UTC

An increasing number of electronic systems is putting a growing strain on batteries in all types of vehicles. Boat batteries face especially challenging conditions, as they frequently experience both high and low temperatures and may remain unused for long periods of time. Regular use of a maintenance charger is necessary to maintain battery performance over time.

In a large test of boat chargers performed by the Norwegian publication Båtmagasinet,  DEFA SmartCharge 8A was judged the overall winner, receiving top grades for a well-controlled charging curve and excellent user friendliness.

- The jury emphasized user-friendliness and a controlled, automatic charging curve, without peak pulses or overvoltage values. This is in line with our goals when developing charging products. The test confirms that our products have quality and level accessibility that we strive for, says Martin Jonsson – EVP in DEFA Auto & Industry and Managing Director for DEFA AB.

DEFA is focused on developing products that are safe and easy to use, even for groups that have previously been hesitant or felt unable to charge their own batteries. Chargers in the SmartCharge family have previously received both the «Design Excellence» and the «Design for All» awards by the Norwegian Design Council, now renamed DOGA. SmartCharge has also been deemed the best charger for cars in the Finnish automotive magazine Moottori.

SmartCharge is ideal for all types of 12V lead/acid batteries.

Our goal is to make people’s lives easier, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. We provide products and services that improve the way people charge, preheat and secure their vehicles, light up their buildings and roads, control their cabins, document their driving and much more. We are dedicated to keep creating great products through continuous improvement and innovation.

DEFA is a Norwegian company, founded in 1946. We currently have more than 400 employees on 3 continents. Our products and services are distributed in more than 30 countries worldwide. 

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