Kia Carens: Charging System / Battery Description and operation

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Engine Electrical System / Charging System / Battery Description and operation

Description
1.
The MF(Maintenance Free) battery is, as the name implies, totally maintenance free and has no removable battery cell caps.
2.
The MF(Maintenance Free - Openable Type) battery does not require water replenishment for the maintenance, but there are the cell caps to be able to add distilled water if necessary.
3.
The battery is completely sealed, except for small vent holes in the cover.

  
After disconnecting then reconnecting the battery negative cable, reset some parts that require the reset procedures.
(Refer to Body Electrical System – "General Information")
[AGM Battery for ISG System]
AGM battery is used for especially heavy load on the vehicle network depending on equipment and requirements. AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Material Battery; that is absorbent glass fiber fleece. AGM batteries are fitted in models with electrical loads/consumers which have a high energy demand.
The constantly increasing energy demand of modern vehicle electrical systems calls for ever more powerful battery solutions.
The power consumption is considerable even when the vehicle is parked.
The somewhat higher price compared with a battery of similar size is fully balanced by the following benefits:
Significantly longer service life
Increased starting reliability at low temperatures
100 % freedom from maintenance
Low risk in event of an accident (reduced risk to the environment)

DC DC converter Repair procedures
Removal [200W] 1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2. Remove the crash pad lower panel. (Refer to Body - "Cra ...

Battery Specifications
Specifications ▷ CMF60L-BCI Item Specification Capacity [20HR / 5HR] (AH) 60 / 48 Cold Cranking Amperage ...

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