Press release #Mobility Aftermarket

New generation of Bosch battery chargers offers more power and functions

C-line of battery chargers covers wide range of customer requirements

  • New C-line generation of chargers for home use
  • Charge control and multiple protective functions for safe and smooth charging of all conventional types of starter batteries
  • C40-Li and C80-Li also suitable for lithium-ion batteries
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe, Germany – The growing number of power consumers means that the energy demand of modern cars’ onboard networks has risen steadily over recent years. Vehicle batteries have had to keep pace with this, and the demands made of battery chargers have also grown. The new generation of Bosch battery chargers for the charge-it-yourself market will be launching in fall, succeeding the proven C1, C3, and C7 models. With their modern design and premium Bosch quality, the new C-line chargers offer greater power, more functions, faster charging times, and a simple one-button operation. The C-line’s five different models – including two chargers for lithium-ion batteries – cover a wide range of different customer requirements.

Different chargers for different customer needs

Even the C10 base model features automatic charging control, spark protection, and overheat protection, has an IP65 rating for dust-tightness and water resistance, and can be used for trickle charging. The C30 and C40-Li chargers also feature reverse polarity protection, a memory function, and a regenerative function. The C70 and C80-Li chargers can also be used for support charge – when changing the battery, for example. In addition, the power output of the two high-end chargers is significantly higher than the predecessor C7 model. The “Li” suffix attached to the C40-Li and C80-Li models indicates that these devices can charge not only all types of conventional batteries, but lithium-ion batteries as well. All the new-generation Bosch battery chargers come in plastic-free packaging, with a mains cable and plug, charger cables with clamps, a carrying case, and a mounting hook.

Many practical uses

The powerful Bosch C-line chargers are especially useful for drivers who generally drive only short distances and who therefore place a great strain on the starter battery. But they are also practical for the owners of classic cars, motorcycles, and motorhomes whose vehicles are not used during the winter. They can use the maintenance charge function to keep their vehicles’ batteries in shape even when they are left stationary for a protracted period of time. And if the battery-charge level has fallen steeply, the new Bosch chargers ensure that they are recharged safely and smoothly, thus protecting and preserving the battery.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone +49 9001 942010

Contact person for press inquiries:
Nico Krespach,
Phone +49 721 942-2209

Mobility Aftermarket division (MA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair-shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket-specific products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training courses, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair shops, with some 13,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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