Float charge

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A charge at constant voltage that is intended to maintain a battery in an approximately constant state of charge while it is supplying a load system.

Note: A battery used in this way is called in French batterie flottante.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM