Can trickle chargers be used on hybrids?

Can a trickle charger be used with cars that don't have a separate 12-volt battery?

Asked on 3 April 2020 by Alan Palmer

Answered by Andrew Brady
No - the 12v battery is integrated into the hybrid battery pack. Recent Hyundai and Kia hybrids have a clever 'battery reset' button which essentially uses the hybrid battery to jump-start the 12v if required. This might be of interest:
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