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Battery Doc

Discussion in 'Technical' started by PenguinLTZ, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. PenguinLTZ

    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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  2. agjake11

    agjake11 Oral the Coal

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    nice my battery died from sitting for about 3 weeks.
     
  3. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    I should look into something like that... Sometimes my truck sits for 15 days at a time...
     
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    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    My truck sits for as long as 30-45 days sometimes and always starts right up... BUT... we don't have cold weather here and it stays in a nice comfy garage, which may have an effect.
     
  5. nubuilder

    nubuilder Why buy new when you can restore?

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    I use something similar from Schumacher that puts out 1.5amps and is an automatic maintainer. I like it because it uses either alligator clips or you can bolt it to the battery. It uses quick-disconnects so you can use whichever one you want. But the one you found looks a lot nicer!

    Cold weather + sitting for long period = dead battery...and fast!
     
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  6. PenguinLTZ

    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    I've not had any issues, even after a month. I just thought it might be a good idea, and prolong the life of the battery.
     
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    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    Especially in the cold.
     
  8. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    What's your definition of fast?

    Mine can sit for 15+ days at -30*C (-22*F) and fire right up with no issues :dunno:
     
  9. nubuilder

    nubuilder Why buy new when you can restore?

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    Well then I guess the battery in my mom's car is extremely old. If I try starting it when its below 10*F after sitting for at least a week, it can't turn itself over fast enough.

    I let my motorcycle sit for 2 or 3 weeks (right before I put it away) and it wouldn't start. Granted the battery is the size of 5 or 6 DVD cases, I have no idea how old it is, and it was in the lower 30's (which I guess might be cold for riding a motorcycle, but I still had a fun ride). Other than that time, I've never had a hard time starting it.

    I do know that if we don't put a charger on our van after sitting all winter (Dec-Mar) without periodically starting it once a month, it just sits there and clicks. But that's an extreme case of sitting so I don't really count it.
     
  10. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    If it's cost effective, get one. :dunno:
     

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