Battery Doc

txab

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I have trickle chargers on my two vehicles that don't get driven very often. Also have chargers on my two tractors to keep them ready to go at a moments notice. It's really a smart thing to do to keep batteries from prematurely going bad, it can even extend their life past the normal time period.
 
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Not to mention that as the charge gets lower on the battery the freezing point goes up. A discharged battery will freeze solid at 32*F, but one that's fully charged won't freeze until about -76*F.
 

ScottyBoy

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The longest my truck has ever sat was about 35 days. It was not cold, it was during the summer. And I had my alarm armed the entire time. It started right up when I went to move it out of the yard. Now my old Cutlass on the other hand would go dead after about 3 weeks if I had the alarm armed. But when it was stored in my garage I didn't arm the alarm and the battery lasted much longer.
 

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