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1 Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 11:05 am

Moss Ali


Hi all,

What's the best way of preventing the battery from dying whilst the car parked up for long periods? Are smart chargers any good for this?

2 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 4:11 pm

nomad

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My boss uses a smart charger on hes 60s truck with no issues so i would say they are ok ....


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3 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 4:21 pm

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I just try and remember to charge mine for an hour or two, once a month.
I've been doing that with a spare battery I've had in the garage for 3 or 4 years and that never has a problem starting a car when it has to...

4 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 5:31 pm

johnny gtir

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@Moss Ali wrote:Hi all,

What's the best way of preventing the battery from dying whilst the car parked up for long periods? Are smart chargers any good for this?

In what way the car is a working vehicle your storing ? Dose it have a alarm ? Internal or outside storage ?

5 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 6:35 pm

Gti-r dannyboy


Whats a smart charger? Could do with something like that myself.

6 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 6:41 pm

johnny gtir

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Just constant trickle charges the battery

In simple terms

7 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 6:48 pm

shroom

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You can get solar powered ones for quite cheap although cant comment on how good they are. Plus we never have any sun lol

8 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 7:01 pm

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I forgot what my bosses one is but its tops it up and keeps an eye on the condition of the battery and adjusts the charge as and when kind of thing .... think he paid around 65quid ... its a plug in the wall type with a little box ... and you can either use crocodile clips or use like a two pin plug that you permantly fix to your battery if that makes sense ...


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9 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 7:08 pm

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A guy at work uses a cheap solar powered one and hasnt had any dramas but yeah you need sun Laughing

10 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 7:14 pm

shroom

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There we go again rubbing it in. I cant wait to watch David Haye nock the sunshine out of that Aussie later tonight Laughing

11 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 9:36 pm

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As shroom mentioned go for a solar charger
I've one works very well

12 Re: Preserving the battery on 16th January 2016, 9:45 pm

wrc

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Solar trickle charger is good of the car is outside etc, or a smart charger/ maintainance charger is better if you have access to mains.

Get a good known brand, not an eBay piece of shit.

13 Re: Preserving the battery on 17th January 2016, 5:11 am

splmum

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Solar one is good (when you have sun) and you can leave the car in the lock-up, but you need to attach the panel to the outside and maybe extend the leads to the battery.
I just use a cheap mains feed and turn it on when required.

14 Re: Preserving the battery on 25th February 2016, 9:53 am

houghy_1


I've got a c-tek charger for exactly that,trickle charging and it keeps the battery conditioned

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