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1 Trickle charge vs jump pack on 18th March 2017, 8:30 pm

Daveymeladdy

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I am getting tired of going to drive the R after a few weeks (don't get to drive it very often) and the battery is dead. Have to jump it one of my other cars every time.
The way I see it, I have several options;
1) disconnect battery after every drive (not preferred due to alarm etc)
2) buy a jump pack so I can just jump it every time I go to take it out.
3) put a trickle charge unit on the battery when I put it away after each drive.

Just wondered what everyone else does with theirs and if they use a trickle charger (which is what I would like to do) what one shall I get!? there appears to be many on the market!

2 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 18th March 2017, 8:33 pm

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Trickle charger / battery condiontioner is better as keep the battery topped up and keep jumping it will chuff it eventually being run down ...


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3 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 18th March 2017, 9:51 pm

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Sounds like a trickle charger would be a good option for you.

4 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 18th March 2017, 10:12 pm

Daveymeladdy

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Do you know if I need a particular type? not sure if there are different levels of power / amp?

5 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 18th March 2017, 10:40 pm

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Something cheap and simple like this. Cool

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Car-Heavy-Duty-Battery-Disconnect-Switch-Isolator-Cut-off-Switch-/232232876544?hash=item3612287a00:g:EbQAAOxy3cJThOPB

And these are good for battery maintenance.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Battery-Charger-3A-6V-12V-Trickle-Van-Motorcycle-Jump-Starter-Power-Bank-EPS-/282300860943?hash=item41ba714a0f:g:z~0AAOSwa~BYYjQT

6 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 18th March 2017, 11:55 pm

Gostek

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I've got perfect solution for mine... Drive it every day! lol!


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7 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 19th March 2017, 12:39 am

splmum

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@Gostek wrote:I've got perfect solution for mine... Drive it every day! lol!

This or trickle charge.

8 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 19th March 2017, 9:47 am

Andy Sunny Gti

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Trickle charger worked well for me. Just put the trickle charger on 24 hours before you want to drive it.

9 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 20th March 2017, 6:38 am

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Another option to save running an extension lead etc is to get a solar battery maintainer. I've just bought one of these to keep my battery topped up on my van.
http://www.ringautomotive.com/uk/products/Cars/Battery+Care/Solar+Power+Battery+Maintainer/RSP600


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10 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 3rd April 2017, 12:37 pm

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@pulsarmoley wrote:Another option to save running an extension lead etc is to get a solar battery maintainer. I've just bought one of these to keep my battery topped up on my van.
http://www.ringautomotive.com/uk/products/Cars/Battery+Care/Solar+Power+Battery+Maintainer/RSP600

Can these be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket on pulsars or do you have to run a wire to the battery?

11 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 3rd April 2017, 12:59 pm

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Can go direct to battery from what the instructions say ...


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12 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 3rd April 2017, 1:51 pm

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@Moss Ali wrote:
@pulsarmoley wrote:Another option to save running an extension lead etc is to get a solar battery maintainer. I've just bought one of these to keep my battery topped up on my van.
http://www.ringautomotive.com/uk/products/Cars/Battery+Care/Solar+Power+Battery+Maintainer/RSP600

Can these be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket on pulsars or do you have to run a wire to the battery?

You need to check if the lighter socket is 'live' when the ignition is off. If it stays live then you can plug in to the lighter socket and don't have to open the bonnet.

13 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 3rd April 2017, 8:29 pm

gtir_woody

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It's not live, at least mine isn't.

14 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 3rd April 2017, 8:43 pm

nomad

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Most wont be if its cat 1 alarm and immibiliser as it cuts all aux ...


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15 Re: Trickle charge vs jump pack on 13th April 2017, 8:34 pm

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Yeah I've connected mind straight onto the battery with the crocodile clips supplied


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