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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Battery charge Reply with quote

What is the best method for stopping the battery uncharging when the car is not being used for extended periods of time? Is it best to disconnect the battery or should a trickle charger be used instead?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a solar power, trickle charger on the battery.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you put up a link to the one you have?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello go on Ebay, loads on there I paid £10.00 for mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done. Cost me £20 as I couldn`t be bothered to wait for an auction to finish.

Assume you hook up to the battery or is the Cig lighter live on the 930?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dream911 wrote:
Done. Cost me £20 as I couldn`t be bothered to wait for an auction to finish.

Assume you hook up to the battery or is the Cig lighter live on the 930?



Up to battery, lighter not live there are both types in the kit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know if these work ok if the car is parked in a garage that has some natural light (via 2 skylights)?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will report back as to how I get on. Not quite the same set up. Its undera carport so not sure exactly how much direct Sunlight its going to get back it will get somesort of light.

Its a ***** i didnt think of getting one before my battery when flat. Stupid snow. Haven`t drive the car for a month and now i cant.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a CTEK XS800 Battery Charger in the end as I don't get that much natural light in my garage. It has had some good reviews and will not overcharge the battery.

Heres the amazon link

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CTEK-XS800-Battery-Charger-Conditioner/dp/B000RI2B70/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1263882498&sr=8-1
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only use a solar charger if you cant use a mains powered charger (eg CTEK). Solar is okay, but cant compete with a mains one.

I have a Sunsei solar panel sitting in my desk. I sold it to F1 Dragon, but he has never collected it from me, so maybe he doesn't need it. Feel free to pm him and ask if he wants to sell it on.
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