Battery Drain

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Wed Nov 29 13:43:31 EST 2006


You need to charge the battery, then have it load tested with one of these:


At 01:31 PM 11/29/2006, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>Thanks, Chris.  Will a charger fix this problem or has a self-discharged
>battery killed itself?
>At 11:13 AM 11/29/2006 -0700, Chris Thorp wrote:
> >Kneale Brownson wrote:
> >
> >>I've had a brand new battery in my new-to-me 200q20v for several months.
> >>Worked perfectly for me when I ran the car long enough to drive it onto the
> >>hoist the barn when I bought it.  It's been sitting on the hoist ever since
> >>
> >>
> >It's possible that it was sitting on the store shelf for a few months
> >before you bought it.  If you didn't drive it long enough to fully
> >charge it (several hundred miles), it would have been partially
> >discharged when you parked it.  Then, after sitting for a few more
> >months, it'll self discharge even more.  Depending on the battery and
> >your luck, a battery will completely self discharge in about 12-18
> >months, give or take.  I try to top mine up with a charger every 3-6
> >months when they're in storage.
> >
> >-Chris
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-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1995.5 S6 Emerald/Ecru
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica (for Sale)
1991 90 20v Q Red

1990 CQ silver
1991 CQ silver  (eS2 recipient)
1990 CQ red (buyer found)

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