charging battery

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Mon Jun 29 09:34:33 PDT 2009

You could try disconnecting the battery altogether and trying the 10 amps
with both clamps on the battery.  I think Audis recommendations are
primarily concerned with the car's systems.  With the battery disconnected
you should be free to use the charger's capabilities.  


-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at] On
Behalf Of robert weinberg
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 10:25 AM
To: 200q20V mailing list
Subject: charging battery

hi all,

quick question. my battery is dead because i haven't driven the 200 fpr 3
weeks. once before, i set the charger to 2 amp trickle for 10 hours and it
worked. this time, the battery is still dead. this is with the positive
clamp on the positive terminal and the negative on the chassis as dictated
by the battery charger instructions.

i can up the ante to 10 amp, but the audi manual says to not exceed 6 amps.
being i'd rather not fry my electrical system, is this salient advice or is
audi being overly cautious?

i assume that means the 30 amp quick charge is out of the question, eh?


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