Battery Drain

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Wed Nov 29 13:31:26 EST 2006

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.

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