[V8] Battery Drain
kneale at coslink.net
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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