Battery Drain

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Wed Nov 29 13:36:19 EST 2006

I have revived "abused" batteries with a charger I bought at Sam's
Club.  It's made by Vector and has a desulfation feature.  It was
about 45 bux.

I know desulfation has been debated, but I let it run for the full 24
hours and then it switches to a 2amp charge setting automatically and
that battery was restored to reliable condition.  Maybe it was just
the 2amp charge that revived it, but the charger is not much different
in price than others so I don't see any real loss in using its
desulfation feature.

I have 5 Audis and at any one time there are at least 2 that see
limited use as I rotate through projects, weather, or whatever, so the
charger has proven to be a more convenient option that a trip to
Wal-Mart every 6-12 months with one battery or another that has not
been stored properly.


> On Nov 29, 2006, at 12:15 PM, 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
> > with the negative cable disconnected
> > Should a new battery go
> > dead sitting like that?

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