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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Trickle charger Reply with quote

Do people leave their cars on trickle chargers all year round or just over winter/when car off road?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your car has a recent/decent Battery then a week or so won't harm it. I plug my car in if left longer than 7/10 Days to keep the Battery conditioned, however over the colder winter months I keep it on trickle charge (CTEK MXS 5.0) constantly.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm lucky enough to have a garage so its easy to hook it up every time I put her away. So basically the car is on the CTEK for a lot of the year!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to leave mine on all yr round, as long as it's a decent trickle charger it shouldn't do the battery any harm, in fact it'll probably prolong the life of the battery
 
  
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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers all. Just plugged in spare C Teck so all good. Will just plug in when it's in the garage.

Took me a Minute to find the battery!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted about this recently, and then bought the CTEK cx-5.0
I didn't like the idea of leaving it connected though while I was away though, so didn't bother.
I've just come back from 4 weeks in the USA - the VW Golf started at the first turn of the key, the Merc A180 started straight away, the 993 battery was as flat as a pancake.
I should have listened to everyone and plugged the damn CTEK in - these old 993's are crap at anything more than 10 - 14 days with no use!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Turbo is always on the trickle charger in the garage unless I’m going to use it in the next couple of days. In 6 years its had three new batteries even with the trickle charger on it. I must find that Tracker as I’m sure that’s what’s draining the battery.
 
  
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