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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:40 am    Post subject: Month Storage Question Reply with quote

I am going to be away in December (work/holiday) and hence my car is not going to be driven during that time. Normally I drive it at least once a week and it always starts first time with no problems and the battery holds charge well.

It’s stored in a garage with no electricity supply so trickle chargers etc are out of the question.

So what’s the best thing to do? Disconnect the battery? Leave it and hope for the best? Or is there something I should do to preserve the charge?

Your suggestions are most welcome
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would disconnect the battery of it is stored somewhere secure.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you disconnect the battery don't forget to leave the frunk open.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any way that you could connect a solar trickle charger? They are not fantastic but probably enough to keep the car topped up whilst you are away
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could connect another charged battery alongside your giving your car at least double its usual power supply.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be inclined to disconnect the battery, because getting at the flat battery if the frunk is shut is a right pain, also flattening the battery is not good for it.

As said above, leave the frunk open and if I were you leave something in the way of the latch as it’s surprisingly easy to forget and close it!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys....disconnection of the battery it is and I will put a towel or something to prevent Frunk locking/closing.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just leave it. I sometimes leave mine for a month and no problems (except, er, when I had a weak battery and a tracker draining it...).

It's just a car.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: battery Reply with quote

Surprised no one has said,
take the battery off the car, take it home or where an electricity supply is available and put it on the trickle charger then it will be perfect and ready to take back and start the car Thumb
And yes put something under the bonnet to stop it fully closing Rolling Eyes
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