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    Battery going flat in cold?

    Ive sorn the ACT till nxt yr its been kept in the garage non heated been starting every day but now its starting to die due to cold is it worth just disconnecting the bty or take out and store indoors.
    and start once a week.
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    all batteries will lose charge over time - the cold will be doing it no favours

    youve also got the drain with the alarm and other accessories all taking its toll

    if its in storage then definitely remove the battery and store it on wooden chocks or well away from the garage floor - as concrete shorts it out over time or something along them lines!!

    even tho u start it everyday - its not really going to be receiving enough of a charge to top up the battery power so either leave it in situ but disconnected - and have it trickle charged or optimised in some way

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    cheers buddy,
    did have the engine bay covered with fleece blankets but only lasted over the wk/end
    if i disconnet and leave in situ will it still drain bty or is it beeter to take out.
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    it will drain over time but nowhere near as quick as if its left connected

    i say try leavin it fitted but disconnected and monitor it for a few weeks or so and see how it starts etc

    remember keep the keys in ignition and turned to 2nd click when u connect/disconnect and the powersounder will stay quiet (couple beeps if anything)

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    I'd look at getting a battery conditioner personally
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    cheers mate was thinking as its only on 9v if i disconnet will that charge back up to 12v or just take out to prevent it going totally dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    I'd look at getting a battery conditioner personally
    Whats that buddy?
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    good thinking Andy - I considered one a few years back for the bike so imagine its the same procedure

    afaik it just keep the battery topped up essentially - trickle charging it and providing relevant feedback on status of charge blah blah etc etc

    again - im not really in a position to advise so Ill step aside now

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    Got it in one Marti. It will keep the battery at a regulated voltage and switch itself on and off when needed

    Have a look at this thread http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=226185
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    do they need to be powered by mains,
    or doe's it power itself of the bty ,
    as the garage is too far away from my house to run an extension lead to it.
    thanks
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