[DML] Re: Battery Chargers
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[DML] Re: Battery Chargers

I would have the battery tested and the charging system. Once you know
that they are allright then it is just your car slowly discharging the
battery over time. If you do not use the car then I would use a
trickle-charger or a "battery tender" once a week for one night. If
you are putting your car into storage and do not intend to use it for
a long period of time you should remove the battery, keep it in a warm
place on a piece of wood, and charge it once a month, overnight.
Remember, batteries are considered worn out after 5 years. At that age
they only hold about 50% of the origional capacity. They may seem OK
but if you crank the motor any length of time they quickly lose all
power. Small battery chargers are inexpensive but should not be used
to keep a bad battery going. They are good for keeping a good battery
fully charged. They are not meant to charge dead batteries. If you go
over to E Bay you can probably find them even cheaper than $50.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Aaron Crocco <acrocco@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Even though the winter here in NY has been extremely mild, I have  
> 'winterized' my delorean.  While only owning my car for a couple of  
> years, I am now very exposed to the pitfalls of the battery not being  
> used frequently.  I'd say this was the year of the jump start for  
> me.  Well I think one season is enough and I've decided to find a  
> suitable car charger that I can use when the spring comes around.
> I have an Exide battery from PJ Grady's.  I don't know anything about  
> batteries except that.  I was checking out Amazon and saw one that is  
> a good seller and got good reviews.  It is the Schumacher SSC-1000A  
> charger.  It looks good and isn't expensive at $49.99.  I'd like to  
> know what you guys think and if this isn't good, please post an  
> alternative.
> Any help you guys can give, would be much appreciated.  Once I have  
> this down, I can focus on the potential hot start problem I  
> encountered late this year.
> Thanks!
> -Aaron Crocco
> Vin 5591

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