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

Novice question! I've never owned or operated a battery charger
before. Does it just hook onto the battery, or can it be hooked up to
the terminals in the engine compartment too? I think my D has a draw
where the battery dies if the car isn't started and run every 4 days
or so, and until I get the chance to have it looked at, I'm thinking
of buying a charger just incase. 

       Tony, vin 2586

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> Aaron, Batteries like a long slow charge to get maximum results. If
I have
> time I use a small 6 to 10 amp charger that drops down to float in about
> less than 8 hours or less. I have at $39.95. If in the shop we need
to start
> a car quickly or we only have 2 to 3 hours to top off the battery
then we
> roll out the faster charger like you mention below. I don't sell
these. And
> if we just want to keep it active while in storage I use a float charge
> which I sell at $9.95. No matter which way you go, batteries like
best the
> slower charge. 
> As far as your hot start problem, That could be the accumulator or a
loss of
> fuel pressure thru the fuel pump check valve or other fuel related
items. Be
> careful of buying accumulators that are NOS. They won't last due to the
> rubber diaphragm. There a pain to change only to have to do it every
2 to 3
> years with the cheap NOS ones.
> Call if I can help.
> John Hervey
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of
> Aaron Crocco
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 3:58 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Battery Chargers
> 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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