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

Tony and all,
    I have every type of battery charger made I guess and have used them all for 85 years now....well maybe the first 15, I didn't !    They are fine, but if you prevent that constant discharge in the first place you will have little or no need of one.    Our D's seem to be difficult to modify to prevent this little constant discharge and it it is not used regularly is a problem.    
    I just put in a battery switch so the battery is not connected in any way.  It is just sitting there.  The switch is easy.  In my case I installed it next to the battery, on the left side of it, which is behind the passengers seat.  It has a red plastic key to turn it on and off.  I can easily turn it by reaching across behind the passengers seat.   I made a small hole in the cover so it comes out where it is easily reached while you are sitting in your seat.   The key can be removed easily and reinserted but I never take mine out as my car is always garaged when not in use.   I do not drive my car that much, but never find the battery down, however just for good measure in the winter time, I put my 10 amp charger on it every couple months which has a feature of shutting off completely when the battery is charged.  I connect it at the terminals inside the engine compartment.  The charger meter alway indicates it is almost fully charged at these times.
Anyway, that is MY solution.
    Murray Fisher
    Vin: 05962
    Lic:  DMC-XII

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tony Tuski 
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 6:54 PM
  Subject: 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
  > NY Plate: OUTATYM



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