[DML] Re: Battery questions
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[DML] Re: Battery questions



John - I would recommend installing a battery cutoff switch.  You can 
power the Lojack around the switch, but a cutoff switch would 
eliminate all other current drains.  You must realize that the 
alternator is really a battery maintenance device, and not a battery 
charging device.  When you start the engine periodically, you drain 
some of the power just in starting.  The engine would have to run for 
quite a while to make up for that drain, plus the longer term drain 
from the Lojack and other devices in the car that drain power.  We 
have a very slick battery cutoff switch that is either remotely 
controlled via Wings-A-Loft, or can be controlled via a small hidden 
toggle switch.  The main switch itself is completely invisible when 
installed, and consumes no power in either the open or closed 
position.

In regards to the type of battery to get, a deep cycle battery might 
work better for you.  These are typically not ideal for automotive 
uses, but they can tolerate big drain and recharge cycles better than 
a normal battery.  Also, gel batteries are better (IMHO) than a 
typical lead-acid battery (think Optima Yellow Top or similar). 

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC
DMC Northwest  

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Slupski" <slupa@...> wrote:
> - The storage unit does not permit any electrical outlet so trickle 
> charger is not an option.  Is there anything I can do before 
putting 
> it into storage to prevent this from happening again?  I don't want 
> to go through this every year.




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