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



I do a similar storage routine (New Jersey) but I use a big battery 
disconnect with a key (I got it from Hervey). I haven't had any 
problems. I have a red-top Optima that's a little over two years old. 
The last two winters I have usually been able to fire it up and drive 
it a few miles once a month or so.

As for the Lojack - you can wire and fuse around the cut-off and put 
in a mechanical motion sensor that activates and provides power for 
an hour or two if the car is moved or tilted and keeps activated as 
long as the car has any motion. I have seen this on an alpine alarm 
set up and it worked great.

Harold McElraft - 3354


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Slupski" <slupa@...> wrote:
>
> Stored my D for the winter and have been starting it every week or 
> so 
> but the battery seems to have died today,
>  
> My questions:
>  
> - What are some recommendations on a replacement battery that might 
> hold up better to a harsh New England winter in storage?  I don't 
> have 
> room in my garage for it so it's stored in a non-climate controlled 
> storage unit.
>  
> - 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.
> 
> Thanks.
>




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