[DML] Re: Hooking up a battery Charger
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[DML] Re: Hooking up a battery Charger

As long as the key is off, disconnecting the battery should not be necessary nor be a problem for the system. However, charging the battery in the car can be an issue I believe.

If the battery is conventional - not an Optima for example - it gives off fumes that can cause corrosion on all the electrical connectors directly above it in the fuse compartment and a problem inside the entire car if you close the doors. I would charge a conventional battery after I take it out of the car.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "delorean_mac_mini" <boiling_frog@...> wrote:
> DMLers,
> I find myself frequently hooking up a 12-volt battery charger to my DeLorean's battery behind the passenger's seat. 
> I remember hearing a while back that you should disconnect the DeLorean's battery from the vehicle wiring harness before charging, using a quick-disconnect screw terminal for example. 
> The reason was that leaving the car connected during charging risked damage to the transmission computer on the automatic cars.
> Is this accurate, or is my memory fragmented?
> -Ryan Brandys
> VIN 4190


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