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  1. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

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    ...... leaving a car on permanent charge when away from home for a month or two?

    My Volvo car sits in the garage while we are away in our m/h and on return has usually flattened its battery due to the clock and various management systems which use power when parked-up.

    I don't particularly want to disconnect the battery due the associated problems when reconnecting so intend to leave it on trickle charge but am a little concerned there could be any problems I've not considered.
     
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    Left the wifes Peugot on charge whilst we wintered away - but just in case put the charger on a timer so it only operated couple of hours a day. Started first crack when we got back. If it's a modern unit, shouldn't be any problems.

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    Thanks TerrL, a timer seems a good idea....once a week for 24 hours would be ideal if I can find a timer to do this.

    Any other views or suggestions anyone please.
     
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    Lidl or aldi chargers are safe to leave on 24/7.

    Max charge is only around 4amps and once charged go into maintenance mode.
     
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    If it's a smart charger I wouldn't bother with the timer, it won't overheat.
     
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    A lot of people I know use this ;)

    It's an Oxford product and ideal to leave on the battery for long periods of time :happy:

    We use them all the time on the motorbike batteries and works cars, excellent bit of kit as it'll monitor the battery and adjust accordingly, including float charge :nod:
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