Immobiliser

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  1. Roxie&Dudley

    Roxie&Dudley

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    I have an Auto-Trail Arapaho 2006.

    I think my Thatcham Cat1 immobiliser is flattening my main vehicle battery when left for longer periods in storage. My insurance company advises that it is not de-activated (to maintain battery charge level) as this invalidate the cover as I have told them it is part of the MH setup.
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    If this is the case should I have a separate battery, perhaps with a solar panel to top up.

    Help appreciated

    John
     
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    A solar panel would be a good idea. And the battery drain whilst in storage problem is a common complaint
     
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    I doubt the immobiliser is having any effect on the battery.

    You don't say which type it is, Thatcham Cat 1 is just a certification standard, but on a vehicle that age I imagine it will be the manufacturers standards fit one which will be passive.
     
  4. Clickem

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    I had a similar problem with a Cobra Cat I alarm. I removed the alarm from the insurance cover and the premium went up by £19 a year. Rather not have the alarm included than leave the insurance company wriggle room, to not pay up, if the vehicle had been stolen when the alarm was not on
     
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    Thatchams Cat 1 is an immobiliser and alarm, Cat 2 is just an immobiliser there is small drain that will flatten a battery over a number of weeks, a solar panel will avoid this.
     
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    Will my battery flatten on my 2007 Citroen relay when factory immobilizer on and central locking ?
     
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