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icantremember

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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.
 

TerryL

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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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icantremember

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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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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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