Battery Issues

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Denp
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by Denp » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:01 pm

I have just bought a C-HR design but now i have to be away for 3 months and i will be storing the car on my front drive. I would be grateful for any advice on storage so that when i come back i wont have a problem with either battery
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drabisan
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by drabisan » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:29 pm

12v battery will not go through 3 months. You should disconnect it. But insurance may complain if the car is not in a secure space with battery disconnected and alarm off. So a garage would be the best place to store it. Breaks will also suffer, disks will rust. Tires will suffer too.
Electric battery will not care.
I would ask Toyota for specific guidance for long term storage. They may have good insight.

Denp
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by Denp » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:04 am

Thanks for the advice but i live in London and a garage would be the price of a small house so its a no go. I do have a frontage to my house where i can store the car and I've been wondering if one of those trickle chargers, the ones supposedly designed to keep your battery topped up are any good. any thoughts?
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by smartly » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:11 am

Could you connect it to it charger and get somebody to switch the charger on once a month for a number of hours ? i.e. leave the car locked
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ColinB
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by ColinB » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:38 pm

I use an Optimate trickle charger for the motorbike which works well as long as you have access to mains power. If not you could use a solar panel to keep it topped up, it shouldn't need much.
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jacquiandles
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by jacquiandles » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:28 pm

...if you have power for a trickle charger you could look at getting a plug-in timer and use that to do the switching.

Denp
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by Denp » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:26 am

Dear all
thanks for your advice. I will most likely go down the trickle charger route i,ve seen some on amazon that look to fit the bill but will check with Toyota when i pick up the car.

once again thanks

Denp

MadSkilzYo
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Re: Battery Issues

Post by MadSkilzYo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:11 am

If you buy a “smart” charger, it will monitor the battery and turn itself on or off when it needs to.

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Re: Battery Issues

Post by ans » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:00 am

ctek charger
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