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Wife's car had a flat battery this morning.
So I had to take her to work !!
I have charged the battery for 4hrs today, put it back on the car,it starts and runs fine.
I was just wondering why a 1yr old battery would just give up like that.
The car has been sat for ten days but on return from a trip it started fine
just seem that the frost this morning was a bit much for it.
I have checked the alternator output on the climate and it reads between 13.8-14 volts, readinf a few posts on here
I'm thinking it should be a bit more than that......anyone have idea's.....
Thanks G
 

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Hi, Probably never really recovered from its 10 days of no use, & now requires a good charge. 4 hours not really long enough. Volts may have been slighty low because alternator was charging heavily, as battery capacity was low.
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Hi Hoggy
Do you think a day on the charger over the week end would help
 

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Hi kite, Depends on charger amps, but yes I would leave on charge for 24 hrs at least. If its not sealed check electrolyte (water) level & top-up just above cells if necessary.
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On the charger its taking around 2amps, damn thing is a sealed for life Bosch.
I'll put it back on the charger over the weekend, Thanks guys..
 

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Hi Kite, Yes at 2 amps leave for @ least 24 hrs, 30hrs if possible.
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I'll leave it londer then....
You seem to be the resident battery guru Hoggy !!!
 

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Hi Kite, Not a guru, but have had plenty of years,to learn from experience, thanks anyway.
Hoggy. :D
 
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