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Plan on being away for a number of months and have purchased a battery minder to maintain battery over this period. Any advice or 'watch outs'. For this device?

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1 hour ago, Sbaclini said:

Plan on being away for a number of months and have purchased a battery minder to maintain battery over this period. Any advice or 'watch outs'. For this device?

Hi Sbaclini. Not sure how long "a number of months" will actually be. Two months on a round the world sightseeing cruise...three months in Italy...6 months in county jail...? 🙂

However, you can begin with these articles:

https://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/how-to-prep-your-car-for-long-term-storage.html

https://www.carfax.com/blog/store-your-vehicle

As with anything, advice will differ from person to person, so I would recommend doing some research and taking the advice of the experts.

Good luck!

 

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Getting to the one battery post can be a little tricky, it goes back under the firewall, but should allow for the alligator clip connection for each lead.  If you plan to use the tender on a regular basis, I'd hardwire it to the battery, then use the quick-connect pigtail lead.  A true "tender" like Battery Tender, is very simple to use and nearly goof-proof.  Positive and Negative to their respective battery terminals, plug it in and forget it.  REMEMBER to unplug it when you drive the car after your absence!  I use one on my MGB when it is idle for the winter.  I put a piece of post it on my steering wheel, as the tender is on the ground on the passenger side and easy to forget!

http://www.batterytender.com/

 

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