Battery life when not in use.

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Spuriousfish
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Post by Spuriousfish » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:48 am

There are times when I need to leave my car unused for about 8-10 weeks and its not possible to take the battery out or trickle charge it. On my old J10 this wasn't a problem but I've just got a J11 which has a few more 'smarts' fitted.

Does anyone know if the 70ah battery fitted in the J11 will last the 8-10 weeks without using it.

Thanks

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Post by MikeGC » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:09 am

The longest I ever left my J11B was about 5 weeks whilst I was away in New Zealand.
Started on the first press of the button on a very cold February morning.
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Post by Qashowner » Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:29 pm

Get a reasonable size solar panel and leave in the front windscreen connected to your battery, should keep it topped up ok.
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Post by Spuriousfish » Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:58 am

Thanks for the replies.

5 weeks is encouraging, I guess I'll find out when I leave it.

Solar panel - ok when the sunshines but not a lot of use in a covered garage or parking lot.

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Post by Qashowner » Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:54 am

Spuriousfish wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:58 am


Solar panel - ok when the sunshines but not a lot of use in a covered garage or parking lot.
Car in the garage, solar panel outside, and the sun does not have to shine, daylight works fine :D
Past cars Mercedes B Class, S Class, E Class Estate, E Class Coupe, G Wagen, 260E interspersed with Peugeot 406 and Audi Coupe.

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Post by Spuriousfish » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:30 pm

I'm sure the people at the airport parking lot would like me to have a long lead running from my car to their rooftop :-) :-)

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Post by Qashowner » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:29 pm

If you are really worried, get a jump start pack and keep it in the boot
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