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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:56 pm 
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Is it best to keep a spare battery (not in car) fully charged or as it came out of the car (prob 3/4 charged) in order to give it the longest shelf life. Any other tips for increasing storage life or useful life appreciated.
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 6:57 pm 
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read all about it - not sure why you need a spare battery tho

http://www.centurybatteries.com.au/asp/ ... pgid=11026
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:31 pm 
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Thanks for that link. Probably dont need a spare battery but i've got one and just interested in increasing its storage life.
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:57 pm 
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good link that, some interesting stuff!!
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:04 pm 
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Brett3158 wrote:
Thanks for that link. Probably dont need a spare battery but i've got one and just interested in increasing its storage life.


Interested in selling it mate? If so, PM me - I'm after a cheap battery.
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:16 pm 
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Don't store then on a cold concrete floor
that apparently stuffs them up pretty quick

 

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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:39 pm 
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that's an urban myth, store them anywhere safe


FYI, I store over 250 batteries in an outdoor building (unheated). I ensure the batteries are fully charged prior to storage, and charge them only once in January. I have yet to lose a battery over the winter and have had some last up to 9 years before I gave it the boot. A good battery will give a least five full years of service. One more thing to try and kill an urban legend: Storing your battery on a concrete floor will not hurt your battery

http://www.brownsmarina.com/tech-winter-outboard.html

http://www.centurybatteries.com.au/asp/ ... 494&id=361
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