[ROVERNET - UK] Battery Charging, in or out of the car

Netspace vmitps at netspace.net.au
Thu Aug 16 11:40:50 BST 2007

It is exactly what the generator or alternator does.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Humphreys" <brian_humphreys at btconnect.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:11 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Battery Charging, in or out of the car

> All,
> I recently had to purchase a new battery. Not because my old one was worn
> out, but because it had been in and out of the car so many times to be
> charged (too much sitting in the garage and not enough driving), that the
> constant removing of the negative terminal had made the lead post turn 
> into
> a conical shape. As a result, tightening the negative terminal meant that
> the terminal climbed up the post and off the top!
> Anyway, why shouldn't I charge the battery in the car and leave the 
> positive
> and negative terminals connected. Is this a potentially dangerous thing to
> do, and is there any danger of damaging the modern radio/cd player that I
> have fitted.
> For info, my new battery is of the fully sealed variety and is mounted in
> the boot.
> Many thanks,
> Brian.
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