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    battery maintainer for 220v

    Hi,
    Does anyone know where I can get a battery maintainer for 220v. I need to use it in Hong Kong.
    Thanks.

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

    I don't know for sure, but you probably need a battery maintainer that steps the power down to the 12 volt battery from the 220 volt current you have in Hong Kong.

    As I am in the U.S., we have battery maintainers that plug into 110/120 volt outlets and step that power down to 12 volts so that the 12 volt battery in the car is maintained.

    Do you have a Porsche Club in your area? If so, contact them or a instead contact a dealer near you to get a battery maintainer. Maybe you can use a transformer that converts 220 volts into 110/120 volts that American appliances use? However, if I were you, I'd get a proper battery maintainer that can run when plugged into the 220 volt outlets that are standard overseas. In any case, find out from them or email Porsche Club of America (PCA) if you are a member and they will be glad to send out an email answer to you and all members of PCA.

    I understand you can let the car go without running it for up to three weeks before the battery will not start the car. Some of the intermediate side effects of letting your car sit for that long (and believe me, I know, as I have what is known as a "garage queen," only under 12,000 miles (or under 20,000 km) after two years years of ownership) are a clock that runs more slowly and probably an alarm system that doesn't run properly.

    Get the proper battery maintainer as soon as possible. It's worth it.

    By the way, using the battery maintainer will ultimately cut down on the power of your battery over time so have your battery tested once a year so you don't get a "dead" battery.

    Jim

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

    Thanks Jim. I have a 12v battery manitainer for 110v outlet but I'd rather not use 110/220 transformer. I just wonder if there is any place(online?) in US that sells one for 220v outlet?
    Thanks.

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

    Maybe call or email Hong Kong Porsche dealers? I think the Porsche owner's manual is the only one which says to use one; therefore they "must" have a 220v unit?

    Maybe be sneaky and ask who makes them and then order one stateside ( )

    Heck, think about it and maybe conclude USA Porsche dealers should be able to get one too.

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

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    MMD said:
    Maybe call or email Hong Kong Porsche dealers? I think the Porsche owner's manual is the only one which says to use one; therefore they "must" have a 220v unit?

    Maybe be sneaky and ask who makes them and then order one stateside ( )

    Heck, think about it and maybe conclude USA Porsche dealers should be able to get one too.

    Check with the guys at www.sunsetimports.com

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

    You could buy one from the UK, we have 220/240 volts

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

    We also have them here in South Africa we use 220V here. I got one for free with my 997

    Re: battery maintainer for 220v

    thanks. I'll check out the part dept. in HK.

     
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