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    Trickle Charger

    I'm going away for 10 days -- do i need to buy the porsche battery maintainer to make sure the car starts when i get back??

    GG

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    Wouldn't hurt.

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    GG said:
    I'm going away for 10 days -- do i need to buy the porsche battery maintainer to make sure the car starts when i get back??

    GG



    No, not at all. I'd think about it if you're going away for three or more weeks.

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    I left my old Boxster in the garage for 4 weeks last year - started first time when I returned.

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    10 days is perfectly fine.
    I hardly drive my 996 anymore and the longest it's been without driving was about 6 weeks and it started without a problem, although my dealer later said I was very lucky. Usually he recommends to drive those cars at least every four weeks.

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    Get a Battery Tender at say Pep Boys or you can get it cheaper online. Search with Froogle. It's possible to run pig tails off the battery for a quick plug in. It certainly wouldn't hurt if your car sits for any time.

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    I recommend the Battery Tender Jr. It comes w/ aligator clips but a cigarette lighter adaptor is available too. Here is a good source:

    http://www.batterystuff.com/productdispl...12_volt_charger

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    once i didnt drive my boxster in 3 months, started up fine, purrin like a kitten

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    GG said:
    I'm going away for 10 days -- do i need to buy the porsche battery maintainer to make sure the car starts when i get back??

    GG



    Sidebar comment: if your alarm is armed for that long, your remote control will not work until you manually unlock the door with the key. Turn the ignition to turn on the generator or start up the car within 30 or 60 second (can't remember the precise amount of time) or the alarm will go off and give you a headache.
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    Holminator said:
    Quote:
    GG said:
    I'm going away for 10 days -- do i need to buy the porsche battery maintainer to make sure the car starts when i get back??

    GG



    Sidebar comment: if your alarm is armed for that long, your remote control will not work until you manually unlock the door with the key. Turn the ignition to turn on the generator or start up the car within 30 or 60 second (can't remember the precise amount of time) or the alarm will go off and give you a headache.



    precisely why i dont get the door plug

    auto unlock is disabled after 5 days

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    Actually all you have to do is unlock the door with the key - but don't open it.
    Then lock it again with the remote and you are back to normal.

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    Moogle said:

    auto unlock is disabled after 5 days



    For 2005 the time has been extended.
    auto unlock is now disabled after 7 days

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    Gaz said:
    I left my old Boxster in the garage for 4 weeks last year - started first time when I returned.



    I'm no expert, but that's a long time to let the battery run down. It does run down just sitting there. I learned that starter batteries (as opposed to RV deepcycle batteries) should not be run down.If they are their service life is significantly reduced. You car may have started but the battery probably got a serious workout.

    FWIW

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    Of course the battery is being used when the car is just sitting there but a modern battery ought to be able to handle that, provided there is not too much of a residual load.
    I have six cars on two continents (and have had for some time) and as an inevitable result some of them sit unused for 1 or 2 months at a time, many times a year.
    I have never used a trickle charger and only ever had one problem and that was with a car that has the European equivalent of "Lojack" fitted. It has its own rechargeable battery and when that goes down it pulls current from the car battery.
    Apart from that every single car has started first time, every time. For year after year.

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    Just left you a PM, but if you have an interest, Porsche gave me two batter tenders....just let me know.

     
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