Thread: Battery Dead??
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:38 PM
geoellis geoellis is offline
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You are right about the infrequent use. Better for the battery to be "topped-off" daily by the charging system than to sit and slowly drain during the week only to be "recharged" come the weekend. I guess this is where a trickle charger will do the trick and potentially extend the life of the battery.

Nevertheless, I was flipping through my service records and realized that I was sorely mistaken as to the age of the dead battery. I purchased it in October '97 so I guess 5 1/2 years is more than respectable, especially given the conditions of use. Boy how time flies. Bodes well for those OEM batteries.
2004 E320 Wagon
1989 300SE
1998 Range Rover 4.0 SE
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