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#11 Mvb123

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 06:13 PM

I’ve been told before by mechanics, albeit RAC and in garages that the car charges more efficiently and quicker than taking the battery off and charging it. Of course if the battery was completely flat maybe 15 minutes is a bit optimistic but most batteries never get completely flat. If you start stop start stop it’s drawing the charge out but it’s not taking loads out. Don’t forget as soon as the cars started it’s being charged. I drove to work last night and it was a good 40-45 minute run on the A12, that’s more than enough time to get a full charge in the battery IMO and it didn’t do what it was supposed to do. I’m happy to listen to what you say as you seem to have experience in the matter. A car though of 2 years does seem a bit early to have a knackered battery although not unheard of but I’d be surprised if it was all down to the battery. But I’ll be speaking to the dealer tomorrow and sure they’ll do their to fob us off.
I’ve been told before by mechanics, albeit RAC and in garages that the car charges more efficiently and quicker than taking the battery off and charging it. Of course if the battery was completely flat maybe 15 minutes is a bit optimistic but most batteries never get completely flat. If you start stop start stop it’s drawing the charge out but it’s not taking loads out. Don’t forget as soon as the cars started it’s being charged. I drove to work last night and it was a good 40-45 minute run on the A12, that’s more than enough time to get a full charge in the battery IMO and it didn’t do what it was supposed to do. I’m happy to listen to what you say as you seem to have experience in the matter. A car though of 2 years does seem a bit early to have a knackered battery although not unheard of but I’d be surprised if it was all down to the battery. But I’ll be speaking to the dealer tomorrow and sure they’ll do their to fob us off.

#12 TreborB

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 06:39 PM

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It was your quote of a straight 15 minutes that raised my concern. It just has to depend on how low the battery is to start with

 

My car is just 27 months since since it's build date and 24 months since registration.

After standing for 4 weeks it took an hours driving of mostly main road driving at approx 60mph before the SS started working.

 

I would have thought your 45 minute drive on the A12 should have been adequate to make the SS work

It would be appreciated if you let us know the outcome of the problem on your vehicle - hope things go well 

 

This charger is well recommended by many people, plus approved by BMW, Porsche etc

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Edited by TreborB, 25 April 2021 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 07:09 PM

So this charger stays on the car? Or has to be attached to charge?
No it’s a separate just answered my own question 😂

Edited by Mvb123, 25 April 2021 - 07:10 PM.





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