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Old 08-18-2014, 05:59 AM   #11
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William Thanks for the info/ link. After charging yesterday I can tell you the Pk Ave surely jumped to life today without even struggling. Somehow I think with AC on and lower idle rpm'* as mentioned, less amperage is going in and 15 min trips may not be the best at all when the fan is set on high etc. At stop lights at idle I can hear the fan speed slow down & voltage drops until you get going again, voltage goes back up and fan speed increases.
I dont know but isn't this a sign of a weak battery or more so and lack of amperage in at idle? I suppose this is may be normal....
In reality, I suppose as long as the car starts I am in good shape.
I have always manually charged my batteries knowing that this ads to the life of the battery and a higher state of charge level to the battery.
I have also felt that unless you do lots of highway driving, your battery will will benefit with an overnight trickle charge monthly.
It should be noted that I am running well above an Optima with an Odyssey battery,
I have 34/78 PC-1500 that should be able to start a jet liner.
Either I got a drain somewhere or the this battery aint what it use to be...will post more once tested.
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i think he ctech charges on each mode are time based before it checks the battery. i think the de-sulfation mode is the only one that checks first
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Ahh forgot it was an Odyssey, it should last just as long, should be no problem getting 7-8 years from it if maintained properly, I have never considered the cars system enough to properly do so, not based on driving like you mentioned.
By topping it up you are maintaining it as you should.
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Harbor Freight Tools has a really nice Digital battery tester
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http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-automotive-battery-analyzer-66892.html
I bought one and it is remarkable the tests it has also tells you how many CCA'* your battery has left in it. copy and paste the link in your browser. I got mine on sale , if you do not need one right away, wait for a sale or a 20% off coupom, no need for those carbon pile battery testers

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