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The Battery

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by PauliePaul, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. PauliePaul

    PauliePaul Copenworld Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    Location:
    Bedford
    hows it going ? ... i dont really use my copen that often and i tend to find that if i leave my car for around 5 days without starting it especially in winter it just wont start because the battery is flat :think: so i was wondering is this a normal thing with copens as they do lose thier charge really quick and its a new battery also... ive had to resort to a trickle charger to solve the issue ;)
     
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  2. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Car(s):
    Copen 1.3
    Do you have a system alarm on your car or something else?
     
  3. PauliePaul

    PauliePaul Copenworld Regular

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    just a normal remote alarm that uses low amount of power as it still works even though the copen wont crank... i was reading another thread just a moment ago on the forums and i think its just because of the cold weather we have at the moment and because i dont drive the beast enough... i probz only drive it once a week for about 10 miles maybe and thats all... i plan on taking the battery off and keeping it in the house on a trickle charge
     
  4. PauliePaul

    PauliePaul Copenworld Regular

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    my only concern is that if i take the battery off the car for a long period of time will it affect the odometer reading ?
     
  5. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Copen 1.3
    When i m not driving my copen, i take off the negative line from the buttery,don't you worry is safe for the copen (Japan car);):cool:Thats the main promblem of all cars in a cold winter...
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Cardiff
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    Copen
    Sounds like a trickle charge is the answer. A 10 minute drive once a week is probably not enough to fully recharge the battery.

    At the moment, I'm only using mine once a fortnight. The battery just about holds up in between. However, once I left it three weeks (in winter) and it wouldn't turn over. The standard Copen battery is not very big!

    Halfords do offer a 'free' battery check, but I wouldn't buy a battery from them - too expensive.

    Rex.
     
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