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A rechargeable device most often made of lead plates covered in an electrolyte and protected by a plastic shell which supplies consistent electrical energy to a motor vehicle. Often referred to as an SLI battery (starting, lighting, ignition). Powers starter motor, lights, and ignition systems of a motor vehicle.

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3 battery setup in campervan

I currently have a 120 Ah AGM LP120 leisure battery in my camper van to power my 12 V fridge, LED lights etc. I have recently bought two further batteries to allow me to stay 'off grid' longer whilst ...
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car battery unused for three years

Car has been in the drive for 3 years and the battery has gone flat. I took it out of the car and opened the cell covers and the water/liquid level in all of them looks kinda low. Also a few of the ...
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jump starting car: why wouldn't jump start work when bad battery is more depleted

Please see pic. I was able to jump start on day 1 on first attempt. After the bad battery depleted more over the weekend (day 3), I was not able to jump start easily. I kept trying for 30 minutes, ...
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Brass SAE battery terminal clamps. What do these numbers, 300-800 mean?

I'm configuring a solar power generation project and I'm using a 12V "leisure" vehicle battery with standard SAE lead post. My current battery post clamps are heating under use, so I've ...
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Battery voltage 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

Hello everyone I recently got a new battery and had alternator checked and was good. When driving in the early morning voltage stays at 14 which it should but when parked for a while and u go to work ...
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Car won’t start despite a jump

2010 Ford Fusion SEL Been having some troubles with my car lately, following a multitude of things (including a missing undercarriage cover while it was insanely snowy, and -25C weather). It’s been ...
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Truck won't start unless I jump it (and I've replaced the battery)

I drove my 2009 f150 platinum to work one morning with no issues. As I was trying to start it to go home, the engine did nothing. All the lights and so forth worked just fine, but I didn't even hear ...
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Car won't start, jumping doesn't work, bumping does

Fiat Tipo 66 plate... Car has been intermittent with starting. For example, started it this morning at 6.30am to move out of the way of partners car, then went to start at 8am and it wouldn't start, ...
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Why Tesla effectively loosing Fuel evey day or week

It may seem odd, when I ask about fuel in regards to Tesla. I yet do not own one, but some acquaintance ( with Tesla Y Long range, with total battery capacity of 326 miles) has tole me when I asked ...
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What are the effects of upgrading battery size/power in 2012 Civic LX

I found Upgrading Honda Accord Group 51 battery to a larger one but it answered one of my questions. 2012 Honda Civic LX, 1.8l Battery stock size is 51R, but they only get about 4-500 CCA. We live in ...
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Should I be worried about my car battery?

A guy replaced my car battery and connected black wire followed by red cable. Google says it should be otherwise. When he connected the black one my alarm beeped once. No sparks, fire, flickering ...
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Positive battery terminal is seized (rust or what not), can electrical work be still done with only the negative cable removed

Looks like positive would need to be cut out, it's completely locked shut. Disconnected the negative. Will there be an issue with electrical work conducted, curious
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Boost car without battery

As an experiment, I tried starting a junk car (2005 Malibu) that didn't have a battery using jumper cables: Energizer 30 ft 1 Gauge Quick-Connect Booster Cables. To my surprise, it worked (although, ...
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Wiring extra truck battery to power winch

2010 Silverado 1500 My Silverado has an empty spot under the hood for a second battery. I’m wondering if I could install a second battery and use it to power a winch that is mounted to the headache ...
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2009 Nissan Murano Negative Battery Terminal

Mechanics, I am in the process of getting our Murano ready to sell. Is there any advise to how I can ensure the NEGATIVE terminal is more secure??? I have it as tight as it will tighten, but it ...
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2014 Elantra. Put new battery in mechanic checked it over said solid car. Last night coming down I75 everything went out but motor. Now won't start?

2014 Elantra..Put a new battery in a few weeks ago and a mechanic checked everything and said it's a solid good car. Last night I was coming down I75 and everything shut off/went out but the motor ...
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Heard bang while driving, car wont start

I heard a bang right after shifting gears and I suddenly lost power to my radio and power steering. My engine was still running fine after the bang. But when I shut it off I couldnt start it again. ...
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2014 Dodge Dart Starting Issue

My son has a 2014 Dodge Dart SXT with a little over 113,000 miles. One day last week the car wouldn't start. No check engine light or codes. Battery was purchased 3 months ago. Had it towed to a very ...
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07 Ford Edge: battery and alternator problems

Replaced alternator, fuses, temperature control sensor, the plug that goes to the alternator and battery. The battery light comes on a few minutes after crank. We check the voltage on alternator and ...
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2016 VW Golf won't turn on

I have a 2016 VW Golf that I can't quite turn on. This morning, I stuck my key in the ignition, and the lights on the dash popped up like normal. As soon as I turned the key, everything went off, I ...
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02 Honda civic LX battery drain

Put a new alternator in and it's charging I believe I took the negative cable off and it said running but while driving is sputters dies out and then especially when the Sun goes down when it's ...
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2009 Jaguar xf 2.7 diesel battery issues

Car wouldnt start this morning and battery reading 11.66 v on the multimeter so time for a change I think.Looked to see the age of the battery and found this inscribed on the top of the battery.......
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very old battery but healthy - replace?

the battery in my vehicle was manufactured in the 41st week of 2017. I've never had any issues with it. In my online research, many sources say batteries last from 3-5 years, which would make my ...
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Long crank time when engine is warm/after car has been driven

My car has about 155,000 miles and it's a Toyota Avalon 2008 V6. A few months ago, my battery died and I got it replaced at AutoZone (by someone who, I found out, wasn't qualified). My car sounded ...
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Fully charged battery won't start engine

I have a Triumph Street Twin Motorcycle (2016) that has generally low milage and running well over the years. When trying to ride recently the bike stuttered and engine didn't kick in, after a few ...
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Why doesn't my chopper have electrical power?

I have a Custom Chopper with a 1992 1340evo, my voltage regulator rectifier came unplugged from the starter. I plugged it back in and it started and ran. The next day, I started the bike and it ran ...
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Hard to restart motorcycle after 30 min trip

My motorbike (Triumph Street Triple R 2013) has an interesting issue. When measuring the battery, it constantly is over 12.7v or even higher. And it starts the engine super well when cold. The problem ...
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Subaru Crosstrek sat for 9 months, jump started fine, then died after 5 minutes

I have a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I was out of the country for 9 months so left it garaged. I just got back and tried starting it. It jump started immediately which was great. I let it idle for a few ...
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Help Needed! My vehicle (2015 Nissan Sentra) is not starting after Brake Job. - DIY

After doing brake job, both front Disk and rear drum, I have tried starting the vehicle but it's not starting. haven't faced this issue previously don't know what's wrong. It seems completely weird. ...
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I have Honda Accord 2018 Touring , Navigation Display Screen not working

I have Honda Accord 2018 Touring, my brother mistakenly reversed the connections to the battery terminals and now the the Navigation display screen won't power on.
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Would using a bolt be sufficient to close any loose battery terminals?

One of my battery terminals was too small and the cars battery clamps do not fit tighlty , a mechanic then placed a bolt inbetween the gap and it tightened, would this work provided the bolt is ...
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2019 Mazda CX3 with start/stop engine, is a special "start stop" battery needed?

I have a generic 60Ah battery in my car. It seems to work fine. Was installed by a kind of semi-shady shop, but has worked fine for over a year. A more "reputable" shop looked at it and said ...
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Please explain this no crank no start

hyundai coupe 2l 2006. Car was idle for a while then sent for a service and in addition to service garage said battery was drained so they changed it. After taking the car back I noticed the car would ...
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VW Polo battery question

My (VW Polo SE TSI Mk5, 2015, 1.2, bought secondhand) car just had a new battery fitted (EFB for start-stop cars) and on checking the battery voltage with a multimeter at idle (engine on, car ...
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2011 RAM 1500 Trouble Starting

I have a 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie 5.7. Within the last 6 weeks I replaced the battery. After I did that my truck would fail to start on the first few turns of the key. When I turn the key I hear the &...
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How many CCA is too little and indicates the battery needs replacing

My mechanic said they tested my battery and saw it has 366 CCA. The label on the battery says it has 500 CCA. The battery is about 4 years old and the warranty is 42 months so it's outside of ...
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2015 Kia Forte Intermittent Low Voltage Occurrences - P0562

2015 Kia Forte I’m hoping people can throw some ideas to this one, we are really struggling to pinpoint the issue. Many thanks in advance. Issue Summary: Intermittently, while driving, my car will ...
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Understanding the battery report on my vehicle

Had two questions about a battery report I received on my vehicle. The technician suggested I drive my vehicle more. I was hoping to understand why the report made him think that. The battery is ...
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Car loses all electrical on start up and then returns

My car (2011 Honda Fit) has lost all electrical power a few times in the past while. For example, I was at a gas station, and when I got back in and turned the key, it had power for a second, and ...
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Full tank ? empty tank ? frequent fills? What about EV

Sure it is agreed by most to not drive a petrol car on empty ,This is also true for lithium powered EV.Also for EV it is not so good to drive on 100% charge .If your application involves a very small ...
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Battery drained in overnight

My new car bedtime t99 battery got drained in overnight now no display all dead, I tried jump start but shows svs light what is it major problem
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Car will not start unless AC is turned on

My car Toyota Corolla will not turn on unless my AC is in the on position why is that? If I get a jump the car will turn on but die immediately unless the air conditioner is in the on position
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Can I place the battery in my 2005 Cayenne Turbo with an AGM?

2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Can I replace battery with H9 AGM battery or do I need to use a lead-acid battery? I have read that the 2005 software does not recognize the AGM and will not charge at ...
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2017 Sentra won't start w/o a jump. Battery only a few months old and mechanic checked out alternator

I started having issues starting the car a week ago. The battery had recently been replaced. Once the car starts (with a battery pack I keep in the car now), it has no issues driving. I took it to a ...
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Can short-circuit during jump-start damage the vehicle?

I am worried about this question - Today I was helped on the road by a random driver (she had Mercedes w2xx, might have been w220) who helped me to jump-start my car. However, after I removed jumper ...
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Will a 12v alternator/generator connected in parallel to the vehicle alternator cause damage long term?

I am a computer systems administrator and I've don't basic work on my car but haven't done anything significant with car electrical. I have an overland/adventure truck I'm building with a battery bank ...
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Broken 80 Amp Auxiliary Fuse / Lithium Charging Options

2019 Ford Transit Connect Self built camper Some mechanical knowledge Under the computer, in the engine compartment, I connected an AGM house battery to the 80 amp bolt in fuse. AT some point I did ...
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Risk of solar panel overcharging 12v battery?

I've purchased a used boat that came with the following: D18S/T3 Battery: AJC 12V 18Ah Sealed Lead Acid – AGM – VRLA Battery (photo) SunForce Solar Panel: 1.5 Watt, 12-Volt Solar Power Sports Battery ...
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99 Dodge ram No power at all

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with Magnum engine. I lost the key so a friend hotwired it at the steering column. It worked fine until at some point when starting it via wires he crossed 2 wires now ...
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Can I put a higher/bigger battery for my Suzuki XL7?

I have a 2020 Suzuki XL7 1.5L. It came with a wet-cell battery: Furukawa FB 38B19L (32Ah). I'm about to replacing my battery, and I wonder what type of battery I should consider. I already checked ...
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