Questions tagged [battery]

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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Should I worry about the battery performance when not using my Xiaomi M365 not being used for a long time?

Before SARS-CoV-2 hit the world, I use to regularly ride my electrical scooter (Xiaomi M365) for commuting. Due to the epidemic the country entered an emergency state and we are all forced to sit @ ...
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Diagnosing alternator or starter on a 16 Chevy Cruze LT

how do you know if it's the battery starter or alternator in a 2016 chevy cruze lt when i started the car it sounded like it wasn't going to start also not sure if it's related but i had to get a jump ...
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Citroen c4 2013 1.6 hdi

Recently changed battery on c4. Still had electrical circuit fault showing on screen. Car worked for a few days but then I went to it one morning and the rear windscreen wiper was working but not ...
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2014 Cruze lt won’t start. New battery, New starter?

Went to jump start car after sitting over night lights and wipers came on. Heard 5 clicks and engine wouldn’t start. After 45-60 seconds with jump car shuts off completely. After replacing the starter ...
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Charge car battery with a table top PSU

My car's battery got flat and the car doesn't start any more. I have a table top PSU rated for 0-15 V, 3.5 A max and 1.7 A continuous, and would like to use it to let the car start again. The battery ...
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If car starts and cuts out after 10 seconds, does that mean its definately not related to cca?

If a car starts I assume it means there is enough cold cranking amps to start the car. Therefore if it cuts out after a few, 10 or even 30 seconds it means the cut out problem is definitely not ...
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2000 Toyota Corolla will not start until hitting battery terminals

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla which started to display a symptom during cold weather (-20 - -30 C) where you would insert the key, turn in partway, activate the internal electronics, and then turn it ...
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What damage can I cause by plunging a car battery section hole with wine cork?

I have lost one of the plastic screws on my car battery. Since they are not a part that is being sold, my options were limited to buying a new battery or to become creative. I took a wine cork (...
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Applying Silicone Grease to Battery Lugs and Cable Before Shrink tubing?

I've habitually applied some 'liquid tape' then some spray-on silicone grease after connecting battery terminals. This seems to work within a flooded-leaded batteries life cycle providing you can keep ...
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Jumping a car and attaching cables after starting donor car's engine

I was jumping my friend's car today in a place with no cell phone reception. He argued that the jumper cables should be attached after starting the donor car's engine. He said that it would decrease ...
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Can low battery voltage cause brake noises? - 2006 Civic

Driving a 2006 Honda Civic, right rear brake makes a clunking noise under medium to high braking. It sounds like the ABS but doesn't have the pedal pushing back like ABS does. Went to my usual ...
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Why won't my car start? (Starter has recently been replaced)

I should preface this post by saying my car has had issues starting for at least a few months now. It is a 1996 Nissan Maxima and it has well over 100,000 miles on it. I have had very little problems ...
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Battery problem in Activa I with in 3 months

Within 3 months Activa I getting battery problem, if Activa not ride for 3 days it's ideal for 3 and more days it's not getting started without kick. It's irritating ,worst scooter . Previously I used ...
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My car battery can't be charged while driving, is this a problem with a bad generator?

The battery voltage started with 13 volt and dropped to 12.1 volt after driving the vehicle for a few days. I thought the battery should get charged while driving. Is there a problem with the ...
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Should dual battery negative terminals be connected?

I have a main battery connected to the positive terminal to an isolator to the positive terminal of a battery in the rear. Half the diagrams on the internet complete the circuit and connect the ...
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How can I prevent, slow or reduce white corrosion build-up on my battery?

I have an 02 Civic SiR (Canadian model) with a maintainable battery. I check and refill the electrolytes every few months with distilled water. The battery is about 4 years old. I use a Battery ...
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Car battery booster/jump starter. Are they worth considering at all?

I have a Civic which I don't drive often and mostly sits in my building's underground parking. The battery has again discharged on me. While I have jumper cables and know how to use them, I have to ...
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When jump starting a car, can I attach the negative cable for the car with the dead battery on its body?

I have seen a few videos saying that there is a risk of getting an explosion because of hydrogen igniting if you attach the negative cable to the negative terminal on the car with the dead battery. ...
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Wiring electric helmet directly to snowmobile battery

I have an electric snowmobile helmet with a RCA plug and not instructions. The black wire has a connector for the screw terminal on the battery, but the red wire is bare. What do I connect the red ...
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Starting diesel car on low battery

I am going to try starting my car after long time standing in the street (month). I know batter will be in poor condition. What is my best chance to start the car? My car has some sort of engine ...
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How could a battery issue lead failures in ABS, Cruise control, stop-start, etc?

We have a 2014 VW Golf (diesel automatic) and recently we have started getting sporadic "christmas tree" errors when starting it. A few seconds after starting the engine, we get error after error ...
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Charge a car battery with a solar panel that only has USB outputs

I currently have a solar panel (this one), that is able to output 24W of power at peak capacity. I would like to be able to use this solar panel to trickle charge a car battery, but the panel only ...
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Can I use a higher powered battery?

I have a 1999 civic and a 2006 hyundai coupe. civic battery is discharged and just for testing purposes Im thinking why dont I put the hyundai battery in the civic and see if all is well then I can ...
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What is the simple way of recharging a discharged battery?

My battery is showing 11.5 which I believe means its discharged. I'm not sure how to recharge it. Will simply using jump leads from another car and running the second car for n minutes cause the ...
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Why has battery volts power gone lower and does it sound like the battery is my problem?

I previously asked this question Can low battery cause car to cut out? . sorry I don't know how to link. I have cleaned the terminals with baking soda and vinegar and initially the car ran for 1 ...
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Can low battery cause car to cut out?

Honda Civic vti 1999. Car starts and cuts out immediately. On a few occadions it has started on stayed on for longer e.g 30 seconds to 1 minute but it still cuts out again. The battery is showing 12....
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Using a device with external power and receive data from the CAN bus

I want to keep a device in always on situation in the car. I do not want the device to drain the car battery. The car is used at least once in two days and the current consumption of my device is ...
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Could corroded or incorrectly soldered battery teminals cause parasitic drain?

One of my friends has a 2007 Lincoln MKX that's been having some electrical issues lately, the battery drains to dead overnight. It's been looked at by several people (including dealership), the ...
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Strange electrical issue with 2001 Civic

I have a 2001 Civic, manual, and I began experiencing an odd electrical issue, I’m hoping someone might have some insight. This is a bit long, so I apologize in advance. Roughly a week ago, my ...
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What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2013 dodge journey?

What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2013 dodge journey?
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Check Engine light came on, turns out, i had a bad battery but it threw a bunch of codes?

Okay, so I drive a 13 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T. Last night my check engine light came on. I took it to advance auto today to have the code read. It threw a bunch of codes which were Throttle ...
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Attempted to jump my car, it turns over and starts but then shuts off?

I was unable to drive so my 2006 Honda Civic sat idle for a little less than 3 months. We attempted to jump start it and while the cables were connected the dash lights came on, the headlights would ...
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Electrical failure [duplicate]

While fitting a new battery for the old one I erred by placing leads in the reverse order, when I corrected my mistake I found when i try to start the car all switch off for a couple of minutes, when ...
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everything electrical works until i start my 2003 mercedes C 320

Everything works fine with the key in acc. position, but when I start it every thing stops working. No lights, no radio, no heater, no nothing. Any thoughts?
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How to charge a 2nd car battery from the car?

I'm going on a camping road trip and need to power my CPAP. Instead of running one long cable from the car, which has its own issues, (dead battery/car, shorts, tripping) I want to get a 2nd car ...
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What battery should I use on a rarely used vehicle?

I own a 2001 Toyota Camry that I rarely use. I only drive once a month or so, but can go two or three months without driving at all. Considering the tendency of a SLA battery to die when drained is ...
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Battery drained 10 amps with key in the dashboard - what can it be?

Old Honda Civic hatchback 1.4i, manual gear, air conditioning. No longer starting (see below the history). I noticed that with the key off or in the dashboard in position I there is a small 40 mA ...
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TotalElectrical failure Mondeo 1.8tdci 2008

While charging a flat battery all on the Mondeo all of the electrics failed (lights, dash, not starting, Windows, ect) when I installed a new battery on the Mondeo still nothing. Any ideas on what ...
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Frozen maintenance free battery

I have a frozen maintenance free battery with a life of 14.5% life according to my dashboard display. I really can't afford to replace it at this point. I had it boosted and let it run for a half hour ...
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Why does a relay not short the battery?

I am planning on hooking up a 4-pin relay to supply power to ignition coils on a motorcycle. The on/off switch on the diagram below is the ignition switch operated by the key. Ignore the fact that ...
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How to connect a jumper cable to this battery?

Today I tried to charge the battery of a car that has been standing still for about 2 months with my own car. When I tried to connect the red cable to the battery of my car I was confused on where to ...
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Can I trickle charge battery through OBD2 port 2007 civic

Trying to determine if 2007 civic OBD2 port is live with key off so I can trickle charge with a solar panel
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turn off battery diconnect whileunder load

If I turn off my battery disconnect while under load will it work such as my starter on my motorcycle is push button direct hook up no relay , if I disconnect my switch will it let go or ark out and ...
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Starter or Battery? (or Alternator?)

I have been lent a car and I took it out for the first time last night (it's a 2003 Chrysler). The car had been left for a while and the battery had been disconnected. I connected the battery and ...
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Is a 15 minute drive to and from work enough to keep a battery topped off?

Me and my SO were given that as the cause of our battery being randomly dead every month/month and a half. Her drive to and from work (about 15 minutes) is not enough to keep the battery from ...
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Trunk Release Malfunction

2003 Mini Cooper The battery is dead so the key fob and toggle switch on the dash don't unlock the trunk. I pulled on the release ring under the back seat, but it only partially releases the trunk, ...
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Battery case melting

I have a 2004 Ford Expedition, I have noticed that around the battery post on the negative terminal, that the case of the battery seems to be melting. I have noticed a lot of corrosive build-up on the ...
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Prius C Long Term Storage. Do I need to unplug the HV battery?

I will be going out of country for at least a year. Do I need to remove the HV battery before I leave or will I be fine?
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Spartan Lawn Tractor

I know what causes battery terminal corrosion but I've sort of got a dilemma. The long screw that holds the battery in place corroded to a concerning degree. It looked just like the positive terminal ...
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Should I replace my discharged motorcycle battery?

I have a 250cc fuel-injected Honda motorcycle, it uses a 12v 6Ah battery (Yuasa YTZ7S). Its only add-on is a GPS tracker with alarm. Recently battery got discharged (engine couldn't start), so I ...

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