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Unread 08-13-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default New owner battery storage question

Just purchased new summer home in Michigan. We live in Florida. Home included a 2006 DS. Will be leaving cart fully covered until next May when we come north. What can I do to protect the batteries through the winter?. Can I leave the charger plugged in that long? Without charging, I am guessing they will self discharge and freeze. I close on the property today so I have not had a chance to look the cart over well. Don't know age of batteries or type of charger yet. Will find out more today and add to this post.

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Unread 08-13-2016, 09:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: New owner battery storage question

Cold weather is rough on batteries. Ideal situation is have them in aleast a place that is warm and not left in 10 degree weather.
If you cant have someone look at them at least once a month, then you need to keep them charged. Yes the stock charger can do this as it will turn its self on every 15 days or so. I find the system however not fool proof. Trickle charger of some sort is also good, but someone needs to come in and check battery water level if your gone for a long period of time.
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Unread 08-13-2016, 02:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: New owner battery storage question

Several of us store our carts in a unheated building at A Camground for the Winter we have been do this for years.
We charge the batteries just prior to storage disconnect Pos and Neg Terminals
When I removed Cart from Storage in May after 8 Months my pack Voltage was 50V 2012 12 v Trojans
My Neighbors 10 Year Old 8 V Trojans pack Voltage the same 50V
Again this something we have done for years.

Forgot to mention this in Western Pennsylvania
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Unread 08-13-2016, 03:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: New owner battery storage question

Talked to others in the campground this afternoon. They said the same thing. Disconnect pos and neg after charging. Said they are fine in the spring. They are 2010 batteries so need replacing anyway in the spring.

Thanks for the replies.
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Unread 08-13-2016, 06:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: New owner battery storage question

My Trojans in my cart in Florida are 2006 not sure what I will find when I return in OctL
I do the same their Charge and disconnect both Teminals more concerned about heat then the cold
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