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Rubber Ducky1

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Posted: 10/11/18 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My trailer is on a seasonal site. I closed it up Monday and brought home the battery that's on the front of the trailer. My detached garage is not heated. Should I leave that battery in the garage or bring it in my house? I live in central Indiana.

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Posted: 10/11/18 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would be keeping it in a warmer storage area, but not in the house. Attached garage?


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My one and only garage is separate from the house and not heated.

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Posted: 10/11/18 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep it off the ground and charging on a maintainer. From what I have been told, a fully charged battery will not freeze.


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Posted: 10/11/18 10:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take it home, place it on a piece of wood, plug it into a battery tender, check water level monthly.


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Posted: 10/11/18 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I leave my batteries outside all winter.
I fully charge them in October then disconnect them and leave them until April when they get a full charge again. Have been doing that for seven years with these batteries and they are still going strong.
They lose approx 15% charge over the winter, no need to keep them on a battery tender.

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Posted: 10/11/18 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In case you don't have a piece of wood, read this: Outdated





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What you want to avoid is extremes affecting battery -20F oerall is fine. A 0F concrete floor and 40F air temp isn't. it would definitely aggravate settling of gravity.

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Posted: 10/11/18 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fully charged a Trojan battery will freeze at...minus 92 degrees F. How cold is your garage? lol

http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/WP_DeepCycleBatteryStorage_0512.pdf


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Lynnmor wrote:

In case you don't have a piece of wood, read this: Outdated


Thanks for the link to the article


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