Help storing a battery

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by Nailhead Ronnie, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I got a battery the other day and I plan on storing it in my shed for a while. Now i have a battery tender but when i go to orileys i see they keep thier batteries on a shelf.

    I know too to not put a battery on the floor or on a metal surface so it won't discharge.

    Will prolonged storage drain the battery to the point it gets irreversible damage?
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

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    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  5. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Ronnie--they also make a wonderful extension for the charging cord. The brain plugs directly into an outlet.

    If you are leaving it in an area with no power, like an outdoor shed, some manufacturers make a unit that is solar powered. I have no experience with this type.
     
  7. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Thanks Jim, you sure covered all the bases. I appriciate it and Ill be getting the solar powered one. I hope you have a great weekend full of happiness and good food.
     
  8. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    I loved reading this but then laughed at the part about the seals around the posts. The last two brand new Fords I've bought had their batteries damaged by the bonehead factory guys cinching down the terminals.
     
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  9. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    The battery for my '72 GS sits on the work bench in my heated basement and is connected to Battery Tender Junior, for the winter. I do reinstall the battery in the GS to take the car for a drive. After the drive, the battery returns to ny work bench & is reattached to the Tender.
    I also have a Battery Tender on the battery in my 2015 Colorado but the battery is not removed. I do this because in the Winter, I do not drive the truck much.
     
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  10. BRUCE ROE

    BRUCE ROE Well-Known Member

    There are 3 or 4 cheap Horrible Fright maintainers at work most of the
    time in the shop, between cars, gen set, and tractor. Taking the bat out
    might keep the car cleaner, but I never have time for that. Bruce Roe
     
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