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31 Jan 2013 10:04 #13423 by emmanuelli
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I was looking for a remote controlled battery kill switch online. As my car has its drain... i saw this product online called BATTERY BRAIN, which can be placed between the battery and the rest of the car. It measures voltage and aside from being activated by BUTTON PRESS, REMOTE it can automatically disconnect when the battery goes below certain voltage. Any of you heard of the product? im tempted to use one for my car, even if i get the drains fixed...

hackedgadgets.com/2006/07/18/battery-brain/

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31 Jan 2013 16:05 #13425 by ROG100
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Be easier to find and fix the battery drain.

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31 Jan 2013 17:13 #13427 by emmanuelli
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Be easier to find and fix the battery drain.


indeed roger, i suppose it could be a good option for those times i leave the car stored for long periods of time, make it easier to prevent the battery from draining, once its all fixed. i do intend to get the drain fixed, actually in the next few days.

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31 Jan 2013 19:10 #13429 by 928mac
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some guys use a battery tender. I believe there is a thread on it.

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04 Feb 2013 16:37 #13461 by emmanuelli
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some guys use a battery tender. I believe there is a thread on it.


i had seen that mentioned. i got a battery conditioner, but since the garage is not near me, i feel hard pressed to leave it connected all the time, (i have done so a few times, with good results, but still). so i plan to use it in case the battery drains too far down. my intention was to use the Battery Brain or some other such device to cut the battery off the circuit with less hassle, ie, close the door lock the car and hit the remote to knock the battery off. It could yet be a good theft deterrent, if it works reliably.

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24 Feb 2013 15:53 #13669 by Alan
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Use a battery maintainer and if you like add a manual battery switch too - but extra electronics that can disconnect the battery - likely will do exactly that one day when you don't want it to, and probably won't work some of the time you do want it to...

Don't do it... Once you fix the drain you will see things more clearly...

Alan

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27 Feb 2013 22:30 #13710 by emmanuelli
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thanks alan, i havent done it by the way. my mechanic has the car and is pulling his hairs on it right now. ;) hoping he can pin point the major issue before long. i'll go the mechanical switch way in the long run, for those times i leave the car stored for an extended period of time.

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01 Mar 2013 08:06 #13723 by wallyp
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While the meter is hooked up measuring the current drain, unplug the fan control module on the passenger side of the panel in front of the radiator. If the drain drops, replace the SCRs in the module.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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01 Mar 2013 20:35 #13737 by emmanuelli
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hey wally, thanks for the tip! i'll look into that and report as soon as possible.

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05 Mar 2013 19:12 #13799 by Normy1
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I keep a car in Memphis where I work, a 2001 Subaru Outback. The flat-6 will start if it has been 6 weeks since the last start, but more than that the battery goes flat. I use it typically one day per month, so it somehow always starts, but that is the standard for batteries. If your car cannot go 6 weeks between starts then there is a drain, in my opinion.

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