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My car and my battery

  1. Oct 10, 2006 #1

    Clausius2

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    My alternator broke down recently when riding, and the engine drained completely the energy of the battery. It was almost empty. I got the battery checked and they told me it was ok when recharged. Now I have it recharged, but should I replace it?. It is not brand new, maybe it's at the 60% of its usage.

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  3. Oct 10, 2006 #2

    Danger

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    I wouldn't worry about it until it starts causing trouble. It should have lots of life left.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2006 #3

    brewnog

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    No need mate. Automotive batteries are very resilient. Look for the 'first charged' date on a sticker, you should have at least 5 years out of it following that.

    If you'd damaged the battery (sometimes faulty alternators overcharge) you'd know about it pretty quickly.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2006 #4

    Clausius2

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    Thanks guys.
     
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