The Charger has been sitting since Dec 10th

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  1. sizzler

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    So I thought I would through a trickle charger on it (justin case). Measured voltage (percentage) with the charge I have and it read 20%. I thought that was quite low, so I charged the battery for 6 hrs and it was up to 62%. I feel something is not quite correct but will leave it on overnight.The voltage read 11.23 DC....I know and realize there is a lot going on even when the car is shut down but is this normal for a new car. It most likely see any road until mid March unless the weather changes to the better.
     
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    I've read somewhere that the battery can be near dead after sitting for just 3 weeks. I put a CTEK battery tender as soon as it went into storage. I've also read u can put car into some sort of delivery mode to shut a lot of things down
     
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    TY, I will look further into the delivery mode idea.
     
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    I can't leave my Cat alone for too long. I have to go out to the garage and open the doors up to the exhaust and start it up every so often.
    But agree a good trickle charger can't harm anything. Careful of the trunk being open. there is a suggestion in another post that says to close the ( ? clasp) on the lock to the closed position. This turns off the trunk light.

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    Or u could just hook it up under the hood. If u want to go straight on the battery tho just unplug the trunk light
     
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    just put a battery tender on it all winter....put the leads on under the hood(not the trunk)
    if your going to store any modern car for more than a month it needs to be on a charger...they are like $30 on amazon.com
     
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    Typical drain is .030 amps or about 3/4 Ahr per day. A month or so can half discharge the battery.
    It has been stated the 2015 and up goes into a "deep sleep" mode after a period of days but I choose not to risk it and just hook up the Battery Tender if not driving for more than a week or so.
     

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