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144
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
temperature. As temperature rises, so
does the discharge rate. Every 15°C
(59°F) doubles the rate.
Electrical accessories, such as digi-
tal clocks and computer memory, also
draw current from the battery even
when the key is switched off. Due to a
combination of such "key-off" draws
and hot temperature, a battery can go
from fully charged to completely dis-
charged in a matter of days.
Self-discharge
Approx. number of days
from 100% charged to
100% discharged
Temperature
Lead-Anti-
mony
Battery
40°C (104°F)
100 Days
25°C (77°F)
200 Days
0°C (32°F)
550 Days
Discharging
an inadequately charged battery can
easily freeze, which can crack the case
Lead-Calci-
and buckle the plates. A fully charged
um
battery can withstand sub-freezing
temperature with no damage.
Battery
300 Days
Battery Sulfation -
600 Days
sulfation.
950 Days
Current Drain
Days from
100%
charged to
Ampere
50% dis-
charged
7 mA
60 Days
10 mA
42 Days
15 mA
28 Days
20 mA
21 Days
30 mA
14 Days
In extremely cold weather the fluid in
A common cause of battery failure is
Days from
100%
charged to
100% dis-
charged
119 Days
83 Days
56 Days
42 Days
28 Days

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