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.
Approx. number of days
from 100% charged to
an inadequately charged battery can
easily freeze, which can crack the case
and buckle the plates. A fully charged
battery can withstand sub-freezing
temperature with no damage.
Battery Sulfation -
In extremely cold weather the fluid in
A common cause of battery failure is