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    I have a 2002 WS.6. I got it this June and this is my first car I had to store for the winter. I am looking for opinions on what I should do to stop my battery from dying. I havent started it in 2 months and the battery is dead. Do i just jump it when I need it, or should I disconnect it until i need it? What does everyone do? Thanks.

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    Get a battery tender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Get a battery tender.
    This.

    But make sure your battery is fully charged before putting the tender/trickle charger on. Tenders don't recharge batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    This.

    But make sure your battery is fully charged before putting the tender/trickle charger on. Tenders don't recharge batteries.
    A tender can recharge a battery. It would just take 2 or 3 days to recharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    A tender can recharge a battery. It would just take 2 or 3 days to recharge.
    I meant if it's dead, especially cold and dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    I meant if it's dead, especially cold and dead.
    I have charged dead batteries with my tender. Again it just takes days. My tender is 1.25 amp battery charger designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the damaging effects caused by trickle chargers. Now if you get like a 6 amp charger you can charge in about 6 to 8 hours.. But again a tender is a charger... At least mine is..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    I have charged dead batteries with my tender. Again it just takes days. My tender is 1.25 amp battery charger designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the damaging effects caused by trickle chargers. Now if you get like a 6 amp charger you can charge in about 6 to 8 hours.. But again a tender is a charger... At least mine is..
    like he said if your adding amps you are recharging it. It just takes 4 to 5 times as long.
    To the OP. If it sits in a storage unit away from your house and has no heat to add I would pull it and take it home and put a tender on it. This is what I have to do during the winter with my boat.

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