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Old 04-12-2017, 12:36 PM
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+4 - there's actually a little nook down the side of the bonnet you can run a charger wire through without any compromise in closing the bonnet at all. I always thought was a wonderful little feature, as on my other cars a seal gets compressed by the wire which I find sub optimal - I guess there are bigger problems out there....
I didn't know about that nook - where is it exactly? My bonnet shuts fine with the leads run over the engine and coming out just in front of the wheel arch liner.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:10 PM
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There is a gap between the wheel arch liner and wing so plenty of room for the cable, picture doesn't really show it but shows Ctek connected to a S50


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Old 05-01-2018, 06:21 AM
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The battery on the coupe was dead at the weekend, so I bought an all in one charger, trickle charger and tester.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...&storeId=10001

I removed the battery to get it to 60% charge (so at least the window would shut and I could lock the door)

Would it be safe to charge the battery via the points under the bonnet when I come back to it this weekend?
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:34 AM
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How long had you left it for? I find mine is still fine after a month.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:14 AM
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How long had you left it for? I find mine is still fine after a month.
2 months (after Silverstone track day)
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:31 PM
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Yea that's probably pushing then!

I lock mine with the key in the garage - I think that doesn't set the alarm? Not sure if this might reduce drain a bit.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:52 PM
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Problem is it's in the car port so would prefer the alarm on!
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:56 AM
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Problem is it's in the car port so would prefer the alarm on!
Is there any daylight?

I remember watching a one of Harry Metcalfs vids where he left an SL for months on end under a cover outside, but with a solar charger on the dash plugged into the cigarette lighter and a little window cut in the cover to let light in.
Admittedly this was somewhere warm, but it was enough to keep the battery topped up.
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