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Old 10-23-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Arctic Battery Care

I live in Alaska and was thinking of leaving my batteries installed while in storage for the winter while keeping them charged. Anyone have experience with this? I usually take them out and bring them inside for the winter but that's a pain, but I don't want to take a chance on them freezing and splitting.

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Do you have a way to keep them fully charged while not in use? Supposedly a fully charged lead acid battery is good to about -76 F. when new (i.e. in top condition). After a year or two, maybe not so much? And a partially discharged battery is subject to freezing at much higher temps.

In short, probably a bad plan...

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As long as the charger has something like a “Charge Wizard” built into it I see no problem. I have done that for years. Just make sure the batteries are topped off at the beginning of storage.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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I agree....the temps are probably too extreme in Alaska for the batteries.

I would bring them indoors where the temps stay above 0 F
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