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Trickle charger to borrow

My alternator doesn't work, and I want to make sure I have a fully charged battery before I get on the road to Gerry. Can anybody lend me a trickle charger for a day or so? TIA
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Have you got an ordinary charger? Just charge it overnight, and switch everything off when you drive to Gerry's. Should be fine.
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Have you got an ordinary charger? Just charge it overnight, and switch everything off when you drive to Gerry's. Should be fine.
George I think that's what Levante means?
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didn't know you can do that with a regular charger. But what do I know, nothing, that's why I'm here. Plus because of the kit kat and the prostitutes.

Aaaaanyway, I don't have either of these, is it something I can rent somewhere?
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Probably be as cheap to buy one Levanté..!
Halfrauds or the likes. And then at least you'll own one, should you need it again..

Halfords Ireland | Halfords 1800cc+ Battery Charger
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Probably be as cheap to buy one Levanté..!
Halfrauds or the likes. And then at least you'll own one, should you need it again..

Halfords Ireland | Halfords 1800cc+ Battery Charger
George is spot on.
I charged the battery out of my donor car - took 3 days!!!!
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Although in saying that you're probably better off buying a booster pack first...
The when you've earned your stripes get a charger too...
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Don't confuse me, I was ready to buy that yolk above. I need some instructions what, how and what to do - and most importantly what NOT to do. A bit more details than my priest told me before my first date...
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to charge a battery you need a FAST charge, not trickle.

Did you get sorted?
 
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Buy the Halfords one. Charge the battery overnight, drive to Gerry's, and try not to use anything electrical on the way. Simples..! :mygrin1:
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barring buying the charger for him & bringing to him & then plugging it in for him, & fianlly fitting the charged battery for him there is only so much you can do George

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thanks George, I'll do that tomorrow. I was confused by earning my stripes with some rooster pack or whatnot.
Pat, even though you didn't mean to, you helped with your comment too, I didn't think of taking the battery out, I was hoping I can charge it in situ. But now it seems I can't.

The battery is not 100% flat, I can still start the car. The light came on the M50 at the toll on the way to the airport (in the dark), and I drove it back to Sandyford with the dimmed lights on. I just don't want to be stuck in the city centre on the way to Gerry.
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glad to be of assistance

the greatest user of electricty on any car is the ABS system, as I found out one day in mondello. My PS pump broke & the belt flew off, therefore alternator stopped charging the battery. The battey in the car lasted 15 min's before dying. I had a spare battery in the jeep so i fitted it & left the flattened battery charging in the jeep, while it idled.

Before going out I disconnected the ABS system, as suggested by Mario Andretti. That battery lasted 40 min's before i chickened out & came in to fit the 1st battery again.

So my advise, assume its a fine / dry day, remove the power to the abs system.

another fable, I once was towed form Bray to Gorey while in a 156. In bray the battery was totally flat, no kick from it. After those 40 miles, with the key at MAR but the engine not running, the battery had charged up enough to make the dash & interior lights work. HOW you ask? via the ABS sensors, as the wheels rotated the abs sensors produced 'back emf' & that in turn charged the battery, same priciple as used to recover electricity when braking on more modern cars
 
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thanks George, I'll do that tomorrow. I was confused by earning my stripes with some rooster pack or whatnot.
Pat, even though you didn't mean to, you helped with your comment too, I didn't think of taking the battery out, I was hoping I can charge it in situ. But now it seems I can't.

The battery is not 100% flat, I can still start the car. The light came on the M50 at the toll on the way to the airport (in the dark), and I drove it back to Sandyford with the dimmed lights on. I just don't want to be stuck in the city centre on the way to Gerry.
Alright let me explain:
Buying a booster pack (example:Halfords Ireland | Dynamic Jump Starter)
Is a better purchase than a battery charger as you can bring it with you and jump start yours or anyone else's car if your battery has run flat.
Sorry for assuming that it was straight forward...
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Wow, this is what you had when you helped me! I'll see if they have the 3l version. Can I just put on the battery, and drive to Gerry with this yolk still connected to the battery while I'm driving? or am I going to be virtually stoned just for thinking about it?
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You'll need to disconnect the battery leads. You can leave it in the car, if you've got a long extension lead.
Leave it on charge overnight, and you'll be fine.
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Wow, this is what you had when you helped me! I'll see if they have the 3l version. Can I just put on the battery, and drive to Gerry with this yolk still connected to the battery while I'm driving? or am I going to be virtually stoned just for thinking about it?
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You'll need to disconnect the battery leads. You can leave it in the car, if you've got a long extension lead.
Leave it on charge overnight, and you'll be fine.
Crossed wires here (or should that be leads?)
Levante you would just use this to jump start you I wouldn't leave it connected but there are much smarter guys on here than me.

With all the online gaming you do I'd have no problem believing you get virtually stoned!!!

I'm not sure they've perfected prosecuting thought crime (yet-think Minority Report)...

Oh and to misquote Jesus - let he who be bigger than you throw the first stone - I wouldn't mess with you big man!!!

George we're talking about a booster now not a charger.
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the greatest user of electricty on any car is the ABS system.....................

So my advise, assume its a fine / dry day, remove the power to the abs system.

That's a good tip! Never knew that.... thanks.
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Well, I went to Halfrauds today, and told the only shop assistant who was available my story. He said the booster pack is only good to restart the car, but not to charge it, and the charger isn't good for me, because it only works up to 2.5l engines? My battery is 100Ah, so that won't work. What shoudl I do then? Try fastfit. I knew what's going to happen, but I tried it anyway.
I went to quikfit asked them if they would charge my battery overnight for a tenner or so. Well, they are a bunch of muppets. Arrogant muppets. So I went to a garage closest to me.
I was told to swap the battery from the Focus (1.6), it will be fine, but anyway, the battery should last to the garage, he doesn't have the facility to charge my battery. I looked down at the charger by my left foot, thanked him for the advice, then left.
The AA won't tow me to Gerry, only to the closest Alfa garage, in Goatstown.
I think I'll give it a go, Moni will follow me, and if something happens, she'll tow me to Gerry.
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for god sake just buy a charger, i've never heard such BS about a charger been too small to charge a battery......
 
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for god sake just buy a charger, i've never heard such BS about a charger been too small to charge a battery......
I agree.
I think it's the same battery in my donor car (2.5).

It was very flat and took about 3 days to charge but it did bring up a green light on my charger indicating it should work....
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OK, I get one tomorrow. Take the battery out. Charge it overnight. Put it back, then drive to Gerry with lights, A/C, ABS, radio, wiper and the heated seats off.
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OK, I get one tomorrow. Take the battery out. Charge it overnight. Put it back, then drive to Gerry with lights, A/C, ABS, radio, wiper and the heated seats off.
Good man!!
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Well Klapanciusz did you buy a charger?
did you charge the battery?
did you get to Gerrys OK?
are you all fixed up again?
 
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Just read the whole thread now.....wow.....is all i can say.
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