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What's the lowest your battery can get and still start the truck?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Bryan139, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    Bryan139

    Bryan139 [OP] I have a spectacular aura

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    I was looking at gauges and thinking about one for the battery. When I'm out I'll listen to sports and stuff without the truck running. So if I add a gauge, what would I need to be looking for. I thought I saw one that let's you set a warning light, which would be cool. But where do I set it? I kinda use an internal timer theory now. Like "Oh shit, when is the last time we ran the truck? Please start...please start... please start..."
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Fairbanks AK

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    There are too many variables to give a universal answer.
    Temperature, barometric pressure, overall condition of the battery, type and age of fuel, condition of the spark plugs....the list goes on and on.

    I guess I don't understand why one would want to abuse a battery like this on purpose.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Bryan139 [OP] I have a spectacular aura

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    Plugs and cheap gas. :facepalm: I never thought about any of that.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Starting batteries are not designed for deep cycling. By doing so, you are prematurely killing it. Please see Section 7.1.8 in the Car and Deep Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org. For a dual battery solution, please see Section 7.1.9.
     
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