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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by autolatry, Dec 5, 2013.

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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    I have charged my battery up (varta 80ah 380 a din) from dead for 20 hours. I took it off charge and it was reading 12.6v last night and has now gone down to 12.3. (It's not in the car btw)
    i assume as it's lost charge so quickly it is goosed, or shall I try refitting it?
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    You did not say how old this battery is. If it is old, then possibly it won't hold a charge like it did when new. However, if the battery was dead, and this is its first charge for some time, then I would put it back on charge. It just may be recovering its chemical balance, and the second charge may restore the 12.6v and hold it. Worth a try before refitting. Good luck
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    Thanks for the reply. Il put it back on charge tonight and see what happens.
    Im not sure how old it is, it was on the car when I bought it. It has been flat for 3 months though.
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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Got a new battery delivers today , it was only £80 so thought it would be prudent to buy it.

    Its reading 12.6 v. Do I have to charge it before use?
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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    No, it looks to be charged already. Just put it in and go.
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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Excellent. That's good service. Last time I bought a battery (many years ago now ) I'm sure I had to add water n charge it.
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