Would my battery die?

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Last_over_hill, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Last_over_hill

    Last_over_hill Light Load Member

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    Hello everyone. I have a 2005 International and was just wondering if I should have any concerns about my batteries not having enough juice in the mornings. I have a tv, dcs player, cooler, and cell phone plugged in for 34 hour break. Tv uses 30 watts screen player 30 watts, cooler I'm not sure bout the wattage but It's a Coleman 44 can cooler and runs off cigarette Outlet. Cell phone is the same. Cooler would be the only thing plugged in most of the time but was wondering if I would need to worry bout the batteries. Thanks
     
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  3. smarttowers

    smarttowers Light Load Member

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    I would just run the truck for like 15 minutes every 12 hours or so. I believe that would probably ensure you don't kill the batteries. I think some of the trucks have low voltage shut offs on the accessory plugs.
     
  4. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    I had a Volvo with 3 batteries. The cooler would run about a day before I needed to crank it over..

    All depends on your batteries also...

    I agree, crank it over about every 12 hours..

    Mark
     
  5. Last_over_hill

    Last_over_hill Light Load Member

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    Will do and thanks for the help.
     
  6. KE5WDP

    KE5WDP Road Train Member

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    Yes. I had the same year model international and when I would go home, I would leave everything plugged in like the cooler. By Monday morning, I would put the charger to crank it.

    So like others have said, crank it every few hours or so and you will be fine.
     
  7. YETI1

    YETI1 Light Load Member

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    why dont you purchase a battery alarm so 1: dont prematurely kill the batteries! 2: rest easy at night knowing it will start! and you will know exactly what your voltage is!:biggrin_25524:
     
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