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Does a Dayton battery charger, model 2Z556E, maintain batteries ?

For maintaining batteries during storage in cold weather ?

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  • Mr. Elevatormike Oct 31, 2012

    Will the charger shut off automatically when fully charged and turn on again when the charge drops ???

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the main relay may need to be replace. is the car hot inside on a hot day , and when you air out the car to cool inside temperture, it starts.

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Hello. Definitely use a trickle charger to keep your battery charged throughout the winter.
And in no particular order consider the following:
1. Oil and filter change
2. Full fuel tank - actually necessary.
3. Car up on jack stands
4. Car washed and waxed, perhaps covered
5. Intake and exhaust covered with strong mesh screen to prevent rodent infestation (optional, depending on where the car will be stored; mandatory if stored outside)
6. Clean interior and remove anything that could decay (and stink!)
7. install trickle charger to keep car's battery and electronix fully powered
8. Deflate tires to 15 lbs pressure
9. Roll all windows down 1/2 inch to allow for ventilation (optional if storing outside and/or covering car)

Monthly: Start engine and allow to fast idle (1000-2000 rpm) for several minutes. Engage AC to circulate refrigerant oil and keep seals fresh

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Or improperly jumping a car's battery could potentially do damage.
With modern cars, if they sit for an extensive amount of time (especially in cold weather with a weak battery), the battery will eventually go dead. Especially that there is a certain amount of parasitic battery drain from the ECU/PCM and other electronic components that need to retain their memory; that's why some vehicle's have battery maintainers and why some manufacturers ship their cars with solar chargers- so the time they leave the factory and end-up at the dealership, the batteries retain their full charge and components retain their factory settings.
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Most vehicles have problems starting when it is cold. Short of installing a block heater, your problem lies in your battery. if it is cold in your area for a few months of the year, my suggestion is to invest in a higher rated CCA battery, and a block heater.

Cold Cranking Amps is a rating used in the battery industry to define a battery's ability to start an engine in cold temperatures. The rating is the number of amps a new, fully charged battery can deliver at 0° Farenheit for 30 seconds, while maintaining a voltage of at least 7.2 volts, for a 12 volt battery. The higher the CCA rating, the greater the starting power of the battery.

This morning it was -19F here, and my new car gave me a fit starting, so you are not alone. Replace the battery, and pay a little higher premium for CCAs and you should be fine.
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a good battery will hold a charge through the winter if disconected from the vehicle adn left fully charged.
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I would check the cold start valve. It is also known as the fifth injector. It injects a small amount of fuel only during cold weather. Also might be called an enrichment valve. The same a s a choke on carb. models.
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