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I drained my battery by leaving a ionizer plugged into the cigarette lighter. The car had been left for 6 days without me driving it. Now it is recharging from empty - can you tell me how long it will take to recharge?

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This depends on the size and amp rating of your battery and the rating of your charger. On a 10 amp charger you should be good in about eight hours. On a engine that starts easily you probably can start in much less time if you are going to be running engine long enough to charge system on your car to finish the job. I would recommend checking the battery after you get car started to make sure it is charging properly. Charge rate should be around 13.5-14.3 volts. Hope this helps you. Thanks

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