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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post

    Generally speeking, batteries should be charged in a well ventilated place, because the gas produced is a mix of hydrogen plus oxygen, being highly explosive.
    Can confirm. Thinking cap wasn’t working on this day
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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post
    you buy a new battery, it may very well be worth it to use the "rejuvenate" function of a modern charger. I recently tried that with my old replaced OEM Hitachi battery, and it is now almost like new. Could have saved buying a new one.
    Good idea with the new batteries. I brought back an ancient deep cycle battery I had given up on with rejuv. My OEM Hitachi was a no-go . It is amazing how much battery chem and construction has moved in the last 20 years. Used to be lead acid, rubber case, in any color provided you are OK with black.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    I got about 4 or 5 auto battery chargers. Mostly just from over time, and 2 or 3 just because it was something like, Anywho - I have yet to see one with a rejuvenate function. Sounds like a good feature. Maybe it's not a thing, in the U.S....
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    The rejuvenate function is usually standard on modern solid state charges. That function applies a higher charging voltage, usually about 16V to the battery for at least a few hours. . That makes the battery perform better.
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    Even the cheap (but good) $24 charger from Amazon has the rejuvenate. The super basic $19 doesn't. I bought 3 chargers loaded with features for $25/ea on sale. One thing cheap chargers lack is waterproofing. I don't leave them connected outside unless they are well protected. My Ctek brand chargers are sealed and can be left exposed even during a rainstorm.

    Quote Originally Posted by sunbeam View Post
    Have one hooked up permanently to the battery just for this.

    Still OEM batterY 2023 ES.
    Me too in my summer car

    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Can confirm. Thinking cap wasn’t working on this day
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    Ouch. Been awhile since I blew up a car battery. I exploded some nicads this spring.
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    2017 ES with 160,000 miles and it has the original battery.

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    2014 original battery was replaced around 2021 @ ~180k km = 112k mi

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    I'm still running the same Lawn Mower battery Loren installed for weight savings because racecar. Survived the winter and everything. These cars are easy on battrys
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    Basic - does your blue Loren car feel mo' fastuh than any other Mirage you have, or have had? I mean, in a straight line...

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    Battery is here to stay.

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    Original battery replaced around 150,000 miles. Just precautionary. I was surprised but also delighted at the long life!

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    Original battery replaced around 150,000 miles. Just precautionary. I was surprised but also delighted at the long life!

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