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I need a piece of advice: I live in Saudi Arabia where during summer, temperatures between 45-50 degrees are normal. I will leave the country for almost two months and the car will be staying under the sun (protected only by a car cover). Question is: should I remove the battery before I leave and store it inside the house? Will it still be usable once I return? Since the CPU will be without power, what will happen when I connect the battery back? (the car is bought about 6 months back)

Any other tips that I should be aware of? I searched online about removing and adding back the battery but I could not find any advice about this particular topic).

Thank you,
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-06-2021, 06:22 AM
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All modern vehicles have a slight drain on the battery if the battery cables are connected. This drain is often enough to discharge the battery in 3 - 6 weeks of non-use.

If you remove the battery and store it on wood blocks or in a plastic container it should be fine for several months or more of storage. The CPU is designed to survive long periods of storage with no power.

The best solution is to attach a smart battery charger or a battery tender while the vehicle is not used. The battery can be removed, or left in the vehicle, follow the charger/tender instructions.

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I would put it inside the house. Floating battery charger would be good if you can find one.

BTW some old timers say don't store it on concrete. Many years ago, when batteries had hard rubber cases. Modern plastic cases would not be at risk. But for some reason the advice never disappears.

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Hello friends,

I need a piece of advice: I live in Saudi Arabia where during summer, temperatures between 45-50 degrees are normal. I will leave the country for almost two months and the car will be staying under the sun (protected only by a car cover). Question is: should I remove the battery before I leave and store it inside the house? Will it still be usable once I return? Since the CPU will be without power, what will happen when I connect the battery back? (the car is bought about 6 months back)

Any other tips that I should be aware of? I searched online about removing and adding back the battery but I could not find any advice about this particular topic).

Thank you,
Andrei
Is there an ignition off draw fuse in your car?

If so, if you pull IOD fuse out, your battery should last a couple of months.
If it is not new battery, then your chances aren't so good.

If your car does not have an IOD fuse, I suggest you use a Ctek charger to keep the battery topped up.

https://www.ctek.com/
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