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Re: cranking battery
What type of battery is it?
The simple answer could be that batteries do not have infinite lives and she's done.
Disconnected batteries all have self discharge rates, with flooded cell being the highest. They must be routinely charged over the winter. Gels and AGMs have slow discharge rates and, while still a good idea to keep topped up, are much easier to do so.
If you are saying that you left it plugged into shore power all winter, again, it just may be too old. If fairly new, I would begin to ask the compatibility of your charging system and battery type. Some mistakenly replace their battery without regard to the previous type and their chargers ruin the new batt.
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 03-13-2013 at 07:37 AM.