With limited use classic cars battery maintenance is essential.
Here we have five useful notes.
a report of a fire damage to a small collection of Historic vehicles,
we understand the battery charging device in use at the time
of the fire was not a CTEK or Accumate battery conditioner,
each a popular choice for MGV8 enthusiasts. This will provide some
reassurance for fellow V8 members, particularly those who helpfully
contributed feedback through the short survey carried out recently.
V8BB access for members.
What are the popular
battery conditioners for a classic car?
A survey of V8 owners indicated the two most popular brands of battery
conditioners are the CTEK and Accumate. More
Members' views on battery
This note covers battery conditioners and is based on members' feedback
of their choice of conditioner and experience with it. Here Peter
Spurrs reports on the feedback. More
Wall mounting a battery
The general principle is to mount the unit in a safe, ventilated place
where any heat that might be generated in or around a conditioner
can be dissipated. Peter Spurrs looks at the options. More
Prudent safety measures
with electrical devices on a classic car during a lay-up
Following reports that serious fire damage to a small collection of
historic vehicles was believed to have been caused by a malfunction
of a battery conditioner, prudent protective measures have been reviewed.
Care when using a battery
charger rather than a battery conditioner
Here Nic Houslip highlights the differences between a battery conditioner
and a more traditional battery charger and the care you need to take
when using a charger. More
Battery maintenance articles
For future reference, you can always reach links to these five articles
via the battery maintenance information gateway - see the Information
Gateways link in the "Technical Information" panel on the
V8 Website homepage.