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Old 03-07-2003, 15:25   #1 (permalink)
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Battery Disconnection

If I disconnect the battery how long do I have before the Computer loses memory?

And what is the best way to clean the battery terminals?

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Hey vbman187,

About the terminals i've heard just a good stiff wire brush should clean them.

cant help abou thte computer though.
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can't help with the comp.
but a wire brush and a squirt of battery terminal protectant is a good idea, it keeps away the white residue that can built up. (you can buy it for ~$4.00 from any car acc shop)

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You have got between 5-10mins before your battery loses memory. Mine played up terribly after taking my battery out. See the post of Battery Change = Bad Idle.

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My car didn't start one time and I called the RACV out. All they did was look at the battery, disconnect it and use sand paper on the terminals to clean them up. The car has started beautifully every time since *knock on wood*.
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You can buy a special battery terminal cleaner, no that much I think, about $5. It can be used to clean both the battery terminals and the connectors on the inside (conact points). And as some one above said use some battery terminal protector spray or zinc-oxide grease.

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Just use a dab of grease on each terminal, this also stops the terminals from sulphuring. Or you can buy those red and green Anti-corrosion washers that you put under your battery clamps. These are chemically treated and are only about $5 as well.

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If you want to save the memory, I think you can get a 9V thingo that plugs into the cigarette lighter and keeps the memory alive.
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Yes those battery savers are about $15 and I have those here in stock.

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