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#554562 - 18/01/19 05:57 PM ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ...
dmh Offline

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Registered: 13/08/09
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This might be well known to some - but very easy starting when battery flat.
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#554584 - 18/01/19 07:48 PM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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Hello David,
Did the battery recharge if it was flat? I have often wondered about these Gel Batteries?
Frank
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#554616 - 18/01/19 10:19 PM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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Frank - The battery was flat - Richard got one of the ROY POW chargers that started the car immediately - of course it needs a drive now to charge the battery.

Small enough to fit in the glove box - and great to carry around just in case you have a flat battery for whatever reason.

Cheers
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#554653 - 19/01/19 09:17 AM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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Originally Posted By dmh
Frank - The battery was flat - Richard got one of the ROY POW chargers that started the car immediately - of course it needs a drive now to charge the battery.

Small enough to fit in the glove box - and great to carry around just in case you have a flat battery for whatever reason.

Cheers


A drive wont charge the battery fully or anything like. Running the diesel in my boat where I have decent instrumentation unlike the car, shows that it takes a good 6 hours running or more to fully charge a battery. The alternmator rating is a maximum. It rarely if even reaches that level and rapidly falls off as the back emf of the battery rises. 2 hours in and you'll do well to be getting 10 amps out of a 60 amp alternator.

Did you not have any ECU issues with the car after allowing the battery to go flat?

I recommend Optimate or similar.

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#554665 - 19/01/19 10:15 AM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
dmh Offline

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Thank you Howard for this technical input.

The Roadster is street parked these days and little Winter use kills the battery power. Couple this with no chance of trickle power supply in the street - and the ROY POW system is our way out of a flat battery pickle!

Shall see the car this weekend and will advise if there are any ECU issues.

Cheers
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#554670 - 19/01/19 10:30 AM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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That sound's like a nice piece of kit for the Mog , are they really that good nearly bought one about a month back.

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#554673 - 19/01/19 10:53 AM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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A mate called round last sunday in his three wheeler and after a few hours parked the battery refused to stutter.I pushed the bloody thing with two people in it on a slight downhill gradient for about a quarter of a mile before it caught. As soon as the clutch was dropped it came to a stand still, took me about an hour and a half to recover,wish we had one of these it could stop a HEART ATTACK.....

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#554699 - 19/01/19 12:31 PM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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There is not enough mass in the small car to overcome the cylinder compression.

Yes a power pck would be handy. I got a full sized one 4 years ago and it comes in handy every few months.

Give it a charge every six weeks.

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#554700 - 19/01/19 12:46 PM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
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Originally Posted By dmh

The Roadster is street parked these days and little Winter use kills the battery power. Couple this with no chance of trickle power supply in the street - and the ROY POW system is our way out of a flat battery pickle!


Dave

SWMBO does not use her Mini as often these days and so the battery was getting flat being older as well. I bought a solar car panel battery charger. You need to run in a fused line to the battery if your cigarette lighter is not permanently live etc.

Example - https://www.amazon.co.uk/ALLPOWERS-Maintaner-Maintainer-Automobile-Motorcycle-18W/dp/B01N1OUIA3
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#554717 - 19/01/19 01:36 PM Re: ROY POW power pack gets the Roadster started ... [Re: dmh]
dmh Offline

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Interesting Alistair - another bit of kit I didn't know existed!

Must try harder to get myself up to speed.

Thanks
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