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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 15th Apr 18, 4:37 PM
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    Charging battery
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:37 PM
    Charging battery 15th Apr 18 at 4:37 PM
    I left the dog in my car whilst I went in the supermarket, and it turned my lights on, and the car didn't start; I had to roll it down a hill.

    If I connect the battery to a trickle charger, do I need to take a lead off the battery? It is only being charged, as the car would charge itself.

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    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 15th Apr 18, 4:41 PM
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    How long were you in the supermarket? It takes a number of hours to drain a battery with the headlights on. A trickle charger could take days to re-charge a flat battery.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 15th Apr 18, 4:47 PM
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    How long were you in the supermarket? It takes a number of hours to drain a battery with the headlights on. A trickle charger could take days to re-charge a flat battery.
    Originally posted by maninthestreet
    It seemed like ages, but I guess we were in there for around an hour.

    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 15th Apr 18, 5:13 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 5:13 PM
    Don`t leave your dog locked in the car


    People that do this do not deserve the companionship of a dog.
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 15th Apr 18, 6:06 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 6:06 PM
    Don`t leave your dog locked in the car

    People that do this do not deserve the companionship of a dog.
    Originally posted by treboeth
    I could have left her locked in at home, what that have been better?

    I have risked it, just clipped the trickle charger wires on, charging now, for a few hours at least.

    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 15th Apr 18, 6:40 PM
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    I could have left her locked in at home, what that have been better?
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    If you don't know the answer to this then I think you need to have a rethink on how to safely look after your pets.
    • r2015
    • By r2015 15th Apr 18, 6:43 PM
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    Just go for a long run.
    Heading towards 72 and getting even more forgetful and confused and tending to ramble even more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 15th Apr 18, 6:53 PM
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    Perhaps your dog was trying to switch on the air conditioning in a desperate attempt to cool down, but managed to switch the lights on by mistake??
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 15th Apr 18, 8:07 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 8:07 PM
    I could have left her locked in at home, what that have been better?

    I have risked it, just clipped the trickle charger wires on, charging now, for a few hours at least.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    read the reply below this, if you think leaving a dog in a potential greenhouse is better than leaving her at home in cool comfort I despair for your braincells.
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 15th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    read the reply below this, if you think leaving a dog in a potential greenhouse is better than leaving her at home in cool comfort I despair for your braincells.
    Originally posted by treboeth
    Do you live where the climate is warmer, its not even safe to put tomato seedlings in the greenhouse yet.

    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 15th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
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    Do you live where the climate is warmer, its not even safe to put tomato seedlings in the greenhouse yet.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    I thought the same thing. How hot des it get in a car in April in the UK?

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 15th Apr 18, 10:06 PM
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    Do you live where the climate is warmer, its not even safe to put tomato seedlings in the greenhouse yet.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Temperatures inside a car rise much higher than outside, and if you think comparing tomato seedlings to a dog makes sense that explains a lot about you.

    I pity your dog.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 15th Apr 18, 10:17 PM
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    Temperatures inside a car rise much higher than outside, and if you think comparing tomato seedlings to a dog makes sense that explains a lot about you.

    I pity your dog.
    Originally posted by treboeth
    Exactly. Even if ambient temperatures outside are relatively low, 15 minutes of sunshine is enough to make temperatures inside a car climb. It's nothing to do with it being April, either. Honestly, do people not even grasp basic physics?

    Terrible decision by the OP and to not understand the difference between leaving a dog alone in a house for an hour and shut in a car for an hour is ridiculous. Lucky a flat battery was the only consequence.
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