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Flat Batteries.
Apr 2nd, 2011 at 6:02pm
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Hi,
   Just in relation to parking at Reus - if you leave your car,say for 4 months, and come back out surely the battery will be gone flat. Does this happen and if so how do people overcome it ?
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 2nd, 2011 at 7:55pm
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Taxi..!!!
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 2nd, 2011 at 8:40pm
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You could always buy one of those solar trickle chargers that plug into your cig lighter.
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:02am
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Hi Phil,
        Is this what folk do or do they just hope for the best, anyone out there got any experience of getting off the plane,kids in tow to find the car dead ?, and what did you do...
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:35am
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philmountains wrote on Apr 2nd, 2011 at 8:40pm:
You could always buy one of those solar trickle chargers that plug into your cig lighter.

Probably about the best idea. Cheap on ebay
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:18pm
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Hi I always hire a car,Reus is great but never know which Airport, all down to the cheapest flights,parking,hire car cost.
If I ever do have a car/van/quad/moped/donkey to go with shed/finca, will get train down to tortosa and walk or get a taxi up to finca,all well thought out in my dreams of living there, back to my week off before I start 6/2 next Friday !!!! Huh
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 2:49pm
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Yep - know how you feel Phil, same sh1t differenet day across the water here too,dreaming the dream...
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 4:07pm
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Get a portable jump starter they sell them at Maplins and other stores and I have seen them over here in Spain. Keep it charged up and it will get you out of trouble as they hold a charge quite well.
  

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Reply #8 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 9:01pm
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Will it keep enough charge if left in the boot of the car, it would take up quite a bit of room in Ryanair cabin baggage, if o'dreary let you take it on board.
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 9:20pm
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briand6868 wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 9:01pm:
Will it keep enough charge if left in the boot of the car, it would take up quite a bit of room in Ryanair cabin baggage, if o'dreary let you take it on board.


Mine is about 7 years old and will still start a car after several months after a full charge. They are available in Spain in the larger supermarkets etc. I don't think putting one in cabin baggage is a good idea though .
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 8:36am
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Type in Solar Trickle Charger on ebay UK
See item number: 260763132772 on ebay these work great and keep the battery topped up just fine!! some cig lighters are connected without the ignition being switched on others you will have to connect to the battery direct with the croc clips provided

They are light and would go in your hand or cabin baggage then can be left in the car when you return to the UK Plonked on the dash and linked up to the battery they will keep it charged for months, they have a blocking diode so they won't discharge your battery when it goes dark!!
  

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Reply #11 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 9:15am
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We have just bought 2 of these chargers off ebay and they seem to work fine.Great for charging up batteries on ride on lawnmowers.Especially if the battery is $hite,Stu............
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 11:20am
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Not My fault if you don't use it enough!! Roll Eyes
  
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