<VV> electrical mystery

James Cuneo jamescuneo at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 13 11:38:00 EDT 2018

And sometimes new batteries just go bad. I recently bought a new travel trailer with new battery and the first night camping the low voltage alarm went off at 1am.  After much testing, turns out battery was defective. Would charge and test normal in the evening, next morning dead with no load applied.

Load test your battery as well as the other tests being advised here.

Jim C. Norcal 65 corsa

From: Tom Berg <thesuperscribe at yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:06 PM
To: Virtual Vairs
Subject: <VV> electrical mystery

My '64 Monza is dead in the carport, a victim (apparently) of an electrical short. The battery (new a couple of months ago) goes dead overnight; I can jump start it with a booster, and it runs fine and its alternator (not original, of course) seems to charge OK.
When I turn it off I can restart it soon after. But if I let it sit for a few hours, and especially overnight, the battery (and the car) is dead again. Evidently something is pulling down the battery.
Any thoughts as to the cause?
--Tom in Ohio

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