View Poll Results: Has your car pc ever caused your car's battery to go dead?

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    Poll: Has your car pc ever killed your battery?

    Simple poll, simple question. Please don't answer unless you have a car pc actually installed in your car.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Yellowtops, Redtops, Walmart batteries and Die Hards, they've all fallen a time or two the the power of the car PC! lol
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    Only once in 3 years thankfully.

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    The KINO-690S1 has killed my battery at least 2 times. Any other time the OPUS did a good job at protecting my battery.
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    I've had my carPC since March 2008. If my battery were to die tomorrow, I couldn't say if it was due to the carPC.

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    Gotta love the killed AGMs - how to damage an expensive battery when a $20 device will protect it. (Maybe with a current boosting relay for $5; not to mention $5 battery isolator for most dual battery systems.)

    Not that an AGM provides added reserve time over a flooded cell mind you...

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    I answered yes, but I think I misundertood your question after reading some posters. I never had to buy any replacement battery ever. So no long term damage.

    However my batteries were discharged ("completely" as in no dash lights etc.) about 3 times. After a slow charge/or assisted charge, everything back to normal.

    So I think the answer is NO for me.

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    Never even had trouble starting my car, i am still using the original Battery that is now over 4 years old, and I used the Bybyte amp that does not turn off for the last year and a half

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    well, I missed the "currently installed" part.. heh, if only there was some way to take that one back. though I DO intend on doing my best to put things in place to make sure it never happens, the one dry run off of my cars electrical was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    I answered yes, but I think I misundertood your question after reading some posters. I never had to buy any replacement battery ever. So no long term damage.

    However my batteries were discharged ("completely" as in no dash lights etc.) about 3 times. After a slow charge/or assisted charge, everything back to normal.

    So I think the answer is NO for me.
    Actually, I really meant "Has your battery every gone dead". Not, has it ever failed. So, you answered correctly. I changed the question wording to make it clearer.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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