Yellowtops, Redtops, Walmart batteries and Die Hards, they've all fallen a time or two the the power of the car PC! lol
Simple poll, simple question. Please don't answer unless you have a car pc actually installed in your car.
Only once in 3 years thankfully.
The KINO-690S1 has killed my battery at least 2 times. Any other time the OPUS did a good job at protecting my battery.
Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!
1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
3x Perixx Touchpads
3x 7 inch Screens
1X 7 inch motorized Screen
1x Win 7 PC
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
I'll do the bumbling, and i'll be the idiot.
if you've got a "stupid" question, search for some of mine!