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  • MAC OSX
    Member Since: 08 Dec 2016
    Location: Newry
    Posts: 30
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Solar Charger.

    Does anyone have any experience in fitting a Solar Battery Charger to the D5?

    D5 HSE Lux 2017
  • Rockcypher
    Member Since: 29 Apr 2017
    Location: CO
    Posts: 101
    United States 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Waitomo Grey

    No, but I use a battery tender 5w on my D3, which has dual batteries, and is in storage for extended periods, works like a charm until the snow flies.

    2000 D2 (sold), 2004 D2 (sold), 2005 LR3 (Lives in CO), 2005 RR (sold), 2010 LR4 (sold), 2012 RR (sold), 2014 RR (sold), 2017 D5
  • MAC OSX
    Member Since: 08 Dec 2016
    Location: Newry
    Posts: 30
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Many thanks for your reply.
    That is what I do at home.
    However on returning from a foriegn trip at the long term car park were signs advertising a Car Start service in the event of a Flat Battery.
    This got me thinking about a battery maintaining charger for use away from home. The D5 also seems to draw current from the batery when not in use. I have had a low battery charge warning having left the car in the garage for a few days. Dealer suggested lock the car so as to switch OFF more systems.

    D5 HSE Lux 2017
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 682
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Had mine in an open air car park for 12 days at the airport and a day later again for 14 days. No problem at all to start and no warnings neither.
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 682
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Reason I mentioned the open air car park is that I have a tracker installed that does draw current. When inside it might draw more (when the car was new and in my garage for a few days I too had low battery warnings, strangely not anymore). But outside it apparently lasts for at least 2 weeks, however at home I do use a battery charger from ctek once and a while to ‘maintain’ the battery and I always have jump starters in the car, but never had to use them.
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1555
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Correct Labbix, I reported this a few months back on the forum.
    If the car has a tracker, and its in the garage, it will not catch any satellites to lock onto, so it's constantly scanning for a signal, thereby using up the battery alot quicker. However, once locked onto a satellite the car goes into sleep mode, so hence the battery drainage is alot less. The LR Assist tech told me this.
    (It became such a common problem that the tech would know beforehand that its probably a flat battery, as I was calling him out every 2 weeks when I was working away).
    No issues on either cars now thankfully as I have now constructed an all glass garage, complete with rotating turntables Rolling with laughter

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black.Roof rails, side steps, privacy glass, door strip protectors, fixed multiheight towbar, mudflaps.
    MY18 Hse Lux - 3L Petrol Si6 Supercharged - Santorini Black.
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