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Old 09-03-2018, 01:56 PM
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My s2000 came with a Halfords HB053 battery and seems to be working ok so far.
I can leave it a week alarmed (Toad AI606) and still starts up strong.

I'm not fortunate to have access to a garage or trickle charger.
Its parked in our flats communal car park.
Will be interesting to see how it copes in the winter.

For info, my daily Honda Accord 2006 ictdi has an original Honda battery, most likey installed long before i purchased it too.
I have had the car for over 5 years and the battery has not missed a beat.
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:59 PM
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Incidentally when I said that my previous battery would run flat after 10-12 days that was with the alarm turned OFF (i.e.with the car unlocked in the garage). I have no idea what would cause that sort of drain
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Do you have an after market stereo, sub or amplifier installed?
Any after market accessory? i.e dash cam etc
Is the alarm original Honda or aftermarket

Best way to find a parasitic drain would be to hook up a multimeter in series to the battery on the current measuring setting.
With the car in the state you describe, pull the fuses one by one to see if the current reading drops. If it does then this may be your drain.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by s2000_f20 View Post
Do you have an after market stereo, sub or amplifier installed?
Any after market accessory? i.e dash cam etc
Is the alarm original Honda or aftermarket

Best way to find a parasitic drain would be to hook up a multimeter in series to the battery on the current measuring setting.
With the car in the state you describe, pull the fuses one by one to see if the current reading drops. If it does then this may be your drain.
Yes I have an aftermarket stereo (JVC), alarm (Cobra) and dashcam. Although I added the dashcam long after the battery problem had manifested itself. If it turns out to be the stereo or the alarm I have no idea what I'd do about it though!
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:21 PM
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Drain on early cars is the alarm I think, I have two and the one with aftermarket alarm lasts longe

Any car will flatten it's battery over time unless you pull it as LG describes.

The S2 is bad as it's a small ish battery

I'm on my 3rd battery on a 17yo car, the Honda original fitment lasted longest. Car is now trickle charged.

Buy local, ECP, Honda or helfrauds, they'd be a mare to post back I think as they are hazardous



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Originally Posted by itm View Post
Incidentally when I said that my previous battery would run flat after 10-12 days that was with the alarm turned OFF (i.e.with the car unlocked in the garage). I have no idea what would cause that sort of drain
Just because the alarm isn't armed doesn't mean it's not drawing from the battery, the only way is to disconnect it.
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