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Old 03-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Leaving a Karma plugged in for days?

In another thread, someone remarked that their dealer told them they should not leave the car plugged in for charging more than 2 or 3 days. Does anyone know if this is true?

I am about to leave on a business trip for 4 days and was planning to leave the car plugged in (110v) so that I'm sure its fully charged when I get back. When the car reached a full charge, I can audibly hear the car shut the process off and the charger changes to the same readings as when its unplugged. I've been in my garage a couple of times now as this has occurred. So, I can't imagine that this is a problem but I wanted to see what anyone knows.
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I have left mine charging while I was skiing for a week and also over long weekends w/o any issue.
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I left mine plugged in for a week last vacation and no issues. Battery at 50 ready to rock and roll when I got back. I really missed my Karma
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If you don't leave it plugged in you will not come back to a fully charged battery. I have observed 1-2 miles of drain per day on the battery meter if I let the car sit not plugged. Are others seeing the same thing?
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If you don't leave it plugged in you will not come back to a fully charged battery. I have observed 1-2 miles of drain per day on the battery meter if I let the car sit not plugged. Are others seeing the same thing?
I will check that for you at any given time we have any were from 6 to 8 Karmas on hand that are waiting for delivery . I will take a look at one and note the battery level and check it a few days later I will do this next week this is going to be a short week for me unless I do it on Thursday and check it again next Monday .

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I have left mine for up to four days w/o plugging in and I was still at full charge when I took it out. I have not seen any drop in charge unless I'm opening and closing doors/trunk etc.
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I've left my Karma in the garage for a week and returned to notice the battery range was the same as I had left it.

I will be back in town this weekend and will see how the battery has fared after 4.5 weeks of just sitting in the garage!
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I've left my Karma in the garage for a week and returned to notice the battery range was the same as I had left it.

I will be back in town this weekend and will see how the battery has fared after 4.5 weeks of just sitting in the garage!
I might be losing charge because mine is plugged into a 220V charger with time of day programming. As a result, the car wakes up periodically, but cannot charge since it programmed to only charge between midnight and 7 am.
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