Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Battery Busting

This morning when I went to start the van, it wouldn't start. I noticed the dome light was on. Oops. Hm, I didn't have the light manually turned on. The forward doors were closed. Oh, my goodness, I left the rear door partially open last night when unloading stuff. The door was closed but not latched, and the dome light had stayed on all night. (Nothing was removed from the van, fortunately.)

I got out the booster battery for this purpose. The last time I tried to use it, it did not work, but that was because I'd neglected to read the instructions that say "recharge monthly." Since then, I've set a recurring reminder to do the recharge job. I plugged the booster into the AC adapter, pushed the buttons, waited ten minutes, and when the box said OK, I gave it a whirl.

With a bit of a struggle, the engine turned over and started. Whew!

The booster is now sitting on my desk at the office recharging again. Thanks to Cheryl who gave it to me as a present a few years ago after I had two left-the-lights-on events in two months.
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