Should I unplug the adapter if I'm planning not to drive for an extended period of time?

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I am planning to leave my car at the airport for an extended period of time -2 weeks
Should I keep my Automatic plugged in or will it drain my battery while I'm away?
Please advise
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Barry Makofsky

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Posted 5 years ago

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Jerry, Co-founder

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Hi Barry,

In most cases you shouldn't have to worry about leaving it plugged in. Only in old/unhealthy batteries will leaving Automatic plugged in cause a battery to be drained.

If you're experiencing a long crank, the clock resetting or radio resetting occasionally, a car alarm going off randomly, your handsfree bluetooth link having intermittent issues, those might be signs of an old/unhealthy battery. In those situations, I would recommend unplugging the Automatic link.

If you're unsure about your battery's health, I recommend unplugging your Link while you're gone, then plugging it back in before you start driving again.

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I have it plugged in since I received it. I'm in PA and it's freezing. Never once had an issue. I I always just thought that if you keep plugging it in and unplugging it that's when the problem would occur. That's my philosophy anyway. I love mine !
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Glad to hear that, Ronald :) Unplugging and plugging doesn't the adapter won't do any harm. Just be sure to listen for the beep when plugging it back in; this confirms that the adapter is properly connected to the port.

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