Temperature related starting issues

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that looks like the same as I bought, it was on sale, maybe 40.oo or so , I forget.
If the light is red, leave plugged in, Green, it is full charge. mine turns green at 13volt, takes a while.
I do have a good large charger, but this is simple, I just zipped tied it to the battery bracket as there was not much room on her Honda, and the zip ties are quick and simple.
 
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Interesting product posted above. That may be the next step.

Apologies for the long delay in a further update on this. We've had some insanely mild weather and temperature up here in the Canadian Prairie but I think that is all coming to an end.

For the below scenario:

Day 1: truck started from a warm parkade (19celsius), drove 25 min to work and sat outside for roughly 10 hours at -2 Celsius. Drove the truck back to the heated parkade and parked for the night. All starts indoors and outdoors were fine.

Day 2: The attached photos and video are for the start in the morning following the previous day. Meter shows good reading, then a 10 second crank shows bang on 11V. The video then shows the start and this is the trouble I've been having. The start occurred in a warm parkade, not plugged in.

A couple days ago I had similar conditions and monitored the volt meter while the truck was turned on. The conditions and metering was similar to this and after the struggle bus of a start everything levelled out to about 14.4V when on.

I'm away for four days and the truck will be parked outside in -15 to +8 temps so will report back. If anyone has any further thoughts let me know. Simply put, the truck starts great in plus temps and as soon as we drop below I'll get issues.

Cheers.

Edit: the forum is not allowing me to post a cell phone video. Will try and figure this out and have it to an allowable format
 

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Interesting product posted above. That may be the next step.

Apologies for the long delay in a further update on this. We've had some insanely mild weather and temperature up here in the Canadian Prairie but I think that is all coming to an end.

For the below scenario:

Day 1: truck started from a warm parkade (19celsius), drove 25 min to work and sat outside for roughly 10 hours at -2 Celsius. Drove the truck back to the heated parkade and parked for the night. All starts indoors and outdoors were fine.

Day 2: The attached photos and video are for the start in the morning following the previous day. Meter shows good reading, then a 10 second crank shows bang on 11V. The video then shows the start and this is the trouble I've been having. The start occurred in a warm parkade, not plugged in.

A couple days ago I had similar conditions and monitored the volt meter while the truck was turned on. The conditions and metering was similar to this and after the struggle bus of a start everything levelled out to about 14.4V when on.

I'm away for four days and the truck will be parked outside in -15 to +8 temps so will report back. If anyone has any further thoughts let me know. Simply put, the truck starts great in plus temps and as soon as we drop below I'll get issues.

Cheers.

Edit: the forum is not allowing me to post a cell phone video. Will try and figure this out and have it to an allowable format
If your battery is a 850 CCA battery,it's on the verge of being toast,and it might be time to replace it.Hows it start cold if you boost it,if it starts great,it's another indication it's time for a new battery.
Also can't see your video,post it to youtube
 
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If your battery is a 850 CCA battery,it's on the verge of being toast,and it might be time to replace it.Hows it start cold if you boost it,if it starts great,it's another indication it's time for a new battery.
Also can't see your video,post it to youtube
Battery is still relatively new. Replaced spring of 2022 and I think we determined earlier in this thread it was a suitable battery for the truck.
 

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Battery is still relatively new. Replaced spring of 2022 and I think we determined earlier in this thread it was a suitable battery for the truck.
According to your toaster test it's on the verge of not being enough battery. Hows it start cold if you boost it?

Crappy Tire puts these Noco jump packs on sale fairly often,might be something you want to keep in your truck.

 
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Is the battery an AGM or normal battery?

I have had similar problems with AGM batteries and constant short trips - they last on average 1-1.5 yrs for me on 2 different vehicles but both had similar usage.

The batteries were recoverable after several deep discharges and recharges but it would happen again over time - went to a normal maint. free battery and no more problems.
 
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If your battery is a 850 CCA battery,it's on the verge of being toast,and it might be time to replace it.Hows it start cold if you boost it,if it starts great,it's another indication it's time for a new battery.
Also can't see your video,post it to youtube

Let me know if that works or not
 
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