- Aug 12, 2010
I got myself a new car recently. It’s got much better gas mileage. Unfortunately, I’m in the interesting position where I’m not driving it enough, causing the alternator not to be able to keep the battery charged. (We plugged it in that evening and, when we checked it the next day, it was a little over half charged. So, I don't think the alternator is an issue as much as the car is designed to be driven more often.) So, I got a trickle charger wired into my battery so that the battery would stay charge overnight. Unfortunately, I sometimes forget to unplug it in the morning. Does anyone know of a break-away electrical system I could use so that I didn’t have to worry about unplugging my car in the morning and easily plug it back in when I get home at night?