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- Sep 14, 2021
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- Mechanicsville, Virginia
- 2022 Power Boost, XLT 302A, 4x4, SCrew, 6.5' bed
As you know, we've had some discussions concerning downloading, or in my case non downloading OTA's. Even though my truck is relatively new could this be my problem and could a battery charger be a solution?The battery situation is kind of a quandary.
In a traditional viewpoint, you wouldn't consider the battery faulty or unhealthy since it's primary function is (was) to be able to provide the 12V current sufficient to start the trucks motor.
The problem with this brave new world of OTA, is for these updates to succeed on a truck parked out in a driveway, that 12V battery needs to be at a charged state pretty much equivalent to a brand new battery at all times. (Far higher charge rate than necessary to start a vehicle)
That's a tall order for a battery in a vehicle that has not been driven frequently and for sufficient distances, especially if it's a highly optioned truck with lots of features and potential parasitic draws, as small as they might be.