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      05-15-2009, 08:07 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post

That being said I am waiting for an official reply from HP as to whether or not this battery is fully certified for Comfort Access equiped cars. HP??
Braille didn't designed their batery to be CA certified nor do they plan on doing that.

We don't know the exact amp draw when all modules are in the sleep mode. We will need to get a car in with CA to validate the current draw.

Note: Unless your daily commute is 20-30 minutes or longer on the highway, don't expect your battery to be at 100% charge. A 135i that was just at my shop with an oem battery driven from SF to SB, 70% charge! My personal 335i with the Braille 15 lb battery sitting for 2 weeks, 60% charge. The only way to get close to 100% charge is to charge it with a smart battery charger, then do your test.