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2019 Macan – Manual

2019 Macan – Manual

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Battery Care

Information
A good battery charge state will help prevent the battery from freezing. A discharged battery can freeze even at 32 °F (0 °C), but a fully charged one only freezes at –40 °F (–40 °C).


What do I want to do?
Prevent battery from discharging
What action do I need to take?

  • Switch off any electrical consumers not required on short trips.
  • Switch off the ignition when leaving the vehicle.

What do I want to do?
Battery care
What action do I need to take?

  • Keep the surface of the battery clean and dry.
  • Make sure the connections to the battery terminals are secure.

What do I want to do?
Prepare for winter use
What action do I need to take?

  • Have the battery checked before winter begins.

What do I want to do?
Charge the battery
What action do I need to take?

  • Never attempt to charge a frozen or damaged battery.
  1. Please see chapter "Charging the battery" on page 54.

What do I want to do?
Lay up the vehicle
What action do I need to take?

  • If the vehicle is left for long periods in the garage or workshop, the doors, covers and lids of the vehicle should be closed.
  • Switch ignition off.

  1. Please see chapter "Alarm system" on page 49.

Information
The battery will run down even if the vehicle is out of operation.

  • To maintain its function, charge the battery approximately every 6 weeks or connect it to a trickle charger suitable for AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries.
    Porsche recommends the charger and charge maintenance unit from Porsche Tequipment.
  • Store the removed battery in a dark, cool place where there is no risk of frost.

Charging the battery

Charging a frozen or damaged battery.

If a frozen or damaged battery is charged, there is a danger of explosion and chemical burns.

  • Never attempt to charge a frozen or damaged battery.

Fig. 25: Charge the battery

  • Observe the instructions of the charger manufacturer.
  • Batteries should only be charged in a well ventilated area.

  1. Open the hood.
  2. Fold open the cap on the positive terminal for emergency starting + (A).
  3. Connect the red positive cable of the charger to the positive terminal for emergency starting + (A).
  4. Connect the black negative cable of the charger to the ground point – (B).
  5. Switch on the charger.
  6. After charging, switch off the charger before disconnecting it.
  7. Close the cap on the positive terminal for emergency starting +.

For recommendations for a suitable charger:

  • Contact an authorized Porsche dealer.


Replacing the battery

The data on the battery casing is not enough to identify a comparable battery that will fulfill all the specific demands of a Porsche vehicle.

  • The battery should only be replaced by an authorized Porsche dealer.
  • Batteries should only be replaced with AGM technology (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries that fulfill the specific demands of the vehicle. Porsche recommends original Porsche batteries.
  • A new battery needs to be registered in the control unit after installation in the vehicle. Visit an authorized Porsche dealer. Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.
  • Observe the disposal instructions for batteries.
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