How to charge Performante/huracan battery?

How to charge Performante/huracan battery?

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littletiger

Original Poster:

11 posts

37 months

Saturday 2nd February 2019
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I remove the protection panel in the luggage compartment and I can see the positive and negative terminals. What should I do next? I know I should connect the red clamp to the positive terminal/pole but what about the black clamp? I googled and got two different opinions. The instruction enclosed in the battery charger says connect the other clamp to the chassis, far from the battery and the fuel line. But firstly there is not too much pace around unless I take the whole luggage compartment out. Second I can see R8 owners on YouTube just connect the black clamp to negative terminal directly. Does anyone have the experience using the clamp to charge the battery in HURACAN please? Thanks for your input.

sardis

279 posts

144 months

Saturday 2nd February 2019
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Not an expert but that is what I do, use the two posts evident once the cover is removed. The Huracan is better designed than the Gallardo in that respect. I have been trickle charging that way for the last 10 years on Lambos with no ill effect. Much better than letting the battery go flat for sure.
Perhaps someone with more expertise can comment?

AL001

816 posts

238 months

Saturday 2nd February 2019
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On the Performante, I connect the chargers red croc clip to positive terminal pole and black croc clip to the negative terminal pole - it's on the upper left. Btw, I read online that the charger should be plugged in before connecting or it will go into battery test mode, instead of charging. I don't know if this is correct but I have followed that method.

Surprised Lambo don't have a more hassle free set-up, even on my Scud 10yrs ago Ferrari incorporated dedicated plug under passenger dash for maintaining the battery.

topjay

747 posts

186 months

Saturday 2nd February 2019
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On Aventador the cigarette socket in the boot remains live and you use that for the trickle charger.

drakart

1,665 posts

178 months

Sunday 3rd February 2019
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AL001 said:
On the Performante, I connect the chargers red croc clip to positive terminal pole and black croc clip to the negative terminal pole - it's on the upper left. Btw, I read online that the charger should be plugged in before connecting or it will go into battery test mode, instead of charging. I don't know if this is correct but I have followed that method.

Surprised Lambo don't have a more hassle free set-up, even on my Scud 10yrs ago Ferrari incorporated dedicated plug under passenger dash for maintaining the battery.
The Performante comes with a really simple charger.

Jonny TVR

3,886 posts

249 months

Saturday 17th April
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topjay said:
On Aventador the cigarette socket in the boot remains live and you use that for the trickle charger.
Is this true for the huracan?

andrew

9,293 posts

160 months

Saturday 17th April
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Jonny TVR said:
topjay said:
On Aventador the cigarette socket in the boot remains live and you use that for the trickle charger.
Is this true for the huracan?
give it a push, see if it heats up

Skittles001

633 posts

231 months

Saturday 17th April
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Jonny TVR said:
Is this true for the huracan?
I was told it’s doesn’t stay live after the car is locked. You have to wire the dongle to the battery. I did that and works perfectly.

Jonny TVR

3,886 posts

249 months

Sunday 18th April
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Thanks guys

topjay

747 posts

186 months

Sunday 18th April
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It would be an easy thing to check, most chargers disconnect themselves if the feed is not connected.

Plug it in and see if it stays on

Fast Eddie

280 posts

213 months

Sunday 18th April
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My Perf has a prewired (to the battery) cable protruding from the battery compartment in the front to which I just attach the charger that came with the car.
I'm a bit surprised they're not all the same

Jonny TVR

3,886 posts

249 months

Sunday 18th April
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Opened the battery compartment and found a ctek plug .. sorted

Fast Eddie

280 posts

213 months

Monday 19th April
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Jonny TVR said:
Opened the battery compartment and found a ctek plug .. sorted
Excellent

DamanC

97 posts

111 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Just to add, the whole plug in first and then connect is in relation to the charger.

A CTEK for example is you connect then power but if you have the "OEM Lambo carbon shell with display" which should come with the car then you power first, then connect.

Most Lambo dealers pre wire a "OEM Lambo carbon shell with display" tail wire - not sure if this is the same connection as a CTEK plug?

Jonny TVR

3,886 posts

249 months

Tuesday 20th April
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I plugged mine in and then connected last night. It's a ctec. Does it really matter?

Edited by Jonny TVR on Tuesday 20th April 07:18

Jack drinker

65 posts

100 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Fast Eddie said:
My Perf has a prewired (to the battery) cable protruding from the battery compartment in the front to which I just attach the charger that came with the car.
I'm a bit surprised they're not all the same
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