Originally Posted by codprawn
I looked for those figures - obviously not hard enough!!!
Yeah; didn't come up on Google.
So basically the auto part only would take almost a year to drain a battery - not exactly worth worrying about!!! It's pumping the water that causes the probs - heavy stuff to move!!!
Well, sort of. Your battery (assuming standard wet cell) would self-drain in a few months anyway, so you're most likely not going to make a year.
Bottom line is that the auto-check cycling is not going to do much to decrease battery life while idle.
If it *is* running often to pump out water, that's a different matter entirely.