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there have been several threads about batteries going flat lately. It is my understanding that in Europe when a car is parked on the street, the street side parking lights have to be on. Seems like that would be a heavy drain on the battery, especially if you don't use the car the next day.

are European batteries heavier duty?
 

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there have been several threads about batteries going flat lately. It is my understanding that in Europe when a car is parked on the street, the street side parking lights have to be on. Seems like that would be a heavy drain on the battery, especially if you don't use the car the next day.

are European batteries heavier duty?

Well in uk land i never use the side parking lights well maybe on a very rare occasion .
And a rarity to see them being used here .

Maybe in europe they use more often ???

The front side light is prob 3watt
And the rear would be a led side light which be even less .
Hardly a big drain id say on the battery .

Unless left all night ?
 

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there have been several threads about batteries going flat lately. It is my understanding that in Europe when a car is parked on the street, the street side parking lights have to be on. Seems like that would be a heavy drain on the battery, especially if you don't use the car the next day.

are European batteries heavier duty?
You can use the parking light left or right for one night, this will not fully drain the battery, but it is not mandatory.

Bosch battery S5008 is good enough.
 
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