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I'm not sure whether this is the right board to ask this question, but here goes:

Last week we had a repair done by a local panel beater due to some ***** letting a trolley roll down into our car. When I opened the bonnet a few nights ago, there was something attached to the battery. At one end were clamps like you see on jump leads, and at the other was a little box of some kind in a rubber enclosure. It had S.A.T.O Australia embossed on it but other than that it had bno distuinguishing features. The panel beater had obviously inadvertently left it on there as it had their name engraved on it.

Can anyone tell me what it is, what it does, and if there might be any implications from it being left on there by the panel beater? I took it off when I found it.

Thanks in advance.

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I'd say a battery charger or memory minder of some sort...

Nice find, could come in handy if you don't feel like giving it back lol...

Hm, not sure. The box is only small although both cables have the terminal clamps usually seen on jump cables and they are also red & black...

And no I'm not giving it back to the panel beater. The car came back with crap all over it that needed to be clayed off and the residue on the clay was red. Has taken 7 hours and still counting to clean, clay, polish and wax the car back to a glassy smooth finish.

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hahaha easy.. i had to use it on my car when we had to take dents out.... the box help the car not get surged when using the stinger. The singer is a gun that migs a metal rod to the body and you use a special hammer to take the dents out with it.... but yes thats just a special device to stop your eletricals getting shorted..... i wonder why they left it on there.???

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hahaha easy.. i had to use it on my car when we had to take dents out.... the box help the car not get surged when using the stinger. The singer is a gun that migs a metal rod to the body and you use a special hammer to take the dents out with it.... but yes thats just a special device to stop your eletricals getting shorted..... i wonder why they left it on there.???

Absent-mindedness I suspect. Or a rush to get it ready for collection.

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