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Flat Battery - Charging Advice Required

Went to use my car this morning after 2 weeks of not using it and the battery was flat. Couldn't open it - had to use the emergency key - and everything electric was dead.

Called the AA and they got me started and told me that the battery would take 24 hours of driving or ticking over to charge!!

I did a 2 hour drive but there is no way I can run the car for 24 hours and I don't have a charger.

Does anyone know if it really needs 24 hours of if the AA guy was just playing it safe to cover themselves?

I am going to the dealer on Wednesday to get some other work done so hopefuly they can charge it up for me if needed, but need to use the car a couple of times tomorrow.

Will the 2 hour drive today have put enough charge in the battery to keep me going? I turned everything electrical off while driving (no climate control, no nav screen, no radio - just what the car needed to run).

The AA guy recommended I run the car for 30 mins to an hour tonight to have any chance of using it tomorrow morning.

And if the 24 hour thing is true does it need a constant 24 hours or will the 2 hours earlier mean I now only need to charge for 22 hours?

And finally, my car is 5 years old in a couple of months, so is there a chance the battery is on it's last legs as I could find no reason the battery would have drained (nothing electrical left on).
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