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How long will I be able to listen?

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I am planning on going to the drive-in this weekend with my Cruze. This drive in has a radio station dedicated for the movie so I plan on using my radio for the audio. I also would like to have the AC going a little bit so it doesn't get stuffy. I would just have the windows down but here in MN not smart to do unless you like getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

So my question is how long will my battery last with both the radio and AC on? Will I be planning on starting the car to keep that battery charged?
In case it makes a difference, I have the Premiere audio with Pioneer..

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Your car can do that just fine - we used to do that with our Jeep for 3-4 hours before we got outdoor patio speakers. And you can probably run the blower on fan speed 1 or 2 without the AC on, if that will keep you cool enough.

The dash INFO display has a battery voltage meter. Keep an eye on it; don't let the voltage drop below 11.8 and you should be fine to start up the car.
Not sure about keeping the blower on. I once ate lunch in my old car with the blower on for about an hour. Went to start the car after work and the battery didn't have enough juice.

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