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#1 riahc3

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 18:09

Im searching for a new car battery, at least 90 Ah (or so Ive been highly recommended for my car) but sadly the only 90 Ah Ive found (from Varta) is too large for the car.

 

What other good batteries are out there? Thank you




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Posted 22 March 2014 - 18:43

Diehard if you can.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:21

Varta has wide spectrum of batteries. I use only Varta as OEM for my golf. Here just for reference:
http://www.everybatt...otive Batteries
http://www.varta-aut...earch-batteries

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:31

Why a 90 specifically?

I can find you some good ones if you can provide dimensions, or any reputable autocentre or mechanic should be able to source you one if you need a specific size



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:33

Braille are excellent car batteries, a bit on the pricy side though.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 15:14

You will probably need to wire in series to get the amp hours you want...must be a big stereo system you are trying to power or a maybe you are trying to power your neighborhood. Either way make sure your generator/alternator can handle the load as well.

Most car batteries are 50-60 amp hours

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 22:46

Varta has wide spectrum of batteries. I use only Varta as OEM for my golf. Here just for reference:
http://www.everybatt...otive Batteries
http://www.varta-aut...earch-batteries

Yes, I know they are a OEM for various battery brands. Just didnt know which :)
 
 

Why a 90 specifically?

What is recommended for my car.

I acutally took the measurements the other day when I made this thread. I would say 270mm (length) by 17.5mm (width), more or less (dont quote me on that though).

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 22:55

What kind of car do you have, a howitzer tank? I think you are confusing ca with ah.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 23:05

What kind of car do you have, a howitzer tank? I think you are confusing ca with ah.

Maybe so:

http://www.varta-aut...ic/590-122-072/ (correct "90" Ive been recommended but too large of a battery to fit in my car)

If so, sorry for the confusion.

I thought http://en.wikipedia....iki/Ampere-hour ment the capacity.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 23:11

Yes, I know they are a OEM for various battery brands. Just didnt know which :)
 
 
What is recommended for my car.

I acutally took the measurements the other day when I made this thread. I would say 270mm (length) by 17.5mm (width), more or less (dont quote me on that though).

This is the first one I came across,

 

http://www.halfords....yId_165762#tab2

Looks like it might be within your battery bay size allowance, and the best part, it has a 5 year warranty, so if it fails, you get a free replacement, this one's actually better than mine, as mine was a 'shop's own' brand from Halfords,

Now, I do understand you're in Spain, and I'm assuming you have some sort of autocentre to rival ours.. failing that, I'll go check to see if I can find you someone closer, or can deliver within Europe...

 

edit, ebay and amazon local to you can provide as well



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 23:15

ive always used bosch batteries where i can



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 23:22

This is the first one I came across,
 
http://www.halfords....yId_165762#tab2
Looks like it might be within your battery bay size allowance, and the best part, it has a 5 year warranty, so if it fails, you get a free replacement, this one's actually better than mine, as mine was a 'shop's own' brand from Halfords,
Now, I do understand you're in Spain, and I'm assuming you have some sort of autocentre to rival ours.. failing that, I'll go check to see if I can find you someone closer, or can deliver within Europe...
 
edit, ebay and amazon local to you can provide as well

That's 62 Ah! :|

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 23:38

That's 62 Ah! :|

apologies

looking............



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 23:46

http://www.puredrive...CFU3HtAodPmQABg

 

http://www.puredrive...CFTCWtAodxgsA9g

 

http://www.hardwarex...CFdHLtAodqQMAeQ

 

I think these qualify under your criteria, but I'm unsure of the exact sizes as they might be larger than your battery bay allows

They're also UK retailers, but I found them as a google search, (90ah car battery) so I would ask if you would take a moment and try the same for results closer to home

 

(as a secondary note, might I suggest using a van battery? I suggest this as a lot of heavy ICE users swap out car batteries for van batteries, <something to do with the rumour that they're designed to be under constant drain/recharge,> to save space in the boot, and not run second batteries for their Amplifiers)



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:31

All of them are way too large. Thank you anyways for helping out Aheer.R.S.