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battery options 12v

Post by bzrse7en » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:19 pm

Have come to realisation battery in 23is too big. Too big, as it won't come out without removal of much of bodywork :x
So, without spending much $$, what is a good small battery that will be reliable and able to start car with some in reserve.
Current battery is the standard jap car small battery, all dimensions could be reduced, particularly width and height.

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Re: battery options 12v

Post by 7dreamer » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:33 pm

Have a look at motobat motor bike batteries

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Post by Birdman 7 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:22 pm

I seem to recall that 7ish (Evan) had a post about this when he built up his last car. I think he went the GelCell way.

See http://112.140.180.28/~lotusco1/migrate ... ery#p13776
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Post by nz_climber » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:29 pm

Motobatt is what Evan had in his old car and I have the same in mine, works a treat on the beams engine, starts easy even after been left for 2 months (no other charging) Even left the key in the ignition ON position for about 6 hours one night and it was sweet still.

Got mine through trademe store based in Chch, about $150 with 2 year warranty.

MTX24U from memory - but would have to check my build diary

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Post by Rookie » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:41 pm

I just have a yuasa battery I got from the local motorbike shop, it was less than a $100 and it cranks my car for ages with no problems.
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Re: battery options 12v

Post by 7ish » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:02 am

+1 for motobatt
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Re: battery options 12v

Post by bzrse7en » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:43 am

OK, thanks. I was expecting more coin than this, so it is a pleasant surprise.
Emoto on Moorhouse ave have the MBTX24U for $135 on TM with free shipping in ChCh. Might be cheaper still in store. These prices aren't much different to a standard Auto battery.

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Post by Talkiet » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:38 pm

That one you mention Patrick is exactly what is now in your old car. It's never given me any issues, and it's smaller and lighter.

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Post by bzrse7en » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:43 pm

Ok, so went into E Moto on Morehouse Ave. Looked at the battery, Yip, I'll take it, $179 please - WTF, They are $130 on TM?! Yes he said, that's a different company at a different address, OK, so why is your business name and address on the auction then? He then said he owned both businesses, the retail is higher because someone has to pay for his staff. Yea mate but the TM price has free shipping in Christchurch (actually there is a tm success fee also ). Anyway, I got it for TM price, but walked off thinking I could have been done. I suppose it still is a pretty good deal - shouldn't complain.. :lol:

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Re: battery options 12v

Post by Not-a-Number » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:30 am

Been looking at these. Why are they better then a standard lead acid battery? Appart from being smaller.

Are crank amps higher or for longer?

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