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 Post subject: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:29 pm 
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I couldn't believe how small the battery is on the C1, mine came with a 30Ah 300A cold start capability Fulmen battery - which is so small it looks like something out of a childs toy.

So it now has a Varta Silver D15 battery which fills the battery tray and is a 63Ah 610A cold start capability version - I feel much happier about the winter now. Bought from a local battery distributor (Barden Batteries at Segensworth) for about 1/3 less than Halfrauds charge for an equivalent battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:14 am 
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I've an battery from an aygo diesel.. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:18 am 
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Franzz wrote:
I've an battery from an aygo diesel..

I went for one even larger than the standard Aygo diesel one, it's an Aygo diesel cold climate one and is physically the biggest that will fit in the battery tray.

Petrol - B35 battery 42Ah 390CCA 175 x 175 x 190mm
Diesel - C22 battery 52Ah 470CCA 207 x 175 x 190mm
Mine - D15 battery 63Ah 610CCA 242 x 175 x 190mm

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Mine fits exactly in the battery tray, it was the biggest one that fits indeed, maybe the same? Mine is original toyota!


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:18 pm 
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This shows the size :D


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:29 pm 
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call me stupid but what does the bigger battery actually give u car a gain for ?

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:05 pm 
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kitingmike wrote:
call me stupid but what does the bigger battery actually give u car a gain for ?


In winter the electrical load on a cold dark evening drive home can exceed the output of the alternator (lights, engine, heated rear window, radio, etc), so a larger battery means there will still be plenty of capacity remaining to start the engine the next morning.

Also the starting capability of a battery is greatly reduced in cold weather (it can be as little as 40% in the sort of temperatures we had last winter), so a bigger battery will make starting on a cold frosty morning quicker.

Even in this warm weather it's noticeable that the battery voltage drops less when starting which has made starting quicker.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:31 pm 
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ow awesome :D thanks for the reply wanted to make sure wasnt being stupid or anything :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:34 am 
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And what do you think what the lights and leds etc in the car uses..

And the ICE in the boot..

With the normal battery.. it was empty in... 1 !!! day!
Now a week :D


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Size?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:35 pm 
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I'm sure that the standard battery/charging system is more than adequate for our cars, unless we are putting on additional loads. The main purpose of the battery is to turn our tiny little engines over on startup. After that the electrical load is supplied by the alternator. Personally, I would prefer to have a second spare battery on board, with the ability to switch between the 2, rather than an upgraded single battery. Useful for running gadgets like my 3-way fridge 8-) /boiling a 12V kettle :roll: ? when the engine is switched off. But for those with powerful sound systems, who want to be able to still get home, I can see that a larger battery is a sensible compromise.

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