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Cheffy

posted on 19/3/14 at 09:27 PM Reply With Quote
Is this battery & box a good deal?

Evening all,

Looking for a battery and battery box and was gonna go for an Odyssey PC680 and then find a box to fit - possibly a box from OBP.

However, I've just found this on Ebay:-

PVR 22 Clubsport Race Battery + Bracket Caterham Westfield Locost Tiger FREE P&'P

Running a 2.0l Zetec Blacktop. Would this battery be up to the job? Price for battery and bracket is very good, and as far as I'm aware Powervamp are decent batteries.

TIA,

Mart.





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AdrianH

posted on 19/3/14 at 09:42 PM Reply With Quote
Max charge current is 6 Amps, so how it would do after a period of cranking the engine when the alternator could give a considerable charge.

Not sure how it would damage the battery over time, but doubt if it would be good.

just my view of course.

Adrian

Just had a look at the odyssey battery and that has a 6 Amp rate according to some tech blurb I had to search fr.

So perhaps not that much different.

No just gone through it again and the odyssey battery seems to cope with large inrush currents, so I give up.





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adithorp

posted on 19/3/14 at 10:23 PM Reply With Quote
I've had a smaller version of that on my car for the last 7years. Never missed a beat. It's only turning an R1 over but stands for a few months occasionally with the battery cut off ON and the immobiliser and ECU drawing some (tiny) current and it flys over every time.





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19sac65

posted on 20/3/14 at 04:36 AM Reply With Quote
Just bought one for my westfield
I asked the same question on the forum and got good reviews from owners,some using them on high comp highly tuned engines
A trickle charger over winter might prolong life but as far as powers concerned its winding my zetec over perfectly

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jossey

posted on 20/3/14 at 08:30 AM Reply With Quote
Me too ordered :-)





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samjc

posted on 20/3/14 at 08:41 AM Reply With Quote
Brothers bought me one for birthday next month. Look on the sellers sale items as he doe same deal for 73 with trickle/maintenance charger.
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theduck

posted on 20/3/14 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
Do these batteries use different terminal connectors to a normal car battery?
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scimjim

posted on 20/3/14 at 02:06 PM Reply With Quote
from the ebay ad:


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theduck

posted on 20/3/14 at 02:34 PM Reply With Quote
Can't read that on my phone, will check on laptop later.
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theduck

posted on 20/3/14 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
For anyone else who has only scanned the main advert, they also sell an adaptor Cs22 to use normal battery clamps
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Cheffy

posted on 20/3/14 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
Now ordered - complete kit with charger

Thanks for all the feedback and info chaps.

Mart.





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19sac65

posted on 20/3/14 at 06:09 PM Reply With Quote
I bought new battery leads with ring terminals
Ive heard mixed reviews re the adaptors to a standard clamp

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Cheffy

posted on 20/3/14 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
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Ive heard mixed reviews re the adaptors to a standard clamp



Yea, I'm making up my own cables anyway so gonna stick with ring terminals.

Mart.





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scutter

posted on 29/3/14 at 06:43 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry to jump on this thread, but do we think this battery would have the muscle to turn over a 3.0 Alfa engine?

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karlak

posted on 30/3/14 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
Would this be suitable for a Duratec powered MK ?





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Cheffy

posted on 31/3/14 at 05:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scutter
Sorry to jump on this thread, but do we think this battery would have the muscle to turn over a 3.0 Alfa engine?

Regards Dan.


Daniel, you can always borrow this one and try it out. But I'm sure you already thought of that!

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scutter

posted on 31/3/14 at 06:04 PM Reply With Quote
Would I.





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