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Offline Brockett

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Car battery advice please
« on: June 14, 2019, 22:57:34 »
The battery in my 2015 Honda Jazz  ( yeah I know) has died. I have put it on trickle charge and got it from 7.6 volts up to 13.7 volts but I doubt it will last. The car was OK when I parked it up and the next morning all the electrickery had drained away. How do I tell if it is a battery fault or something wrong with the charging system. Also the battery is 35 amp hour 290 A , do I have to buy the exact same. It is a Varta and they do a 35 amp 400 A version will that be OK?
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Re: Car battery advice please
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 22:59:24 »
Dave, you need to attach some load to the battery and see if the volts vanish before your eyes. That will tell you that a cell has died.
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Re: Car battery advice please
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 23:25:19 »
The important things to look for in a replacement are that they're the same size, the terminal polarity matches and the amp rating is at least equal. A few more cranking amps available won't go wrong.
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Re: Car battery advice please
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 08:25:18 »
 :text-goodpost: the 290 v 400 cranking amps will be OK.
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Re: Car battery advice please
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 21:04:28 »
Hello Brockett,
I use carparts4less on-line for all my car parts, good value, easy website - just put in your registration number  :shrug: :thumb:
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