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Largest 12v battery available?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Besides the usual automotive 1000cca Optima's, Everlast, State Battery, etc., what is the largest 12v battery available? Guys have mentioned 1300cca truck batteries on some threads - I've never come across something like that. Anyone?

    I thought instead of the hassle of mounting two batteries, maybe get the biggest ONE battery (within reason of course).
     
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    I saw something like this at sam's club. My m1009's batt. tray is big, but not that big. I can fit 2 optima red tops on it, so they may as well be one batt.
     
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    8D

    Very common in the marine industry.. Unfortunately I haul and install about 50 a year.... They weigh about 100 lbs.... I ran one in the trunk of my Chevelle...

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    good traction aid in the 'velle thats for sure:D
     
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    Ryoken,

    Would those be deep cycle, or starting also?
     
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    They are deep cycle.. The only difference between a cranking and deep is deep cycle will have less cranking amps to make up for their huge reserve capacity... its in the plate construction, deep cycle plates being solid, thus why there are many "hybrid" batteries, really a combo of starting and deep cycle..

    most 8D's have a CCA of about 1200, but the reserve capacity are usually about 3x's that of a starting battery, usually about 550 or so... Not much of an issue with cranking power, considering they're installed to spin over monster 12 cyl Mann diesels and such....
     
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    PC 1700T Specs:
    • 1700 cranking amps for 5 seconds
    • 1540 cranking amps for 10 seconds
    • 1355 cranking amps for 20 seconds
    • Short circuit current over 3500A
    • 68 amp hours
    • 142 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load
    • With SAE automotive terminals
    • Length 13.0"
    • Width 6.5"
    • Height 7.5" including terminals
    • Weighs 59 lbs
    Odyssey design:
    • 3 year full warranty
    • Rugged Drycell sealed design
    • Military grade
    • Vibration resistant
    • 60% more starting power
    • Deep discharge reserve power
    • 2 year storage life
    • 8-12 year design life
    • Can be mounted in any orientation


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    8D.........for sure. Caterpillar uses them alot, they have they're own brand though its still size 8D. I work with them quite often on gensets and equipment.
     
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    The 1200 cca battery I ran in my GMC was actually for our Case Tractor (400 cube I6). We replaced the batteries in it, since the one quit holding charge, so I snagged the good one. It has since suffered the same fate as the other one, and barely holds a charge anymore.
     
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    • There's the difference between a cranking and deep.. Nice cranking amps but 3x's less reserve...

      Personally, I run a pair of group #27 deeps.. Gives me 2200 CCA'a and about 900 mrc..... Eventually I'll go gel in the same size...
     
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    I run a Optima as my primary battery & have a 8D mounted in the back to run both my winches. I havnt had dead battery issue since i installed the heavy sun of a gun.

    I have a 8000# tulsa in the rear & a warn 12k in the front. A single optima(even duals) simply could not keep up with the drain i would sometimes put on them. A 8D has solved all my winching problems.
     

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