REFLECTOR:Battery

Dave Nelson reflector@tvbf.org
Sat, 29 Nov 2003 12:21:11 -0600


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Good question - I should have been more explicit...

The original battery I used was a Die Hard "Gold", group 26, PN 36080.  =
It lasted about 4 years, and was actually still going strong when I =
decided to replace it at last year's annual due to it's age.  I figured =
$30-40 bucks as opposed to a dead battery somewhere on the road was a =
good trade.  Unfortunately, when I went to the local Sears, I learned =
that the "Gold" version of this battery was no longer available.  Worse, =
group 26 batteries were getting harder to find because they hadn't been =
designed into any cars for quite awhile.  So, I went with the normal Die =
Hard, which has signficantly less CCA (Cold Cranking Amps - the amount =
of current the battery can develop at 0 degrees farenheit while =
maintaining at least 7.2 Volts).  It worked, well, OK, during this =
spring, summer, and fall, but recently has failed. =20

Now, it's under warranty, and I can get quite a bit of value out of it =
by mearly replacing it.  And that's the easiest thing to do.  However, =
given that it has less current capacity than the "Gold" battery I used =
to have, it turns over my IO-360 slower than the "Gold" did, and I don't =
like that - I've always been worried about having the thing die on me =
since I put it in.  So... I decided to check for options. =20

Anyway, that's why I'm interested in options.  I may well stick with a =
Group 26 battery...  but, if there's a better option out there, I might =
go for it.  Thanks!

Dave

  ----- Original Message -----=20
  From: Ronnie Brown=20
  To: reflector@tvbf.org=20
  Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 4:48 PM
  Subject: Re: REFLECTOR:Battery


  Sounds like your battery choice has been good.  Why would you want to =
change?

  Ronnie
    ----- Original Message -----=20
    From: Dave Nelson=20
    To: reflector@tvbf.org=20
    Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 5:02 PM
    Subject: REFLECTOR:Battery


    I've been running a Sears Die Hard group 26 battery in my IO-360 =
std-rg for many years.  However, it's time for a fresh battery and I'm =
looking for other options. =20

    What are you guys using?  How happy are you?

    Thanks!

    Dave

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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Good question - I should have been more =

explicit...</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The original battery I used was a Die =
Hard "Gold",=20
group 26, PN 36080.&nbsp; It lasted about 4 years, and was actually =
still going=20
strong when I decided to replace it at last year's annual due to it's =
age.&nbsp;=20
I figured $30-40 bucks as opposed to a dead battery somewhere on the =
road was a=20
good trade.&nbsp; Unfortunately, when I went to the local Sears, I =
learned that=20
the "Gold" version of this battery was no longer available.&nbsp; Worse, =
group=20
26 batteries were getting harder to find because they hadn't been =
designed into=20
any cars for quite awhile.&nbsp; So, I went with the normal Die Hard, =
which has=20
signficantly less CCA (Cold Cranking Amps - the amount of current the =
battery=20
can develop at 0 degrees farenheit while maintaining at least 7.2 =
Volts).&nbsp;=20
It worked, well, OK, during this spring, summer, and fall, but recently =
has=20
failed.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Now, it's under warranty, and I can get =
quite a bit=20
of value out of it by mearly replacing it.&nbsp; And that's the easiest =
thing to=20
do.&nbsp; However, given that it has less current capacity than the =
"Gold"=20
battery I used to have, it turns over my IO-360 slower than the "Gold" =
did, and=20
I don't like that - I've always been worried about having the thing die =
on me=20
since I put it in.&nbsp; So... I decided to check for options.&nbsp;=20
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Anyway, that's why I'm interested in =
options.&nbsp;=20
I may well stick with a Group 26 battery...&nbsp; but, if there's a =
better=20
option out there, I might go for it.&nbsp; Thanks!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Dave</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
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REFLECTOR:Battery</DIV>
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  <DIV><FONT size=3D2>Sounds like your battery choice has been =
good.&nbsp; Why=20
  would you want to change?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=3D2>Ronnie</FONT></DIV>
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    <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, November 28, =
2003 5:02=20
    PM</DIV>
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REFLECTOR:Battery</DIV>
    <DIV><BR></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I've been running a Sears Die Hard =
group 26=20
    battery in my IO-360 std-rg for many years.&nbsp; However, it's time =
for a=20
    fresh battery and I'm looking for other options.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>What are you guys using?&nbsp; How =
happy are=20
    you?</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks!</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Dave</FONT></DIV>
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