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essexracer
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   21st Feb 03 at 23:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hi all...

wen i got my corsa it had a shit battery, so i put my sealed Dephi Freedom 55ma (ma = milli amps lol) battery from my old car in...now thats about to die im gonna get a new one.

so what battery should i get? i have a fair bit of ice so i was thinkin of gettin a 65ma battery (the standard corsa battery is 45ma). i can get one for about 50...ideally id get a deep cycle yellow top one, but they r like 175 and i dont really want to spend more than 60!

so wat should i get?


cheers,
james
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Um, it won't be mA, as your ICE will be pulling 10's of amps ;-)

Best bet for a cheap battery is to fit a diesel corsa battery. These have a larger current rating due to the startup needs of the diesel, and shouldn't set you back too much.

Also, with the ICE, it might be a bad idea to get a capacitor to smooth the supply for those deep notes. Depending on what amps you've got, 1F should cover it.
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Battery probably says 45Ah on it, which is amp-hours, which means the battery capacity can provide 45 amps for one hour without the engine running.
Kris TD
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22nd Feb 03 at 13:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just get a vaux battery for the diesel models, this will be plenty enough for loads of ice too.
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yeah, just get a vaux one out of a diesel van. this is what i did, got the biggest one they did, out of a 1.8 diesel van, its around 70Ah.
essexracer
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22nd Feb 03 at 18:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i already have a 1.0 farad power cap, that helped a lot...

so r the diesel batterys expensive? how much would a new good one set me back?50???


cheers
james
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22nd Feb 03 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id like to know this too, also do the diesel batterys fit in the normal battery tray? how much r those genuine vaux batterys?
Kris TD
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yep, they fit in the battery tray. go into a branch and ask mate.
Kris TD
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just use one from a 1.7 or 1.5 d corsa
essexracer
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alright, cheers, il get sum quotes soonish
hazey-corsa
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will they still sell batteries for old corsas in vaux branches? I will be havin the same problem as im about to fit more ice to my car
essexracer
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ofcorsa!
Drew
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may be better getting a cav or a veccy desiel battary - should still fit
jc-sxi
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23rd Feb 03 at 20:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i got a veccy battery from vaux, 23 quid,

55ah 390amp
K100RSA
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yeah Ive got a cav battery in mine, fits straight in, but can still get the dash to all go out, and the revs to drop when the bass kicks in, must get a cap, if I keep the box and amp.
and-m
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24th Feb 03 at 19:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by jc-sxi
i got a veccy battery from vaux, 23 quid,

55ah 390amp


Thats cheap, are you in the trade?
jc-sxi
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24th Feb 03 at 19:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i knew sum 1 behind the desk

it woz only 30 full price
corsabeat
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I have bought a Halfords Calcium battery for a 1.7 Dti Corsa. Much better than the original, stops the headlights dimming under bass. Cost 65.
jc-sxi
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24th Feb 03 at 20:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so does mine only 23 quid
and-m
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24th Feb 03 at 20:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

30 new? Sounds VERY cheap for Vauxhall...im suprised!
jc-sxi
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24th Feb 03 at 22:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its about the only thing that is
essexracer
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yea sounds cheap! but r the other batteries cheap? i mean is their best/strongest (diesal) battery that cheap?

cheers
james
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so, whats the down side of fitting a diesel battery then? can the alternator cope? why did vaux fit a shit one in the first place then
jc-sxi
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not sure, this was way big enough.

vaux didn't intend for cars to b running huge amps
Jojo81
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Have you guys ever thought of the Problem, that your power alternator cannot charge a batterie completely if it has more than 50Ah? It cuts the batteries lifetime down. You have to upgrade your alternator too. Take one from a vectra, thats gonna fit.

 
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