calcium/calcium batteries

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 09:25
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I'm looking for comments good and bad about the above and are some brands better than others? (If that's the way to go). This is for a single battery vehicle and used mostly for starting & occasionally camping fluros.

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SDC
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 10:13

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 10:13
SDC,

I use Delkor Deep Cycle Calcium batteries, yes, not Cranking batteries.

no problems with them being charged or discharged.
They are sealed batteries.
A percieved problem with sealed batteries is, when used under the bonnet in very hot conditions, IF they loose fluid due to evaperation, they cant be topped up as with a conventional wet battery, that said, I dont have mine in the engine bay and are not affected by heat so is not any problem for me.
I was advised when I was looking around for a new set of batteries that the Calcium batteries dont loose fluid due to evaperation as wet batteries do, that is why they are used in the sealed configeration.

As to good or bad batteries, try and get one from the Parent company, the Company that owns the right to the trademarks and patents.

Yuasha and various other companies make batteries for their compeditors, would they make a better specified battery than their own top quality model?
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Follow Up By: Magnus - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 16:43

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 16:43
Ozguy

What do you use to charge your Delkor. I ahve a 70 amp Delkor installed in the CT and am about to buy a three stage charger to look after it. Problem is you need a bank loan to buy one.. Quots for a suitable charger are around the $150 to $230 mark.

Any comments would be most appreciated.

You might also like to note the link I posted in reply to SDC.

Cheers

Magnus
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 17:12

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 17:12
Magnus ..may I ask what chargers you are looking at, because htye sound very cheap to me.
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Follow Up By: Magnus - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 17:54

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 17:54
Shaker,

I priced a Projecta 4.5 amp three stage charger which has some pretty impresive features and was told by projecta about $200. This price was confirmed by a battery store, who by the way tried to sell me a manual charger. "She'll be right mate" he says. "You don't need that expensive stuff". So he was promptly struck off the list.

An ex-battery world franchise recommended a 7 amp charger three stage they had for $269. the brand was EPS.

Super cheap has a three stage charger that I thought was under $150 from memory but will not be able to check until tomorrow,

Jarcar catalogue lists two stage automatic charges rated around 4 amps which are not only too small but only two stage. They are under $100 but that is only academic.

Projecta said a 6,5 amp charger would be ideal for a 70 amp Delkor Deep Cycle but that the 4.5 was also OK. The documentation for the 4.5 indicates it will handle up to 70 amp hr battery.

The ex battery world lady said they recommend 10% of the battery rating so she was quoting for the 7 amp charger.

I will know about the Super Cheap gear tomorrow when I go look. I rang up but found that was a waste of time.

So. somewhere around 4.5 to 7 amp three stage battery charger is around $200 with a top quote so far of $269.

The Delkor battery only cost $150 !!!

Sorry bout the long answer to a short question.

Magnus
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Reply By: Magnus - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 16:39

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 16:39
Go to this site. All your questions and some you didn't even think of will be answered.

I printed it out as a reference source

Good stuff. Alsp solves pub arguements

http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/carfaq.htm

Cheers

Magnus
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 17:32

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 17:32
Go the DELKOR M27 , it's their marine version , fully sealed , aux & main posts etc.. Will Do exactly what you want.
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:25

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:25
the quick answer is: Batteries are Delkor DC27 80 a/h, Battery charger is a Projecter Tradesman 10 Amp with a Charge Control BM140 direct wired to it, total price is about $170 for charger and controller. Batteries are about $140 ea.
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Reply By: rolande- Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:51

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:51
SDC,
Bond batteries have just released a calcium battery, advantages supposed to be no sulfation if abused and don't lose charge as often, the N70ZZ used in most large 4X4's has 650CC and a RC of 160 which is good for this size battery. They have better quality bonded plates and are used in lots of trucks, Exide extreme also very good but not calcium. You can pick up a Bond for around $130
Hope this answers your question
Rolande.
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