good run out of Exide Extreme Battery

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 04, 2007 at 14:11
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Well after 7 years my exide extreme cranking battery has finally given up the ghost.
I went to start the cruiser last night and noticed the dash lights were not as bright as they should be. I put a multimeter across the cranking battery and it read 11.8v, the auxillary was up at 12.85v.

Definetly another Exide Extreme for the cruiser.

It did finally start however with a camping trip planned for this weekend I'm glad it happened yesterday and not out in the bush! I will still use the old battery for running 12v fluro's as it should handle them.

Rob
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Reply By: Tim (vic) - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2007 at 21:19

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2007 at 21:19
Thats a good run out of a battery. I have both my main starter and aux almost knackered so i need to decide what i am going to put in next. maybe an extreme might be the go
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Reply By: Sickem - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 09:43

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 09:43
The Extreme is a good battery, as long as that is what you are really getting and it hasn't been sitting on a shelf for too long. When it comes to batteries, don't try and save 5 bucks getting one from a supermarket, they can sit on a shelf there for over 6 months.
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Follow Up By: Robnicko - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 08:23

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 08:23
Sickem,
When I went to get it I brought my Multimeter with me and got alot of stares as to what I was doing!

Rob
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 10:52

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 10:52
Petrol or diesal?
if its a petrol that sounds about right if its a diesal thats good going!
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:13

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:13
why should it matter if petrol or diesel?

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:32

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:32
coz it doesnt take much battery power to start a petrol due to the low compression (around 9/1 compared to around 24/1 for a diesal) hence the batterys tend to last alot longer (about 2 years for a diesal and 5 years for a petrol many variables)
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 23:16

Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 23:16
Not just the compression. The diesels usually have glow plugs or preheat that may draw over 60amps , so they have a high load before the starter motor kicks in.

But its all changing a bit - the later diesels are mostly direct injection and no longer have long preheat times, and if they are like mine, they kick over in a fraction of a turn.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 23:18

Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 23:18
Best value battery on the market.
Costs 1/3rd of the price of the AGMs and last twice as long when used under the bonnet for starting.

I run a pair of them under the bonnet.
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