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    Battery

    I require a new one. I have even managed to pull the old one out. Reason is it just went flat without any regular use ( once every several months for about 10 mins.. when fuel ran out..) and trickle charging became a little difficult and awkward. My wallet may live to regret that..

    It's an odyssey battery, very compact - 20 x 16 x 17 (cms)its a PC1200 if you want to search and have a look. It's dry cell too. Weighs a bloody ton (actually 16kgs)

    Looked at websites, US require $200 plus shipping (another $170 ) UK sites have this battery at around 180 plus whatever horse they can find to send it..

    What is the difference between drycell and something else ie not drycell and does anyone apart from getting the same again have any ideas? It would be helpful to get the same/similar dimensions as the battery is in a fairly enclosed space and sits in a tray in a cubby hole in the boot

    PS I will be fitting it all by myself!
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    Have you asked those lovely people who supplied the battery what the guarantee is on said expensive item as its not three years old yet is it?

    Even 30 cheapy batteries from halfrauds and the local motor factors have a guarantee of three years. I would imagine that such a technologically advanced battery should be able to withstand a few months on non charge. In addition think of all the excellent publicity and PR that could be gained amongst their target audience if the supplier would be inclined to sort a new battery for you.

    As a last resort, and if its not under guarantee, as its a dry cell, which I take it means that theres no fluid in it like a phone battery, try putting it in the freezer overnight and then giving it 12 hours of trickle charge the next day.

    This has been known to reawaken dead phone batteries and gives them another 4 to 6 months of life.... and its not like you have anything to lose.

    If it was my battery it would be going back to the manufacturer with a warranty claim attached.

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    .......and with the next battery, buy and use a battery conditioner monitor/charger (not a bog standard trickle charger which will kill it).Such a unit is designed to be left connected permanently and will stop plate sulphurisation, which is what has killed your existing battery. Batteries don't like being left unused for ages, whatever their type (and a dry cell battery simply has the electrolyte absorbed into mats or a paste around the plates, instead of sloshing around as a liquid).
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    Odyssey PC1200 Battery The Odyssey PC1200 is a superb cranking battery coupled with "true" deep cycle capabilities. The PC1200 has 1200 cranking amps and 550 cold cranking amps. and you can use any lead acid charger or alternator that stays below 15.2 voThis is possible because of Odyssey's use of high purity lead which also makes the internal plates resistant to corrosion and sulfating; the number one cause of battery failure. Odyssey batteries can be discharged and recharged over 400 times before showing any signs of decreasing capacity. The PC1200 can be charged at up to 50 amps lts. We recommend using Odyssey's brand of chargers shown under the related products section below which are in tune to the batteries unique recharge signature. 1200 cranking amps for 5 seconds (CA) 550 cold cranking amps (CCA) 44 amp hours 78 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load Female brass terminal w/M6 SS bolts Length: 7.87" WARRANTEE CLAIM Width: 6.66" Height: 6.80" Weighs: 38.2 lbs. Odyssey Guide Volume discounts 3 year full replacement warranty Rugged drycell sealed maintenance free construction Military grade, pure lead design Vibration resistant 60% more starting power then conventional sealed batteries Deep cycle reserve power 2 year storage life -40 F to 140 F operating range 8-12 year design life Can be mounted on its side at any angle Ready to perform out of the box (fully charged) Made in the U.S.A.
    Warranty Claim!!
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    Hi Paul

    I used to work for a company that built hybrid vehicles and we used Odyssey batteries for our buses. I have one of the PC1700 batteries in the back of my car and it is great. It can be left for months and never looses any power.

    I would be surprised if yours is beyond help. I would get a good quality battery conditioner and disconect it from the car and leave it on the conditioner for a while. I use an Accumate charger / conditioner and it claims to do all sorts of things to batteries to recover them. Don't forget that the odyssey batteries are designed for deep discharging so cycling the battery a few times can do no harm.

    If it still won't recover speak to the original supplier to see what the warrenty is.

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    Thansk chaps,


    Tony
    OMG. A freezer? Has anyone else found this? How on earth did someone find that out more to the point? If this might be a way forward, forgive the obvious but should I wrap it up first?
    The date f manufacture is stuck on as 28th April 2005 so if it is 3 yrs, I am nearly out - which also means I am just in though Chris mentions 8- 12 years. There is no other documentation. However, between the lines Tony, I hope someone else is also reading between the same bits

    Wilf,
    Does the dry cell feature mean that this type of battery is even more susceptible to going off when not in use? I must point out that battery was never placed on charge when not in use (is that my guarantee just going down the drain?) The use that it has had ( 9 months ago) was about 30 mins every 3/4 weeks - Thanks Wilf

    Chris,
    Genius. You rmind is full of trivial things including an Odyssey Battery PC1200 (though I bet you looked on the internet )

    Craig,
    Wow 1700? I did see that that although the 1200 is the smallest in the range, it is still beyond the normal car and is featured in the commercail sectio on the site. Yours must be massive.

    I may speak with the supplier given the comments above

    thanks
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    Paul see here.

    http://www.active-robots.com/product...tery-guide.pdf

    You are looking at three years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    Thansk chaps,


    Tony
    OMG. A freezer? Has anyone else found this? How on earth did someone find that out more to the point?
    A normal winter (like the kind we used to have) would take the outside temperature to lower than that of a domestic deep-freeze. I remember winters when we had temps to minus 20 degrees and batteries were OK!
    Cheers, Clive

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    Hi Iain,

    yup remember reading this sometime recently in an alcohol fuelled rage. It is the only thing, I think preventing me from starting and doing a little grocery shopping. ( I can feel your jealousy..)

    I am of fairly honest mind though. if this is a manufacturer thing rather than a supplier (this forum has eyes I am sure) am I likely to be asked all sorts of questions? Unlike for example - it doesn't work, send it back.. $170 for shipping I was quoted.
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    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive View Post
    A normal winter (like the kind we used to have) would take the outside temperature to lower than that of a domestic deep-freeze. I remember winters when we had temps to minus 20 degrees and batteries were OK!
    Clive, you're in Scotland if I read the Perth and flag bit correct. I am in the sunny climes of the South East
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