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Battery upgrade

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by amolmane, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. amolmane

    amolmane Guest

    As you know Stock batter is 12 V 50 Ah.
    But to crank heavy diesel engine it is little bit hard.
    Many owners might have experienced that Cranking is little bit slowly as compared to Swift (DDiS).
    Because Swift has battery of 12 V 65 Ah. So craninking torque is more in Swift(D)

    In punto we can't upgrade to 65 AH because of small Battery Bracket.
    But as per mannual,we can upgrade to 60 Ah.& bracket is also compatible

    So i will upgrade it to 60 Ah.
    So i have to crank less & easily as compared to Factory fitted 50 Ah battery :dancing

    Insist on Exide Matrix
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  2. racingkid

    racingkid

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    Looks good option.
    Will be waiting for your experience.
  3. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Not very keen on replacing it on my car right now... Would wait till the Stock battery life to go for the 60 AH...

    It wont make a huge difference though but yea its a good upgrade...
  4. johnny

    johnny Regolare

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    Greater Noida
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi Amolmane,

    I have not checked the rating of the original battery. It must be 12v/50 AH as you say.

    The other day, I had gone to replace the battery of my UPS, and then got chatting with the shopkeeper. He is the authorised dealer for Exide, Amron & Yuasa. Out of curiosity I asked him the price of Punto 1.3 MJD battery. So he checked his brochures and informed me that the recommended battery as per Exide brochure is 12v/60 AH. They have a model with 60 months warranty (if I remember correctly). The price was around Rs. 4500/= (once again based on memory). Amron did not have a model with this period of warranty.

    The car manual talks of battery rating up to 60 AH.

    So, I think that it will be a good upgrade - go for it. I will upgrade to a 60 AH battery when my original one gives up.

    Regards
    Johnny
  5. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Johnny, U r right.. Exide has a battery with 5yrs warranty... the guy was trying to sell that to me when i had to replace my wagon r battery as i was not keen in using the car for 6yrs i didnt go for it... Also the cost is around 4.5k as u stated... its not a good buy as long as u are going to retain the car for 5 yrs post the purchase or else u get a same type of battery for around 3k...
  6. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    @ anmol
    Let the OEM Exide battery die. It would not last more than 2 years though being a Exide.
    Anybody looking for upgrading battery stay away from Exide. From my experience I can tell they are worst.(The OEM one in 800 died just before 6 months, warranty replacement lasted 1 year only)

    Does anybody here have used Tata Green Batteries they have tied up with Yausa to make these batteries might be good. Earlier yausa had tieup with Amco. Amco-Yausa I used in my 800 lasted for more than 5 years before getting dead.
  7. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I personally like the Amron... Well i had an exide on my earlier car but didnt have any issues... lasted for 2.5yrs before it died...
  8. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Bosch maintenance free batteries is what I would recommend any day, it lasted for 7 years on my dads Zen.
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  9. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    U kidding... 7 yrs of battery shelf life... Wooh....

    Interesting...
  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Has anybody upgraded or replaced battery?
    What is the normal life of OEM battery?

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