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Battery upgrade

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

  1. bak

    bak Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    8 to 8.5 V at crank is normal. Go even as low as 6.5-7V. Current drawn by start(self) motor is huge (upto 65 amps for 1hp motor) which is more or less a short circuit across the battery which brings down the voltage. I am curious how did you measure at crank?
    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  2. albyspunto

    albyspunto Timido

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    kochi
    i installed my car with 60 ah battery of bosch
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  3. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    I spoke to a lot of battery guys and discussed this in a few forums as well and they said anything below 9V is not good for the alternator.
    So i got the battery replaced. (It had been 4yrs already)

    Just take a multimeter and put it at the terminal and see how much the voltage dips when you crank the car.
    In my new amaron battery the dip is only to 11-11.6V.
    I've also noticed that now my car starts with just 3.5 cranks
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  4. How much did you pay.
  5. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    5600 for 55Ah Amaron flo, in exchange with my older exide battery
    Its actually the same model that you have bought :)
  6. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    tested out the new battery . My beauty springs to life with just 3 cranks.
  7. bak

    bak Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    You are correct about the voltage at crank, less than 9-9.5V is considered bad.
  8. albyspunto

    albyspunto Timido

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    kochi
    i got the bosch 60ah for rs 6500
  9. obliex

    obliex Amatore

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    My Linea started giving two warning of a dying battery. One was the "lock" symbol (immobilzer) used to stay on first intermittently and then later stayed on when the car was running. Second one was fuel guage used to goto appropriate mark when before cranking, fall down to zero during cranking which used to give "Low Fuel " error on MID.

    I changed the battery with Exide OEM battery and all errors gone. Cost was 4900Rs in replacement of my old battery.
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  10. kirenh

    kirenh Regolare

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    Mumbai/Pune
    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    @ Sat-chit-ananda - Batterybhai does not recommend DIN 55 for Punto. As there is no option for DIN 55, How did you book an order with them?

    Kiran

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