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#2508639 - 01/28/12 04:02 PM Help deciphering battery date code?
Rock_Hudstone Offline


Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 1067
Loc: New Jersey
Just noticed something on my new AC-Delco ACD75-60 battery.

I'm a little suspcious this one may have been on the shelf a while. Stamped in the case is; 1FJ100 7:16. However, on the side info decal is small print: 0B08059-7/09, top decal has 0B030354-7/09.

I'm thinking the 7/09 date may be the intro date for the battery series or something along those lines?

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#2508683 - 01/28/12 04:55 PM Re: Help deciphering battery date code? [Re: Rock_Hudstone]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 2959
Loc: MIchigan
For AC-Delco batteries the date of manufacture code starts with a P or S.


Edited by Warstud (01/28/12 05:10 PM)

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#2509146 - 01/29/12 08:00 AM Re: Help deciphering battery date code? [Re: Rock_Hudstone]
ahoier Offline


Registered: 02/03/10
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Loc: Cocoa, FL
Why do people worry so much about the date stamp? LOL.....I even heard people refer to them as "expiration dates" lol....far from wink


As long as the battery look fresh, all the cells are level, there's no bulging at the sides - I wouldn't fret....


Anyways, back on topic.....that seems like an odd display of the date code....you sure there isn't any other sticker anywhere else on the battery?


That being said, being an ACDelco....how much did you pay for the beast? :P Perhaps it was on the shelf too long wink If it was over the 100$ mark, it could have been sitting on the shelf a while :P

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#2509754 - 01/29/12 07:51 PM Re: Help deciphering battery date code? [Re: Rock_Hudstone]
mrsilv04 Offline


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"1F" could be year, numeric. Month, alphanumeric.

2011, June.

That's my guess.

The 7/2009 was probably when they printed (or approved the printing of, or the artwork of) the decals/labels.
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#2509766 - 01/29/12 07:59 PM Re: Help deciphering battery date code? [Re: Rock_Hudstone]
Rock_Hudstone Offline


Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 1067
Loc: New Jersey
There is another number if forgot to include, on the top in the UPC area: S111P.

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#2520267 - 01/30/12 11:26 PM Re: Help deciphering battery date code? [Re: Rock_Hudstone]
ComfyShorts Offline


Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 178
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Rock_Hudstone
S111P.


"The warranty date code is located on the top label of the battery. The first character is either a P or S. The next two digits determine the month, the third digit is year and the fourth digit indicates the manufacturing plant. For example, P 094N means the battery was made in September 2004 in the New Brunswick factory."


So...11/2011 production date apparently? I doubt battery from 11/2001 would be on shelf.

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#2520741 - 01/31/12 02:19 PM Re: Help deciphering battery date code? [Re: ComfyShorts]
Rock_Hudstone Offline


Registered: 11/13/07
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Originally Posted By: ComfyShorts
Originally Posted By: Rock_Hudstone
S111P.


"The warranty date code is located on the top label of the battery. The first character is either a P or S. The next two digits determine the month, the third digit is year and the fourth digit indicates the manufacturing plant. For example, P 094N means the battery was made in September 2004 in the New Brunswick factory."


So...11/2011 production date apparently? I doubt battery from 11/2001 would be on shelf.


I suppose Nov 2011 is possible.

However, this is a 60 series battery, made in Korea and I bought it mid January. That means it would have to be built, shipped across the pacific to the east coast, and on the shelf within roughly two months.

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