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Short battery life #4618824
12/30/17 02:05 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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Bummer! Back in 13 I bought 2 of A-zones agm platinum batteries for my truck. I always buy agm batteries because They usually last 8 or more years with no corrosion.

Got them tested today and both are bad. 230 and 360 amps only! I am suprized that the 420cuin diesel even starts.

Going battery shopping I guess.


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Re: Short battery life [Re: Chris142] #4618835
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Are those the Odysseys they offshored? That sucks, they're riding the name (style) into the ground.

Re: Short battery life [Re: Chris142] #4618838
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Last one I had, bought in 2013 lasted an entire 37 months. I feel your pain!


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Re: Short battery life [Re: eljefino] #4618845
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Chris142 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Are those the Odysseys they offshored? That sucks, they're riding the name (style) into the ground.
i dunno who made them. Seems like all tne stores carry the same agm batteries with a grey case. Just different stickrrs


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Re: Short battery life [Re: Chris142] #4618853
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In your climate I'd find a battery with caps so you can add water. Also go with one with the lowest CCA you'll need for your climate.

Re: Short battery life [Re: Chris142] #4618854
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AZ AGM's are made by JC.
These are the ones I've seen at my local AZ


Last edited by Kibitoshin; 12/30/17 02:37 PM.

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Re: Short battery life [Re: Warstud] #4618911
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
In your climate I'd find a battery with caps so you can add water. Also go with one with the lowest CCA you'll need for your climate.


+1. And be extra sure the cable impedance is equal.

Re: Short battery life [Re: Warstud] #4618982
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
....go with one with the lowest CCA you'll need for your climate.


Does a lower CCA Battery last longer??
I always thought the higher the CCA, the better.


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Re: Short battery life [Re: Chris142] #4619091
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Buy the highest CCA that will fit and trickle charge it every 6months or so.

I still have the factory batter in my 2009 CTS cranking just fine in the teens this week. I put a charger on it every 6months or sooner to help keep it up to charge.


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Re: Short battery life [Re: incognito_2u] #4619224
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Originally Posted By: incognito_2u
Originally Posted By: Warstud
....go with one with the lowest CCA you'll need for your climate.


Does a lower CCA Battery last longer??
I always thought the higher the CCA, the better.

Higher CCA batteries tend to have thinner plates that give good "oomph" for initial start, but don't have the life of thicker plates (lower CCA). It is a trade off you have to deal with unless you get into batteries that are 2-3x what most want to pay for a battery.


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Re: Short battery life [Re: JHZR2] #4619773
12/31/17 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
+1. And be extra sure the cable impedance is equal.


Do you mean resistance ??


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