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Hi all i need a new starter battery am i right in thinking a car battery with high cca would be the best option rather than a leisure battery?

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Adrian  Michelle

Beck  Braydon and Mere.

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Yes, you are on the right lines. Starter battery with a good cca (cold cranking amps) rating, and domestic batteries with a good amp/hr rating.

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ADI, A leisure battery will not normally last very long when used for starting. Generally, the plates are thinner and are liable to distort in such high current applications. They also take much longer to recharge.

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Adi,
First measure your present battery, note position of + & - terminals & type of terminal, whether round post or flat blade. Then go to the Tayna battery page & look for a battery that has the highest CCA. They are based in Abergele in N.Wales but offer next day delivery & are Bosch stockists.
If you don't fancy having to wait, it will give you a good idea of what to look for locally.
No contact with Tayna apart from buying a battery for my GT6!

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I took my old one to Boulters  ,got a new one at a fair price and they disposed of the old one.
Did note that new batteries can be smaller than the old ones,progress

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Hi Adrian Yes a car/starter battery will be cheaper and last longer and be smaller, PROVIDING you don't keep flattening it and just use it for starting, you don't have to get the biggest one,get one that is bigger enough depending on what size engine you have and is it a good starter a difficult starter like some BMC's will require a larger cca. A small solar panel will also be an advantage to longevity and always fully charged when left for long periods. John

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Not sure that leisure batteries have thinner plates. They are generally thicker as they do not have to produce a high current, unlike a starter battery.

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Thanks for the advice thought i was on the right track but good to double check.

i have found this one with 1050 cold cranking amps:
  
020/019 VERSION LORRY TRACTOR BATTERY

100% BRAND NEW
PLATIN MANUFACTERED
O.E.M. SPECIFACATION
MAGIC EYE INDICATOR
PREMIUM HEAVY DUTY VERSION
100% MAINTENANCE FREE
CALCIUM TECHNOLOGY
4 YEAR GUARANTEE SUBJECT TO MANUFACTURERS TERMS & CONDITIONS

SPECIFACATION 130AH 1050CCA

External Dimensions in mm - L353MM , W 175MM, H 190MM

should do the job?

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Adrian  Michelle

Beck  Braydon and Mere.

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One thing is the 4yr guarantee put any non marine battery on a boat and no guarantee , so could be invalid

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If the battery described above is the one being offered on Fleabay, to my untrained eye it looks like a standard (if somewhat expensive) leisure battery. Starter batteries tend to be about half that physical size and not usually 110ah.

If you are in any doubt at all, pop in to Boulter's. That way, they can look at your current installation and make the proper recommendation. They'll even fit it for you.

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