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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:13 am 
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12V, Sealed AGM

11 pounds
680 CCA

length 7.15in
height 6.5in
width 2.8in

Dry Cell
The advantage of this design is that the battery needs no water additions, can be operated in any position, and can be used in close proximity to people and sensitive equipment.

If it won't fire up your car return it at no cost!!!!

You may return the battery if it will not start you engine combination.
You must test immediately after receiving and contact me within 10 days of failure to start, at that point you will receive a full refund including shipping after battery has been returned. Battery must be in good working and free of abuse and misuse in order to return it. Battery has a 1 year warranty, if battery fails within 1 year of purchase date we will replace it for free, as long as the battery has not been abused and/or misused.

99.99 shipped

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:52 am 
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What type of warranty does this battery carry? How does it compare to an Odyssey PC680?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:13 pm 
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I edited the first post with warranty info.

The battery is virtually the same as its Odyssey PC680 counterpart.
Its just less expensive.
I have one in my mustang, EVO 8, swift GT, and my VR4 it works great.
You can leave the headlights on for 20 minutes and come back and the car will fire right up.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:15 pm 
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here is a pic of the terminal install on my EVO


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:30 pm 
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Looks like I'll be getting one from you as soon as a refund clears my paypal account...... :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:04 pm 
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ModularTurbo wrote:
I edited the first post with warranty info.

The battery is virtually the same as its Odyssey PC680 counterpart.
Its just less expensive.
I have one in my mustang, EVO 8, swift GT, and my VR4 it works great.
You can leave the headlights on for 20 minutes and come back and the car will fire right up.

I have seen the PC680 as a Motorcycle battery.
This is interesting for small spaces!
cheaper than $115 !
You have no issues starting an 8 cyl Mustang in winter?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:43 pm 
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I live in NC so it doesn't get very cold. I haven't test them in extremely cold conditions yet.

I did try this though:
2004 EVO 8 test car
key in the ON position, HID's on, brite lamps on, flashers on, AC blower on, radio on, interior lights on, heated AEM wideband on, electronic boost guage on, AEM stand alone on, and AC compressor set to MAX (to add extra load to starting sequence).
left car this way for 20 minutes.

Came back to car and started it with everything listed above on. The car fired up flawlessly.
I would have tested it longer but I figure that 20 mins of all that stuff on would kill it if it wasn't worth using.

I feel extremely confident that ANY swift will operate perfectly with this battery.

Here is a pic of one that I painted for someone that had a red car.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:06 pm 
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it freezes in atlanta. :shock:

is it a dry cell like Odyssey or lead acid like you posted?

wow painted. never imagined of that. what kind of paint?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:02 pm 
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acryllic enamel

The standard color is black but other colors can be had for a little bit extra $15, also a suzuki symbol can be added for $20 more

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:37 am 
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standard automotive posts now available. I finally found the correct adapters. LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:51 am 
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is it really lead acid or a dry cell like Odyssey?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:43 pm 
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dry cell maintenance free, can be installed in any position.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:51 pm 
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ModularTurbo wrote:
dry cell maintenance free, can be installed in any position.


Let's get our terminology correct a "dry cell" uses a paste electolyte - the most common is your carbon zinc leclance cell as used in a flashlight, other common ones are the alkaline cells again used in flashlights.

Dry cells cannot deliver the amperage required to crank an internal combustion engine.

The battery shown in your picture is a gelled electrolyte lead-acid battery similar to those used in UPS systems - I could probably goive you a list of manufacturers and models that would include the particular one you are using but I won't spoil your fun.

BTW - the Odysseys aren't dry cell either - they are an absorbed glass mat (AGM) design where the acid is held in the glass mat. You'll find conflicting information on their website, it says drycell but mentions lead plates and acid, it says completely sealed but has a "self regulating relief valve". I have to assume the site was done by marketing folks and not the engineers.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:21 pm 
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fordem wrote:
the Odysseys are an absorbed glass mat (AGM) design where the acid is held in the glass mat.


I saw something on the Science channel about car batteries made of mats wound in a circle.

So this battery will not leak if punctured?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Spiral wound batteries do exist, and they are available for automotive use, however the majority of batteries currently used in automobiles are not spiral wound.

As for whether or not this particular battery will leak if punctured - I leave it to the seller to answer that question.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:59 pm 
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I don't plan on puncturing one EVER so I'm not worried about it.
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fordem wrote:
ModularTurbo wrote:
dry cell maintenance free, can be installed in any position.


Let's get our terminology correct a "dry cell" uses a paste electolyte - the most common is your carbon zinc leclance cell as used in a flashlight, other common ones are the alkaline cells again used in flashlights.

Dry cells cannot deliver the amperage required to crank an internal combustion engine.

The battery shown in your picture is a gelled electrolyte lead-acid battery similar to those used in UPS systems - I could probably goive you a list of manufacturers and models that would include the particular one you are using but I won't spoil your fun.

BTW - the Odysseys aren't dry cell either - they are an absorbed glass mat (AGM) design where the acid is held in the glass mat. You'll find conflicting information on their website, it says drycell but mentions lead plates and acid, it says completely sealed but has a "self regulating relief valve". I have to assume the site was done by marketing folks and not the engineers.


You are correct Sir,

They do have a regulating valve and are AGM. Dry cell is often used losely to describe maintenance free batteries even though it is incorrect. Thank you for the additional info.

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wheight of the battery? Can you ship it to Spain?


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What is the amp hour rating of this batt?

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I just got one of these from Modular Turbo yesterday. Had to kludge around a little to get the cables connected to those tiny little posts, but it went in without too much hassle. About one third the size and half the weight of the old battery. Fired it up right away after sitting dead for a month with just whatever charge it came out of the box with. Of course, time will tell the whole story, but so far, I'm happy.

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Started up great this morning after sitting almost a week.

It's not very cold yet though, probably 45 when I started it this morning.

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These still available?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:48 pm 
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I have a battery in my car that is much smaller and lighter. it has been in almost two years with no probs. It weighs only 3 pounds and fits in my jacket pocket. pricey though.........Point is, standard sized batteries are way overkill; you can get by on much less.


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