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Old 25th April 2009, 16:41   #1
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Hey guys, there is not too much information available on our forum regarding higher capacity batteries. i dont want information on competition grade batteries, but i want information on a battery that can run my ICE without battling an eyelid.
I know everyone will mention the optima yellow top and the ground zero battery, but i am not looking to spend so much.
I want to install a replacement for my already present battery in the esteem.
something worth about 5k.
a beefy higher amperage battery.
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Old 25th April 2009, 16:49   #2
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No need Franky Ji...Invest this money in something else. I run a very heavy setup no issues faced till now. Put some good amron/bosch battery and enjoy ICE.
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accha. so you suggest amaron or bosch? im asking, since my battery is old already. hence i thought, if im replacing it, i might as well replace it with something beefy.
its due for a new battery anytime now
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@LBM do you use the stock alternator in your swift or a high powered one ?
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Don't worry too much about the battery, Frank. If your alternator is ok and your power wiring is ok, there will be no issues. But if you are buying a new battery, go for one with a higher amp rating by all means. I'd suggest Amaron Pro. I had one in my old Palio and it gave very good service. I've heard good things about the Bosch Silver batteries too, but getting them might be a bit difficult.

I'd enquired with Amaron a few months back about their higher-amp batteries. (The stock Exide of the Swift is notorious for dying just after the warranty expires in a year). They told me that the battery with highest amp rating (that would fit the Petrol Swift) was the Amaron Pro with a 45amp rating (the stock battery is 35amps or 38 amps, don't remember which). The price was under 5K.
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@LBM do you use the stock alternator in your swift or a high powered one ?
Yes...It is fully stock. With only with just BIG 2 done.

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Im glad that you started this thread Frank. My battery is also looking due for replacement. And although I dont run such a heavy setup as yours, I dont mind upgrading to a higher amp battery without spending a bomb on it! Shall be following this one closely!
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thank you Hydraji and LBM paaji. I think I will go to the service centre and have my battery checked well. If he says that even one of the cells is slightly weak, I am going for a replacement. Thank you so much guys.
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I used to keep a check on my OEM Amaron regularly - at an Amaron shop. Today they detected 2 cells going bad. Although I had no visible/perceptible issues. I got a new Amaron Go. Costs 3300. Got 500 in exhange for the old battery. Net 2800.

OEM battery is 3.5 yrs old. I've had 2 amps running off it for almost half that period. Never any issue. The only rule I follow - never switch on the ICE without starting the car.
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same here. i might ask for the amaron black or the bosch silver.
how are tata greens?
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Used Bosch Silver in my Lancer for about 2 years. ICE is pretty much always on. No issues whatsoever.
Cost me 2750 with B&W back then, which was a fair bit cheaper than Amaron or Exide. Good battery - highly recommended.
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I'm using the Bosch silver. No issues whatsoever, so far.
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I am using Exide which came with the car,its been more than 1.5yr i havent checked over it running perfect.
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What is responsible for supplying a good constant stable voltage to the electrical components in a car? The battery or the alternator? Or something else?
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What is responsible for supplying a good constant stable voltage to the electrical components in a car? The battery or the alternator? Or something else?
When the engine is on it's the alternator that supplies a stable voltage (normally 13.8 to 14.4v depending on the engine/alt RPM) to all circuits in the car. When the sum of all electrical loads exceeds the capacity of the alt, the remainder is supplied by the battery.

When the engine is off, it's the battery (naturally).

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