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Old 13th March 2015, 20:43   #421
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R or L is nothing but polarities of the battery.

Technically you can use either R or L, as long as you know which end of the battery cable goes into the positive or negative terminal.
(Mix this up you can blow somes fuses and maybe kill the ECU )

To Avoid all this please stick to the correct polarity.

The correct Battery for a swift is a 65AH. I think its an L Battery (Please check this) If your current battery is a L then your next battery should also be L polarity.

PRO,FLO,GLO
All are pretty much the same except the warranty period on these batteries.

Keep in mind a 80ah battery may not fit in your engine bay.
Very much against an 80Ah, Your alternator may not be able to charge the battery fully.
Many Thanks for your direction CaptainSlow!
I'll stick to the 65 Ah for the Swift D and not experiment anything else.
Your inputs helped a lot in deciding!
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I bought the same battery for my Esteem ten days ago. Paid 3.5K for it. The old battery was an AC Delco which was on its last legs after working hard for 50 months now.
This battery that I installed 5 years ago went kaput today and refused to show any signs of life. Unfortunately, I found this only late in the evening and hence couldnt do much, today being a Sunday. Need to get a replacement ASAP. Wondering if the same battery would suffice or should I go in for the PRO model. Nevertheless, the first battery thats served 5 years without a hassle !
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This battery that I installed 5 years ago went kaput today and refused to show any signs of life. ....... Nevertheless, the first battery thats served 5 years without a hassle !
I think you have answered your own question. May I add, that the way things are structured the actual period where the warranty may of real use is shorter. Why, all calculations of the pro-rata valuation are done on the MRP and the replacement will also have to be on MRP.
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Wondering if the same battery would suffice or should I go in for the PRO model. Nevertheless, the first battery thats served 5 years without a hassle !
Have had good experience with Exide OE and Matrix which lasted 5 years on the first car.
Now on Amaron Pro for more than 2 years and no problem.

The other car is on basic Amaron which had come as OE and have lasted 54 months till now.
Although it shows some sign of weakness it has not refused to start.

Basically even a low end OE battery can also last for 5 years.
However I suppose for peace of mind we also accept claims such as better build, higher CCA, longer warranty etc., and also the mind set higher the cost better the quality although it cannot be said universally.
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I think you have answered your own question. May I add, that the way things are structured the actual period where the warranty may of real use is shorter. Why, all calculations of the pro-rata valuation are done on the MRP and the replacement will also have to be on MRP.
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Have had good experience with Exide OE and Matrix which lasted 5 years on the first car.
Now on Amaron Pro for more than 2 years and no problem.

The other car is on basic Amaron which had come as OE and have lasted 54 months till now.
Although it shows some sign of weakness it has not refused to start.

Basically even a low end OE battery can also last for 5 years.
However I suppose for peace of mind we also accept claims such as better build, higher CCA, longer warranty etc., and also the mind set higher the cost better the quality although it cannot be said universally.
Checked the prices for Amaron Pro and Flo. Works out to 3.8k and 3.5k respectively for the Esteem. Have opted for the Pro considering the small price difference and hoping it to translate to more life and peace of mind.

My Civic is on Amaron PRO as well and its been close to 2 years since I changed it. Has been a gem till date
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Checked the prices for Amaron Pro and Flo. Works out to 3.8k and 3.5k respectively for the Esteem. Have opted for the Pro considering the small price difference and hoping it to translate to more life and peace of mind.

My Civic is on Amaron PRO as well and its been close to 2 years since I changed it. Has been a gem till date

3,800?
check online!
http://www.batterybhai.com/search_re...City_Inverter=

The same battery will be delivered to you for Rs. 3249
There is also amaron black for Rs. 2799
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3,800?
check online!
http://www.batterybhai.com/search_re...City_Inverter=

The same battery will be delivered to you for Rs. 3249
There is also amaron black for Rs. 2799
Thanks. I did check this as well before ordering. The rate you have quoted above(3249 INR) is for the FLO model while I went in for the PRO model which is quoted at 3.7k on batterybhai. I was able to finalize the deal at 3750 INR for the PRO model with the dealer here, so just a difference of 50 INR.

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while I went in for the PRO model which is quoted at 3.7k on batterybhai. I was able to finalize the deal at 3750 INR for the PRO model with the dealer here, so just a difference of 50 INR.
What is the date of manufacture you could get.
Few weeks ago I was inquiring and could match the price of battery bhai but the date of manufacture was July 2014.
I am being prepared in case I have to change the battery that is 54 months fails suddenly.
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What is the date of manufacture you could get.
Few weeks ago I was inquiring and could match the price of battery bhai but the date of manufacture was July 2014.
I am being prepared in case I have to change the battery that is 54 months fails suddenly.
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I haven't checked the manufacture date. But I presume the warranty on the battery commences from the date of sale and not the date of manufacture. Nevertheless, I guess we can be rest assured of Amaron in terms of longevity. As an example, the FLO which I had on my Esteem came with a warranty of 48 months while it lasted for more than 60 months in reality.
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What is the date of manufacture you could get.
Few weeks ago I was inquiring and could match the price of battery bhai but the date of manufacture was July 2014.
I am being prepared in case I have to change the battery that is 54 months fails suddenly.
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Checked the date of manufacture and it is a Dec 2014 battery. So I guess its not bad.

On a related note, even if the date of manufacture was more than 6-7 months ago, I could have always insisted on a different battery with a recent date of manufacture. I am not sure if one can get the same facility with batter bhai.

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Looks like this month has been a battery month for me. This morning the OE battery of the A-Star conked out. Just got the battery replaced from the retailer that I go to regularly. He offered me the same price as batterybhai. Went in for the 'GO' model since its a company leased car and am in two minds whether to retain it or not.

What is quite disappointing is that the OE battery is less than two years old and happens to an Amaron as well and a basic model. The guy told me that the battery fitted at the factory does not last long in general but this is my first experience of a factory fitted battery failing in less than 24 months.
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August 2009 i20's Battery went kaput few days back(5.8 years). Replaced with Amaron Flo -FL-545106036. Online guys were expensive by around 300 bucks. Got if from my dealer at 3500 with exchange.
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My OEM battery is dying (Crank voltage drop to 8.5 ~ 9.3) and I am now searching for a replacement. My primary choice is Amaron, but their online site (http://www.batterywale.com/) is recommending AAM-FL-566112060 model (60 Ah), while some other sites (http://www.batterybhai.com/, http://www.powerbazzar.com/ etc) have a 50Ah replacement (AAM-FL-550114042). The price difference is about 1300 between the models.

Is it worth paying 1300 extra for the 60Ah model (The OEM is Exide, 50Ah)? Or should I stick with the 50 Ah model itself?

Do any one have any experience with http://www.powerbazzar.com? They are offering the 60Ah model at 4650 INR, which is substantially cheaper than batterywale (5320 INR) (Both inclusive of exchange of old battery).

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(http://www.batterywale.com/) is recommending AAM-FL-566112060 model (60 Ah), while some other sites (http://www.batterybhai.com/, http://www.powerbazzar.com/ etc) have a 50Ah replacement (AAM-FL-550114042). The price difference is about 1300 between the models.

Is it worth paying 1300 extra for the 60Ah model (The OEM is Exide, 50Ah)? Or should I stick with the 50 Ah model itself?
Anoop - Do check out if there is significant size difference between both. I had some troubles while fixing a higher Ah on Accent earlier. Height especially.

While having auxiliary lights and some other additional stuff like horns etc on car, a higher capacity battery should help certainly. Your future DIYs could also be accommodated with ease if it justifies the investment
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Anoop - Do check out if there is significant size difference between both. I had some troubles while fixing a higher Ah on Accent earlier. Height especially.

While having auxiliary lights and some other additional stuff like horns etc on car, a higher capacity battery should help certainly. Your future DIYs could also be accommodated with ease if it justifies the investment
Thank you Jacs - the dimensions are probably same (since there are people in other forum who have out this battery in Punto), but I will definitely double check.

Thank you for reminding me about Aux lights - I completely forgot to include that in my previous post. I do have two aux driving lights on my car, and have an aftermarket Hella horn.

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