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Old 7th January 2010, 11:13   #1
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Default Palio Battery options DIN50/DIN55 and manufacturers

Well the present battery(Exide) was playing hide and seek for a while which is about 3+years old. which finally gave up last week.

Wanted to get it replaced this weekend so called up yesterday. Amaron (distributor) in Mangalore told that it might take a week or more as their is no supply. it seems even in Bangalore thier is no stock!

Now i am thinking of going for "Exide", just wanted to know if it is sensible to go for Exide?

But must say am very impressed with "Exide Helpline" service in Bangalore.

Any suggestions folks?
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Well the present battery(Exide) was playing hide and seek for a while which is about 3+years old. which finally gave up last week.

Wanted to get it replaced this weekend so called up yesterday. Amaron (distributor) in Mangalore told that it might take a week or more as their is no supply. it seems even in Bangalore thier is no stock!

Now i am thinking of going for "Exide", just wanted to know if it is sensible to go for Exide?

But must say am very impressed with "Exide Helpline" service in Bangalore.

Any suggestions folks?
amaron helpline is very good as well in bangalore - i have experienced it. and i believe amaron batteries are better, so unless ur present battery is fully gone, you should hold on for a bit if you can.
else, just go ahead. if am sure, with a bit of pressure, your battery dealer can source it from here overnight.
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Now i am thinking of going for "Exide", just wanted to know if it is sensible to go for Exide?
But must say am very impressed with "Exide Helpline" service in Bangalore.
Any suggestions folks?
I see that you have a Fiat Adventrure. I have a Palio NV ELX. My first battery - Exide - went Kaput within two and half years. Replaced it with another Exide (because they were the only ones having 55 DIN) - battery is not holding charge now (within two years)! Agree that the Exide Batmobile service is very good - but at what cost. Amaron guys are telling that the battery will not go flat even if you don't start the car for 90 days! And price-wise both batteries cost almost the same. I am definitely going for Amaron next time. So +1 to what harsha says.
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Thanks for the suggestion guys

Yes i agree, 55din batt costs about 5800rs and it better have a long life hehe
My previous car(OHC) had a Amaron and that batt survived more then 4 years!

Will try to procure Amaron itself!
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Will try to procure Amaron itself!
My friend replaced the battery of his Getz three / four days back - and he was lavishly praising Amaron Door Step Service (here in Pune). Hopefully, they maintain the same standards throughout India!!

Please post the cost of the battery and your experience - am sure it will help other owners like me

And, if doesn't last long we will gun for Narian Karthikeyan - after all, he is their brand ambassador
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What is the recommended "din" for Palio Adventure 1.6petrol?

Din55 or Din60?

I think they have stock of Din60 but it costs 1k more:(
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I am using a BOSCH SR-60R in my indigo marina diesel. I paid Rs. 3795 in mumbai a price which includes the rebate of the old exide. My Electrical Shop suggested I go for this instead of an Exide and I'm VERY happy so far. You could give it a try and see how it works for you,
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What is the recommended "din" for Palio Adventure 1.6petrol? Din55 or Din60?(
For my Palio 1.2 NV ELX the recommended battery is "55Ah" - as per owner manual.

The amaron shop recommended list says "50Ah"; even the exide replacement shows "50Ah" - but the model is clearly stated at "Palio Stile".

DIN60 must have higher discharge capacity. As long as the voltage / current supplied by the battery is within the same range as DIN55, think it should not be problem - provided the battery fits into the compartment snugly

BTW, what does 'DIN' stand for?
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deutscheafrikar, thanks for info. but am not able to find "bosch" here in Mangalore.

Latest updates is Amaron might take a more then a week for sure, so i guess will go for Exide. apparently Exide costs 400bucks more:(

Was considering Din60 from Amaron but thats almost 1k more...
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I am not sure about the DIN but i just replaced my Scorpio battery which i am sure should be bigger then Palio, with a Amaron Black & i got it for 3k including the replacement of old battery. How your battery is costing 5800??
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Wow, thats cheap. i remember couple of years back battery for my OHC they had quoted about 3k.

Can you tell me the specs of the battery installed? as mentioned the batt for scorp should be more powerful.

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I am not sure about the DIN but i just replaced my Scorpio battery which i am sure should be bigger then Palio, with a Amaron Black & i got it for 3k including the replacement of old battery. How your battery is costing 5800??
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I called up Amaron 1800# helpline and they recommended Amaron Flo 45 DIN battery for my Palio 1.6 S10 for 5072/-.

When I said that minimum should be 50/55 DIN, he fumbled and said that he will get some service advisor to call me.

I think 5-5.5K is TOOOO much for the battery. It should be less. Anyone in Bangalore knows about prices for Amaron right now and a good shop?
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KhanBhai, so true...

It took me a while to digest it.

Couple of years back we used to get batts for in 3k range, guess now they have just the "maintenance free" batts only:(

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I called up Amaron 1800# helpline and they recommended Amaron Flo 45 DIN battery for my Palio 1.6 S10 for 5072/-.

When I said that minimum should be 50/55 DIN, he fumbled and said that he will get some service advisor to call me.

I think 5-5.5K is TOOOO much for the battery. It should be less. Anyone in Bangalore knows about prices for Amaron right now and a good shop?
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I called up Amaron 1800# helpline and they recommended Amaron Flo 45 DIN battery for my Palio 1.6 S10 for 5072/-.

When I said that minimum should be 50/55 DIN, he fumbled and said that he will get some service advisor to call me.

I think 5-5.5K is TOOOO much for the battery. It should be less. Anyone in Bangalore knows about prices for Amaron right now and a good shop?
I know this shop on old airport road - 9845181465. He had given me a very good discount on Amaron battery (around 20% plus) and deals in both Amaron and Exide. The guy is called Gowda. In fact i too need to buy battery for both my bikes now. buying 3 batteries should be a good negotiating point... give him a call and see if something works out. If so, we can buy the batteries together.
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The best deal I am getting is 4.5K, in exchange for old battery, Amaron Flo 45 Di. Some Amaron dealer that called me after the 1800# call.

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I know this shop on old airport road - 9845181465. He had given me a very good discount on Amaron battery (around 20% plus) and deals in both Amaron and Exide. The guy is called Gowda. In fact i too need to buy battery for both my bikes now. buying 3 batteries should be a good negotiating point... give him a call and see if something works out. If so, we can buy the batteries together.
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Harsha, since you know him, why don't you call him and find out. If we get a good price, I will buy from him.

Also, there seems to be some confusion on which DIN to use for 1.6. Amaron says 45DIN. What's the FIAT recommended DIN?? Anyone has the manual with them?
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