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Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:40 pm PostPost subject: Batteries batteries batteries
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The Odyssey Extreme PC545 in the pink Mini decided to give up the ghost at the weekend. Not sure on its installation date, but think its prob 3.5/4 years old so not too bad.

It'll have seen a bit of drain on my car due to its setup (fan constant etc).

Its a 5.2kg, 13Ah, 150 CCA battery, so equiv to my preffered Red Top 15 I think

Any alternatives to try?

I ran a LiIon battery in the Impreza but it died sitting doing nothing after selling the Impreza. Worth a punt again? Mini weight isnt so critical as I need ballast anyway Laughing

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Odyssey Extreme PC 545 -
Varley RT 15 -
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:23 pm PostPost subject:
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J5.14.9. If non lead acid batteries are used as the main
vehicle battery, they battery pack(s) must carry the
appropriate “EC” and markings. and be either a
Standard Part or manufactured by a Motorsport UK
registered manufacturer.

List of "registered manufacturers" can be found here
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Going by that list odyssey are no longer allowed ?
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:06 am PostPost subject:
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Jackstrath wrote:
Going by that list odyssey are no longer allowed ?


That list is for MUK approved Li-iON.

The Odyssey I had was not Li-iON.
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 pm PostPost subject:
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PS-09 arrived today, and fitted.

Decent service and price from Allan at A&G Motorcycles.


I've had the Odysey on conditioner for a few days now, and it actually seems to be behaving itself....
The older smaller Li-ION battery that I bought for Impreza actually seems to be OK now too.... perhaps just not strong enough to crank it over. 13v reading
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:48 pm PostPost subject:
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Nez-d wrote:
Jackstrath wrote:
Going by that list odyssey are no longer allowed ?


That list is for MUK approved Li-iON.

The Odyssey I had was not Li-iON.

The Motorsport UK Regs require any non-lead acid batteries to be 'approved' unless OE Standard Part.
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