Battery type

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Battery type

Postby LesGreen » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:51 pm

Good afternoon, would someone let me know the battery size , type and best place to get one from please. VH500 1956, while I hunt for a wiring diagram. Guessing at a 12 v system.
Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Battery type

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:26 pm

HI Les i think and use is the GEL battery's I think you need a 11 or 12 amp h i get mine of E BAY i find you can get good ones a lot cheaper on their 8-)

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Re: Battery type

Postby LesGreen » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:11 pm

Great thanks, as mine is missing you you know the dimensions? Thanks

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Re: Battery type

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:29 pm

HI Les i think if you look on drags site it will tell you the sizes of the battery box and the battery and with a GEL battery you do not need a vent pipe and no leaking and they hold their charge a lot longer :D

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Re: Battery type

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:31 am

Drags and Feked should be able to sell you a battery box (ie original Lucas style) and batteries to go in it (I got batteries+box from Feked, it has 2 6v batteries that can be connected in series or parallel, for 6 or 12 volts)

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Re: Battery type

Postby admin » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:45 am

If you are using a "period" battery box to house the modern battery, then the exact internal dimensions will vary according to the type of box and you will need to measure.

If you use an AGM type, then it doesn't care about it's orientation and I have some mounted on their end in my boxes.
Like Johnny, I have found that the AGM stuff lasts alot better than the small lead acid equivalents

Not connected with them, but I use tanya batteries off EBAY as they are well priced and arrive quickly:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tayna-batter ... 7675.l2559

You will need to know the number, of the battery, unfortunately to order.
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Re: Battery type

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:23 pm

HI if you are going to buy a battery box do not get a rubber one they are to soft and the lid dose not fit right wen you fit the clamp to hold the battery box on i get a hard type box and they are a lot better :!:

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Re: Battery type

Postby LesGreen » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:42 pm

Very useful advice all, thanks muchly

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Re: Battery type

Postby nevhunter » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:35 am

I've seen a mould presumably in plaster, made, and done with fibreglass and matt black paint. Same for the lid. Looks perfect and strong enough to use the original clamp set up. The wall thickness is about 1/4 inch giving max room for an AGM on it's end. Nev

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Re: Battery type

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:20 pm

HI That is the type of battery box i have now i did make the mistake of getting a rubber one first but it was useless and to soft :!: :(


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