Battery size

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#1 Battery size

Post by seand1 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:55 pm

Hi Can anyone help with the correct battery dimensions. Searching on most on-line sites for a new one, the size of battery comes up as 261mm by 170mm by 200mm as the correct size battery for a series 1 4.2 OTS. However on measuring the old battery and the tray it would seem to be 254mm by 170mm, in fact if I was to select the size as recommended it would be a tight fit, and definitely it would be impossible to secure. Has anyone else found this oddity. Thanks Sean

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#2 Re: Battery size

Post by Heuer » Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:38 pm

When searching for a replacement battery take the hold down bracket with you as sizes vary even though they are all supposed to be DIN 56011 spec size - 236 x 178 x 182mm (LWH). The Halfords HBO30 is a good fit and a decent price. More info in this thread: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=135506#p135506
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#3 Re: Battery size

Post by MarkRado » Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:37 pm

Batteries on the European market may be a bit different, a standard size is 242 mm x 175 mm x 190 mm, which fits the tray - at least mine. Available in 60 Ah and a lot of brands to choose from, also available in efb technology.
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#4 Re: Battery size

Post by seand1 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:37 pm

Thanks that's helpful. So much for supplier on-line selection. I will use the tray size as the best way to select the battery.

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#5 Re: Battery size

Post by Heuer » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:51 pm

You need the top bracket as well! The Halfords one fits perfectly.
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#6 Re: Battery size

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:44 pm

Hi

I've bought two batteries in the last couple of months and got them online from The Battery Shop. They give accurate dimensions for each battery and have a wide choice. You can spend many happy hours finding your ideal battery. They deliver in a couple of days for around £10. Prices are as good as anywhere else.

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