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megatrack

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Hi, What is the size of the original C5 Batteries?
« on: 26, August, 2009 - 16:47:38 »
Just got my C5 back from storage after 17 years, hooked up a battery pack and it works like new ;D.
I don't have the original batteries no more. My dad got rid of them over the years and I would like to know if someone can tell me what size were the original C5 batteries. W*L*H.

Thanks you
AJ from Arizona.

Karl

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Re: Hi, What is the size of the original C5 Batteries?
« Reply #1 on: 26, August, 2009 - 18:43:31 »
A version of the "original" batteries are still available from Adam Harper at Sinclair Vehicles;
http://www.sinclair-research.co.uk/c5

These are what he previously sold, but I understand he has a different supplier now so they may be slightly different;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=348.0

As you can see from the link, the originals were quite small 36ah deep discharge batteries. A smaller version of the leisure batteries you can buy now for caravans etc.

If you want to stick with the original keyswitch set-up, and want to use a cheaper battery, the closest alternative battery available now is a type 038. The grey Sinclair battery top just about fits ,leaving one side slightly raised.
I have since heard that type 015 batteries are the same physical size, but more powerful - haven't tried this myself yet so cannot vouch for the claims  :)
http://www.tayna.co.uk/038-Numax-Car-Battery-P982.html
http://www.tayna.co.uk/015-Numax-Car-Battery-P977.html

Most of us here use one of the c5alive wiring kits enabling us to use whatever 12v battery fits in the allocated space  8)
http://c5alive.co.uk/ecommerce/product_info.php?cPath=7_21&products_id=195&osCsid=04b5d147e79f6fb224029bd38d2d1b9c

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