The Ultimate Battery Thread

LeeH

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I thought I'd post some of the information I collected today whilst searching for the correct battery for the DC5.

This is mainly because I see people buying the Halfords branded Micra battery which isn't the correct fitment for £65! Or £90 for a Bosch!

Also I have negotiated them at trade price.

The universal UK code for the correct battery is 156. The Varta code is B31

Approx dimension taken from my OEM Yuasa Tristar battery.
235mm wide
220mm tall
125mm thick
13mm terminals
30mm from the back of the battery to the center of the terminal.


The VARTA battery with a 4 year warranty is £42

The Numax battery with a 3 year warranty is £37

Postage is around £10 or collect in Grimsby.

Call 01472 352 838



HTH

Lee
 

sovietspybob

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oo i'll have to remember about this thread, very very handy ;)
 

VT-Doo

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What's the spec?
Does it have the same output as the OEM battery?
I ask as the OEM battery can struggle with the UK's lower temperatures at winter.
 

LeeH

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The Varta is 45Ah. I don't know what the budget one is.

My OEM never had a problem where I live. And it was a very cold winter last year.


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Type_R6

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I bought an OEM battery last year for 35 quid. Amazes me why people go to places like halfords :?
 

dc5-2ltr

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Type_R6 said:
I bought an OEM battery last year for 35 quid. Amazes me why people go to places like halfords :?
Is this the same as an EP3 battery then??
 

Edy

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Or you could still get a Genuine Battery..

31500-SMG-E02 £63.73 Incl, I know its more money but just thought I'd share this info with you guys :wink:
 

dc5-2ltr

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Type_R6 said:
I bought an OEM battery last year for 35 quid. Amazes me why people go to places like halfords :?
Must have been quite a bit cheaper then because as Edy says they`re around the £63 mark from our local Honda stealer :eek:
 

Edy

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I cant remember them being that cheap..I know we've had 2 price increase's this year but ......

Last year they were £40 + vat.
 

Type_R6

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Well i do get a slight discount through my work but its not alot. When looked up under chassis number it listed 3 types, all different prices and all different makes. The one on the car was the most expensive so i bought the cheapest (around £34 all in) and what turned up was the same that was on the car anyway! :lol:

I reckon its what they use on most of the honda's including the civic type r. I also noticed its the same battery as my mums yaris :)
 

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Type_R6 said:
I bought an OEM battery last year for 35 quid. Amazes me why people go to places like halfords :?
Because some people have a trade card :wink:
 

dotty

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Just bumping this up as I think a new battery will be required soon.
 

kazmo

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just changed my battery, £44 from honda 8)
 

donkeykong

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Just bought one, but not in UK!
In netherlands it's 80 pounds, sucks living here :(
 

Coupe Rob

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Thanks for this info Lee, just ordered a Varta battery.

Price has gone up a bit, but they still gave me the forum discount. So it was £46 and £10 delivery.
 

Yella Fella

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The OEM battery struggled at cold temps, so much it died, hence my change for Halfords Micra battery after research. Will try the others though if this one goes ;)
 

dotty

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Coupe Rob said:
Thanks for this info Lee, just ordered a Varta battery.

Price has gone up a bit, but they still gave me the forum discount. So it was £46 and £10 delivery.
How much is it now then?
 

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dotty said:
Coupe Rob said:
Thanks for this info Lee, just ordered a Varta battery.

Price has gone up a bit, but they still gave me the forum discount. So it was £46 and £10 delivery.
How much is it now then?
£46 for the battery + £10 next day delivery
 
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