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Author Topic: Battery type  (Read 3501 times)

Offline marinabrid

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Battery type
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:30:15 PM »
another question,  just found this after reading the handbook,  it says the car is fitted with a silver calcium battery and if replaced the exact same type must be used, no other battery is to be used.
the chap i bought it from has fitted a standard no silver calcium type 096
do i need to worry ?
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Battery type
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 06:03:43 PM »
I think the main difference is to do with the way the vehicle's alternator and charging system charge the two different types of batteries, newer vehicles (built in the last 10-15 years or so, at least in the case of Ford) employ a 'smart charge' system which instead of charging a battery at a constant rate (IIRC) charge at a higher voltage from cold (as a cold battery is able to be charged at a faster rate), gradually reducing the voltage as the engine/ battery warms up, basically optimising the charge rate according to the battery's needs. Perhaps Mirez can explain this better than I can?

As the engine and ancillaries presumably including alternator and electrics in the V6 Galaxy you own are all of VW origin I would be more inclined to take heed of VW's recommendation on the subject, assuming you can find it, the upshot is that a standard lead acid battery isn't optimised to a system with smart charge designed to use a silver calcium battery and the battery recharge performance may not be as good as it should. How much difference this makes to real world everyday driving somebody else will need to quantify.

This link mentions smart charge on the paged numbered 196 (section 4), and a bit of blurb about silver calcium batteries on page 200, on the right hand side.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 06:24:36 PM by insanitybeard »
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 07:49:43 PM »
thats quiet a bit of reading on there ,   looks like for peace of mind i may get a bosch silver as I'm hoping to have car for many years. Thanks for your help   again .
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: Battery type
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 12:42:17 PM »
This is the one on mine, ditched the 096 after a couple of instances of flat battery after too much indulgence of the independent heating.
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2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

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Offline bigdave982

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Re: Battery type
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 01:27:03 PM »
Blimey Chris that's a biggun

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Re: Battery type
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 01:31:30 PM »
Yep that fills the tray right up.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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