[T3] Battery options

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Mon Apr 22 09:46:31 PDT 2019

Our original size was a Group 42, but I understand that these are now 
obsolete. I think it was superceeded by another Group, possibly Group 92, 
that has all the features of Group 42 plus hold-down lips on the ends as well 
as the sides.

For a microbus, you have more options, since you don't have to worry about 
headroom or, maybe, length. There are a number of Euro style battery 
Groups in the 40s (43, 44, 45, 48...) that might work. That's probably where 
you could find whatever the 63 Ah version was. Maybe those are all 90s 

I'll check later this week when I'm at my FLAPS.


On 22 Apr 2019 at 7:03, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:

> Hi all,
> Fair warning - not Type 3 - but probably applicable there as well.
> I have a 1978 Westy camper, all stock, and I am looking for a new battery. I´m from Germany but currently living in the US and the terminology here (Group XX) is all gobbledygook to me.
> The stock battery is 12V/54Ah, for the Canadian market they had a slightly bigger 63Ah battery.
> I want to make sure to get something that has the posts in the right place (top posts, both on the same side), that the posts fit the standard VW clamps, and that the battery is held down safely by the stock battery clamp that hooks over the protrusion at the bottom of the battery. I´m not looking for anything special (gel, etc), just a good reliable battery that fits and is held down safely.
> I am sure all that applies to Type 3s as well ;-)
> What would you recommend?
> Thank you!
> jens
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Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
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