[T3] Battery options
willjahn975 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 10:52:07 PDT 2019
I didn't know group 42's were obsolete. I do know since Firestone
franchises here in southern Calif have for the most part vanished in the
last year I can't find an Interstate yet they still list them on their
site. Autozone offers their group 42 which I had previous to the interstate
I got new in 2009 I seemed a better battery at that time. None of them
really fit the front most type 3 bracket well since they seem to have made
the base lip taller and as far as I know the same company makes both. I
used to get a batteries that would fit close yet had a higher AH rating and
never felt they got fully charged from a 30 amp generator.
On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 9:46 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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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