Originally Posted by Ranger6
I know it depends upon several variables, not the least of which are outside temperatures, load generally placed on it, charging cycles, etc., but what sort of life on average should one expect to get from the Odyssey PC 680?
Toad's Odyssey is about 5 years old - never a problem on starting. Normal scoot usage for a '99 (107K miles), butt I do throw a Battery Tender on it now and then - I've never seen it below 12.4v. I have an i4c voltage display thangie on the dash so that I know the Odyssey's situation anytime I'm around Toad.
BTW - seems like I remember reading somewhere (ad copy, or vendor's webpage) that the battery is touted to have a service life of 10 years, with normal 'abuse'!!
And, FWIW - a friend of mine's LT had been in Houston for 6 or 7 weeks, having some work done on it. No one thought to charge the battery during that time, and when we went to retrieve it coupla dayz ago, it had 'no' life - no lights, no starter, nada. The dealership jumped it with a shop machine and it wuz left running in the parking lot for about 10-15 minutes. We left the dealership and immediately stopped to fill up. He has to remove the key to open the gas tank
and after the fill-up, hit the starter and it fired up like a brand new battery.
That meant that on the way home, necessary stops, and lunch, weren't gonna be a problem getting back on the road.