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Found Odyssey PC680 For $117.99

My current PC680 Battery is dying. Had it about 4 years. Was hoping for a little better life. Will try again. Been looking for a deal on a new one and found this site. Includes Free shipping and no handling charges.

Researched the site a little and seemed to be well regarded in the car customizing circles. Will update this site with how they do.

http://vr-speed.com/store/odyssey-ha...80-p-1128.html

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That sounds like a good deal Carl. Have you load tested your PC680? I am over 5 years on mine with no problems. I NEVER use a tender! I occasionally put a 6amp charger on it in the winter for a couple of hours. Go to enersys web site and down load their maintenance instructions on the batteries. Very interesting and some information contrary to what a lot of people think about AGM batteries. Also, they have a very good smart 3 level charger.

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Might pay just to double check the build date on the batteries in question so that you dont end up with a new battery that is already 2 years old.

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"Unlike conventional batteries that require a recharge every six to twelve weeks, the ODYSSEY battery can be stored for up to two years at 25C (77F) from a fully charged state. These batteries can be stored for two years or when the open circuit voltage (OCV) drops to 12.00V, whichever comes first."

12 Year design life and 6 to 10 year service life, and besides - just about ANY internet site is not going to be physically ordering heavy batteries and incur the expense of shipping, inventory and especially storage. It will most likely be drop shipped directly from an Enersys warehouse.


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That sounds like a good deal Carl. Have you load tested your PC680? I am over 5 years on mine with no problems. I NEVER use a tender! I occasionally put a 6amp charger on it in the winter for a couple of hours. Go to enersys web site and down load their maintenance instructions on the batteries. Very interesting and some information contrary to what a lot of people think about AGM batteries. Also, they have a very good smart 3 level charger.
Excellent advice - many times they can be "revived" unlike typical lead acid types which sulfate. I've killed mine a couple of times and brought it back to life - going on seven years and now living off daily life support in the form of a Yuasa smart charger - even though it is not on their "approved" list - and why would they "approve" something made by one of their biggest competitors?

"To fully charge a battery that is routinely discharged deeply, a minimum of 40 amps are required with
charger voltage within the range of 14.1V to 14.7V. It is imperative not to exceed 15.0V as this will cause the
pressure valves to open and out-gas hydrogen, oxygen and water from inside the battery. This will shorten the life
of the battery and cause premature failure. Some portable chargers exceed 15.0V, especially two-wheel garage
chargers, so charging voltages should be verified by measuring the charging voltage during the time when the
charging amperage is reducing from full output. The deep cycle charging voltage must be within 14.1V minimum to
14.7V maximum.
If a standard automotive charger is used to boost charge a discharged battery because of an accessory left on, it is
important to make sure the charging voltage does not exceed 15 volts during charge. A hand held voltmeter can be
used to monitor this periodically. The following chart provides recharge times under this type of boost charging to
an 80-95% recharge and then allows the vehicle charging system to complete the charge."


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That sounds like a good deal Carl. Have you load tested your PC680? I am over 5 years on mine with no problems. I NEVER use a tender! I occasionally put a 6amp charger on it in the winter for a couple of hours. Go to enersys web site and down load their maintenance instructions on the batteries. Very interesting and some information contrary to what a lot of people think about AGM batteries. Also, they have a very good smart 3 level charger.
I was on a camping trip a couple of weeks ago and after the bike sat for 1 night without being on a charger, it would not start. Had to get a jump in order to leave the campsite. I always keep the bike plugged into a BMW battery charger when its in my garage. Got that advice from this board when the bike was new and the original battery would go dead after leaving it off the charger for a about 5-6 days. Was told that the alarm system and some other electronics are always sucking some power, so it was best to keep it plugged in when idle in the garage for more than a couple of nights. Should probably try to track down what is sucking the power, but just never got around to it.

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Will update this site with how they do.

http://vr-speed.com/store/odyssey-ha...80-p-1128.html
Well all went well. Battery was delivered today.Kept me up to date with order acknowledgement and notice when it was shipped. Correct battery with a manufacture date of June 2011. Drop shipped from the factory, but that's fine with me - No shipping charge, handling charge or sales tax.

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