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    Default Battery advice please.

    My car (2.0 Turbo Signum) battery needs replacing. I've been offered a nearly new battery from a mate but it's a 74ah 680amp jobby. The battery currently fitted is 66ah 300amp. My question is, would the replacement battery be pushing out to much juice and would it have a detrimental effect on the alternator?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabbitoldgit View Post
    would the replacement battery be pushing out to much juice and would it have a detrimental effect on the alternator?

    Thanks in advance.
    No, and no.

    Think of it as your battery being an AA cell sized one and your mates a D cell sized one. Same voltage, but the D cell will power whatever equipment is connected to it for a lot longer than the AA.

    If the replacement battery went flat however, it would just take a bit longer to charge via your alternator than the existing one would.

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    Thanks Dave. I'll be fitting it the morrow and save a few bob.

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