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Best battery for a 8000LB winch that needs 650 CCA minimum?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by KalamaKid, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
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    Yellow top Optima battery is almost $240 and only has a three year warranty. It also only has 620 CCA. What is a cheaper option with maybe a little better warranty? It has to be at least 650CCA and group type 35. Any help is appreciated. This battery is going to power an 8000lb winch without killing my truck.

    Just want to save a few bucks :eek:
     
  2. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Not sure whether you're a 1st or 2nd Gen, and I don't have a winch. I am, however, running an Interstate Mega-Tron Plus MTP-24F, which provides 1000 cranking amps (800 CCA). It came with an 85-month (30-month free replacement) warranty and cost about $100. :D
     
  3. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    2nd gen
     
  4. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    According to Interstate's site, the MTP-24F is also applicable to most (all?) 2nd Gen Tacomas.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Looks like a good battery but its not rated as a "deep cycle" battery
     
  6. Oct 15, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Didn't see that among your desired specs, and I've never needed it. :confused:
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    Please see Sections 7.1.8 and 7.1.9 in the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org for more information.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    Some folks really like Odyssey Vehicle Batteries for heavy electrical winch use.

    Edit: Had battery name wrong at first. :anonymous:
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  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    I don't have a winch but if I did I'd use Exide.

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    http://www.rockcrawler.com/techreports/exide_orbital/index.htm

    "Weighing in at 41 pounds, the Orbital puts out 890 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) at 32 degrees F and 700 CCA at 0 degrees F...........We wheeled quite a bit with the battery and even though it's not a deep cycle, we really put it through it's paces. We decided that if we were going to test it, we were going to use it! We made that battery winch us up long hills and it never gave up. Just a tap of the gas pedal here and there was all it needed to keep going. If that wasn't enough, we even welded with it. Again, it came back for more."

    Also...."Exide has brought out a new deep cycle model, so if you have room for a second battery to run your winch, welder, or lights off of, the deep cycle model provides 950 CCA at 32 degrees F and 750 CCA at 0 degrees F."
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    Just a little fyi, maybe it will help you in your search.

    Exide's ORB78DT-108 is their version of Optima's red top. *108 month warranty
    The ORB34M-36 is their equivalent of the blue. *36 month warranty
    And the ORB34DC-36 is the Exide version of Optima's yellow top. *36 mo warranty

    Just throwing it out there

    Edit - these are all BCI group size 34, but going by the chart I think it'll still work.

    They don't look to be much less expensive though, maybe even more depending on where you look.

    This is an oldy, huh? A bunch coming back to life.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    I've seen a few guys running Odyssey batteries in their dual setups. Also saw a writeup on one in 4wd Toyota owner.
     
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    If properly discharged, charged and maintained, Spiral Wound AGM batteries like Optima and Exide's Orbital and Flat Plate AGM batteries will last longer than wet lead-acid starting (car) batteries in high vibration applications like off-roading.
     
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