Battery Life

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    Which one is a typo? I went through the battery fitment guide and got this:

    H7.PNG H8.PNG
     
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    The H7 should read 640 CCA, 700 CA. The H8 appears to be accurate, give or take a few amps. That would make more sense (there's no replacement for displacement...) on two otherwise very similar batteries, one being a bit larger. I see that Interstate also markets a line of "premium" AGM batteries.
     
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    Hello everyone.
    I have just replaced my dead battery with the same interstate MTP-49 H8.


    I talked to my service advisor I have been with since 2010.
    He told me that a new battery and service would cost me around $300 but once he figured out that my battery was replace back in December 2015 he said it was still under Interstate warranty.
    At the time we talked about it I understood that I would have to pay about $60 to have it done.
    Once the service was done he told me "no charge for today".
    I did not expect this at all. I always had a great service from him even though I am one of those clients who can hear every squeak and noise in the car. Maybe I am lucky but my experience with Land Rover North Scottsdale service and sale was always great.
    Never had problems that I was running oversized heavy tires, 300lb of skid plates.
    What can I say, there is no better battery then a free battery.


    Umbrto, how do you like your
    Shumacher SC-1200A-CA auto-switching rapid charger / trickle charger?
    I am thinking of buying one ($52 at amazon) and charging my battery from time to time. Will this extend the life ?
    This is my 4th battery since March 2013. On average every 18 months I need a new one. Take into account Arizona heat, off roading, mostly city driving during a week.

    I will plan ahead and get ready for a new battery in Feb 2019.
     
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    That's great service TLB. I really like the Schumacher battery charger / conditioner. I have it hooked up to the car right now (leaving early tomorrow for a 10-day vacation with the family), and I alternate it about every month or two between main and auxiliary battery - I have a Traxide battery isolator as well and my auxiliary battery is an Optima Yellow Top that provides juice to a number of accessories such as dash cam, refrigerator, etc. Having said that, my daily work commute is about 2 hours round trip, often with lots of additional driving between that round trip. My batteries have plenty of time to recharge day in, day out, despite our lazy "intelligent" alternator. Unless one of my batteries is going bad, they are always at or near 100% capacity when I top them up with the Shumacher. The trickle charge when I go on extended trips or vacations is the most useful feature for me. It's cheap enough and well made, I recommend it to keep your new battery conditioned, it should definitely help extending its life a few extra months.
     
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    Since this is "battery life" thread I will continue over here.
    How long are : the power cord, clamps cable on Shumacher SC-1200A-CA?
    I noticed there is an extention cord available (25 feet Iong). Shumacher part number EC-25. Is it worth to order it or the standard cable is long enough?
     
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    Got my Schumacher SC-1200A-CA.
    The cables are not super long but long enough to make it work in my garage.
    The extention cord EC-25 is not for this charger. I just connected my new battery to my charger and it showed. 80%.
    We will see how long this battery will last for me when kept close to full charge on regular basis.
    BTW the battery in my Audi (3 years old) is doing pretty well. It is located in a trunk and my daily higway commute helps it at the same time.
     

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