Battery for 4.5 GRX

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Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by SJBS » 10 Apr 2013 05:08

Well the winter is coming so I guess the battery suppliers are all smiling :blonde:

Just came back last week from a trip, and the next day when attempted to start the vehicle, it was dead. I did a quick charge (4 hrs) and later it was fine. But the following morning once again dead... Thus I guess I am in for the 3 yearly battery replacement.

I have a 639 battery currently installed,

but the Battery Center website recommends:
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What I the largest battery that can be installed, getting some spare capacity for the weekends?

Any recommendations or advice will be appreciated.

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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by Herrie » 10 Apr 2013 07:04

Those + and - pins must be on the other side of the battery :oldtimer:
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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by David » 10 Apr 2013 09:10

Yes, the poles must be other way around
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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by Tinus lotz » 10 Apr 2013 12:47

I have a 9oa in my 4.8

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Post by SJBS » 10 Apr 2013 20:51

Thanks guys,

Did any of you upsize? If yes to what did you upsize to? (No mods please, just swap for larger/higher capacity battery )

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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by Tinus lotz » 11 Apr 2013 07:31

I am sure the space for the battery is the same for 4.5 and 4.8 mabe the battery bracket is different what size is standard on 4.5?

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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by David » 11 Apr 2013 08:07

I went to a Varta G7

Battery Capacity : 95 Ah
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA): 830 A
Length [mm]: 306
Width [mm]: 173
Height [mm]: 225
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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by Chris Skinner » 11 Apr 2013 14:43

I have this battery - probably about the biggest that fits into the space - 2,5 years and going strong.
Make some proper heavy duty terminal connectors for yourself as well...
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Re: Battery for 4.5 GRX

Post by SJBS » 16 Apr 2013 21:20

Thanks David and Christo,

I could not obtain any of these "exotics" in the bush and had the following choices:
Make Model Cn 20 hr Ah Is Hold Down L W H Price
Dixon 638 60 280 B0 240 172 220 R 715,92
Dixon 646 60 270 B3 240 175 190 R 747,84
FNB 639H 60 285 B0 241 173 215 R 750,00


But in reality because of the "hold down" and polarity, I only had a single choice. Life is much simpler in the bush as it limits your choices....

During the replacement I found significant airflow space between the battery and the plastic cover - I assume this was all used for the VARTA - it really looks like a massive battery!

If I compare the physical size and the electrical the Varta is in a different league! :woo:

Is my assumption right that it will equate to 5 tanks of petrol :lol: ? For future reference, where would you purchase one and what guarantee does it have?

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