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Old 05-20-2020, 12:32 PM
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Default Trying something other than Odyssey

In late 2015 I put in a Odyssey 925L to replace a 1200 that was 8 years old. The 925L now needs replacing at just over 4 years. The prices have gone up to $189 so I decided to try the Big Crank ETX-30L for $119.95, no tax and no shipping. Seemed to have good reviews and at nearly 1/2 price at my door I thought I?d try it. Will report back on how it holds up.

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Old 05-21-2020, 10:57 AM
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Default Wheelchair battery

Been using the UB12350 battery- weighs about 24Lbs, about 315CCA. I have a full electrical panel and have most everything off for startup except the PFD, thats driven by a backup battery. Never had any issues and at $70 Im fine replacing every 4 years. YTX30L-BS is next on my trying list at 380CCA.

TJ- for sure let us know how Big Crank works out for you.

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Old 05-21-2020, 10:20 PM
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The ETX-30L is advertised at 400 CCA. I definitely will let you know how it works out.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:09 AM
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RV plastics has an tray adopter that fits the 925 and Rv10 Tray. https://www.rvplasticparts.com/produ...5-battery-tray
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:28 AM
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The big crank is working well for me.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM
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Default Big Crank

I've held off on Big Crank only because I heard many say it just flat out stops working after 18 months. But most dont and are really happy with the battery.
Thanks for the future updates!
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:11 AM
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Many of the aerobatic planes use to start their high compression -580's. I think they are being swapped for lithium for weight today.
I had two -680's for 10 years and they did great. I would swap one out every year and then put it in my BMW GS and my family's GS's when they had them. Worked great and I never had a battery older than 2 years old.
I have switched to the EarthX batteries in the back and saved a ton of weight. I am almost always loaded and it really helped the CG when fuel is burned.

There is a noticiable difference between starting power between the Ody and EarthX. I plan on swapping them around 5-6 years.
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