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odyssey battery - correct model?

PostPost by: kroseelan » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:06 am

Okay, I need to replace the now deceased battery in my 72 Elan, and
Odyssey seems to get the majority vote. What's the correct
model/size? The Battery Barn here in Virginia seems to depict the
PC680MJT as the the smallest 680 with SAE terminals. Is there a
reason not to pick a battery with a larger capacity?

--Kevin


--- In ***@***.***, "Tony Vaccaro" <[email protected]> wrote:
In my opinion the Odyssey is the best out there right now. I used
them in my

Elans.my Seven and my tractor.
You can see a few installations at www.lotusowners.com
<http://www.lotusowners.com/> Go to the upgrades/repairs link.

I used Optimias but they died after a few years. My Odysseys are
going

strong.7 years after I installed them.

Great battery.



Tony Vaccaro


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Subject: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery



Has anyone used the Odyssey dry cell battery?

They have a small size suitable for my Elan +2. They do not leak
acid as

they are dry, but are they sealed from ?

Thanks

Bob

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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:42 am

I no longer have the Elan..but in my opinion.one of the slim ones that is
only about 3.5 inches wide.would be fine.



It would fit nice into the spot for the regular battery and put on pressure
on the side light..



Tony Vaccaro



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Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery - correct model?



Okay, I need to replace the now deceased battery in my 72 Elan, and
Odyssey seems to get the majority vote. What's the correct
model/size? The Battery Barn here in Virginia seems to depict the
PC680MJT as the the smallest 680 with SAE terminals. Is there a
reason not to pick a battery with a larger capacity?

--Kevin

--- In ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com,
"Tony Vaccaro" <[email protected]> wrote:
In my opinion the Odyssey is the best out there right now. I used
them in my

Elans.my Seven and my tractor.
You can see a few installations at www.lotusowners.com
<http://www.lotusown <http://www.lotusowners.com/> ers.com/> Go to the
upgrades/repairs link.


I used Optimias but they died after a few years. My Odysseys are
going

strong.7 years after I installed them.

Great battery.



Tony Vaccaro


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Subject: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery



Has anyone used the Odyssey dry cell battery?

They have a small size suitable for my Elan +2. They do not leak
acid as

they are dry, but are they sealed from ?

Thanks

Bob

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99 Elise190, 91 M100 Elan, 74 Europa, 72 Europa JPS #15, 68 Elan Coupe RHD
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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:47 am

That should have been "not put pressure on the side light"



I had two of these in my Seven..two of the 3 inch wide models. That car
would crank forever.



I really do think one would have been enough.



I forgot the size I had in the Elan.but it WAS putting pressure on the side
light.



tony



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Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery - correct model?



I no longer have the Elan..but in my opinion.one of the slim ones that is
only about 3.5 inches wide.would be fine.

It would fit nice into the spot for the regular battery and put on pressure
on the side light..

Tony Vaccaro

_____

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Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:05 AM
To: ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery - correct model?

Okay, I need to replace the now deceased battery in my 72 Elan, and
Odyssey seems to get the majority vote. What's the correct
model/size? The Battery Barn here in Virginia seems to depict the
PC680MJT as the the smallest 680 with SAE terminals. Is there a
reason not to pick a battery with a larger capacity?

--Kevin

--- In ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com,
"Tony Vaccaro" <[email protected]> wrote:
In my opinion the Odyssey is the best out there right now. I used
them in my

Elans.my Seven and my tractor.
You can see a few installations at www.lotusowners.com
<http://www.lotusown <http://www.lotusown <http://www.lotusowners.com/>
ers.com/> ers.com/> Go to the

upgrades/repairs link.

I used Optimias but they died after a few years. My Odysseys are
going

strong.7 years after I installed them.

Great battery.



Tony Vaccaro


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Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 9:24 AM
To: ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com
Subject: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery



Has anyone used the Odyssey dry cell battery?

They have a small size suitable for my Elan +2. They do not leak
acid as

they are dry, but are they sealed from ?

Thanks

Bob

Tony Vaccaro
http://www.lotusowners.com
LOONY (Lotus Owners of New York)
Drive Fast Take Chances
71 Spyder Elan, ElanGTS, 93 Caterham, 05 Elise,
99 Elise190, 91 M100 Elan, 74 Europa, 72 Europa JPS #15, 68 Elan Coupe RHD
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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:50 am

I assume you did look at this page.the specs page



http://www.odysseyfactory.com/specs.htm



Should be easy to find the one that fits..



Tony



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Of Tony Vaccaro
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:48 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery - correct model?



That should have been "not put pressure on the side light"

I had two of these in my Seven..two of the 3 inch wide models. That car
would crank forever.

I really do think one would have been enough.

I forgot the size I had in the Elan.but it WAS putting pressure on the side
light.

tony

_____

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Behalf
Of Tony Vaccaro
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:42 AM
To: ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery - correct model?

I no longer have the Elan..but in my opinion.one of the slim ones that is
only about 3.5 inches wide.would be fine.

It would fit nice into the spot for the regular battery and put on pressure
on the side light..

Tony Vaccaro

_____

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Of Kevin Rose
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:05 AM
To: ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery - correct model?

Okay, I need to replace the now deceased battery in my 72 Elan, and
Odyssey seems to get the majority vote. What's the correct
model/size? The Battery Barn here in Virginia seems to depict the
PC680MJT as the the smallest 680 with SAE terminals. Is there a
reason not to pick a battery with a larger capacity?

--Kevin

--- In ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com,
"Tony Vaccaro" <[email protected]> wrote:
In my opinion the Odyssey is the best out there right now. I used
them in my

Elans.my Seven and my tractor.
You can see a few installations at www.lotusowners.com
<http://www.lotusown <http://www.lotusown <http://www.lotusown
<http://www.lotusowners.com/> ers.com/>

ers.com/> ers.com/> Go to the
upgrades/repairs link.

I used Optimias but they died after a few years. My Odysseys are
going

strong.7 years after I installed them.

Great battery.



Tony Vaccaro


From: ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com
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Of [email protected]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 9:24 AM
To: ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com
Subject: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery



Has anyone used the Odyssey dry cell battery?

They have a small size suitable for my Elan +2. They do not leak
acid as

they are dry, but are they sealed from ?

Thanks

Bob

Tony Vaccaro
http://www.lotusowners.com
LOONY (Lotus Owners of New York)
Drive Fast Take Chances
71 Spyder Elan, ElanGTS, 93 Caterham, 05 Elise,
99 Elise190, 91 M100 Elan, 74 Europa, 72 Europa JPS #15, 68 Elan Coupe RHD
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PostPost by: "C.D.S." » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:46 am

Hello Kevin,

The PC680MJT. The MJ part is for metal jacket. A regular PC680
should work out fine, weigh less, and should be marginally cheaper.


regards

carl


On Sep 5, 18 Heisei, at 9:04 PM, Kevin Rose wrote:

Okay, I need to replace the now deceased battery in my 72 Elan, and
Odyssey seems to get the majority vote. What's the correct
model/size? The Battery Barn here in Virginia seems to depict the
PC680MJT as the the smallest 680 with SAE terminals. Is there a
reason not to pick a battery with a larger capacity?

--Kevin

--- In ***@***.***, "Tony Vaccaro" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> In my opinion the Odyssey is the best out there right now. I used
them in my
> Elans.my Seven and my tractor.
> You can see a few installations at www.lotusowners.com
> <http://www.lotusowners.com/> Go to the upgrades/repairs link.
>
> I used Optimias but they died after a few years. My Odysseys are
going
> strong.7 years after I installed them.
>
> Great battery.
>
>
>
> Tony Vaccaro
>
>
> From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
On Behalf
> Of [email protected]
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 9:24 AM
> To: ***@***.***
> Subject: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery
>
>
>
> Has anyone used the Odyssey dry cell battery?
>
> They have a small size suitable for my Elan +2. They do not leak
acid as
> they are dry, but are they sealed from ?
>
> Thanks
>
> Bob
>



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PostPost by: steveww » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:07 am

I am on the road at the moment so I can not check but.... If I recall
correctly it was the 680 that I fitted to my S4.&quot;C.D.S.&quot;
&lt;***@***.***; wrote: &gt; Hello Kevin, &gt; &gt; The
PC680MJT. The MJ part is for metal jacket. A regular PC680 &gt; should work
out fine, weigh less, and should be marginally cheaper. &gt; &gt; &gt;
regards &gt; &gt; carl &gt; &gt; &gt; On Sep 5, 18 Heisei, at 9:04 PM,
Kevin Rose wrote: &gt; &gt; &gt; Okay, I need to replace the now deceased
battery in my 72 Elan, and &gt; &gt; Odyssey seems to get the majority vote.
What's the correct &gt; &gt; model/size? The Battery Barn here in Virginia
seems to depict the &gt; &gt; PC680MJT as the the smallest 680 with SAE
terminals. Is there a &gt; &gt; reason not to pick a battery with a larger
capacity? &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; --Kevin &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; --- In
***@***.***, &quot;Tony Vaccaro&quot; &lt;***@***.***; wrote:
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; In my opinion the Odyssey is the best out there
right now. I used &gt; &gt; them in my &gt; &gt; &gt; Elans.my Seven and my
tractor. &gt; &gt; &gt; You can see a few installations at
www.lotusowners.com &gt; &gt; &gt; &lt;http://www.lotusowners.com/&gt; Go to
the upgrades/repairs link. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; I used Optimias but
they died after a few years. My Odysseys are &gt; &gt; going &gt; &gt; &gt;
strong.7 years after I installed them. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Great
battery. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Tony
Vaccaro &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; From:
***@***.***lto:***@***.*** &gt; &gt; On
Behalf &gt; &gt; &gt; Of [email protected] &gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Friday, September
01, 2006 9:24 AM &gt; &gt; &gt; To: ***@***.*** &gt; &gt; &gt;
Subject: [LotusElan.net] odyssey battery &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Has anyone used the Odyssey dry cell battery? &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; They have a small size suitable for my Elan +2. They
do not leak &gt; &gt; acid as &gt; &gt; &gt; they are dry, but are they sealed
from ? &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Thanks &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Bob
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;


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