Any Car Battery - Buy or Borrow - Leics Notts Area

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revilla
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Any Car Battery - Buy or Borrow - Leics Notts Area

Looking for a car battery, any kind used so long as it holds a reasonable charge. Something I can pick up and charge this week! Preferably Leicestershire/ Nottinghamshire area.

I'm demoing my ECU remapping stuff at classic Rover show next weekend and just found out there's no power available. I want to run a small bench programing rig (12V) and have some spare capacity for my laptop (can get a 12V adapter). Bigger is better (within reason).

If anyone has a decent used battery I'd be happy to buy it for future use as I intend to do a few of these.

Cheers,

Andrew

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Andrew,

For that you want an AGM - or better still a LiFePo4 - battery.
An ordinary start battery dislikes being discharged.
I guess sending one from Denmark would not make sense ;-)

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Haven't you got one in your 7 ? Getmecoat

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How about one of these.... and make it a family day out....  Rofl 

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@rj - Thanks but the postage sounds expensive. 

@SM25T - Indeed, and there it is staying.

@7WOTW - I'll see if either of them are up for it!

Now ... has anyone local actually got a battery? LOL

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Sounds like a trip to Halfords with club voucher then.

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Andrew, if you would like to borrow a 110VA leisure battery and you can collect and return to Hertfordshire (HP4), I can help.  I use two alternately to keep the carcoon inflated over the 21.

Far too heavy to post...

Stephen

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Thanks for the offer Stephen, but I think I'm sorted now. Just bought myself a Clarke JSM350 jump starter power pack. As well as the jump starting capability, it has simultaneous 12V (to power my bench programming rig), 19V (to power my laptop) and USB (to charge my phone) outputs, so everything is covered. It's 18Ah capacity, and I've measured my laptop using about 1.5A and the programming rig, complete with a running ECU, using 0.3A, so it will keep everything going for quite a few hours (the laptop will run off its own battery for a few hours too).

SV VVC 170 - 170.4 bhp @ 7100 rpm - 142.4 ft.lb. @ 4900 rpm

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Much more convenient.

Stephen

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