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What kind of off-brand 12v batteries are people using?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by wbs887700, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. wbs887700

    wbs887700 Junior Member

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    Can you post a link to the 12v battery you are using? I want to see what all is out there, I know there are multiple options but I only know of like 2

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    I got a BOSCH 12v BATTERY for the PRIUS at Pep Boys= Excellent battery!!!
     
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    Bosch s4 022 type 155. You can get one off Ebay for around £58 (UK)
    Batteries are not all the same size lugs
     
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    For international members, location "PA" is likely Pennsylvania, in the USA.
     
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    Hmm, just a guess here, but since no one else posted an alternative to this Bosch battery that it must be the only one recommended ?
     
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    There's more "brands", for sure. Behind the scenes though, some of the brands may be the same apart from the label, there's not that many manufacturers.
     
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    The BOSCH 12v BATTERY for the PRIUS at Pep Boys=Is NO longer available
    Time to find an alternative battery...
     
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    I have had good experience with any AGM battery produced by East Penn manufacturing. They sell under the brand Deka, and supply AGM for Napa, Duracell, and others.

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    I don’t even remember. I got mine at Costco thought.
     
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    Mighty Max 35Ah - amazon.com - $85 roughly. Works great, Easy to modify minimally to fit.
     
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    35 Ah might be okay for non-SKS but 45 Ah (or even 55 Ah) is better for the SKS Prius.
     
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    Wow, so a mighty max 55ah is about 135 usd on amazon, this battery will work ?
     
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    As long as it is the right dimensions and has JIS pencil posts with the positive post on the right, preferably using AGM construction. At that price, I doubt it is AGM.
     
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    Depends I'd say on what you are trying to achieve. In my case all I want is a 12V bat that I can reasonably easily connect to the car. I use 35Ah Mighty Maxes on my 4 Priuses. I bolt the car cables to the lugs on the battery - no pencil posts and I don't care which side the terminals are on. The MM fits in the Prius bat space, or I just lay it in the cargo bin. I disconnect the bat every time I leave the car for a few days (with the more junk cars I disconnect the bat every single time I park!!) I charge the MM with a Foxsur charger often. Basically any 12V bat works to boot the car computers which require minimal current - Walmart lawn mower bats, etc.
     
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    Ah, that's what i was looking to hear, just to boot things up for now and do some assessing of potential pit falls, thank you for that John
     
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    And yes dolg its gel agm thank you, no pencil posts, I will deal with that for now though.