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Author Rocketeer
Planning a blat
#1 | Posted: 9 Nov 2014 18:04 
Can someone reccomend s battery please. Currently hads the banner raging bull one in. I'm not looking to spend a fortune on the latest tech. Ta

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#2 | Posted: 9 Nov 2014 18:07 
Well i can get you a replacement banner delivered on tuesday
see here http://www.sevenspeed.co.uk/collections/batteries

Or for another £30.00 there in the Powervamp option, also on the above page

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#3 | Posted: 9 Nov 2014 18:55 
I use the banner, as Hatter has linked to.
Works perfectly for me!

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Rocketeer
Planning a blat
#4 | Posted: 9 Nov 2014 19:12 
Thanks MH it's not urgent but I do need to get one, I'll ping you during the week if ok

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#5 | Posted: 9 Nov 2014 19:17 
No problem Mr Rocketeer

Author Caterham Zetec
Driving through town
#6 | Posted: 10 Nov 2014 09:01 
Since 1998 when my Exide torquestarter died again (3rd in 5 years) I have been using bog standard 063 batteries on mine, the type you can get from any factors. They come in various ratings, I use one that has a decent capacity. In those 16 years I have had 3, the current one has been on 5 years now. They cost about £35 to £40 each time. I accept they are a bit heavier than these super duper race ones and also need a bit more space but they are totally reliable for years and when a replacement is required its as easy as going down to your local factors.

If the extra weight worries you put a little less fuel in the tank, don't wear socks, eat less pies etc.

Author TobyCoulson

On country roads
#7 | Posted: 10 Nov 2014 11:38 
I replaced my Banner with a Powervamp which I got through 7speed. Worth the extra imo.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Author Bernie Sousdown

Planning a blat
#8 | Posted: 10 Nov 2014 15:42 
I use an ultramax NP20-12, cost about £32 on ebay here

You can get the Powervamp PVR25 a lot cheaper here for £40
Bernie

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#9 | Posted: 10 Nov 2014 15:46 
That is not a Powervamp PVR25

The smaller capacity batteries will struggle to start a tuned high compression motor.

Author Bernie Sousdown

Planning a blat
#10 | Posted: 10 Nov 2014 18:55 
True, thought it was very cheap!

This is however identical and £87

The NP20-12 works fine in a 7 though.
Bernie

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#11 | Posted: 10 Nov 2014 18:59 
Bernie Sousdown:
The NP20-12 works fine in a 7 though

Powervamp and Seven Speed would not recommend that battery in a 7.

Author Bernie Sousdown

Planning a blat
#12 | Posted: 11 Nov 2014 00:57 
Mad Hatter:
Bernie Sousdown:
The NP20-12 works fine in a 7 though

Powervamp and Seven Speed would not recommend that battery in a 7.

Well you wouldn't expect another manufacturer, or someone who sells alternative products, to recommend it would you!

I'm just giving my experience of using one in a seven for about 4 years so far, and offered my recommendation to the OP as they didn't want to spend a lot.
Bernie

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#13 | Posted: 11 Nov 2014 09:08 
In my experience, you get what you pay for at the end of the day.
With Seven Speed, i have tried to source the best British products were possible.
I offer the PVR25 because thats what was recommended by the experts at Powervamp who know far more about batteries than i do.

You have to consider all the engine options across the 7's various power plants.

Anyway we know our option works on everything and has been tried and tested without issue.

The biggest problem is owners not looking after their batteries.

Author Caterham Zetec
Driving through town
#14 | Posted: 11 Nov 2014 09:58 
Mad Hatter:
In my experience, you get what you pay for at the end of the day.

Very true most of the time but why would you want to spend £100 + pounds on a battery that is slightly lighter and smaller than a 063 and costs £60 more.

My £40 063's last at least 5 years (work it out, 3 in 17 summers and the 3rd is still going strong). Based on that I think I am getting exactly what I paid for.

For these special batteries to be worth the extra money they would have to last 12 years or more, bet they don't.

But since in the current 7 world every gram counts using a battery that weighs a little more just will not be acceptable.

Having a car that starts reliably is far more important than saving a few grams, having a nice and shiny lightweight battery is not going to impress that many people when you are sat at the side of the road.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#15 | Posted: 11 Nov 2014 10:07 
I use the banner, as suggested at the beginning of this thread, and it works perfectly.

It's been a very good battery

TobyCoulson
What do you consider to be the benefits of the Powervamp?
I will need to change the Banner at some point, as it is 5 years old now...

Eugene
Le Presidente

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