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Old Feb 4, 2011, 02:45 PM
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How to make a Mini Battery Kit same size as Oddessey.... Fits all Popular Trays.

So a couple years ago I set out to make a mini battery. I decided that I would first test it for a few years prior to posting about it. I purchased this battery nearly 3 years ago now and have been using it since. I purchased the battery from:

http://www.zbattery.com/CSB-12V-20Ah...d-Acid-Battery

This was the only battery that I found that had the needed dimensions for an ETS mini battery tray. The reason I found this was after some careful investigation to find that ETS' Battery was indeed a replacement part for this CSB battery. It fits perfectly in and ETS tray but the terminals proved to be a slight issue. I started looking for terminals and amazingly found them locally. Using the bolts supplied with the battery though they are some what small they then hold the terminals on great unless you're a gorilla.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product...217--0006.aspx

Here is the final product. Hope everyone enjoys their new sub $70 mini batteries.




By the way this so deserves and instant sticky!
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i'm confused what your point is...you bought a ets mini battery tray, but bought your battery elsewhere?
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Old Feb 4, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by milford View Post
i'm confused what your point is...you bought a ets mini battery tray, but bought your battery elsewhere?
Correct.. I bought the tray used for like 80 bucks but the battery is much cheaper in this form.... Price an odyssey or something and you will understand my point

Not to mention its a much cheaper replacement alternative when those mini batteries start taking a dump..
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i found a battery for 60 bucks that fit in my ets tray....it was on sale at some no name online joint through amazon
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wow looks so much cleaner than the big stock one!
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I did the same thing. I got an ETS battery from a forum owner for like 50 bucks, and got a cheap battery from batteries plus. The guy gave me the terminals off of an odyssey for free.
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Just ordered my battery and terms. Total was 72 for battery, and 17 for terminals.
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So everything showed up today. The posts have the wrong size bolt that screws into the battery. So you will have to source the correct bolt from a store somewhere. I dont know if there were different settings on the page that would have provided the correct bolts. So once I hit the hardware store I will post up the thread pitch and type.
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How do you rate this compared to the other mini batteries? is it pretty much the same thing without the ridiculous cost or do you notice a drop in performance versus what others say?
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i think most people do this for the weight savings, what is the weight of that battery vs a oddesey or braille.that may be where the price diff is.
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much cleaner
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Originally Posted by evol evo View Post
i think most people do this for the weight savings, what is the weight of that battery vs a oddesey or braille.that may be where the price diff is.
I realize that this is a very old thread and that this information is probably out there some where already but in regards to the weight difference of these two batteries the odyssey pc680 is advertised at weighing 15.4 lbs and the battery mentioned in the OP is advertised at 15.35 lbs and currently is still available at the link provided above for $55.94. Those close to half the cost of the odyssey.
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Great info!!
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Was the proper bolt thread pitch and type found? I am going to order the terminals from online but want to make sure they fit properly.
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Great info man
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