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So I went to replace my battery on my new purchase. The "old" one was put in by the previous owner and is still a wet battery. The store manager recommened either the PC925 or if I wanted weight savings the PC680.

What about the PC 625? It is lighter, has better cold cranking, and more reserve capacity. It is also $50 cheaper. I don't understand the downsize to that battery, but he didn't think it would be a "large" enough battery for the car. I have a battery charger that came with the car.
 

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Thanks Viper. I actually did read this prior to posting, and the excellent resource led me to the Odyssey in the first place. I guess the difference between the Pc625 and 680 is the pulse cranking amps. I was just unsure of how important that is compared to the other features.
 

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You must decide on your priority:

Amp Hour(Idle Longevity) or weight etc.
Any of these will have enough cranking amps to start the engine

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Michael
 

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however you will find when installing if you take the bolts out of your battery terminal clamps to install the connectors on the Odyssey it is near impossible to jump start or charge with getting ghetto fabulous with an allen key.
 

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however you will find when installing if you take the bolts out of your battery terminal clamps to install the connectors on the Odyssey it is near impossible to jump start or charge with getting ghetto fabulous with an allen key.
I have an "anderson connector" that I am installing in the clam just above the license plate.

That should help with charging and jumping.
 

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I'm running the 625 in my Elise, just made up a hold down plate to fit it. I'v had the 625's last for 10 years in other cars, and think it's a great choice.
 

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I've been using a PC545 with SAE Automotive terminals for nearly 2 yrs without any problems. Its smaller and lighter than the PC680 and it works with the S111 bracket. I guess part of my success with it is that i never let the charge drain. I either disconnect it or its always plug into a trickle charger when not in use.


Pic of the Odyssey SAE Automotive Terminlas.
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SAE Automotive terminals

* Brass Terminals
* Fits the Odyssey PC545, PC680, PC925, PC1200 and PC1700 series
* Universal terminal that can take either top post or side mount cables
* Compatible with standard automotive clamps and are threaded for a 3/8" bolt down the center
Odyssey Battery hold downs and accessories
 

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Good to know that any of those three will work. Suprised about the Pc545 frankly. That would also free up some precious trunk space.
 

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I had the PC680 in my miata for a while......never started if cold (under 50 degrees). Finally quit on me after just over a year. Nice for lightweight, maybe I bought a bum example, but I didn't like it.
 
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