which battery is best

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  1. one in a van

    one in a van Read Only Funster

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    Hi, it's me again,
    I am going to purchase a battery for my 1984, 1.3t, 1.9 petrol Fiat Ducato van,
    does anyone have any advice on which battery is the best to buy?
    I have looked at the varta D21, but am wondering if there are any others I should consider?
    Cheers
    Darren
     
  2. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Always used "Varta" in my boats,, which is a cruel enviroment,, and they have been superb,, dont think you can go far wrong with them. :thumb:

    I expect there are cheaper,, can only speak as I find, not the sort of thing you want to go down when you are 20 miles or so out at sea.. :RollEyes:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Loads of advice on here, just do a search on LUCAS and you will turn up threads on batteries.
     
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    We use Banner starter batteries as replacements on our forklift fleet. Very reliable and no known premature failures. Banner possesses the latest ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 quality certification, which I suppose makes them pretty good! I think it says on their site they are OE fitment for BMW and Skoda too.
    In a recent MMM magazine test on leisure batteries, Banner were one of only two makes actually matching the Ah claims made of the products.
    I think it's the 'Power Bull' we use as starter batteries and their leisure product is the 'Energy Bull'.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    I have used both Banner and Varta on trucks and fork lifts with no problems at all......but I have just replaced my RV engine batteries with multi cell appear very good and very competetive on price/quality not to say they are cheap.

    hope this helps Rick.
     
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