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OT/ 12 volt auxillary hybrid battery
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 17, 2017 06:08AM

OT. I have a 2011 Hyuandi Hybrid, it has a 12 volt battery. I don't see this in auto stores etc, dealer says $500.00 for a new one in the car. At 93,000 miles and 6 yrs service I suspect this will need replacement. What is so special about the dealer 12 battery? Can I use an excellent battery lead/acid battery that fits, and has the same CCA, Amp HR etc?

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Re: OT/ 12 volt auxillary hybrid battery
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 17, 2017 07:03AM

As long as it's the same capacity and chemistry, I can't imagine any other issue. Many Hyundai/Kia have sophisticated 3-stage battery charging and SOC (State-of-charge) sensing modules so identical battery chemistry is a must. (AGM or whatever)

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later

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Re: OT/ 12 volt auxillary hybrid battery
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 17, 2017 02:10PM

Glove box manual says it is a calcium battery, nothing more.

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Re: OT/ 12 volt auxillary hybrid battery
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 17, 2017 02:42PM

"Calcium" (not silver/calcium) is the common chemistry for maintenance free batteries. In perusing the forums (hyundai/kia) I didn't see any red flags for replacement with anything extra special. Batteriesplus.com seems to have a listing for a replacment (Duracell 600CCA) for the 2.4L Hyundai but no breakout for regular or hybrid. Same battery?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: OT/ 12 volt auxillary hybrid battery
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 18, 2017 12:46PM

Wikipedia has this about Calcium batteries when I looked up Calcium-silver battery. These are all new to me. Interesting battery construction.

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