Battery Efficiency

A battery has 100% of rated capacity at 80 degrees F.  At 0 degrees F, the same battery has only 40% of the capacity (Amp Hours) it had at 80 degrees.  At 40 degrees, the starter requires over two times as much energy to turn the engine over as it did at 80 degrees.

This tech tip was originally printed in the Jan/Feb 2002 “A” Quail Call.

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