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Re: Batteries Again

At 10:04 AM 3/22/96 -0500, you wrote:

>I remember seeing an ad in either EC or GRM for some kind of "coiled" 
>battery, where the cells are arranged into some kind of coil.  In the ad it 
>was reported that the battery was much more robust than standard batteries.  
>I had never seen anything like it before, but it sounded intriguing.  Has 
>anyone out there seen them in the flesh or have any experience with them?  
>I figure that they are probably $$$$.
>Steve Buchholz
>San Jose, CA (USA)
  I saw one of those batteries today. They are manufactured by Optima
Battery Co. 17500 E. 22nd Ave.  Aurora,CO.  The place I saw the battery at
wanted $119.95us.  I called a 1-800 number I found on the internet, and they
$145.00us delivered.  They said there was not a specific fitment for Audis,
but they gave me dimensions for the battery: 7 13/16"(19.84cm)H x 6
3/4"(17.15cm)W x 9 15/16"(25.22cm)L.  The measurements of a standard Audi
battery are (approximately) 7"H x 7"W x 11"L. Weight: 39.5lb (17.92kg) No
vents are required because the battery is sealed. They are available in both
side mount and top post terminal configurations. The part numbers for the
batteries they make are:
800u - top terminal type
800s - side terminal type
850/6 - 6 volt application? 

I have no interest or affiliation with Optima Batteries or anyone who sells
Optima batteries.   
                      Hope this sheds some light on things.#8-)

               Michael Loeks
               '86 5kcstq - Red w/ Fuchs wheels 1.8 bar boost
               '86 5kcstq - Grey w/ 1.8 bar boost
               Warren, Oregon