As with most things, the rating systems change just to make comparisons
impossible. A pair of 6v batteries isn't even close to the CCA's of a modern
12 v an a nominal 700 CCA's, and it is easy to afford a 12v with nearly 1000
CCA at a K-mart type store for less than $90.
Oh, yea. if you do go for the paired 6v's, don't forget to check the acid
level every week...
Charley & Peggy Robinson wrote:
> Brrrr, too cold for this southern boy! ;^)
> When I was in Alaska (Ft. Greeley) one winter, below-zero temps were
> common. However all the cars had a battery blanket and a block heater.
> The battery blankes ran off the battery, the block heaters were AC and
> people plugged them in to an outlet with a timer on it if the car had to
> be outside. If you had to go to work at 7:30 AM you set the timer for
> 5:30 or so to warm up the block, etc.
> I seem to remember that those "old technology" 6 volt batteries didn't
> have much greater capacity than the 12 volt batteries we have today.
> Anyone remember?