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Old 08-13-2019, 08:42 AM
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Battery replacement

Hello everyone and thanks for membership
Has anyone tried to replacing 2006 trailblazer
Battery with side bolt to a battery with an upper bolt
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Why would you want to do that?
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:33 AM
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Why would you want to do that?
For several reasons
1 According to what I understand a battery with an upper bolt it has a longer life because of the lead structure inside the battery
2 battery with side bolt much more expensive (in my country) twice the price
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Here is what I found:
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From the AC Delco training manual c1999:

Sealed Side Terminal Design

Sealed side terminals seal out road elements from the electrical contact area and protect the electrical contact area from potential electrolyte leakage. They are an improvement over the top post design for many reasons, including a more reliable connection, and shorter current path. Safety is improved during jump starting with standardized left-hand positive terminal location to minimize confusion in hookup and elimination of arc damage potential. There is also less potential for accidentally short circuiting across terminals with tools. The lower height side terminal battery allows more flexibility in hood and front end styling, as well as requiring less space. Less cable length is required, and the potential of accidental shorting out of vehicle and handling damage is eliminated or reduced. Polarity identification cannot be obscured due to cable routing as frequently occurs with the top post design.
I had never heard of side post being more expensive for the same capacity/surge rated battery.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:21 PM
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I had never heard of side post being more expensive for the same capacity/surge rated battery.
Technically they don't say anything it's all about the external battery environment
And there is no indication of internal processes inside the battery for better or worse
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