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Q.What is the correct way to wire my batteries up?

A. 

Q.How do I monitor the State of charge of my battery

A. You can monitor the state of charge by the voltage. 

AGM Battery state of Charge Convention battery state of charge
Level Volts Level Volts
100% 13.00V 100% 12.73V
90% 12.75V 90% 12.62V
80% 12.50V 80% 12.50V
70% 12.30V 70% 12.37V
60% 12.15V 60% 12.24V
50% 12.05V 50% 12.10V
40% 11.95V 40% 11.96V
30% 11.81V 30% 11.81V
20% 11.66V 20% 11.66V
10% 11.51V 10% 11.51V
0% 10.5V 0% 10.5V

Q.What is a UK part code?

A. All batteries are made to fit the UK part code specification. For example, if you have "063" on your battery you can use our cross reference sheet to find all of the batteries we sell which are the same size. 

 

Battery Dimensions and UK Case sizes.

UK Case Size

Dimensions

(Inc) Terminal

Terminal

Hankook

Vented

Hankook

Maintenance Free

Hankook

Ultra-High Performance

Hankook

AGM

Start/Stop

Varta

Blue

Dynamic

Varta

Silver

Professional

Varta

Black

Dynamic

Varta

AGM

Start/Stop

002

175x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

 

 

 

B36

 

 

 

063

208x175x175

RH+ (A)

 

MF54321

 

 

B18

C6

A17

 

063H

208x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

MF54459

 

 

C22

C30

 

 

027

242x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

MF56219

 

 

D24

D15

 

D52

065

242x175x175

RH+ (A)

 

MF55457

 

 

 

 

C11

 

075

242x175x175

RH+ (A)

 

MF56077

UMF56800

 

D59

D21

 

 

078

242x175x190

LH+ (A)

 

 

 

 

D43

D39

 

 

072

277x175X190

LH+ (A)

 

MF57219

 

 

E12

 

 

 

072HD

277x175X190

LH+ (A)

 

MF57413

 

 

 

 

 

 

067

277x175x175

RH+ (A)

 

MF56828

UMF57400

 

E43

E38

 

D54

096

277x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

MF57220

UMF57800

SA57020

E11

E44

 

E39

096HD

277x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

MF57412

 

 

 

 

 

E45

110

315x175x175

RH+ (A)

 

 

UMF58000

 

F17

F18

 

E46

110H

315x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

MF58043

 

SA58020

F16

F19

 

F21 / F22

017

354x175x175

RH+ (A)

 

MF58515

 

 

 

 

 

 

019

354x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

MF60038

UMF60500

SA59520

G3

H3

 

G14

020

398x175x190

RH+ (A)

 

 

UMF61000

 

 

I1

 

H15

015/038

 

 

015/038

MF53890

 

 

 

 

 

 

054

187x127x220

RH+ (B)

 

MF53520

 

 

A14

 

 

 

055

187x129x220

LH+ (B)

 

MF53522

 

 

A15

 

 

 

053

234x127x220

RH+ (B)

 

MF54584

 

 

B31

 

 

 

048

234x127x220

RH+ (A)

 

MF54523

 

 

B32

 

B23

 

049

234x127x220

LH+ (A)

 

MF54524

 

 

B34

 

B24

 

057

238x129x227

LH+ (B)

 

 

 

 

B33

 

 

 

005L

230x172x220

LH+ (A)

 

MF56069

 

 

D47

 

 

 

005R

230x172x220

RH+ (A)

 

MF56068

 

 

D48

 

 

 

068

266x172x220

RH+ (A)

 

MF57029

 

AXS65D26L

E23

 

 

 

069

266x172x220

LH+ (A)

 

MF57024

 

AXS65D26R

E24

 

 

 

334

306x172x220

LH+ (A)

 

MF59519

 

 

G8

 

 

 

335

306x172x220

RH+ (A)

 

MF59518

 

 

G7

 

 

 

643/644

330x172x242

Universal

 

MF31-1000

 

 

 

 

H17

 

 

Q. On my battery there is a label stating ‘Please remove the bungs’. What does this mean?

A. These are the small red bungs on the side of the battery. They are inserted in to the battery for dispatch / transport purposes only and need to be permanently removed before the battery is to be charged or used. Please remove these bungs immediately on receipt of the battery, do not leave them in the battery even if battery is not being used for a period of time.

Q. Where is my invoice/guarantee?

A. Your invoice is automatically emailed to you at the time the payment goes through. This is your proof of purchase and your warranty so it must be put in safe keeping. (always check your spam/junk folders if you cannot see it in your inbox)

Q. How do I dispose of old battery?

A. You can now either return your waste batteries to Battery Megastore in person. Or, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com Or most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points.

Q. What is the cost of delivery and how long will it take?

A. The delivery cost is £7.50 (per item): this is for a next working day delivery providing the order is placed before 4.30pm on a working day.

Q. What does CCA mean?

A. CCA is the Cold Cranking performance, which measures the starting performance of the battery. I.e. the higher the CCA, the easier it will be to start the vehicle. CCA can be measured in EN (the European standard) or SAE (the American standard)

Q. Can you deliver to my UK postcode?

A. We can only deliver to addresses within the United Kingdom.

For Battery Chargers/ Inverters/ Accessories we use the Royal Mail and are able to deliver to all the British Isles.

For Batteries we use UK Mail. Unfortunately this means we are unable to deliver to the following areas:

No Delivery areas

Q. Can I specify a time for delivery?

A. Unfortunately we can not specify a delivery time, however if you are happy for the couriers to leave your item somewhere secure or with a neighbour, the parcel does not have to be signed for. Please add any requests to the special instructions box when ordering or contact us on 01684 298 800 with your order number.

Q. Can you deliver abroad?

A. We are unable to ship abroad from our UK warehouse, however we do have a warehouse in France www.batteriemegastore.fr which covers France and Belgium. We also have a warehouse in Holland http://www.accumegastore.nl covering mainland in the Netherlands only.

Q. Are the batteries delivered charged?

A. Yes all the batteries arrive charged. For batteries that require activation packs to be added to the battery, these are dry charged and just need to be left to stand for 30 minutes once the pack is added.

Q. Why would I pick a sealed calcium battery over other batteries?

A. Sealed calcium batteries are better than the batteries car manufactures fit from new.

Q. I think my battery might be faulty, how do I claim under the warranty?

A. Warranty Procedure.

If you have fully charged your battery and think it is faulty there are 2 options on how to process your warranty claim:

Option 1 -Having the battery tested yourself

- Take the battery to a local garage for a battery test. Make sure the battery is fully charged and over 12volts when the test is performed. Ensure that the voltage is shown on the test report.

- Send the test report via fax, email or post with a copy of your invoice or order number (Invoice will be emailed to you). Make sure your address and phone number are included.

- When we have received the test report and the invoice we will call you to arrange a new product to be sent to you and collection of the faulty item.

Option 2 - Returning the battery for Test

- Call us with your invoice / order number, we will then take a deposit of £20 and collect your battery for testing.

- If the battery is faulty we will refund your deposit and send you a new battery along with a voucher for 5% off your next order.

- If your battery is not faulty we will send the battery back to you with the print out from the tester. The battery will be sent back fully charged and ready to use.

Battery Megastore UK Ltd do not refund the cost of any Test Reports received.

Under the warranty no refunds will be issued.

Contact Details

Email: sales@batterymegastore.co.uk

Phone: (01684) 298800

Fax: (01684) 850139

Mail:

Battery Megastore

Alexandra Way
Unit 29, Ashchurch
Tewkesbury GL20 8NB

Further Warranty Terms

A Warranty Replacement is invalid as a result of:

a) Normal wear and tear

b) Failure to follow the instruction manual

c) Negligent and improper storage, usage or installation

d) Unauthorised modifications to the battery

e) The use of so-called means of improvement

Hankook Leisure Batteries

The warranty of Hankook Leisure Batteries is reduced if used for the following applications.

- Live Aboard usage: 1 Year

- Commercial and Industrial usage: 1 Year

- Electric fence usage: 6 Months

NB: If you believe yourself to have more than one faulty battery please contact our technical team for assistance before proceeding with the above on 01684 298800.

Q. How do I know if I need a new battery?

A. The only fool-proof way to make sure you vehicle is in need of a replacement battery is to have your battery tested. However the usual symptoms are a sluggish turn over, vehicle not starting at all and/or a clicking noise coming from the car when you try to turn the ignition.

Q. If I put a more powerful battery into my vehicle will this be ok?.

A. Yes, it will simply improve performance..

Q. Should I keep my battery on charge?.

A. Keeping your battery on charge is always beneficial as batteries work using chemical reactions. As the battery discharges, it begins to sulphate and so may lead to the chemical reaction inside the battery being affected, therefore this will affect the performance of the battery. The battery charger would need to be fully automatic with maintenance program.

Q. How do I fit a battery to my vehicle?.

A. Preparation of the battery: Please see our video instruction:

1. Clear away any items on the tray which might damage the battery. (Placing a heavy battery on a piece of sharp grit can puncture the bottom of the battery).

2. Check that the connectors, the hold-down clamps and the tray are clean and corrosion free. (if there is any corrosion, hot water will instantly remove this).

3. Check that the alternator drive-belt tension is correct (see vehicle hand book).

4. It is recommended that electrical system, and particularly the charging system, of the vehicle be checked to make sure it is operating correctly (see vehicle hand book).

Installing the battery:

1. Fit and tighten the hold-down clamps. These should be tight enough to secure the battery and not allow it to move. Do not over tighten

2. Connect the live-connector first to the correct battery-terminal (normally the positive) after removing the terminal cap. Do not over tighten.

3. Connect the earth –connector to the other terminal after removing the cap. Do not over tighten.

4. Place the 2 terminal caps on the old battery that has been removed from the vehicle to avoid the possibility of short-circuits.

5. Replace onto the new battery any components that have been taken from the old battery such as exhaust tubes, vent elbows, terminal covers, removable hold-down strips (widgets) etc.

6. The use of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) is not necessary on modern polypropylene batteries, but there is no disadvantage in using it. Smear lightly on the terminals. It is recommended for hard-rubber batteries. Do not use grease.

7. Start the engine.

Q. How do I fill my motorcycle battery?

A. For lead acid batteries the process is as follows:

1. Preparing the battery - Remove all plugs on top of the battery. Depending on the plug and battery type this can be achieved by turning or pulling.

2. Exposing the vent - The vent plug on the side of the battery needs to be removed prior to fill-up.

3. Opening the acid pack - The acid pack is opened by cutting off the acid pack nipple. Please note: the acid pack nipples should not be removed too close to the container, as the filling hose will not be able to be attached. We recommend a minimum height of 10mm.

4. Attaching the hose - Attach the provided hose firmly onto the opening of the acid pack.

5. Filling in the acid - Fill the acid slowly into the battery. It is important to ensure that all chambers are filled individually and evenly up to the marking “max“. The amount of acid provided in the acid pack is exactly the amount required for the battery to be filled.

6. Disposal of the acid pack - The completely empty acid pack is recyclable and can be disposed of accordingly.

7. Closing of the plug - Close the battery completely after the fill-up with the battery plugs you removed. The vent plugs on the side are not to be replaced.

For sealed lead acid batteries the process is as follows:

1. Prepare the battery - Place the battery on an even surface. Remove the sealing strip.

2. Prepare the battery acid holder - Take the battery acid holder out of the plastic bag. Remove the sealing cap strips (later to be used for sealing the battery) from the holder.

3. Filling with battery acid - Turn the battery acid holder around and place on the battery in such a way that the six sealed openings are aligned on the six feed openings of the battery. Press the holder firmly downwards to pierce the seals. The battery acid then starts to flow into the battery.

4. Checking the battery acid flow - Ensure that air bubbles rise from each of the six feed openings. Leave the holder for at least 20 minutes.

5. Removing the holder - Ensure that all of the battery acid has flowed out of the holder. If any battery acid remains in the holder, tap lightly on the holder as described above. Then carefully pull the holder out of the battery.

6. Sealing the battery - Firmly press the sealing cap strip into the feed opening. Ensure that the strip is at the same level as the top of the battery.

7. This completes the feed process. The sealing cap strip may not be removed; no additional water or battery acid is required.

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