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Batteries

Whether It's For Professional Racing Or Any Application - We Have The Battery For You !

"The Battery That Won The Baja 1000"

The Baker High Performance Battery is an epoxy sealed, maintenance - free battery developed to exceed today's electrical demands. Through advanced construction and engineering, it provides unmatched cranking power. Design specifications equivalent to a stunt plane battery enable the Baker Battery to withstand greater positive and negative "G" force and have the stamina to perform at full capacity at almost any altitude and temperature. Not only has Baker developed batteries for a wide variety of applications, but these batteries consistently out - perform the competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Batteries are 12 volts

Part No. 24Hr Rate Length Width Height CCA* WT (lbs) Price Buy
PB19 - 6.5 3.18 6.18 300 15 $125.00
PB34 32AH 8.31 5.18 7.22 500 24 $125.00
PB40* 40AH 7.75 7.25 7.25 525 25 $175.00
PB57* 43AH 9.78 5.17 6.83 585 32 $250.00

• These Batteries are considered Starting Batteries – The PB57 is used in the Shelby vehicles

Note: Cold Cranking Amps - The battery industry standard for determining a batteries ability to deliver power to an engine in cold temperatures.

Features and Advantages

  1. Vibration Resistance - Baker Batteries have an epoxy plate lock to resist severe vibration and mechanical shock - the leading cause of battery failure.Deep Cycle Construction - A microporous glass layer mat separator combined with a heavy duty plate offers excellent deep charge cycling. Unlike inexpensive ribboned plastic separators, these premium components maintain even compression across the entire plate surface and prevent the loss of active material which contributes to reduced performance or premature failure.
  2. Check Action Safety Vent - Under normal operating conditions, the proprietary check action vent prevents the entrance of surrounding media into battery cells. It also permits the Baker Battery to operate properly and maintain performance levels underwater (in swamping conditions) without premature failure.
  3. Epoxy Sealed Design - All Baker Batteries are epoxy bonded at both the case of and terminals with an epoxy designed specifically for this application. This will virtually eliminate corrosion damage to terminals, bilges, engine compartments and storage boxes.
  4. Gel Filled - (No Liquid Acid) Since the electrolyte (sulfuric acid is immobilized in a gelling agent, it cannot splash, spill or leak out, even if the battery is turned upside down.
  5. Baker Batteries recharge faster, stronger and up to 100%, even after sitting for 30 days in a total discharge state.

BASIC BATTERY FACTS AND LINGO

What is an AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery The electrolyte in AGM batteries is completely absorbed in separators consisting of matted glass fibers. This causes them to be spill proof, meaning they don’t leak acid like a flooded design if tipped on their side. The glass mats in AGM batteries are wrapped around the positive plate, which helps prevent damage from vibration and extend cycling. The battery’s groups are packed tightly in the case partitions also protecting its power producing components. AGM battery designs can have over twice the cycle life of a conventional flooded product in the right application

Advantages of AGM battery designs

  • • Premium maintenance-free design
  • • Spill proof construction,
  • • Won’t leak if turned sideways
  • • Superior deep cycle life and resiliency
  • • Low self-discharge rate
  • • Enhanced recharging efficiency
  • • Resistance to vibration
  • • Delivers the best combination starting, cycling, and deep cycle service
  • • Operation in cold temperatures

WHAT IS COLD CRANK RATING — CA @ 32°F VS CCA @ 0°F The most common rating is Cold Cranking Amperes (CCA) @ 0°F. This rating tells you how many amperes a new battery at 0°F can deliver for 30 seconds, and maintain or exceed 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12 volt battery). For example, a new 525 CCA battery should deliver up to 525 amperes to the starter motor at 0°F for at least 30 seconds if required. You may find a Cranking Ampere (CA) rating on a battery. CA’s are measured @ 32°F, instead of 0°F. This rating will be about 10-30% higher than the CCA rating, depending on the design of the battery. Simply stated, this is because electrons flow faster in warm temperatures and slower in colder temperatures. Having two different ratings, CA and CCA can be confusing! The important thing to remember is be sure you know which ratings are being compared.You can’t compare a higher CA rated battery to a lower rated CCA battery. It’s an “apples-to-oranges” comparison.

Always compare CCA to CCA or CA to CA... Never mix the two!

Does depth of discharge affect cycle life? Yes! The harder any battery has to work, the sooner it will fail. The shallower the average discharge, the longer the life. It’s important to size a battery system to deliver at least twice the energy required, to assure shallow discharges.

Follow these tips for the longest life:

  • • Avoid ultra-deep discharges.
  • • Don’t leave a battery at a low stage of charge for an extended length of time. Charge a discharged battery as soon as possible.
  • • Don’t cycle a battery at a low state of charge without regularly recharging fully. Use the highest initial charging current available (up to 30% of the 20-hour capacity per hour) while staying within the proper temperature-compensated voltage range.
  • • Never install any lead-acid battery in a sealed container or enclosure. Hydrogen gas must be allowed to escape

CRANKING PERFORMANCE

The most important function of the battery is to provide power for cranking and starting the engine, regardless of temperature extremes. In the past, the cubic inch displacement of an automobile engine was considered to be a key factor in determining what cranking capacity was needed from the battery in order to start the engine. Cars built prior to the late1970’s needed approximately one cranking amp for each cubic inch of engine displacement. Today engine sizes are measured in liters rather than cubic inches. They also are generally more fuel efficient, with smaller engines providing more horse power. This fuel efficiency is achieved by using many components such as:

  • ■ Electronic Fuel Injection
  • ■ Electronic Ignition
  • ■ High Compression Ratios
  • ■ Turbo Chargers
However, each of these components increases the cranking amperes needed to start the engine. For example, a 1984 four-cylinder Ford Ranger requires a 380 cold cranking amp (CCA) battery, while a 2000 four-cylinder Ford Ranger requires a 540 CCA battery. Also, these newer, smaller engines run at much higher temperatures. Because of all the components and accessories that can be combined, and each engine’s unique starting characteristics, it is impossible to use a simple rule to estimate the required battery CCA capacity. Therefore, you must rely on the BCI Replacement Data Book, or owners manual, to choose the correct CCA rating. Never select a quality grade level lower than the O.E. CCA rating. Remember that older cars, extra accessories and severe climatic conditions (extreme hot or cold) call for a more powerful battery. In these cases, you should always select a level above the O.E. requirement.

BEST ADVICE always select a battery by CCAs...never months of warranty! Warranties do not start engines—CCAs do. Also remember that you can never have too many CCAs. But too few will shorten battery life because the under-rated battery must work so much harder.