Yuasa Car Battery YBX Range

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This is a Guide to Understanding Yuasa's Battery Range


There are DVD players in the back, the sat nav is on, the iPad is charging and you’re speaking on the built-in hands free, all the while start-stop technology is demanding more and more juice from your car battery. Car batteries have come a long way in recent years because they are now expected to do so much more. We’ve got the car batteries online here at Autosessive that are up to the task they’ve been charged with (pun absolutely intended) to power your car and the full blown entertainment system inside. Our car battery range incudes the best names, because we know a Yuasa car battery can be trusted to be reliable, durable and have the quality needed to cope with the most strenuous technological demands a vehicle can throw at it

Who Are Yuasa?

Yuasa are the world leaders in valve regulated lead acid battery design and manufacture, the new range of Yuasa automotive batteries cover over 90% of ALL applications in the European vehicle parc, including cars, commercial vehicles, marine and leisure

Understanding The Specifications

Cold Cranking Performance (Amps)
The Cold Cranking Performance (CCA) measures the starting performance of the battery. In simple terms, the higher the CCA, the easier it will be to start the vehicle.

Ampere-Hour Capacity at 20 Hour Rate (Ah) (EN50342.1 A1 Nov 2011 Item 5.1)
The Ampere-Hour Capacity measures the total amount of electricity stored in a battery.

An Ampere-Hour represents the amount of electricity when a current of 1 Ampere passes for 1 hour.

The Ampere-Hour Capacity varies with the rate at which the battery is discharged; the slower the discharge, the greater the amount of electricity that the battery will deliver.

The Ampere-Hour Capacity is the amount of electricity that a battery will deliver during 20 hours before the voltage falls to 10.50V. For example, a 60Ah battery will deliver a current of 3A for 20 hours.

Recommended Charge Rate (Amps)
This is the recommended current for charging batteries with a constant-current charger.

Dimensions – Length (mm)
This is the dimension over the longest part of the battery, including the hold-down if fitted.

Dimensions – Width (mm)
This is the dimension over the widest part of the battery, including the hold-down if fitted.

Dimensions – Height (mm)
This is the overall height of the battery to the tops of the terminals if these are proud of the lid.

Weight with Acid (kg)
This is the average weight of the battery as supplied.

Cell Layout
See the diagram on page 13 showing cell layouts and polarity.

Terminal
The diagram on page 14 shows the types of terminal fitted to each type of battery.

Container Features
The diagram on page 13 shows information about container hold-downs and other features.

Handles
A • in this column shows that the battery is fitted with carrying handles.

End-Venting
There are now several batteries in the range that have end-venting, rather than the normal venting through the individual vent-plugs.

The battery is fitted with a gassing outlet according to allow venting of the battery at the negative end.

State of Charge Indicator
A clever floating ball and prism device fitted to one cell of the battery to give a quick visual guide to battery state of charge and electrolyte level within the battery. If concerns noted, it should be used as advice to seeking further engineering support.



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Yuasa Product Range Explained


YBX1000  Battery / 1000 Series
YBX3000  Battery SMF / 3000 Series
YBX5000 Silver High Performance SMF Batteries / 5000 Series





YBX1000  Battery / 1000 Series

Features
  • Approximately 20,000 starts
  • Remote flame arrestor
  • Central venting*
  • Integrated carrying handle*
  • Calcium/Calcium plates
  • OE Quality, Performance & Specification
YBX3000  Battery SMF / 3000 Series

Features
  • Approximately 30,000 starts
  • Sealed tip/tilt double lid
  • Reduces water loss by up to 30%
  • VDA roll over test compliant*
  • Calcium/Calcium plates
  • State of Charge Indicator (SOCI)
  • Integrated carrying handle & flame arrestor
  • OE Quality, Performance & Specification
Performance
  • Up to 20% increase in cranking power*

YBX5000 Silver High Performance SMF Batteries / 5000 Series

Features
  • Approximately 50,000 starts
  • Sealed tip/tilt double lid
  • Reduces water loss by up to 30%
  • VDA roll over test compliant*
  • Calcium/Calcium plates
  • State of Charge Indicator (SOCI)
  • Integrated carrying handle & flame arrestor
  • OE Quality, Performance & Specification

Performance
  • Up to 35% increase in cranking power*


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Battery Fault Diagnosis

Providing the correct battery, in the right condition has been used in the right application, the number of battery problems encountered will be minimal. All batteries have a finite life (otherwise there would not be an aftermarket battery business), the life is governed by the conditions under which the battery operates. Battery failures caused by sulphation, wear and tear, deep cycling and physical damage are not manufacturing defects and are not covered by the Yuasa guarantee. Under normal operating conditions, a battery cannot become discharged on its own. The reason can normally be traced back to:
  • Malfunctioning alternator, regulator, or starter motor
  • Slipping (incorrectly adjusted alternator charging belt)
  • Electrical fault e.g. interior boot/glove box lighting, ECU/sensor interface issues where vehicle does not go into “Sleep” after parking for more than 5 minutes, wiper 
motor fault
  • Excessive use of electrical consumers, – air conditioning, stereo (incorrectly fitted direct to the battery) etc
  • Long standing time without recharge
  • Vehicle lighting and/or hazard flasher left on
Undercharging

Undercharging occurs if the battery is not receiving enough charge to return it to a full state of charge, this will slowly cause sulphation. This fault can occur if the car is being used only occasionally for short journeys, or for Start-Stop urban motoring. Undercharging will occur if alternator voltage is low (13.6-13.8volts), the alternator belt is loose or battery cables are worn and causing high resistance – If in doubt seek advice from an auto electrician.
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