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Old January 16th, 2019, 03:47   #1
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Default Does this look normal for battery and alternator?

I recently came across a dead battery on my new to me 2011 JSW (purchased from VW dealer, not CPO). After putting it on a charger for a few hours, I brought it to my local auto parts store and requested they do their free battery and alternator testing. After putting their machine on the car, he said everything was checked out okay and gave me this print out. Is this acceptable?



The battery is pretty clean and appears to be made in March 2017.


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Old January 16th, 2019, 09:53   #2
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Looks great to me.

Battery amperage is higher than rated for.
Starting voltage is good.
Charging system voltage is good.

Is it possible some lights were just left on or something?
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Looks great to me.

Battery amperage is higher than rated for.
Starting voltage is good.
Charging system voltage is good.

Is it possible some lights were just left on or something?
I really don't think something was left on, but it is possible. I'll just keep driving it around normally and keep an eye on it.

When you say that the battery amperage is higher than rated for, is that a good or bad thing?
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It’s indicative of a newer battery...

When a battery is manufactured, it must meet a minimum spec. In this case it is 730 CCA. It is pretty common for batteries to be capable of much more in the beginning because their performance degrades over time. The longer it can stay above the rating the longer the warranty can be, or the less likely it will need replaced under warranty.

So being capable of 900+ CCA is a good thing.
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