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Car batteries

Duralast 78-DL
 
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$100
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Type: Group 34, 78 & 34/78 car batteries
About - Duralast 78-DL

The Duralast 78-DL is part of the car battery test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car battery models like the 78-DL are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Life:
Life test measures how a battery endures repeated charge-and-discharge cycles at hot-climate engine-compartment temperatures. The more cycles endured while maintaining a higher voltage, the higher the score.

Reserve capacity:
Reserve capacity estimates how long batteries can run a car if the charging system fails.

CCA:
CCA performance reflects voltage at our load of half the average claimed CCA for each group size after cranking for 15 seconds at 0ยบ F. We charged batteries at the 14.5 volts that vehicles typically supply, rather than the higher voltage that manufacturers use. Batteries charged at the lower voltage met BCI voltage standards for a fully charged battery.
About This Brand

Sold at AutoZone.

Features & Specs - Duralast 78-DL
info Handle Yes
info Has removable caps Yes
info Claimed CCA 700
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5.0
car battery
8/4/2013
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this battery lasted almost [7] years using a solar 1.5v battery maintainer. i left the lights on over night and the battery was completely dead. after charging [probably overcgarging]\ with a HF charger i ruined the battery. i feel that if i hadn't overcharged the battery it would still be working.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
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