Originally Posted by Chkaharyer99
Just bought the SBS-J16 (220 CCA) dry cell battery for my RV-8 to replace the failing PC680 Odyssey.
Anyone using the SBS-J16 battery? Please share your experience with it.
Is dry cell the same as AGM?
Here are the specs. I paid $168.00
Length 7 in.
Width 3 1/16 in.
Height 6 5/8 in.
16 Ah @ 10hr rate
520 Cranking Amps for 5 Seconds
28 Minute Reserve Capacity
Cycle life @ 77° F 400 at 100% DOD
-40° F to 140° F Temperature Range
Float Voltage 2.27 Vpc @ 77° F
If I recall what an Oyssey rep told me a few years ago, the PC680 (non-certified) and the SBS-J16 (certified) are essentially the same except that the case for the SBS-J16 has a steel reinforcing band in it.
The info above indicating that the SBS-J16 is a dry cell is incorrect since it is really a recombinant gas sealed lead acid battery. The term "dry cell" is often used for this type of battery, but is technically wrong.