My Berlingo has been parked up, unmoving, in the garden for around a year and the battery appears flat and not responding to the charger.
So I bought a new one in Brico on Monday but didn’t have the Berlingo’s details to hand. The very helpful young man agreed with me that the Partner was the same vehicle and so sold me a battery suitable for that. Only later did I remember that there is a difference in the engines and checked the markings on both batteries.
The battery I bought has 12v 60ah 540a stamped on it. The old battery in the Berlingo is 12v 62ah 600a.
Does this matter? The Partner starts on the turn of the key, no matter what the temperature but the Berlingo is more old fashioned and turns over a couple of times, more in winter, before firing. I don’t want to fit a battery that is not up to the job for it.
I am not going to exchange it, I do need a new battery for the Teardrop caravan, but only because it is stupid not to have it in full available use even though I am hardly likely to use it again. So if this battery is not the best for the Berlingo I do have a home for it if I have to go back and buy another one.
The markings above are all Double Dutch to me, so what do those of you who speak DD think please?