Reply by rickman October 31, 20142014-10-31
On 10/30/2014 7:08 PM, sms wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 11:42 PM, rickman wrote: >> On 10/28/2014 2:03 PM, cameo wrote: >>> I wonder what you think about the following problem: >>> >>> A car's battery needs to be replaced but the exact capacity battery is >>> not available, though smaller or larger ones are. >>> My feeling is that the battery capacity is matched by the manufacturer >>> with the alternator's charging capacity, so the replacement battery >>> should also closely match the OEM battery's capacity. >>> Is my assumption correct, or it makes not much difference to use >>> somewhat larger capacity replacement battery than the original? >>> >>> I'd appreciate reading your learned opinions. >> >> Costco batteries are very cost competitive and have a great warranty. I >> don't think the batteries are any different though. Mine went out after >> a bit over three years and it only cost me $10 or so for the >> replacement. I think the first 3 years the replacement is free, then >> prorated over the next 6 years. I can't recall if they install >> batteries or not. I know the install tires of course. > > The batteries in my truck, from Costco, rarely last more than three > years, probably because I don't drive the truck very often. So I always > get a warranty replacement. It's not really free, you get a refund of > the price you paid then you buy a new one at a slightly higher price.
Usually a battery replacement is free for the first year. The battery I bought at Costco extended that free replacement to three years and prorated after that. All in all it is a pretty good warranty and the second battery is working fine after more than three year... I think. I really can't recall just how long it has been. -- Rick
Reply by rickman October 31, 20142014-10-31
On 10/30/2014 3:19 PM, John S wrote:
> On 10/30/2014 1:57 PM, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno wrote: >> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: >> >>> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. >> >> A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an >> immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. > > You do seem to use the asswipe and -tard sub-fix a lot. Probably > something you grew up hearing from your progenitors (not to mean that > you had actual father and mother in the usual sense). > >> Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for >> the piece of shit result you are. > > And you are an angel, you think. > >> Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what >> I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this >> reply? >> >> You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM! > > Why aren't you busy backing up your little brother, Big Jamie, as usual? > Not enough challenge for your vile look-up vocabulary? Your nose is not > brown enough yet?
Life gets a whole lot better when you ignore the misbehaving children. They really aren't our problem. If their parents couldn't teach them, what hope do you think we have? -- Rick
Reply by sms October 30, 20142014-10-30
On 10/28/2014 11:42 PM, rickman wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 2:03 PM, cameo wrote: >> I wonder what you think about the following problem: >> >> A car's battery needs to be replaced but the exact capacity battery is >> not available, though smaller or larger ones are. >> My feeling is that the battery capacity is matched by the manufacturer >> with the alternator's charging capacity, so the replacement battery >> should also closely match the OEM battery's capacity. >> Is my assumption correct, or it makes not much difference to use >> somewhat larger capacity replacement battery than the original? >> >> I'd appreciate reading your learned opinions. > > Costco batteries are very cost competitive and have a great warranty. I > don't think the batteries are any different though. Mine went out after > a bit over three years and it only cost me $10 or so for the > replacement. I think the first 3 years the replacement is free, then > prorated over the next 6 years. I can't recall if they install > batteries or not. I know the install tires of course.
The batteries in my truck, from Costco, rarely last more than three years, probably because I don't drive the truck very often. So I always get a warranty replacement. It's not really free, you get a refund of the price you paid then you buy a new one at a slightly higher price.
Reply by sms October 30, 20142014-10-30
On 10/28/2014 11:03 AM, cameo wrote:
> I wonder what you think about the following problem: > > A car's battery needs to be replaced but the exact capacity battery is > not available, though smaller or larger ones are. > My feeling is that the battery capacity is matched by the manufacturer > with the alternator's charging capacity, so the replacement battery > should also closely match the OEM battery's capacity. > Is my assumption correct, or it makes not much difference to use > somewhat larger capacity replacement battery than the original?
Your assumption is incorrect. The manufacturer considers the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) and AH (Amp-Hour rating) of the battery. The AH rating is of lesser importance since the alternator keeps the battery fully charged unless you're operating electrical equipment with the vehicle off.
Reply by Maynard A. Philbrook Jr. October 30, 20142014-10-30
In article <m2u2v8$9jv$1@dont-email.me>, Sophi.2@invalid.org says...
> > On 10/30/2014 1:57 PM, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno wrote: > > On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: > > > >> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. > > > > A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an > > immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. > > You do seem to use the asswipe and -tard sub-fix a lot. Probably > something you grew up hearing from your progenitors (not to mean that > you had actual father and mother in the usual sense). > > > Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for > > the piece of shit result you are. > > And you are an angel, you think. > > > Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what > > I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this > > reply? > > > > You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM! > > Why aren't you busy backing up your little brother, Big Jamie, as usual? > Not enough challenge for your vile look-up vocabulary? Your nose is not > brown enough yet?
I don't need any backing up, I am impervious to shit heads like yourself. I don't drag others into my problems, it just shows weakness. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, in this case, get out of the thread. Jamie
Reply by John S October 30, 20142014-10-30
On 10/30/2014 1:57 PM, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: > >> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. > > A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an > immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you.
You do seem to use the asswipe and -tard sub-fix a lot. Probably something you grew up hearing from your progenitors (not to mean that you had actual father and mother in the usual sense).
> Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for > the piece of shit result you are.
And you are an angel, you think.
> Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what > I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this > reply? > > You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM!
Why aren't you busy backing up your little brother, Big Jamie, as usual? Not enough challenge for your vile look-up vocabulary? Your nose is not brown enough yet?
Reply by rickman October 30, 20142014-10-30
On 10/30/2014 3:05 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:57:07 -0700, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno > <DLU1@DecadentLinuxUser.org> wrote: > >> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: >> >>> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. >> >> A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an >> immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. >> >> Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for >> the piece of shit result you are. >> >> Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what >> I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this >> reply? >> >> You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM! > > rickman is your typical smug ignoramus. I had been giving him some > slack, but I decided to put him back into the do-not-retrieve gmail > cretins folder.
Lol. Dude, all you needed to do what explain what the heck you were talking about. -- Rick
Reply by rickman October 30, 20142014-10-30
On 10/30/2014 2:51 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 10/30/2014 2:28 PM, Jim Thompson wrote: >>> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:37 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>> On 10/30/2014 2:13 PM, cameo wrote: >>>>> On 10/29/2014 1:27 PM, rickman wrote: >>>>>> On 10/29/2014 2:49 PM, Jim Thompson wrote: >>>>>>> On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:38:36 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> wrote: >>>>>>> >>>>>>>> On 10/29/2014 12:03 PM, Jim Thompson wrote: >>>>>>>>> On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:50:37 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> wrote: >>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Would that temperature compensation be the battery temperature? >>>>>>>>>> How is >>>>>>>>>> that measured? Is it assumed that the battery temperature is the >>>>>>>>>> same >>>>>>>>>> as the air in the engine compartment? >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Yep, that is the assumption... a bad one. Back in the '60's, when I >>>>>>>>> was designing alternator regulators for _all_ of the American car >>>>>>>>> companies, I tried to get the sensing portion put at the battery, but >>>>>>>>> the companies were too cheap... takes an extra wire :-( >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> I did come up with an interesting scheme that could do remote sense >>>>>>>>> _without_ an extra wire, but it was also deemed too expensive. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> There is also the rule, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" The >>>>>>>> current >>>>>>>> method seems to work pretty well. What would the consumer get from a >>>>>>>> more accurate battery temperature measurement? >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Because of temperature mis-match most charging systems over- or >>>>>>> under-charge the battery. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Over-charging shortens battery life by overheating and >>>>>>> water/electrolyte loss. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> "The current method" is still what I designed almost 50 years ago ;-) >>>>>> >>>>>> I think that is the point. It works plenty well enough so that I can't >>>>>> remember the last time I bought a battery. I just know my 17 year old >>>>>> truck is on its third battery.. well, fourth if you count the one that >>>>>> was replaced under warranty after just 3.5 years. There is no problem >>>>>> to solve, so don't try to fix it. >>>>>> >>>>> What's wrong with incremental improvements over time? That's what the >>>>> whole car industry has been doing ever since Henry Ford. >>>> >>>> Nothing is wrong with incremental improvements. But what improvement >>>> is needed? Will this make the batter last longer? I've yet to read >>>> anything saying that. >>> >>> You missed my post ?>:-} >> >> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. > > Cretin.
That is your way of explaining why you are asking where I live? -- Rick
Reply by Jim Thompson October 30, 20142014-10-30
On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:57:07 -0700, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno
<DLU1@DecadentLinuxUser.org> wrote:

>On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: > >>No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. > > A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an >immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. > > Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for >the piece of shit result you are. > > Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what >I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this >reply? > > You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM!
rickman is your typical smug ignoramus. I had been giving him some slack, but I decided to put him back into the do-not-retrieve gmail cretins folder. ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
Reply by DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno October 30, 20142014-10-30
On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us:

>No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to.
A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for the piece of shit result you are. Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this reply? You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM!