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What battery should I use in my Triumph Spitfire?

I have a classic but every (fairish) day use Triumph Spitfire. The battery deteriorates in reliability if left unused for a while. Should I get a standard lead acid battery, as fitted by the original manufacturer, and condition using a float charger? Or is it worth, possibly additionally to the float charger, getting a calcium or silver battery? These would also offer a greater AH value and starting power for a cold engine.

Asked on 21 April 2017 by David Cooper

Answered by Keith Moody
Any car battery (no matter what price or spec) will deteriorate through lack of use. The best solution for this situation is a permanent 'trickle charge' - something like a CTEK battery charger (smartercharger.com/).
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