Do cars and motorcycles use the same batteries?

If not, what's the difference?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Not at all, SIZE!

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  • 3 months ago

    All batteries whether in your phone, in your car or motorbike, contain the same material, they only differ in size, shape, and capacity. 

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    • Road warrior
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      3 months agoReport

      john: Many bikes going to Li-Ion,  like cars, everything else. Love to see a nickel-iron  battery on a bike, they last Forever., Used a lot with Solar power as zero replacement. 

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  • adam
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    3 months ago

    Obviously not the same physical size in most cases.  Other than that CCA  can be around the same. My Battery is made by antigravity. Battery has 480 cranking amps and is a 12 cell unit. It all depends on what your needs are. 

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  • 3 months ago

    a car used high power battery than a motorcycle battery

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    • adam
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      3 months agoReport

      OK the oil debate. I run 70 wt in summer 50 in winter mineral oil old bikes. amsoil 60 wt in my dyna all year long Phx AZ . 

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  • 3 months ago

    The size and CCA's

  • 3 months ago

    No. bike batteries are about 1/3 the size and have less stored power.

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    • Anon
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      2 months agoReport

      Only called that because of deep cycle/ high current capabilities, No different functionally between big truck battery and a  hearing aid ell.  Take  charged battery apart., you can get NO power "from" it.Take charged  Capacitor apart; charge Stays in the dielectric.

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  • 3 months ago

    In most cases yes, they use a standard lead acid battery. Sometimes of the type that you have to add water to, sometimes sealed batteries that do not need water added. Modern ones are 12 volt but you can find older vehicles that use 6 volts.

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    • Anon
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      3 months agoReport

      Very good BUT many cars, trucks, MCs use sealed Ca grid or glass mat or  Gel=-type e Lead-Acid, or Lithiums.. All 5  types are  available for almost all applications. My new Harley battery was only available at one shop in Glass -Mat sealed. 

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  • Bort
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    The size and voltage are the differences. Motorcycle batteries are about 1/4 the size of a car battery and while there are 12volt motorcycle batteries most of the electronics on a bike run on 6 volts or less. Most of the electronics in cars are 12 volt.

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    • Anon
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      3 months agoReport

      UR thinking of old Plymouth with ignition ballast, coil gets 12volts on straying But ballast switched inn Run so it gets 9 volts. A constant 12 volts will fry primary.

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  • 3 months ago

    It is all the same, except that the motorcycle engine being smaller means that a smaller battery can be used

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    • Anon
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      2 months agoReport

      adam, this is irrelevant.Point is, cars and bikes Both have huge and tiny engines. Cant say your  Austin America's  battery is  "much" bigger than a  22 A/Hr in a big twin. Nor can generalize that All l bikes have tiny 6 volts. 

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  • 3 months ago

    No. SIZE...……………….

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