MG Car Repair/Battery

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Question
Hi Howard.
My battery is way over the hill and I'm about to replace it. I've been running with a 44 amp. for the last 20 years but I just saw that I can get a 50 amp. that will fit in the batterybox. Will upgrading from 44 to 50 amp be a problem?
Best regards
Miller

Answer
Hi Miller,

The amp rating of a battery is only how long it can produce a current within a time span. So it does not matter if you go up on the amp rating. As long as the voltage is correct, you can use a higher amp rated battery. Just don't go to a lower amp rated battery then what the vehicle requires.

Howard  

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Howard M. Fitzcharles III

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MG from 1956 (USA versions only) up and Engine theory.

Experience

Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.

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Associate member SAE EAA member

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Import Car magazine

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ASE Master Auto with L-1 certification up to 2000

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