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Posted: 08/09/19 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW since Sam's website doesn't list the dimensions for the following 2 batteries I called the manufacturer & got the info from them:

GC2

10 1/4 L
7 1/8 W
10 7/8 H


EGC2

10 1/4 L
7 1/8 W
10 7/8 H

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All batteries have

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BCI, dimensions. No dimensional variance is permitted.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

All batteries have

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International

BCI, dimensions. No dimensional variance is permitted.


This is Sam's Club/Walmart we're talking about here. They're like the railroad, or USPS, or the phone company. They can do whatever they want. [emoticon]


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Posted: 08/09/19 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BCI must be a voluntary standard (guideline) because there are slight differences between 6v battery dimensions depending on manufacturer/model. For instance (specs from company websites or company data sheets):

Interstate GC2:
10 1/4"
7"
9 1/8"

Trojan GC2 Types:
10.3"
7.11"
11.07"

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It's a stupid battery, not a pipe fitting or pair of eyeglasses.

Your "differences" amount to tenths of thousands of inches.

No one cuts mounting clearances with even close to that degree of resolution.

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MDKMDK wrote:

This is Sam's Club/Walmart we're talking about here. They're like the railroad, or USPS, or the phone company. They can do whatever they want. [emoticon]

Sam's Club sells Duracell brand GC batteries. Duracell brand batteries are made by East Penn who sells under multiple names, including Deka.

I would be very surprised if their batteries did NOT meet BCI specs for size GC2 as installation in various applications would be difficult. Remember there is some plus/minus allowed in the specs.

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MDKMDK wrote:

This is Sam's Club/Walmart we're talking about here. They're like the railroad, or USPS, or the phone company. They can do whatever they want. [emoticon]

Sam's Club sells Duracell brand GC batteries. Duracell brand batteries are made by East Penn who sells under multiple names, including Deka.

I would be very surprised if their batteries did NOT meet BCI specs for size GC2 as installation in various applications would be difficult. Remember there is some plus/minus allowed in the specs.

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There are










There are +/- tolerances for everything.

But if I ran into a manufacturer who spec'ed an automotive battery holder to the thousandth of an inch, I'd grab a rhino dart gun.

BCI may be chemically numb but their dimensional criteria are strict.

Sams Club on the WEST COAST uses west coast vendors. And DEKA isn't one of them.






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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:


Sams Club on the WEST COAST uses west coast vendors. And DEKA isn't one of them.


the JCI/energizers have disappeared from TX samsclub, replaced with Duracell, same for zip code 90001 Southgate, CA sams

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Duracell is a buzzword trade name. Duracell is an office with a couple dozen Herb Tarlicks running around inside.

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