Polaris ACE Forum banner

1 - 20 of 35 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just curious if anyone else has noticed the size of the battery compartment and like me is wondering why Polaris didn't go with a bigger battery since many of us will be adding extra lighting, plowing, and electrical goodies. My hubby has a 2013 Ranger midsize 800 and his battery fits in the Ace battery compartment with ease. Just my thoughts.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,051 Posts
It's another area to save money and keep MSRP down. There are a lot of people who will not need/want a larger battery. They built a bigger compartment to accommodate people who do want to swap it, but used a smaller one for stock to keep it cheap.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
It's another area to save money and keep MSRP down. There are a lot of people who will not need/want a larger battery. They built a bigger compartment to accommodate people who do want to swap it, but used a smaller one for stock to keep it cheap.
Yeah that was my thoughts too. I know once I get HID lights, a light bar, winch, and plow set up I will be going with a bigger battery myself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
I wish my Ace wasn't in the shop for repair I would get you a measurement. I know that a battery from a ranger (which is what my hubby has) will fit in the Ace and it's a lot bigger size battery. Odyssey makes a battery that's got my interest. It's the PC-925L-A (with L terminal adapters) should fit you would have to use a different strap too because the factory one won't fit but their batteries seem to have rave reviews on Amazon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
What is the CCA of the stock battery?
Checking what battery we have, it appears that according to the parts list from Polaris on the ACE, we have a 14ah battery. That correlates, after researching on the web a lot at different batteries, to between 185 and 230 CCA. The average appears to be 200CCA. When I get time to do some measurements of the battery box, I'll post them so we can all do some research to see what will fit in it...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
Battery compartment size

OK, I got to open up the battery box today and get some measurements for everyone:
View attachment 829
This picture shows the top of the battery and the hold down clamp. It is hooked on the left hook, the lower of the two available. The higher hook is 1/2" higher than the one currently connected. The bottom of the battery box is made with a 1/2" deep recess made to fit the length and width of this battery so it nestles down in the recessed area perfectly. My battery is about 5.5" long, 3.5" wide, and about 7" high.

View attachment 830
This picture shows that the bolt in the hold down strap is in the lower mount. This is the one to use for the smaller OEM battery. If you want a larger battery, put the hold down strap on the higher hook, and used the higher mount to bolt the strap to. A battery with dimensions of about 6-7/8" long, just over 6" wide, and up to 7" high should fit in the bigger section of the battery box.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
View attachment 830
If you want a larger battery, put the hold down strap on the higher hook, and used the higher mount to bolt the strap to. A battery with dimensions of about 6-7/8" long, just over 6" wide, and up to 7" high should fit in the bigger section of the battery box.
Thanks diesel for the measurements! Most helpful.

My OEM battery is a POS and goes dead in less than 1 week without a tender (in my garage, about 50 degrees). Time for an AGM!

Anybody actually try the Odessey PC925L in the ACE yet?

Is the PC925L-A with the L adapters the best configuration?

Per mfg: Size is:
6.64" LONG
5.04" HIGH
7.05" WIDTH (diesel said just over 6" width....so will this fit?)


...and FYI, it lists the CCA as 330, and Ah 28! Alot more power!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
774 Posts
I saw a good sized AGM at Northern tool for $70. I think I have a $15 coupon if the spend is more than $100.

Now I just have to check the size vs. diesel's estimate.

From what I recall, it was taller than wide.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
774 Posts
The one I found was Northern Tool # 82942

It is on sale for $62 before coupon, and is a 22Ah AGM with dimmensions of 7 1/8 in. L x 3 in. W x 6 1/2 in. H.

Only downside is that this only appears to have 180 CCA.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Per mfg: PC925L Size is:
6.64" LONG
5.04" HIGH
7.05" WIDTH (diesel said just over 6" width....so will this fit?)
Anybody have any insight on this? With a width of 7.05"....will the PC925L fit in our battery compartment...or easily modded to fit?

Unfortunately had some surgery, and I can't easily get true access to that battery compartment to measure it.

Thanks Mungo, but we're looking for more aH/power than the NT model.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #16 (Edited)
The Odyssey will fit but you need to get the PC925 no (L). The terminals are reverse on the L version so the Ace uses the none L version. You will need to get the terminal ends though but it fits snug as a bug and works a lot better than the stock battery!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
View attachment 2294
Here is a pic of ATV Bandits ace with the battery out of my 2013 ranger mid. The poles on the ranger battery are reversed so the cables on the ace are barely long enough, but it still worked. As you can see the stock ranger battery does not leave an extra realestate at all. The odyssy is a little smaller than the stock battery so it will fit just fine. I had to make shims in my battery box to keep it from moving.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
View attachment 2294
Here is a pic of ATV Bandits ace with the battery out of my 2013 ranger mid. The poles on the ranger battery are reversed so the cables on the ace are barely long enough, but it still worked. As you can see the stock ranger battery does not leave an extra realestate at all. The odyssy is a little smaller than the stock battery so it will fit just fine. I had to make shims in my battery box to keep it from moving.
This is of course Nssl's stock battery just was a test before the Odyssey battery upgrade so we knew exactly what to get.
 
1 - 20 of 35 Posts
Top